The best way to get a feel for what it is like to be at UT and what our university and city have to offer is to come for a tour. If you are traveling from out of state, be sure to take your time and explore not only the campus but downtown Knoxville, located only a few minutes away from UT. If you are planning on spending the night, there are several local hotels nearby, offering you the best possible rates.
We offer individual campus tours, school group tours, and self-guided tours. Tours are typically offered four times per day Monday through Friday and once on select Saturdays.
Weekday tours start at the UT Visitors Center at 2712 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37996.
Saturday tours begin at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 320 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996 (on Circle Park Drive, behind the Torchbearer statue).
If you have any questions about tours, our team is here to help: call us at 865-946-TOUR (8687) or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Campus Visit Experience:
Attend a 30 min. information session and learn about the application process, life in Knoxville, and the campus community. An admissions staff member will be available before and after each campus tour for personal questions.
Continue with a one-and-a-half-hour bus and walking tour (weekdays) or walking tour only (weekends), led by one of our student Ambassadors. You will get a great overview of campus, academic, and student life – all presented to you from a student’s perspective. Highlights of the tour will include stops in our student recreation center, a residence hall, and our main library.
Academic Appointment (Optional)
Once you register for your campus tour, you can also request additional academic appointments to enhance your day on campus. These custom appointments are only available during weekdays, September through April of each academic year and require a two weeks’ notice. The academic appointment could include an advising appointment, college tour, faculty meeting, and more. Just follow the link in your regular tour confirmation email to complete your academic appointment request.
Good to know:
If you need special accommodations during the campus tour, please make a note in the comments section of your online reservation.
School excuses are provided by request on-site only, at the completion of the guided campus tour, so be sure to ask for them on the day of your visit. We do not provide school excuses for self-guided tours.
Have more questions? Read our Campus Visit FAQ page.
Individual Campus Tours
Ready to visit? Click on the button below to see a calendar and select a date and join us on Rocky Top for a campus tour or open event.
NOTE: Please pardon our construction… We are excited to offer a website registration option for our tours beginning August 1. Meanwhile, you can register for a tour through your VIP account. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 865-946-8786 if you have questions or experience any difficulties meanwhile.
High schools can request a school group tour reservation by submitting a School Group Tour Request Form at least three weeks in advance. School group tours (such as Bearden High, Harpeth Hall, Gear UP, AVID, etc.) are available Monday through Friday for high school students only.
If you’re not able to come to UT for a regular campus visit, we encourage you to come for a self-guided tour instead. Wearing orange is always recommended! Put on some comfortable shoes, bring your camera, and proceed at your own pace! We hope you enjoy our campus!
Use one of our Self-Guided Tour information packets below: