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October 02, 2016 to October 03, 2016
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites you to register for the Come See Tennessee Overnight Visit Program!
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 16
October 2 – 3, 2016
We strive to be an inclusive campus and offer events and visit experiences year-round with all students in mind. Each event is offered multiple times throughout the year in an effort to provide options to our students and families. Should this date conflict with your schedule, please let us know so that we can share other like-events and/or plan another campus visit opportunity especially for you. We look forward to hosting you on Rocky Top!
Come See Tennessee is an exciting and unique two-day experience for a select group of qualified multicultural high school seniors from across the state of Tennessee and the US. The program showcases UT’s excellent academics, opportunities for financial aid, and our vibrant student life. Visiting seniors will have the opportunity to attend a class with a current UT student. This program is great way to see if UT is a match for your academic and personal interests!
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides round-trip transportation to and from Knoxville for Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville residents only. We provide overnight lodging and meals while on campus for all attendees.
Participants will be selected from our pool of applicants based on the self-reported GPA and test score (UT will confirm with your school counselor) and date of registration. You must be a senior and have submitted your fall 2017 application to be considered to attend. If selected, you will be notified by email to complete a medical release/permission form in order to confirm your attendance for the Come See Tennessee program.
How to apply for Come See Tennessee?
We hope you and your friends will take advantage of this opportunity to join us—along with other students from across the region—as our honored guests. To be considered for the program:
- Complete your online Come See Tennessee application.
- Submit a fall 2017 application for admission to UT along with your official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores. Log into your VIP pageand follow the link to our online application. If you have any issues or questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: All further correspondence regarding Come See Tennessee will be sent via e-mail. Please be sure to check your email daily as some e-mails will require a prompt response from you.
Frequently Asked Questions
This program has no charge. UT provides transportation, meals on campus, and lodging. We do encourage you to bring money for snacks, UT merchandise, and/or fast food stops (Memphis and Jackson bus riders only).
The priority registration deadline is Friday, September 18, 2016. We will continue to take reservations after this date until we have reached capacity. Space is limited, so register today!
We will notify you by e-mail of your selection for the program. Students will be selected based on a holistic review of criteria including submission of the fall 2017 admission application, date of registration, and academic profile. Once we receive and process all the submissions, an e-mail regarding your status will be sent to you so please be sure the e-mail address you provide is correct.
Your acceptance e-mail will include a medical release form to be completed and returned to our West Tennessee Regional Office for processing. You may mail, fax, or email your medical release form.
Charlie Folsom, Assistant Director
West Tennessee Regional Office
800 Madison Avenue, Suite 309
Memphis, TN 38163
The Undergraduate Admissions Office will provide two (2) charter buses to bring students from Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville to the Knoxville campus. Due to limited space on our buses, we will conduct a competitive selection process so make sure your application is complete!
If you do not live in one of the transport areas, you will need to arrive by car. Students may drive; however, we recommend that a parent/guardian bring you or drop you off. While there is no cost for a student to attend this program and campus parking is complimentary, there is a charge to park at the hotel.
Buses will depart from Memphis on Sunday, October 2, from the Super Walmart on Highway 64, across from the Wolfchase Galleria Mall at 6:30 am CDT. Students will need money for food to and from Knoxville. The bus will stop outside of Nashville for fast food.
Buses will depart from Jackson on Sunday, October 2, at 8:00 a.m. CDT from the Super Walmart at 2196 Emporium Drive. Students will need money for food to and from Knoxville. The bus will stop outside of Nashville for fast food.
Buses will load in Nashville on Sunday, October 2, at 12:30 p.m. CDT at Opry Mills Mall at Entrance 1 (near the Nike Factory Store, H&M, and Chuy’s) on Briley Parkway.
Plan to meet at the Hilton Hotel Downtown between 4:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m. EDT in the lobby. If you plan to arrive after 5 p.m., call Eric Stokes at 865-974-1159 to make alternate arrangements. Dinner will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Hilton Downtown Knoxville
501 W Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
Traveling I-75 North to I-40 East (or I-40 East from all points west of Knoxville)
Take exit 388 toward Downtown (stay in left lane)
Continue through tunnel toward downtown
At second traffic light, turn left onto Church Street
The Hilton Knoxville will be on your left
Traveling I-81 South to I-40 West (or I-40 West from all points east of Knoxville)
Take the Hall of Fame Drive Exit
Turn left onto Hall of Fame Drive
Turn right onto Summit Hill Drive
Continue straight on Summit Hill Drive
After crossing Gay Street, turn left onto Locust Street (by the fire station)
Travel three blocks to Church Avenue, and turn left at the traffic light
The Hilton Knoxville will be on your left
Students will stay in hotel rooms at the Hilton Downtown Knoxville. UT staff and student leaders will also stay in the hotel.
Note: Students will only room with other students. UT staff will assign roommates at random.
Each student will need to bring a change of clothes (only one bag, please) and personal hygiene products. You will only need money for snacks while traveling (students on the buses will need money for two fast food stops), late night snacks, and any souvenirs you may purchase while on campus.
West TN Regional Office