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Scholars Invitational

This event is perfect for:

  • High-Achieving Students

  • When

    October 17, 2016
    All Day

    Join us for this special event on one of the following dates:

    • Monday, October 17
    • Monday, October 24
    • Friday, October 28

    Do you dream of Big Orange and Big Ideas? Does the phrase “Top 25 public research university” make you want to press the submit button for your online application? Is your nickname scholarships? When you’re a prospective honors student, UT has a lot to offer you.

    We invite high school seniors who have had their ACT, SAT, or PSAT scores sent to UT or those who have allowed the testing agencies to sell their scores and contact information to us. General criteria for invitations are a 31 or higher ACT composite, a 1360 or higher old SAT composite (CR+M), a 1420 or higher new SAT composite (ERW+M) or 200 PSAT. Invitations are sent in September, and you can register through the invitation link on your Vol in Progress (VIP) page.

    At the invitational, you’ll hear about the campus experience from our students, information about experience learning, honors and scholars programs, study abroad, and leadership and service opportunities. After our admissions/scholarships/housing Q&A session, stay for lunch, and then go to meetings with academic advisors and faculty in the college that interests you. After that, you can take an optional brief tour of the heart of the campus or head out on your own with our handy campus map. For a full schedule, please see the schedule at the bottom of the page.

    Each program will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Hollingsworth Auditorium. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. An e-mail with additional information will be sent to participants four days before each date.

    There is limited space available at our Scholars Invitational events, so we encourage you to register early.

    Free parking is available for Scholars Invitational participants in the Volunteer Hall Parking Garage. The garage is located behind the College of Law at 1545 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. Use the White Avenue entrance only and remember to keep your parking ticket – you will receive a free parking pass at check-in. After your academic showcase, you can walk to Volunteer Garage. Guests at the Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources showcase will be brought to the garage by bus.

    8:15 a.m.
    Park at the Volunteer Hall garage and take the shuttle bus to Hollingsworth Auditorium in the Ellington Plant Science Building.

    8:30 a.m.
    Check in – Hollingsworth Auditorium lobby – Indicate your college interest when you register online, but confirm the showcase you wish to attend when you check in. Light refreshments are provided.

    9:00 a.m.
    Welcome and presentations – Hollingsworth Auditorium – Hear about experience learning, honors programs, student research, leadership, service, international programs, scholarships, housing and admissions from our great staff and students.

    12:00 p.m.
    Lunch is provided at Hollingsworth Auditorium.

    1:30 p.m.
    College Academic Showcases. Students and parents will be taken by bus to locations for the following college breakout presentations and tours.

    • Agricultural Sciences & Natural Sources
    • Architecture & Design
    • Arts & Sciences – Humanities
    • Arts & Sciences – Natural Sciences and Health Professions
    • Arts & Sciences – Social & Behavioral Sciences
    • Arts & Sciences – Art
    • Arts& Sciences – Music
    • Arts & Sciences – Theatre
    • Haslam Business College
    • Communication & Information
    • Education, Health & Human Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Nursing
    • Social Work
    • Undecided

    2:45, 3:00, 3:15 p.m.
    Meet our Admissions Ambassadors on the Bridge at the Student Union for optional brief guided walking tours of the heart of campus.


    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!



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