Admissions Programs and Events

There are many opportunities for you to learn what it’s like to attend UT. You’re invited to take advantage of our hospitality, or we’ll bring it to you. We host programs throughout the year to share information with prospective students and their families. You’ll meet UT faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We look forward to meeting you on your visit to campus or at one of our many programs, school visits, or college fairs across the nation.

Upcoming Events:

Here is our tentative schedule of events for 2015: Spring 2015_Admissons Program Schedule.  Our counseling staff will also travel far and wide to meet with you. Here is the NACAC fair schedule for Spring 2015: NACAC SPRING 2015.

01/01/2015Future Vol Bowl Bash: Meet us in Jacksonville, FL for a pre-bowl bash. We’ll bring Big Orange treats and our Southern charm… you just need to wear orange and come celebrate with us any time between 2:00 and 3:30pm. Click here to register and find out more details about our pre-TaxSlayer Bowl event.

02/21/2015 – Smokey’s Scout – a junior open house event. Learn more about the event here.

02/27-28/2015 – Sneak Peek – a unique two-day experience that will introduce students to the many features UT has to offer in the areas of academics, financial aid, and student life. You will have the opportunity to meet and speak with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and students, participate in student life activities, and take tours of the campus and residence halls. Learn more about the event here.

03/04/2015-04/25/2015 – New Vol Roll Call – a series of events to celebrate our newest Vols. Are you a new Vol? Click here for more information.

03/06/2015 – Chancellor’s Scholarship Program

04/10-11/2015JUMP (Join the University’s Minority Program) Overnight Visit Program, designed especially for admitted multicultural seniors and a parent. Learn more about the program here.

04/11/2015 – Smokey’s Scout – Junior Open House event, in Knoxville. Click here for details.

04/25/2015 – New Vol Roll Call – finale – Join us in Knoxville as we celebrate our newest Vols. See event page for more information.


Past Events:

UT in DC (9/6/2014): Meet Rachel Wyant, our regional counselor for the DC area.  Read more about Rachel and the event here.

Big Orange Preview (9/20/2014): an Open House for high school seniors looking to join UT in the fall of 2015.  Read more about the event here.

Promise Overnight Visit Program (9/26-27, 2014): a special event for select high school students who attend Tennessee Promise schools.  Read more about the event here.

Scholars Invitational (10/6, 13, 27): a program tailored to select high-achieving students.  Read more about this event here.

Rocky Top Tailgate (10/11/2014): a celebration of UT Homecoming and game day tailgating.  Read more about this event here.

ACT/SAT Workshop (10/16/2014): hosted in Memphis, TN. More information coming soon.

Volunteer Value (10/21/2014): a special program for UT faculty and staff and their high school or college-aged children. Read more about this program here.

Big Orange Preview (11/1/2014): an Open House for high school seniors looking to join UT in the fall of 2015.  Read more about the event here.

Come See Tennessee (11/2-3, 2014): Read more about the event here.

#RockTheApp (11/23-25, 2014): A social media event. Get the details here.


Program Categories:

Programs for Prospective Students

Campus Visit Program and Self-Guided Tours

Our admissions staff and student ambassadors conduct information sessions and tours throughout the year.

Learn more about the Campus Visit Program.

Learn more about self-guided tours.

Open House Events

High school seniors, we hold an Open House just for you in the fall. Hear about the campus experience from our students, take a tour of campus, visit a suite-style residence hall, and come to our campus fair to browse displays and get information. We also host spring open house events for juniors.

Programs for High-Achieving High School Students

Are you a bright hard worker who tops our average ACT and SAT scores? Then make sure the testing companies send us your scores because we want you to change the world as a UT student. If you made at least a 30 on the ACT or a 1330 on the SAT (CR+M), we will invite you and your family to our fall events to learn much more about our campus.

Scholars Invitational

Get a focused experience of our honors programs, academic colleges, study abroad opportunities, and health profession studies at the day-long Scholars Invitational. We host students and parents at three Scholars Invitationals in the fall. Invitations are mailed in early September. The event includes academic showcases; presentations and lunches with honors students; parent lunches with UT faculty, staff, and advisors; an extensive browse session; and special sessions on studying in other countries and majoring in a health profession track.

Alumni Hosted Receptions

Each fall, we bring a taste of the UT honors student experience to a Tennessee city near you. The Volunteer Alumni Network helps coordinate and host events on weekends and evenings at community centers and private homes across the state. Our faculty, staff, and honors students meet with you and share what it’s like to pursue this field of study.

Programs for Admitted Students

New Vol Roll Call

We will tour the state and several major East Coast cities this spring in a  celebration of our admitted students. Join us and your fellow new Vols as we paint the town Big Orange!

Learn more about the New Vol Roll Call tour.

Diversity Programs

Fall programs for high school seniors include a campus visit for Tennessee Promise high school seniors. In the spring, Sneak Peek is for high school juniors, and JUMP (Join the University’s Minority Program) is for admitted high school seniors and their parents. These programs are only offered by invitation.

West Tennessee Events

Our regional admissions office in Memphis sponsors ACT/SAT preparation workshops for juniors and seniors, and for sophomores and juniors. Contact Our West Tennessee office for details at

For the UT Family

Each fall and spring, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers “Just 4 You,” an informational program for UT faculty and staff with high school age students.

Programs for School Counselors

Conferences for Counselors (C4C)

Each September, UT hosts meetings with high school counselors at seven sites in Tennessee. Our presentations cover the latest in enrollment trends, admission policies, financial aid information, and program updates.

Spring Counselor Open House and Workshop

High school counselors are invited to visit us in the spring to learn the latest about the undergraduate admissions process and enrollment data, the latest core requirements, and the new programs for entering students. You can also be part of a mock admissions committee and take a campus tour.