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.

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.

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.

Visits Designed for High School Students

Open House

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.

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 29 on the ACT or a 1290 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.


Diversity Programs

Fall programs for high school seniors include a campus visit for Tennessee Promise high school seniors and Follow ME2UT campus visits (offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in October and November). 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 admit2utk@utk.edu.

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.