Open House Events

Big Orange Preview – an open house

Saturday, October 31, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

*Doors open at 8:30 a.m. EST

Join us and create your very own Rocky Top experience. Choose from special interest sessions, tour the campus, and see what Big Orange Country is all about!

Description

Our fall open house event is a great opportunity to find out more about what UT has to offer to its students. Attend one of the special interest sessions, take a tour of our campus, visit with academic colleges, and meet other future Vols. We can’t wait to see you here!

Registration

Registration will open early September. Check your vip.utk.edu account for the invitation.

Program

  • Welcome and Opening session
  • Academic College Showcase
  • Student Activities Fair
  • Residence Hall Tours
  • Campus walking tours
  • Neyland Stadium tour

Special Interest Sessions

  • Admitted Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Out of State Students
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Honors & Scholars
  • Study Abroad
  • Greek Life, and much more

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Parking

Parking will be in the G-10 Parking Garage on Phillip Fulmer Way, next to Thompson-Boling Arena.  A $10 per vehicle parking fee may be charged, depending on other campus events.  We will provide transportation to and from the UT campus.

Check-in

Check-in will be at Thompson Boling Arena, Gate E, beginning 9:00am EST.

General Program – Download the BOP Program-at-a-glance.

9:00 – Organizational & College Browse Session

Visit with representatives from close to 40 different colleges and departments

9:45 – Welcome Session

Hear from Admissions & Enrollment Services about our amazing University, learn more about the format of Big Orange Preview, and hear some heartfelt words from a current UT Senior.

11:00 – Academic Showcases & Special Interest Sessions

Starting at 11am, you will have the opportunity to go to sessions across campus and learn information directly from colleges & departments and get a more in-depth look at the University of Tennessee.   Faculty, staff, and students will be available to talk to you about your interests, show you academic buildings, and answer questions you may have.

These sessions will include: Campus Tours, Neyland Stadium Tours, Housing Tours, Academic Colleges, Programs Abroad, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Honors & Scholars Programs, Transfer Sessions, Tennessee Promise & UT Bridge Sessions, Junior Sessions, Admitted Student Sessions, Out of State Sessions, One Stop Open Hours & Computer Lab Open Hours, and more!

4:00 – Program officially ends, though we hope you spend more time exploring Knoxville!

Directions

Follow U.S. 129 (Alcoa Highway) north to Knoxville

Take the Neyland Drive exit

Turn left onto Neyland Drive (158 South)

Turn left onto Lake Loudon Boulevard.

Take your first right onto Phillip Fulmer Way.

The G-10 Parking Garage will be on your right after you pass Thompson Boling Arena.

Park your vehicle and make to the far side of the Parking Garage, closest to Thompson Boling Arena

Walk up the stairs to the ramp and cross over the bridge to Thompson Boling Arena

Registration will be inside of Thompson Boling Arena starting at 8:30 a.m.

Follow I-75 North/I-40 East to Exit 386B (Alcoa Highway 129)

Merge onto U.S. 129 (towards the Airport and Smoky Mountains)

Take the Neyland Drive exit

Turn left onto Neyland Drive (158 South)

Turn left onto Lake Loudon Boulevard.

Take your first right onto Philip Fulmer Way.

The G-10 Parking Garage will be on your right after you pass Thompson Boling Arena.

Park your vehicle and make to the far side of the Parking Garage, closest to Thompson Boling Arena

Walk up the stairs to the ramp and cross over the bridge to Thompson Boling Arena

Registration will be inside of Thompson Boling Arena starting at 8:30 a.m.

Follow I-40 East to Exit 386B (Alcoa Highway 129)

Merge onto U.S. 129 (towards the Airport and Smoky Mountains)

Take the Neyland Drive exit

Turn left onto Neyland Drive (158 South)

Turn left onto Lake Loudon Boulevard.

Take your first right onto Philip Fulmer Way.

The G-10 Parking Garage will be on your right after you pass Thompson Boling Arena.

Park your vehicle and make to the far side of the Parking Garage, closest to Thompson Boling Arena

Walk up the stairs to the ramp and cross over the bridge to Thompson Boling Arena

Registration will be inside of Thompson Boling Arena starting at 8:30 a.m.

Follow I-81 South to I-40 West

Follow I-40 to Exit 386 B (Alcoa Highway 129)

Merge onto U.S. 129 (towards the Airport and Smoky Mountains)

Take the Neyland Drive exit

Turn left onto Neyland Drive (158 South)

Turn left onto Lake Loudon Boulevard.

Take your first right onto Philip Fulmer Way.

The G-10 Parking Garage will be on your right after you pass Thompson Boling Arena.

Park your vehicle and make to the far side of the Parking Garage, closest to Thompson Boling Arena

Walk up the stairs to the ramp and cross over the bridge to Thompson Boling Arena

Registration will be inside of Thompson Boling Arena starting at 8:30 a.m.

Follow I-40 to Exit 386 B (Alcoa Highway 129)

Merge onto U.S. 129 (towards the Airport and Smoky Mountains)

Take the Neyland Drive exit

Turn left onto Neyland Drive (158 South)

Turn left onto Lake Loudon Boulevard.

Take your first right onto Philip Fulmer Way.

The G-10 Parking Garage will be on your right after you pass Thompson Boling Arena.

Park your vehicle and make to the far side of the Parking Garage, closest to Thompson Boling Arena

Walk up the stairs to the ramp and cross over the bridge to Thompson Boling Arena

Registration will be inside of Thompson Boling Arena starting at 8:30 a.m.

Follow I-75 South to I-275 South

Take I-40 West (left split) heading towards Nashville/Chattanooga

Follow I-40 to Exit 386 B (Alcoa Highway 129)

Merge onto U.S. 129 (towards the Airport and Smoky Mountains)

Take the Neyland Drive exit

Turn left onto Neyland Drive (158 South)

Turn left onto Lake Loudon Boulevard.

Take your first right onto Philip Fulmer Way.

The G-10 Parking Garage will be on your right after you pass Thompson Boling Arena.

Park your vehicle and make to the far side of the Parking Garage, closest to Thompson Boling Arena

Walk up the stairs to the ramp and cross over the bridge to Thompson Boling Arena

Registration will be inside of Thompson Boling Arena starting at 8:30 a.m.