Scholars Invitational

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

  • Monday, October 12

  • Monday, October 19

  • Monday, October 23

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.

Let’s start with an invitation to visit campus in the fall and learn about our great opportunities, particularly in one of our honors programs. Invitations are sent in September, and you can register through the invitation link on your Vol in Progress (VIP) page.

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 30 or higher ACT composite or a 1330 or higher SAT composite (CR+M) or 190 PSAT.

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

At the invitational, you’ll hear about the campus experience from our students, meet with faculty and academic advisors in your college of interest, join us for lunch, and then learn more at our academic browse session, international programs presentation, and health professions presentation. After our closing panel of experts in admissions, financial aid, and housing does a presentation, you can take an optional brief tour of the heart of the campus or strike out on your own with our handy campus map.

Schedule:

8:30 – Check in – Neyland Stadium Gate 21 – Indicate your college interest when you register online, but confirm the showcase you wish to attend when you check in.

9:00 – Welcome and presentations – Neyland Stadium, Wolf Kaplan Room – Hear about honors programs, student research, leadership, service, international programs, scholarships, housing and admissions from our great staff and students.

12:00 – Lunch. Parents will eat in the Lauricella Center at Neyland Stadium. Students will join Honors Ambassadors for lunch at locations on campus.

1:30 – College Academic Showcases. Students and parents will be led to locations for the following college breakout presentations and tours.

  • Agricultural Sciences & Natural Sources (by minibus)
  • 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 – Meet our Admissions Ambassadors at the Bridge at the Student Union for optional brief guided walking tours of the heart of campus.

Registration:

Each program will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Neyland Stadium, at Gate 21. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will be held in the Wolf Kaplan Room at Neyland Stadium (1235 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN 37996). An e-mail with additional information will be sent to participants four days before each date.

Parking and Directions:

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 coupon at check in.

Follow Alcoa Highway (U.S. 129) north to I-75 north/I-40 east following signs for Knoxville.
Immediately exit onto 17th Street (exit 387).
Turn right at the first traffic light and follow 17th Street over the hill and down to Cumberland Avenue (third traffic light).
Turn left onto Cumberland Avenue, go to the first traffic light, and then turn left onto 16th Street.
Take the first right onto White Avenue. The Volunteer Hall Parking Garage is located immediately to the left, beside the Scottish Rite Temple and across from the College of Law.
Turn left into the garage entrance, but enter to the right of the parking attendant booth. After you park, take your parking ticket with you and use the Pedestrian Walkway (marked by a green railing) to exit the garage.
UT Students will be present to direct you to Gate 21 at Neyland Stadium.
Turn right to 15th street and follow the sidewalk to the traffic light at the intersection of 15th Street and Cumberland Avenue.
Cross Cumberland Avenue and go straight down Philip Fulmer Way to Neyland Stadium.

Follow I-75 north to the I-40 split, and merge right onto I-75 north/I-40 east following signs for Knoxville.
Take I-40 east to Knoxville and exit onto 17th Street (exit 387).
Turn right at the first traffic light and follow 17th Street over the hill and down to Cumberland Avenue (third traffic light).
Turn left onto Cumberland Avenue, go to the first traffic light, and then turn left onto 16th Street.
Take the first right onto White Avenue. The Volunteer Hall Parking Garage is located immediately to the left, beside the Scottish Rite Temple and across from the College of Law.
Turn left into the garage entrance, but enter to the right of the parking attendant booth. After you park, take your parking ticket with you and use the Pedestrian Walkway (marked by a green railing) to exit the garage.
UT Students will be present to direct you to Gate 21 at Neyland Stadium.
Turn right to 15th street and follow the sidewalk to the traffic light at the intersection of 15th Street and Cumberland Avenue.
Cross Cumberland Avenue and go straight down Philip Fulmer Way to Neyland Stadium.

Follow I-40 east to Knoxville and exit onto 17th Street (exit 387).
Turn right at the first traffic light and follow 17th Street over the hill and down to Cumberland Avenue (third traffic light).
Turn left onto Cumberland Avenue, go to the first traffic light, and then turn left onto 16th Street.
Take the first right onto White Avenue. The Volunteer Hall Parking Garage is located immediately to the left, beside the Scottish Rite Temple and across from the College of Law.
Turn left into the garage entrance, but enter to the right of the parking attendant booth. After you park, take your parking ticket with you and use the Pedestrian Walkway (marked by a green railing) to exit the garage.
UT Students will be present to direct you to Gate 21 at Neyland Stadium.
Turn right to 15th street and follow the sidewalk to the traffic light at the intersection of 15th Street and Cumberland Avenue.
Cross Cumberland Avenue and go straight down Philip Fulmer Way to Neyland Stadium.

Follow I-81 South to I-40 West

Follow I-40 west to Knoxville and exit onto 17th Street (exit 387) staying to the right as the ramp circles around.
Turn right at the first traffic light and follow 17th Street over the hill and down to Cumberland Avenue (third traffic light).
Turn left onto Cumberland Avenue, go to the first traffic light, and then turn left onto 16th Street.
Take the first right onto White Avenue. The Volunteer Hall Parking Garage is located immediately to the left, beside the Scottish Rite Temple and across from the College of Law.
Turn left into the garage entrance, but enter to the right of the parking attendant booth. After you park, take your parking ticket with you and use the Pedestrian Walkway (marked by a green railing) to exit the garage.
UT Students will be present to direct you to Gate 21 at Neyland Stadium.
Turn right to 15th street and follow the sidewalk to the traffic light at the intersection of 15th Street and Cumberland Avenue.
Cross Cumberland Avenue and go straight down Philip Fulmer Way to Neyland Stadium.

Follow I-40 west to Knoxville and exit onto 17th Street (exit 387) staying to the right as the ramp circles around.
Turn right at the first traffic light and follow 17th Street over the hill and down to Cumberland Avenue (third traffic light).
Turn left onto Cumberland Avenue, go to the first traffic light, and then turn left onto 16th Street.
Take the first right onto White Avenue. The Volunteer Hall Parking Garage is located immediately to the left, beside the Scottish Rite Temple and across from the College of Law.
Turn left into the garage entrance, but enter to the right of the parking attendant booth. After you park, take your parking ticket with you and use the Pedestrian Walkway (marked by a green railing) to exit the garage.
UT Students will be present to direct you to Gate 21 at Neyland Stadium.
Turn right to 15th street and follow the sidewalk to the traffic light at the intersection of 15th Street and Cumberland Avenue.
Cross Cumberland Avenue and go straight down Philip Fulmer Way to Neyland Stadium.

Follow I-75 south to Knoxville, continuing straight on I-275 through downtown. (Do not follow exit signs for I-75 south/640 west).
I-275 south merges onto I-40 west just before the 17th Street exit (exit 387), so stay in the right lane at the merge.
Take the 17th Street exit, remaining in the right lane as you exit and following signs for the University of Tennessee.
Turn right at the first traffic light and follow 17th Street over the hill and down to Cumberland Avenue (third traffic light).
Turn left onto Cumberland Avenue, go to the first traffic light, and then turn left onto 16th Street.
Take the first right onto White Avenue. The Volunteer Hall Parking Garage is located immediately to the left, beside the Scottish Rite Temple and across from the College of Law.
Turn left into the garage entrance, but enter to the right of the parking attendant booth. After you park, take your parking ticket with you and use the Pedestrian Walkway (marked by a green railing) to exit the garage.
UT Students will be present to direct you to Gate 21 at Neyland Stadium.
Turn right to 15th street and follow the sidewalk to the traffic light at the intersection of 15th Street and Cumberland Avenue.
Cross Cumberland Avenue and go straight down Philip Fulmer Way to Neyland Stadium.