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Next Steps: First-Year

Congratulations on your admission! We’re happy to welcome you to the Volunteer family.

Once you’ve been admitted, there are several things you need to take care of before arriving on campus. A few key items are listed below.

More information on these steps and a complete checklist of the tasks you need to complete before orientation are available on your MyUTK account.

Step 1. Confirm your enrollment.

Pay your nonrefundable confirmation deposit online. Detailed step-by-step instructions will be emailed to you post-admission.

    • May 1: Confirmation deadline for Summer/Fall domestic/US students (midnight EDT, May 1).
    • July 1: Confirmation deadline for Summer/Fall international students (midnight EDT, July 1).
    • December 1: Confirmation deadline for Spring entry students (midnight EDT, Dec. 1)

Step 2. Locate your NetID.

Once you are admitted, you are assigned a NetID, which gives you access to a variety of university applications and services, such as VolMail, and allows you to register for classes. Get started setting up your online accounts here.

Step 3. Sign up for housing.

Living on UT’s campus is an invaluable experience. Our residence halls provide a community where you can live, learn, and create lifelong memories.

Shortly after you confirm your enrollment, University Housing will email you step-by-step instructions for completing the housing contract, so be sure to check your VolMail account.

Interested in one of our Living and Learning Communities? Applications will be available in the winter, following completion of your housing contract.

Contact University Housing at 865-974-2571 or

Step 4. Register for orientation.

Our  3-phase orientation program is the beginning of your journey as a UT student. This exciting experience for students and families is designed to give you all the details you need to be a Volunteer.

For questions about orientation, please visit the Orientation website. For questions about the Parents Association and other parent organizations, check information about family programs.