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Freshmen Next Steps

Confirm your enrollment.

Summer/fall entry students: Log into MyUTK and pay the nonrefundable enrollment deposit online. The deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable, but the great news is that it will be credited toward your first semester costs. Detailed step-by-step instructions are located in the enrollment checklist on your MyUTK account.

  • May 1: Confirmation deadline for domestic/US students (midnight EDT, May 1).
  • July 1: Confirmation deadline for international students (midnight EDT, July 1).

Spring term entry students: You are not required to complete a confirmation form or pay the online deposit fee. Be sure to log in to your MyUTK account for a complete list of next steps.


Apply 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.

University Housing will email you step-by-step instructions on 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 February, following completion of the housing contract.

Questions about the application process? Contact University Housing at 865-974-2571 or

Register for orientation.

Orientation 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.

Beginning in February, you will be able to register for first-year orientation. Check out the Office of New Student and Family Programs’ orientation information to learn more about dates and fees.

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