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Big Orange Preview – Spring Open House

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This event is perfect for:

  • High School Juniors
  • High School Seniors
  • High School Sophomores
  • Transfer Students

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    April 28, 2018
    9:00 am—4:00 pm

    Join us for our spring open house event – Big Orange Preview, and create your very own Rocky Top experience. Big Orange Preview is a great opportunity to find out more about what UT has to offer you. Attend special interest sessions, take a tour of campus, visit with academic colleges, and meet other future Vols. We can’t wait to see you here on Rocky Top!



    Parking will be in the G-10, located directly beside Thompson Boling Arena.  Enter the parking area from Phillip Fulmer Way.  For GPS, enter 1550 Phillip Fulmer Way.  Directional signage will be displayed to help you along.  Precise directions can be found at

    Check-in will be at Thompson-Bowling Arena Gate D, upper concourse (take bridge from G-10, or walk through Lot G-5, Lot G30) beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EST).


    • Academic College Showcase
    • Student Activities Fair
    • Residence Hall Tours
    • Campus walking tours


    • High school juniors
    • Admitted students
    • Transfer students
    • Out of State students
    • Financial Aid & Scholarships
    • Honors & Scholars
    • Campus Life & more

    9:00 a.m. – Organizational & College Browse Session
    Visit with representatives from almost 40 departments, colleges, and campus organizations.

    10:00 a.m. – Welcome Session
    Hear from Admissions & Enrollment Management staff about our amazing university, learn more about the format of Big Orange Preview.

    11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Academic Showcases & Special Interest Sessions
    You will have the opportunity to attend sessions across campus where you will hear directly from colleges and departments to get a more in-depth look at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Faculty, staff, and students will be available to talk to you about your interests, offer tours of academic buildings, and answer your questions.

    These sessions will include: Campus Tours, Housing Tours, Academic Colleges, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Honors & Scholars Programs, Transfer Sessions, High school student Sessions, Out of State Sessions, Financial Aid Sessions, and more!

    Click here for an overview of available sessions complete with times & locations!


    We strive to be an inclusive campus and offer events and visit experiences year-round with all students in mind. Each event is offered multiple times throughout the year in an effort to provide options to our students and families. Should this date conflict with your schedule, please let us know so that we can share other like-events and/or plan another campus visit opportunity especially for you. We look forward to hosting you on Rocky Top!


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