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Come See Tennessee Overnight Visit

This event is perfect for:

  • High School Seniors
  • Multicultural Students

  • When

    October 07, 2018 to October 08, 2018
    All Day

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites you to register for the Come See Tennessee Overnight Visit Program!

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 20

    October 7-8, 2018

    Come See Tennessee is an exciting and unique two-day experience for a select group of qualified multicultural high school seniors from across the state of Tennessee and the US. The program showcases UT’s Diversity Advantage, excellent academics, and our vibrant student life.  Visiting seniors will have the opportunity to attend a class with a current UT student, connect with faculty, and learn more about the UT experience. This program is great way to see if UT is a match for your academic and personal interests!

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides round-trip transportation to and from Knoxville for Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta residents only. We provide overnight lodging and meals while on campus for all attendees.

    Participants will be selected from our pool of applicants based on the self-reported GPA and test score (UT will confirm with your school counselor) and date of registration. You must be a senior and have submitted your fall 20189 application to be considered to attend. 

    How to apply for Come See Tennessee

    We hope you and your friends will take advantage of this opportunity to join us—along with other students from across the region—as our honored guests. To be considered for the program:

    1. Submit a fall 2019 application for admission to UT.  Visit or to submit an application. If you have any issues or questions, contact us at
    2. Complete your online Come See Tennessee application and upload your completed Medical Release Form.  Deadline to compete the application is Thursday, September 20, 2018.
    3. Consistently check your inbox!  All further correspondence regarding the 2018 Come See Tennessee Program will be sent via e-mail. Please be sure to check your email daily as some e-mails will require a prompt response from you.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    This program has no charge. UT provides transportation, meals on campus, and lodging. We do encourage you to bring money for snacks, UT merchandise, and/or fast food stops (Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta bus riders only).

    The priority registration deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018. We will continue to take reservations after this date until we have reached capacity. Space is limited, so register today!

    We will notify you by e-mail of your selection for the program. All participants will be notified if they have been selected to attend the Come See Tennessee Program by Friday, September 21, 2018.   Students will be selected based on a holistic review of criteria including submission of the fall 2019 admission application, date of registration, and academic profile. Once we receive and process all the submissions, an e-mail regarding your status will be sent to you so please be sure the e-mail address you provide is correct.

    The Undergraduate Admissions Office will provide charter buses to bring students from Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta to the Knoxville campus. Due to limited space on our buses, we will conduct a competitive selection process so make sure your application is complete!

    If you do not live in one of the transport areas, you will need to arrive by car. Students may drive; however, we recommend that a parent/guardian bring you or drop you off. While there is no cost for a student to attend this program and campus parking is complimentary, there is a charge to park at the hotel.

    Buses will depart from Memphis on Sunday, October 7, from the Super Walmart on Highway 64, across from the Wolfchase Galleria Mall at 6:30 am CDT. Students will need money for food to and from Knoxville. The bus will stop outside of Nashville for fast food.

    Buses will depart from Jackson on Sunday, October 7, at 8:00 a.m. CDT from the Super Walmart at 2196 Emporium Drive. Students will need money for food to and from Knoxville. The bus will stop outside of Nashville for fast food.

    Buses will load in Nashville on Sunday, October 7, at 12:30 p.m. CDT at Opry Mills Mall at Entrance 1 (near the Nike Factory Store, H&M, and Chuy’s) on Briley Parkway.

    The buses will depart from Atlanta on Sunday, October 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm from Cumberland Mall in the Macy’s parking lot (the side of Macy’s adjacent to the Food Court entrance). The mall is located at 1000 Cumberland Mall, Atlanta, GA 30339. Students will need to eat lunch prior to boarding the bus.

    The buses will depart from Chattanooga on Sunday, October 7, at 3:00 pm from Hamilton Place Mall in the Sears parking lot (the side facing Carraba’s Italian Grill). Students will need to eat lunch prior to boarding the bus.

    Plan to meet at the Hilton Hotel Downtown between 4:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m. EDT in the lobby.

    Hilton Downtown Knoxville
    501 W Church Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37902

    Traveling I-75 North to I-40 East (or I-40 East from all points west of Knoxville) 
    Take exit 388 toward Downtown (stay in left lane)
    Continue through tunnel toward downtown
    At second traffic light, turn left onto Church Street
    The Hilton Knoxville will be on your left

    Traveling I-81 South to I-40 West (or I-40 West from all points east of Knoxville)
    Take the Hall of Fame Drive Exit
    Turn left onto Hall of Fame Drive
    Turn right onto Summit Hill Drive
    Continue straight on Summit Hill Drive
    After crossing Gay Street, turn left onto Locust Street (by the fire station)
    Travel three blocks to Church Avenue, and turn left at the traffic light
    The Hilton Knoxville will be on your left

    Students will stay in hotel rooms at the Hilton Downtown Knoxville. UT staff and student leaders will also stay in the hotel.

    Note: Students will only room with other students. UT staff will assign roommates at random.

    Each student will need to bring a change of clothes (only one bag, please) and personal hygiene products. You will only need money for snacks while traveling (students on the buses will need money for two fast food stops), late night snacks, and any souvenirs you may purchase while on campus.

    Contact us:

    Adam Smith
    Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment

    Kevin Berg
    Associate Director of West TN Regional Office

    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!


    Hilton Downtown Knoxville

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