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JUMP

This event is perfect for:

  • Multicultural Students

  • When

    March 24, 2017 to March 25, 2017
    All Day

    Registration Deadline: Friday, March 10

    The 2017 JUMP Overnight Visit Program will be a unique two-day experience which will introduce multicultural students and parents to the many features UT has to offer students in regards to academics, financial aid, and student life. You will have the opportunity to meet and speak with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and students, participate in student life activities, and take tours of the campus and residence halls.The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is providing round trip transportation to and from the Knoxville campus, overnight lodging, and meals while on campus for a select group of qualified students. We believe that parents should feel comfortable about their student’s college choice; therefore, we are extending an invitation to parents to accompany their students (only one parent or legal guardian per student) on this trip to Knoxville.

    Only students admitted to UT for the Summer or Fall 2017 terms are eligible to attend this program.

    How do I apply for JUMP?

    Unfortunately, the event is at capacity. We encourage you to attend New Vol Roll Call Finale in Knoxville! Information can be found at admissions.utk.edu/newvols.

    Step 1: To apply, you must complete the JUMP online application form. The priority registration deadline for JUMP participants is Friday, March 10, 2017. Be advised that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis until we have reach capacity, which may occur before the priority deadline. 

    Step 2: Complete and return the medical release/permission form. You may mail, fax, or e-mail your medical release form to our West TN Regional Office for processing:

    Attention: Britney Lester
    West Tennessee Regional Office
    800 Madison Ave, Suite 309
    Memphis, TN   38163
    Phone: 901-448-8289
    Fax: 901-448-1357
    admit2utk@utk.edu

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    There is no charge for the student to attend this program. Transportation (Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta locations only), meals while on campus, and sleeping accommodations (for students only, limited availability) are provided by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    Attendance for parents is highly encouraged. While transportation (Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta locations only) and meals are free, parents must reserve and pay for their own hotel room. All students will be staying at the Holiday Inn Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff and paid for by UT.

    The Holiday Inn Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff (9134 Executive Park Dr. Knoxville, TN 37923) will offer a limited number of rooms to parents at a special program rate of $96 plus tax.  Parents must contact the hotel directly (865-693-1011) to reserve their room.

    Find out more about partner hotels and their special rates for you HERE.  


    The priority registration deadline for JUMP participants is Friday, March 10, 2017. However, we can only accommodate a limited number of guests. Be advised that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis until we have reached capacity, which may occur before the priority deadline.

    We will notify you by email of your confirmation for the program, once your registration and medical release form have been received and processed. You may mail, fax, or e-mail your medical release form to our West TN Regional Office for processing:

    Attention: Britney Lester
    West Tennessee Regional Office
    800 Madison Ave, Suite 309
    Memphis, TN   38163
    Phone: 901-448-8289
    Fax: 901-448-1357
    admit2utk@utk.edu


    Only multicultural students who have been admitted to The University of Tennessee will be able to attend this program. An email confirmation will be sent to you once your registration and medical release form have been processed. Please make sure the email address provided is active and the inbox can receive messages.

    The Undergraduate Admissions Office will provide three (3) charter buses to bring students from Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville and one (1) charter bus to bring students from Atlanta and Chattanooga to the Knoxville campus. Due to limited space on the chartered transportation, only one (1) parent per student is allowed to ride on the buses. Seating is awarded to parents on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply today!

    If you do not live in one of the transport areas, then you will need to arrive by car or plane. Students may drive; however, we recommend that a parent/guardian bring you or drop you off. There is NO cost to attend this program, and parking on campus will be complimentary (note: hotels will charge for parking and is the responsibility of the individual). 

    Memphis
    The buses will depart from Memphis on Friday, March 24, 2017 from the Super Wal-Mart on highway 64, across from the Wolfchase Galleria Mall at 6:30 a.m. Students will need money for food to and from Knoxville. The bus will stop in Nashville for fast food.

    Jackson
    The buses will depart from Jackson on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 a.m from the Super Wal-Mart which is located at 2196 Emporium drive. Students will need money for food to and from Knoxville. The bus will stop in Nashville for fast food.

    Nashville
    The buses will depart from Nashville on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Opry Mills at Entrance 1 (near the Nike Factory Store, Chuy’s, and H&M) on Briley Pkwy. The buses will depart soon thereafter for Knoxville.

    Atlanta
    The buses will depart from Atlanta on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm from Cumberland Mall in the Macy’s parking lot. The mall is located at 1000 Cumberland Mall, Atlanta, GA 30339. Students will need to eat lunch prior to boarding the bus.

    Chattanooga
    The buses will depart from Chattanooga on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm from Hamilton Place Mall in the Sears parking lot. Students will need to eat lunch prior to boarding the bus.

    Student registration and check-in will be at the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff beginning at 4:30pm EST (early arrivals may “hang-out” in the lobby or explore the city until registration time begins). Dinner will begin promptly at 5:30pm EST on campus.  Please plan to meet us in the hotel lobby at 5:00pm and we will shuttle/caravan over to the UT Campus (transportation will be provided for those who do not wish to drive to campus).

    If you are a parent staying at any hotel besides the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff, transportation will not be provided. We will only transport guests to and from the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff and campus. If you are a parent staying at any other hotel, you may drive your own car to campus or to the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff and then follow us to campus.

    If you arrive after 5:30pm, then proceed directly to campus and park in Parking Lot #9 located directly across the street from Neyland Stadium (1235 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN 37916).  We will have signage and team members there to direct you to the dinner location.  If there are special circumstances dealing with your arrival contact Julian Wright (jwrigh68@utk.edu) prior to the event to make alternative arrangements.


    All students will stay in hotel rooms at the The Holiday Inn Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff (9134 Executive Park Dr. Knoxville, TN 37923). UT staff and student leaders will also stay in the hotel with JUMP students. Note: Students will only room with other students. UT staff will assign roommates at random. Parents who plan to attend must reserve their own room at the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff or another hotel of choice.

    Parents are responsible for their own reservations and payment for rooms. A limited room block has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff (865-693-1011).

     

    Parents may book their rooms by calling the hotel directly at 865-693-1011 (be sure to mention the UT JUMP PARENTS GROUP when calling the hotel). OR Parents may also reserve their rooms by using the information and link provided below to book online.

    To book online, please use link provided below. Select the check in date of March 24, 2017 and checking out March 25, 2017. Please be sure to click the ‘More Info” drop down box and enter in the group code provided below in the ‘Group Code’ box to receive the discounted rate of $96. Then click ‘Check Availability’. A new window will appear where you will be able to book your room.

    Reservation link: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/knoxville/tyscb/hoteldetail

    Group Code: UTJ

    Parents may choose to stay in any hotel of choice and/or use personal discounts for rates; however you will be responsible for your own transportation between hotels and campus. We will only provide transportation to and from the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff. You can meet us at the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff to load and depart for campus and then drive back to your respective hotel. Visitors to the UT campus are eligible for special rates and packages with several downtown hotels. Find out more about partner hotels and their special rates for you here.


    Complimentary parking will be available in Parking Lot #9 located directly across the street from Neyland Stadium (1235 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN 37916). An interactive digital campus map is available for your viewing, and a physical campus map will be available at check-in. 


    The program will conclude around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Our closing session will be held in the Alumni Memorial Building located next to Neyland Stadium. Complimentary parking will be available in Parking Lot #9, located directly across the street from Neyland Stadium. This is the best place to park, as we will walk students to the parking lot to meet you. 


    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 bus will need money for 2 fast food stops), and any souvenirs you may purchase while on campus. Students often crave food and drinks after 10:00 p.m. at the hotel, therefore it is strongly encouraged that students pack a few snacks and drinks. 

     

    Contact us:

    Britney Lester, West TN Office, admit2utk@utk.edu, 901-448-8289

    Kevin Berg, West TN Office, admit2utk@utk.edu, 901-448-8289

    Eric Stokes, Knoxville Office, estokes@utk.edu, 865-974-1159

    Christie Banks, Atlanta, cbanks6@utk.edu, 865-333-4885

    Julian Wright, Knoxville Office, jwrigh68@utk.edu, 865-974-0455

    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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