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JUMP 2019

This event is perfect for:

  • Admitted Students
  • Multicultural Students

  • When

    March 29, 2019 to March 30, 2019
    All Day

    The 2019 JUMP Overnight Visit Program will be a unique two-day experience which will introduce admitted 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 2019 terms are eligible to attend this program.

     

    How do I apply for JUMP?

    Step 1: To apply, you must complete the JUMP online application form. The priority registration deadline for JUMP participants is Wednesday, March 13, 2019. 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: Upload your completed Medical Release Form by Wednesday, March 13, 2019 to the application above OR you may mail, fax or email your form to:

    Attention: JaNay’ Turner
    The University of Tennessee – Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    320 Student Services Building
    Knoxville, TN 37996
    Phone: 865-974-9037
    Fax: 865-974-1182
    volsdiversity@utk.edu

     

    Students will be informed about their selection to be a part of the 2019 JUMP Overnight Program on Friday, March 15. Students who have submitted a complete Medical Release Form by March 13, 2019 will get priority selection. 

     

    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 Hilton Hotel of Knoxville and paid for by UT.

    PARENTS: March 29–30 will a busy weekend in Knoxville. There will be several events taking place on campus during that time. Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. There will be transportation provided for students and parents, who will be staying at the Downtown Hilton. We look forward to seeing you all there! Find out more about partner hotels and their special rates for you HERE.  


    The priority registration deadline for JUMP participants is Wednesday, March 13, 2019. 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: JaNay’ Turner
    The University of Tennessee – Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    320 Student Services Building
    Knoxville, TN 37996
    Phone: 865-974-9037
    Fax: 865-974-1182
    volsdiversity@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 (2) 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 29, 2019 from the Super Wal-Mart on highway 64, across from the Wolfchase Galleria Mall at 7:00 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 29, 2019  at 8:00 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, Friday, March 29, 2019  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, Friday, March 29, 2019  at 12:15 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, Friday, March 29, 2019  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 Downtown Hilton of Knoxville 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 Downtown Hilton of Knoxville, transportation will not be provided. We will only transport guests to and from the Downtown Hilton of Knoxville and campus. If you are a parent staying at any other hotel, you may drive your own car to campus or to the Downtown Hilton of Knoxville and then follow us to campus.

    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 Downtown Hilton of Knoxville. 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.

    Parents are responsible for their own reservations and payment for rooms. A limited room block has been reserved at the Downtown Hilton of Knoxville (865-523-2300). Please use special rate code PARENT when booking your room. This code is good until March 8, 2019.

    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 Downtown Hilton of Knoxville. You can meet us at the Downtown Hilton of Knoxville 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:

    JaNay’ Turner, Knoxville Office, volsdiversity@utk.edu, 865-974-9037
    Kevin Berg, West TN Office, admit2utk@utk.edu901-448-8289
    Joel Gray, West TN Office, jgray35@utk.edu, 901-448-4180
    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!

    Location

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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