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Tours and Events

Welcome to Rocky Top! The best way to experience campus is to visit in-person. Whether you choose to attend a tour or event, we can’t wait to see you!

Events

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our many events.
Click on the name of an event listed below to view more details and to register.

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Rocky Top Preview


Friday, September 13

SAVE THE DATE: Out-of-state friends are invited to join us for an exclusive event as the Volunteers prepare for the next big football game! Enjoy our vibrant campus as it transforms on #BigOrangeFriday, get the latest information during our info sessions, take a lively campus tour, check out where Vols live, visit with academic colleges, and enjoy lunch—it’s our treat!

Rocky Top Tailgate


Saturday, September 14

SAVE THE DATE: Join us for a Big Orange celebration on Rocky Top as the Volunteers take on Kent State on September 14! Experience a one-of-a-kind tailgate at Ayres Hall where guests can meet UT counselors, other future Vols, tour campus on game day, and enjoy all the food and activities that come with a Saturday down south. Then, cheer on the Vols with more than 102,400 fans in Neyland Stadium!

Big Orange Preview


Saturday, October 26

SAVE THE DATE: We’d love to see you at our fall open house, Big Orange Preview! Create your very own Rocky Top experience at this event—it’s a great opportunity to find out more about what UT has to offer. 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!

students walking on campus

Transfer Student Visit Day


Friday, November 1

SAVE THE DATE: Looking to transfer to UT? Transfer Student Visit Day is the perfect event for you! Join us on Friday, November 1 to learn about life on Rocky Top and the transfer admissions process, attend sessions with academic colleges, meet other transfer students, and enjoy a transfer admissions presentation from a Transfer Center representative.

Schedule A Tour

Our UT Ambassadors can’t wait to take you on a guided tour of campus! We offer campus tours for first-year students, transfer students, and groups. All tours will give a great overview of Rocky Top, life as a student, and student life. Come see what the hype is about and experience Big Orange Country for yourself!

First-Year Tours

Our campus tours begin with a 30-minute admissions information session, followed by our 90-minute walking tour.

Transfer Tours

We offer campus tours designed with transfer students in mind! Transfer tours begin with a 30-minute transfer information session, followed by our 90-minute walking tour.

Group Tours

We offer guided walking group tours exclusively for school groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Group tour dates fill quickly, with priority given to one date per school in a single semester. Groups may request a student panel, admission information session, and other relevant add-ons.

Academic College Tours and Experiences

 Interested in learning more about a specific college or major? Check out our academic college tours and virtual experiences below!

Herbert College of Agriculture

Webinars are available upon request. tcarter@utk.edu

College Architecture & Design

College Arts & Sciences

Haslam College of Business

College of Communication & Information

College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences

Virtual appointments are available upon requestehhsappts@utk.edu

College of Emerging and Collaborative Studies

Tickle College of Engineering

College of Music

College of Nursing

College of Social Work

Baker School of Public Policy

Virtual appointments are available upon requestbakerstudents@utk.edu

University Honors

There are no University Honors webinars available at this time.

Campus Visit Parking

Complimentary parking for tours is available in the Vol Hall Garage, located at 1545 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. Vol Hall Garage has two entrances, one for the public and visiting guests, and one for enrolled students and staff. 

Upon entering the public parking entrance, you will receive a ticket which our office will validate. Park and proceed to the Visitors Center, which is located inside the Student Union at 1502 Cumberland Avenue, Suite 282, Knoxville, TN 37916. Follow the sidewalk signs to the Student Union. When entering the building, proceed upstairs to the Visitors Center. Parking validation will be provided upon arrival at the Visitors Center.

Special Accommodations

We are dedicated to making our campus visit experience accessible to everyone. You will be able to select the needed accommodations on all event registration forms. Please allow two weeks notice for accessibility accommodations such as a wheelchair and three weeks notice for speech accommodations such an ASL or language interpreter. Please note that we may not be able to provide all requested accommodations.

School Excuses

Please request a school excuse for your campus visit upon check-in for your campus or self-guided tour. School excuses are only provided in-person upon check-in on the day of your campus visit.

Visitor Guidelines

We look forward to sharing our home, sweet home with you! We have just a few guidelines you’ll need to follow when visiting our campus.

Before Your Visit

We require all visitors to register for a tour before arriving on campus at one of the tour options listed above. To control the density of our Visitors Center, we are limiting all families to five (5) members: the prospective student plus four (4) guests. We may not be able to accommodate walk-in visitors due to space.

Day of Your Visit

On the day of your scheduled campus tour, please check-in at the Student Union prior to your visit time. Check-in will be inside the Visitors Center (Student Union, Suite 282). Additional information about arriving on campus will be provided in your confirmation and reminder emails upon registration.

Questions

If you have any questions about your upcoming visit to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, please contact us at tours@utk.edu or call 865-946-8687.  

Visit FAQs

Before You Arrive

Where do I park for tours?

Complimentary parking is available in the Vol Hall Garage, located at 1545 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. Vol Hall Garage has two entrances, one for the public and visiting guests, and one for enrolled students and staff. 

Upon entering the public parking entrance, you will receive a ticket which our office will validate. Park and proceed to the Visitor’s Center, which is located inside the Student Union at 1502 Cumberland Avenue, Suite 282, Knoxville, TN 37916. Follow the sidewalk signs to the Student Union. When entering the building, proceed upstairs to the Visitors Center. Parking validation will be provided upon arrival at the Visitors Center.Parking will be validated when you check in at the Big Orange tent outside of the Student Union, located at 1502 Cumberland Avenue, Suite 282, Knoxville, TN 37916.

How much walking will I do on the tour?

Campus tours are 90 minutes with an additional 30 minute information session, and you’ll walk throughout the heart of campus. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes. If you need special accommodations, please note that on your tour registration.

Can I bring pets on my campus tour?

Although we love furry friends, pets are not allowed on campus tours. Service animals are always welcome.

Can I set up a campus connection to meet with a UT Athletics coach?

Undergraduate Admissions cannot arrange appointments with athletic teams. You will need to visit utsports.com for more information on specific athletic teams. Email athprospect@utk.edu for additional information.

What to Expect on Your Tour

What if I want to bring more than four guests?

We are unable to accommodate more than four guests per registered student at this time. This is to ensure the maximum number of prospective students are able to attend a campus tour. We will not be able to make any exceptions to this policy.

What if the tour I want to join is at capacity?

During busy seasons, our campus tour registrations often fill up quickly. If you’re unable to attend a campus tour due to capacity, our virtual and self-guided tour options are a great alternative to see Rocky Top at your own pace. 

Please note that all guests must be pre-registered for a campus tour and we will be unable to accommodate additional guests or walk-in registrations. In the event that you are on campus and our tour capacity has been reached, we are more than happy to provide you with a self-guided tour packet so that you can explore campus at your own pace.

Will we eat in a cafeteria on the tour?

Due to time constraints, we do not stop for food on our general campus tour. However, when you check in for your tour, you will get a visitor’s bag that contains coupons for campus dining. You are welcome to experience Volunteer Dining locations at a discounted rate before or after your tour.

Can family members and guests attend campus tours?

Yes, but with limited availability. Each registered student is limited to bringing four guests. At this time, we are unable to accommodate more than four guests per registered student.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?

Campus tours will take place rain or shine—unless the university is closed for inclement weather. In the event that UT is closed, you will be notified via email. Information will also be available at utk.edu/status.

Waitlist, Modifications and Cancellations

What if the tour I want to join is at capacity?

During busy seasons, our campus tour registrations often fill up quickly. If you’re unable to attend a campus tour due to capacity, our virtual and self-guided tour options are a great alternative to see Rocky Top at your own pace. 

Please note that all guests must be pre-registered for a campus tour and we will be unable to accommodate additional guests or walk-in registrations. In the event that you are on campus and our tour capacity has been reached, we are more than happy to provide you with a self-guided tour packet so that you can explore campus at your own pace.