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Campus Visit FAQ

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

We cannot guarantee space for guests who have not pre-registered. If your party arrives at the time of the tour and there is a family that does not show up, our team will be happy to register you as a walk-in.

What if the number in my party changes after I sign up for my tour?

Please contact our team at 865-946-8687 or tours@utk.edu. We cannot guarantee space for guests who have not pre-registered.

How much walking will I do on the tour?

Walking on stairs.Campus tours are 90 minutes, 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.

Will I see a classroom on the tour?

Yes, you’ll walk through academic buildings and see classrooms. If you wish to walk inside a classroom when a lecture is not in session, you are welcome to do so after your tour.

Will we eat in a cafeteria on the tour?

Due to time constraints, we don’t stop for food on our general campus tour. However, when you check in for your tour, you’ll 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?

While it is not required, family and guest participation is highly encouraged—much of the information covered during the information session and campus tour is helpful for all audiences.

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.

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.