What if the tour I want to join is at capacity?
All guests must be pre-registered. 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 can provide you with a self-guided tour packet, and you can explore campus at your own pace.
What if I want to bring more than four guests?
At this time, we are unable to accommodate more than four guests per registered student. This is to allow the maximum number of prospective students to attend while maintaining physical distancing during the tour. We will not be able to make any exceptions to this policy.
What health and safety precautions should I be prepared for?
We strongly recommend all guests, students, staff, and faculty to wear masks on campus regardless of vaccination status. You must be prepared to wear one for the duration of your time on campus when indoors in areas of high transmission. Your mask must cover your nose and mouth, and be worn properly for the entire campus tour. If you are unable to adhere to this safety regulation, you will be asked to leave campus. Read more about our health and safety measures.
Where do I park for tours?
Vol Hall Garage, located at 1545 White Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916. 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, 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 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.
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.