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Family Orientation


Welcome to the Big Orange family! We want to equip you with as much information as you support your student in their transition to UT. We’re excited to provide multiple orientation experiences, all at no additional cost. 

Each family orientation experience is completely optional, and many are available virtually as well. We will send out a Family Orientation shortly after your student completes the orientation registration!

Tip: Make sure your student includes your information on their orientation registration. That is the only way you’ll receive emails regarding Family Orientation. If your student forgot to include your information, have them email us at orientation@utk.edu and we’d be happy to update their registration!

The Tennessee Family Series is UT’s family orientation webinar series. This is your chance to interact directly with UT staff, and ask questions live on air! Our team will answer as many questions as we can in real time and will follow up with participants with the answers to questions we don’t get to.

Join us on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 PM (EST) to hear from the experts as we explore topics crucial for your student’s transition and success. You must register for the Tennessee Family Series in order to receive the appropriate Zoom link. Register below!

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Online Orientation is now available! 

All new incoming parents and family members can participate and complete UT’s Online Orientation program. From academic success to student life, Online Orientation introduces valuable resources and opportunities available to them as a member of the Volunteer family. Parents and family members are encouraged to learn about many of the phenomenal resources UT has to offer.

Click the button below and sign up under “Guest” to receive access.

If you have any questions about Family Orientation opportunities, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at orientation@utk.edu or (865) 974-4546. We’ll continue to provide more updates regarding all aspects of Family Orientation via email and on this website.

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Family Orientation FAQs:

We’d be happy to send you orientation emails! Just tell your student to include your information on their orientation registration. From there, you’ll automatically be signed up to receive emails regarding all orientation opportunities!

No problem! Please have your student email us at orientation@utk.edu. We’d be happy to update their registration. 

NOTE: This request must come from the student.

Some Family Orientation experiences require an additional registration (TN Family Series and Summer Welcome). We’ll email you once registration for each is available!

You will not be charged to participate in any Family Orientation experiences.