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Orientation Registration

Here’s how you’ll register:

  1. Confirm your enrollment with Undergraduate Admissions

  2. Log into your Go Vols Portal and pay OR defer your $240 Orientation fee

  3. Find the “Orientation” tab in your Go Vols Portal and complete the registration form

By submitting the registration form, students are registering for all components of Orientation. Once officially registered, students will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours that provides a high-level overview of Orientation.


How do I defer the Orientation fee?

All confirmed students are eligible to defer the fee. Follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the deferral form

  2. Email the completed form to

Once we receive your form, we’ll email you within 1-business day to let you know your account has been updated. From there, you’ll receive access to the “Orientation” tab in your Go Vols Portal and can complete the registration form.


Registration FAQs

Yes! All students are eligible to defer the $240 fee to their first semester bill. Just fill out the deferral form and email it to

Absolutely! All you have to do is make sure their names and contact information are included in the “Family Member Information” section of your Orientation registration.

If they are not included in your registration, they will not receive Orientation emails.

The $240 fee covers ALL components of Orientation. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Vol 101 technology fees
  • Big Orange Welcome
    • Select meals
    • UT swag 
    • Weekend trips
    • Transportation
    • Other Big Orange Welcome experiences

The Orientation fee is non-refundable. If you are no longer attending UT, and would like to put in a request to receive a refund, please contact the Office of First-Year Experience.