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Starting at UT during the upcoming spring semester? It’s time to register for orientation!

Here’s how you register for orientation:

  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

It’s that simple! Once you’ve officially registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. 

Register Now!

How do I defer the orientation fee?

Want to defer your orientation fee to your first semester bill? No problem! All confirmed students are eligible to defer the fee. Follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the deferral form 
  2. Email the completed form to

That’s it! Once we receive your form, we’ll email you to let you know your account has been updated. Just give us 24 business hours. From there, you’ll receive access to the “orientation” tab in your Go Vols Portal and can complete the registration form.

Deferral Form

Orientation Registration FAQs:

Give it a few days for your confirmation to be processed! If you still don’t see the orientation tab in your portal after 3 business days, please contact New Student Orientation.

Absolutely! All you have to do is make sure their names and contact information are included in the “additional information” section of your orientation registration. Plug in their information and once you submit the form they’ll be included on orientation emails moving forward. 

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

No problem! Simply fill out the deferral form (above), and email it back to Give us 24 business hours and we’ll have your account updated. From there, you’ll be able to submit your orientation registration.

Students cannot waive the orientation fee. However, if you defer the fee to your first semester bill, oftentimes, certain financial aid or scholarship funds can help cover the cost.

The orientation fee covers ALL components of your New Vol Orientation experience. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Technology
  • Food
  • 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 New Student Orientation directly.