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What to Do Before Arriving on Campus

Most of our new Vols have completed orientation—now it’s time to prepare for your first semester on Rocky Top. Check our list of things you need to complete between now and move-in day.


Immunization Requirements Due Before Move-In

You should have already received information from the Student Health Center about state-mandated immunization requirements. Please complete these requirements and submit your forms to the Student Health Center online or by mail as soon as possible. If you do not fulfill the immunization requirement before move-in weekend, you will not be able to move in to your residence hall.



Get Involved with a Sorority or Fraternity

Are you interested in joining one of the more than forty sororities and fraternities on campus? Learn about the four Greek councils—Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council. Check out recruitment schedules beginning in August on the Sorority and Fraternity Life website.



Your First Assignment: First-Year Studies 100

This year’s FYS 100 book is The Book of Unknown Americans, a novel by Cristina Henriquez. An online assignment is due August 7 and you’ll be notified about attending a required group discussion during Welcome Week. Other FYS 100 course requirements must be completed by August 28. FYS 100 is a required course for all incoming freshmen. It includes a reading experience and online assignments that introduce you to campus life and resources. To begin your assignments, visit the First-Year Studies website.

CZ Smokey


Keep Updated on Changes Around Campus

Construction projects like the second phase of the Student Union and several residence halls are transforming our campus. Turn to Cone Zone for the latest updates. Cone Zone helps you navigate campus through online updates and signs along roads and university buildings.



Leading and Serving as a Vol

UT students have a well-established reputation for their willingness to serve their community. The Center for Leadership and Service offers many ways to get involved, including alternative fall and spring break trips, community service opportunities, and days of service. Learn more about opportunities for you to lead and help others on the Center for Leadership and Service website.

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