This is an all-day event and attendance is required for all degree-seeking students who have been accepted into the Information Sciences Master's program. Attendance is required for ALL sessions.
Date: August 18, 2017
Location: Communications Building, UT Knoxville Campus
Check-in 8:30-9:00 a.m.
|All Sessions Mandatory||Time||All Sessions Located in the Communications Building|
|Welcome, Introductions, Advising Break-Outs||9:00 a.m.-Noon|
|Practitioner Panels||1:00-3:00 p.m.|
|Online Class Training||Mandatory for All New Students|
|Assigned Sessions||30-45 Minute Sessions||Online|
Note: Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Knoxville can be very warm and humid in August, so please dress comfortably. We do not recommend that spouses or children accompany you to orientation.
All new students are required to complete an online session of technology training prior to the beginning of classes. More information coming soon!
Basic technology skills can be found on the ICT Skills page. These competencies are required and assumed on the first day of class.
Travel and Lodging
Knoxville is located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, on the junction of Interstate 40 and Interstate 75. Exits on I-40 for the university are clearly indicated. Online maps of Knoxville and the campus are available at http://www.utk.edu/maps.
- Take I-40 to Exit 386B (Alcoa Highway 129)
- Merge onto U.S. 129 (towards the Airport and Smoky Mountains)
- Take the Neyland Drive exit
- Turn left on Neyland Drive and travel about 1.4 miles
- Turn left onto Fort Loudon Lake Boulevard (you’ll see the entrance to campus and Thompson Boling Arena)
Need a hotel?
Special rates and packages for UT campus visitors are available from nearby hotels. You’ll want to book your room early if possible. Because lodging needs vary so much, there is no group reservation for any particular hotel, but if you are looking for something close to campus, you can find a list of options at http://admissions.utk.edu/getting-here/accommodations/.
One Stop Office
The VolCard is your University ID Card to be used for identification purposes or access to goods and services on campus. Even if you are studying at a distance, the VolCard will be required if you plan to make technology purchases or access some library services.
Have your VolCard made today and pick it up on campus! You can submit a photo to the VolCard Office and pick it up during office hours. See the UT VolCard Office for more details.