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You’ve attended orientation, and now it’s time to start preparing for your first semester as a new Vol! Below are fourteen checklist items that you need to complete before you arrive to campus.


  • Check your VolMail regularly for e-mails from the university. These messages include important announcements and reminders to help you prepare for move-in and your classes.
  • Sign up for UT Alert. More information can be found on the UT Alert page.
  • Download the UT mobile app. The app is available for download free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • Complete your technology requirements.



  • Access One Stop’s cost estimate tool. The tool shows you a breakdown of costs for a year’s worth of attendance at UT, including everything from tuition to personal expenses.
  • View charges on MyUTK and set up an e-refund.



  • Contact Career Development to set up a Hire-a-Vol account if you need to search for part-time employment.
  • Get involved on campus by visiting VOLink to learn more about student organizations.
  • Read the Hilltopics student handbook to understand your rights as a student and where to go when you need help or have a question.
  • Scroll through the “UT Housing Move-In Day: 2016 Key to Tennessee” move-in guide within the New Vols app. The guide includes a schedule of move-in dates and times, “to-do” and “what to bring” lists, and loft and carpet purchase information.