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Are you ready for life on Rocky Top?

Campus will be bustling next week with students arriving for the fall semester. Many students will be moving into their residence halls throughout the week for activities such as Ignite and sorority recruitment. Move-in day for most first-year students is Saturday, August 19.

For detailed information about move-in, download the Volunteer Life app. The app includes a schedule of move-in dates and times, “to-do” and “what to bring” lists, and loft and carpet purchase information.

As you finish packing, check out this list of things to bring and items to leave at home.

The university is preparing for a lot of traffic on move-in day. Make sure you are aware of the best traffic routes to take to minimize delays.

Once you arrive on campus, go to the main lobby of your assigned residence hall, where staff will check you in and direct you to your assigned room.

The University Housing office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Student Services Building Room 405.

University Housing will hold all rooms until 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 23. If you cannot check in by then, contact the office at 865-974-2571 for an extension.

Hundreds of volunteers from the campus and community will be on hand Saturday to help unload cars. University staff will be available to answer questions.

What’s Open Move-In Weekend?

The recently expanded One Stop Student Services, on the first floor of Hodges Library, will have special hours from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20, to help students who have questions about financial aid, registration, or fee payment.

The VolCard Office, 472 South Stadium Hall, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

VolShop, VolBooks, and VolTech will be open in the Student Union during move-in weekend. VolShop will open at 9 a.m. Saturday and will close at 6 p.m. The store will be open from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday.

VolTech will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. VolTech will host a tech fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Technology vendors will be set up in the store showcasing the latest tech gadgets and giving away freebies. Students can register to win prizes including a laptop, a drone, and an Activeon camera.

VolBooks will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The store will be open with extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday August 21 through September 10.

You can also find all of this information on the Welcome website.

Check the Welcome Week schedule for a list of activities and programs beginning Sunday, August 20, through Friday, August 25.