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Move-in weekend 2017 at the Brown Residence Hall. Photos by Rob Travis.
A family unloads their car at Brown Residence Hall during move-in week.

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 and fraternity recruitment. Move-in day for many first-year students is Saturday, August 18.

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 as well as construction and road closures to minimize delays. Once you unload your vehicles, you will be directed to move your vehicle to the closest non-commuter parking area.

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 22. 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?

One Stop Student Services, on the first floor of Hodges Library, will be open regular business hours Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17. Walk-ins are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and phones are answered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. One Stop will have special hours for walk-ins from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19, to help students who have questions about financial aid, registration, or fee payment.

The VolCard Office, 472 South Stadium Hall, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

VolShop, VolBooks, and VolTech will be open in the Student Union during move-in week. The VolShop will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The VolShop will open at 9 a.m. Saturday and will close at 5 p.m. The store will be open from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday.

VolTech will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

VolBooks will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Parking and Transit Services will have extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the main office, 2121 Stephenson Drive, and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Circle Park Information Booth on Friday, August 17.

The office will have extended hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Circle Park Information Booth.

Extended hours will continue from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday, August 20, through Wednesday, August 22, at the main office, 2121 Stephenson Drive, and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Circle Park Information Booth.

Parking permits for commuter and non-commuter (residential) students are available online. Permits for accessible/handicapped, Sorority Village, and Fraternity Park must be purchased in person.

Check the Welcome Week schedule for a list of activities and programs beginning Sunday, August 19, through Friday, August 24.