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Plan a Visit

We can’t wait to share our Honors & Scholars programs with future Vols. If you’re a curious, driven, and passionate scholar, we’d love to tell you more about UT’s honors experience! There are several ways to learn more about your options for honors at the University of Tennessee.

Looking for more information on how to apply? Visit our page for incoming first-year students, current UT students, or transfer students to learn more.

Weekly Info Sessions

Hear from current honors Vols about their UT experience at our weekly informational session! Once a week, we’ll host an online session exploring the Honors & Scholars experience at UT. Hosted by our Honors Ambassadors, these sessions will give future Vols the opportunity to hear directly from students. This session is a great entry point for prospective students looking to picture themselves as an honors Vol. Sessions will begin in late August. Check back here for the link to register!

Virtual Visits

Speak with our Admissions Coordinator or one of our Honors Ambassadors from the comfort of your own home! Each week we offer virtual visits to explore our honors programs and the transformational opportunities they offer. Sign up for a session via the Calendly links on our individual profiles. No session work for your schedule? Email our Admissions Coordinator! Sessions will become available in late August.

On-Campus Visits

Engage with Honors & Scholars during a trip to Rocky Top! Our Admissions Coordinator offers in-person meetings most Thursdays and Fridays during the fall semester. Additionally, you can meet with our Honors Ambassadors throughout the week by signing up for a Host-A-Student visit. Host-A-Student visits allow prospective students to get a first-hand look at the honors experience. Our ambassadors will host you during one of their classes, take you for a coffee or a bite to eat, explain our different programs, and chat with you about what to expect from your UT education.

Honors & Scholars Events

Join us for events on-campus, off-campus, and virtually throughout the fall and spring semesters! Our events help prospective students and their families understand the vast academic opportunities UT has to offer. By incorporating Honors & Scholars staff, current honors students, honors alumni, and other offices on campus, our events help you better picture your life on Rocky Top. Many of our events are invitation only. Scholars interested in an honors experience should be sure to make an account on govols.utk.edu and/or submit their UT applications to begin receiving invitations. You can also reach out to our Admissions Coordinator to see if any events are upcoming. Additionally, we are represented at many of UT’s events for prospective students! For fall of 2021, we will host or have an Honors & Scholars representative at the following events.

  • Topnotch Tennessee Memphis – August 29*
  • VIP Memphis – August 31
  • Virtual Honors & Scholars Interest Session – Weekly beginning September 1
  • VIP Nashville – September 2
  • Topnotch Tennessee Nashville – September 12*
  • Topnotch Tennessee Knoxville – September 19*
  • Topnotch Tennessee Chattanooga – October 10*
  • VIP Atlanta – October 11
  • VIP Atlanta – October 12
  • VIP Tri-Cities – October 19
  • VIP Chattanooga – October 21
  • Big Orange Preview (Honors Track) – October 30*
  • Virtual Haslam Scholars Interest Sessions – Weekly beginning November 1*

*indicates the event is by invitation only