Each fall, two orientations are held prior to the start of classes that students are encouraged to attend. The New Graduate Student Orientation is an orientation designed to help graduate students new to UT get information on a variety of topics to help them get situated. The New Graduate Teaching Assistant/Associate Orientation is for graduate students who will be teaching assistants or associates for the first time. This orientation includes information on teaching practices and working with students.
For fall 2017, the dates and locations for the orientations are the following:
- New Graduate Student Orientation—Tuesday, August 8, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown
- New Graduate Teaching Assistant/Associate Orientation—Thursday, August 10, 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at the Crown Plaza Knoxville
Please RSVP for the New Graduate Student Orientation, if you are planning to come, to help us plan. If you have decided not to come to UT, you can use the RSVP form to decline the invitation and also let us know whether or not you are coming to UT at all.
Parking for the Orientation
There is limited free parking at both venues. If you park at the Crowne Plaza for the GTA Orientation, please be sure to bring your garage ticket to the registration desk for validation.
Overflow lots include free public parking across from the Knoxville Museum of Art on World’s Fair Park Drive, as well as several small pay lots in the downtown area within walking distance. The Orange Line Trolley will run every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. and services the 11th Street Garage and downtown area. Students with a Fall 2017 UT parking permit may park in select areas of the 11th Street Parking Garage.