Parent & Family Orientation
UTC Orientation is a family experience and as such we offer optional programming for parents, family members, and guest which takes place on the same day(s) as your student's Orientation! Whether you are a parent, guardian, significant other, etc. we recognize the important role you've played in helping get your student this far. We want to invite you to learn more about the University and the many resources and opportunities it provides; and allow us to welcome you and your student to the UTC family!
Haven't reserved your spot yet?
Students have the ability to add parents and guest to their orientation reservation at any time by logging back in to their Orientation account online. If your student is having trouble registering guests, please take a moment to view a list of helpful Orientation Tutorials.
During Parent and Family Orientation you will...
- be welcomed by UTC administration and OLs
- be offered a campus tourr
- learn about the many student resources offered at UTC
- have the opportunity to meet with Financial Aid, Housing, and other departments of interest
- attend student life sessions
- sign up for the UTC Parent & Family Association and MUCH MORE!
Freshman Orientation: $95 per student and $50 per optional parent/guest
Transfer Orientation: $20 per student and $10 per optional parent/guest
Once fee payment is received, each student's attendance will be confirmed by email.
*Orientation fees cover food and refreshments, staffing, facility/equipment rentals, paperwork, packaging, etc.
Refund requests for orientation must be made by June 1, 2013. There is a $10 refund fee. No refunds will be given for students or guests after June 1.
Freshman Sessions: The Student and Parent/Guest fee provides light refreshments (during check-in) and dinner on Day 1, as well as breakfast on Day 2. Water and snacks will be provided at various times.
*If you need something more substantial than light refreshments during check-in on Day 1, the Scrappy's Place (UC Cafeteria) will be open and accepts Visa and Mastercard credit or debit cards and cash.
Transfer Sessions: Food and refreshments will be available during Check-In. If you need something more substantial, the Scrappy's Place (UC Cafeteria) will be open and accepts Visa and Mastercard credit or debit cards and cash.
What To Bring
- Confirmation Letter
- Comfortable clothes/shoes
- Pencil and paper to take notes
- Spending money
Freshman Sessions: Overnight accommodations in residence halls are not provided for parents/guests during Freshman orientation. Please refer to our list of hotels close to campus. Be sure to ask if your hotel offers a UTC discount!
Transfer/Spring/Summer Orientation are one day programs and overnight accommodations are not provided by the University.
My Student Has Registered for Orientation, Now What?
Once registered, please help remind your student to log into their MyMocsNet account and check their UTC email often. If you have any questions or need assistance, please visit the FAQ section of our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a student with a disability (i.e., physical, learning, psychiatric, etc.) and think he/she might need assistance during Orientation, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 423.425.4006 or go to the office at 102 Frist Hall.