The Vol First-Year Experience (VFYE) focuses on ensuring incoming, first-year scholars have opportunities to engage with peers, faculty, and staff within their academic college while learning how to navigate college life at UT. Beginning in fall 2020, first-year scholars will attend a first-year seminar, which orients scholars to key resources to support their academic success like Vol Success Teams, Academic Success Center, and Academic Inclusion Initiatives. Topics covered in first-year seminars include Diversity & Inclusion, Health Education and Wellness, and Student Engagement & Leadership.
First-year scholars will also be co-enrolled into an academic course within their college. This provides scholars with opportunities to connect with faculty and explore opportunities and resources available in their college. During orientation, advisors will work with scholars to enroll them in a first-year seminar and academic course.