Through your Vol First-Year Experience, you will have the opportunity to engage with peers, faculty, and staff within your academic college while learning how to navigate life at UT.
The Vol First-Year Experience includes:
- 1-credit first-year seminar connecting you to key resources like Vol Success Teams and the Academic Success Center. Topics covered in first-year seminars include Diversity & Inclusion, Health Education and Wellness, and Student Engagement & Leadership.
- 3-credit academic course within your college. Connect with faculty and explore opportunities and resources available in your college.
- Access to your personalized Vol Success Team. Your academic advisor, One Stop counselor, and academic coach are available to answer questions, guide you through your first year and help you identify your strengths and goals.
First-Year Seminar Grid
Use this table to determine which 1-credit seminar applies to you. Register by going to my.utk.edu and clicking on add/drop classes. Find this course by entering the course subject (FYS) in the search bar while browsing for classes. Then select the title that matches your college/major and the section that will work with your schedule.
Note: Tickle College of Engineering, College of Agriculture, and Haslam College of Business students, contact with your advisor regarding specific first-year seminar classes you need to take that may not be in this list
|Arts & Sciences majors only||General – Arts & Sciences||101||FYS|
|Exploratory LLC students only (Undecided Students)||Exploratory – Arts & Sciences||101||FYS|
|College of Agriculture majors only||Herbert College of Agriculture||101||FYS|
|Education, Health and, Human Sciences majors only||Edu/Health/Human Sciences||101||FYS|
|Audiology and Speech Pathology majors only||Audiology and Speech Pathology||101||FYS|
|Education majors only||Education||101||FYS|
|Special Education majors only||Special Education||101||FYS|
|Nursing majors only||Nursing||101||FYS|
|Social work majors only||Social Work||101||FYS|
|College of Architecture + Design majors only||College of Arch & Design||101||FYS|
|1794 Scholars, Chancellor’s Honors, Haslam Scholars, and Honors Leadership Programs students only||FYS Honors & Scholars||101||FYS|
|Academy for Global Scholars students only||Academy for Global Scholars||101||FYS|
|College of Communication & Information majors only||CCI Majors||101||FYS|