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Seats available for remaining UT Martin orientation sessions


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut


MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin is still enrolling incoming freshman students for two upcoming Summer Orientation and Registration sessions, July 13 and 23, and transfer and adult students for a specialized session July 20.

Students must have received an official acceptance letter from UT Martin to attend orientation. Registration for SOAR is $45 per student and $20 per additional guest, including parents, guardians, siblings and friends. No tuition or fee payments are due until the first week of classes.

All incoming freshmen are required to attend a SOAR session to register for fall semester classes with the assistance of faculty members in their chosen fields of study. This ensures all students start their college experience on the right track to complete all required courses on time.

SOAR begins with check-in and an administrative fair at 8 a.m., July 13 or 23. An official welcome will begin at 8:45. Break-out sessions discussing Greek life, student organizations, travel-study opportunities and the transition to college will be held later in the morning.

Additional sessions in housing, dining options, academic success, choosing a major and purchasing textbooks will follow lunch in the Skyhawk Dining Hall. Students will then meet with a faculty adviser to register for classes beginning at 1:15 p.m.

Special sessions for parents will help families learn more about college life at UT Martin and the expectations students will experience both from the campus community and the academic faculty. A departmental panel will host representatives from the offices of public safety, student life, disability services, student success, First-Year Initiative, and career planning and development to discuss their respective areas.

Visit to register for your preferred date. If you are unable to attend either session, contact Mary Wiggins, assistant director of admissions, at 731-881-7740 or as soon as possible to arrange for alternate registration accommodations.

A Transfer and Adult Orientation session will be held July 20 for transfer and non-traditional students. This session begins at 8:30 a.m. and will host sessions in career planning and development, financial planning, student life, veteran services, student success and campus technology. Students will register beginning at 10:45 a.m. with the assistance of a faculty adviser, and campus tours are optional after lunch.

Attendance at orientation is not mandatory for transfer or adult students, and individuals may choose to register for classes online if they prefer. There is no charge to attend for transfer or adult students.

Visit to register.

For more information or assistance, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 731-881-7020.

PHOTO ID: Members of the 2018 SOAR staff are excited to meet incoming students!

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