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New Faculty Orientation


Welcome and Overview

Welcome to the faculty of the University of Tennessee!

As you settle into your position and make preparations for the upcoming academic year, please plan to participate in the Office of the Provost’s New Faculty Orientation, scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9 in the Student Union. The deadline to register is Monday, August 2. You can download the full day’s schedule here.

This orientation provides an overview of the university’s mission, highlights the critical role of faculty in student success, and introduces campus resources that support faculty success and build campus connections. You will hear from faculty from across the university who will provide tips, guidance, and words of inspiration about how to navigate your first few years as a faculty member at the University of Tennessee.

Please also make plans to join us for a reception in the West Club of Neyland Stadium to connect and socialize with other new faculty, including those who started last year. This reception will immediately follow our orientation sessions.

Should you have any questions, please contact the event’s coordinator, Heather Cockrum (hcockrum@utk.edu).