Orientation in full swing at UT

(From left to right) Kory, Karla, and Judson Herrington enjoying a quick lunch break
(From left to right) Kory, Karla and Judson Herrington enjoying a quick lunch break in the University Center

Orientation at the University of Tennessee is in full swing as incoming students and their parents arrive on campus to kick start their college careers.

The University Center is swarmed daily by the incoming freshman awaiting the arrival of the 2014 fall semester. The twelfth orientation session began today, June 24th at 7:30 a.m. as both parents and students made the walk from Clement Hall to the University Center.  These students will attend sessions to both familiarize themselves with UT and to prepare them for the upcoming freshman year.  Many parents are excited to see their children off on their journey at UT and are eager to learn more about the UT experience too.

“I like the orientation experience so far, some of it is a bit ra-ra-ra but I like to see the enthusiasm as opposed to the opposite,” said Judson Herrington  of Sevierville Tennessee, a parent of an incoming freshman Kory Herrington.  Herrington was just one of the few parents enjoying a break as lunch began for the incoming students at Smokey’s Cafe in the UC.  The cheers and familiar sights of of orientation are recognizable to students all across campus.