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New Employee Orientation

Welcome to the University of Tennessee! Below is some helpful information about your new employee orientation session.


The presentation will be at the UT Visitors Center at 2712 Neyland Drive. Orientation begins promptly at 8 a.m., so we recommend arriving no later than 7:45 a.m. in order to park and check in. View Google Map for directions.


The UT Visitors Center provides convenient outside parking.

Forms and Identification

Per federal legislation, a federal I-9 form must be completed during orientation (or within the first three days of employment) with appropriate documentation attached to show identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Please see I-9 Instructions for more information on acceptable documentation or call 865-974-6642.

Non-US citizens should contact the Center for International Education at 865-974-3177 before or soon after attending new employee orientation. Please note that employees may present one selection from List A or a combination of one selection from List B and one selection from List C.

Failure to present required documentation on your first day may deem you ineligible to begin work.

We recommend all new employees print, complete and bring the following forms with you to orientation:

Necessary Information

Bring your new hire paperwork that you completed online and printed prior to the day of orientation.

If you plan to park on campus, please bring your driver’s license number, vehicle make and model, and license plate number and expiration date so you may receive a parking permit.

Be prepared to provide a name, date of birth, and social security number to establish a beneficiary(ies).

Bring a voided check or deposit slip from your bank/credit union account so you may set up direct deposit of your pay checks.


8–8:30 a.m. Welcome, I-9, Photo
8:30–8:35 a.m. Video
8:35–9:05 a.m. Parking Info, Policies, and Tennessee Traditions
9:05–9:20 a.m. UT Police
9:20–9:35 a.m. Office of Equity and Diversity
9:35–9:45 a.m. Employee and Organizational Development
9:45–9:50 a.m. Break
9:50–10:05 a.m. Insurance
10:05–10:20 a.m. Retirement
10:20–10:25 a.m. Thank You/Final Questions
10:25–11:00 a.m. Booth Break Out/Benefits Material Pickup
11–11:30 a.m. Campus Tour


For orientation questions, please contact the Office of Recruitment at 865-974-8847 or

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