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New VOL Welcome

Welcome to the University of Tennessee!
We are excited you have chosen to join the VOL Family for the next steps in your career. To ensure your start with us is seamless, we would like to provide the following information to aide in your onboarding. Our hope is that receiving these items before your first day will allow you a smooth experience and prepare you to start on Rocky Top.

If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at (865) 974-6642 or

Again, welcome to the UTK Family. We’re glad you’re here!

You got the job, so what’s next?

If you are working in a remote position and reside outside of the greater Knoxville area, please contact UT Knoxville Human Resources for available locations to complete the I-9 paperwork.

Please complete the following required documents and return to Human Resources using the instructions below:

  • W4 – Please include your social security number in the box at the top right-hand side of the form.
  • Personal Data Form – Follow the link and select “Personal Data Form” from the alphabetical list.
  • Release of Final Paycheck
  • I-9 Completion:
    • Please complete page one of your I-9 on or before your first day of work through the Equifax website. Please select UT Knoxville as the location you will be working at even if your work location is not in Knoxville. We recommend that you keep a copy of the confirmation of completing page one of your I-9 through this website.
    • Please schedule your I-9 appointment on the Appointment Calendar located at the bottom of this page).
      1. Please note that for the I-9, you will need to bring appropriate documents for proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States to this in person appointment.
      2. For more information about appropriate documents, see the I-9 form and instructions here:
        Failure to present required I-9 documents on or before your first day of employment will delay your ability to begin work.  

For the security of your personal information, please only submit the completed required documents to Human Resources via one of the following methods:

      1. EMAIL: If you wish to submit your documents remotely via email, please email for instructions on how to do so over a secure server.
      2. IN PERSON: Bring your completed documents with you to your I-9 appointment, where an HR Associate will assist you.

One week before your first day of work

Locate your netid, and set up your password and Two-Factor Authentication. Once you have completed that process, utilize your netid and Two-Factor Authentication information to complete your direct deposit information online at You will be required to upload a picture or pdf of a cancelled check or letter from your financial institution verifying your account information.

We invite you to take time to view our New Vol Welcome. The content will provide a variety of additional information and details that will be useful to you throughout your onboarding experience as well as your first few days on Rocky Top including helpful resources, videos, campus information, and more. You can access this at any time, as well as save accessible links and information for future reference.

  • Insurance information, including required forms
  • Retirement information, including required forms
  • What to Know and Where to Go
  • UT Knoxville specific information including VolCard and parking permit information.

Use the calendar feature below to schedule your I-9 appointment.