|About||The First-Year Studies Office is devoted to ensuring a smooth transition and a successful experience for all students in their first year at UTK.|
The First-Year Studies Office (FYS) is devoted to ensuring a smooth transition to UT and a successful experience for all first-year students. The goal of FYS is to help students transition—personally, socially, and academically—to life at the University of Tennessee. Effectively making these transitions in the first year is crucial to success at UT, graduation, and future achievement.
To facilitate your successful adjustment to college, FYS has developed a number of courses and programs just for first-year students. In addition to FYS 100, a required online course that takes place over the summer, we strongly encourage you to enroll in other first-year courses that take place during the fall and spring. There is a course for everyone. Work with your advisor to decide which one is right for you.
The Office also oversees the Volunteer Bridge Program, which is a unique living and learning community designed to give new students a seamless transition from freshman year at Pellissippi State Community College to sophomore year and beyond at UT.