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First-Year Engage Program

First-Year Engage Program.

No matter your major, you’ll start out in Engineering Fundamentals—an innovative first–year program that prioritizes problem solving through collaboration. To enhance the experience, students are encouraged to apply to join the Engage Living & Learning Community.

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Fill out a request for an info packet to learn more about our programs, financial support, and how to apply.

Community is


Central to the Engage LLC is its community core. You’ll be mentored by dedicated faculty as well as upper-level students. Other Engage students you meet will become your study group peers, your social fam, and your support group when coursework gets tough.

Student working in the ICS Lab

Beyond the


Don’t let anyone tell you that engineering is all “study, study, study.” Outside the classroom and residence hall, Engage will take you on educational field trips to places like Oak Ridge National Laboratory. You’ll see the inside of Neyland Stadium, and let off steam at local laser tag, bowling, and Jump Jam locations.

UT Students tour Oak Ridge National Lab