Nontraditional Orientation Information

Although orientation is not required for nontraditional students, we highly encourage you to complete one of our orientation programs to help ease your transition to Tennessee Tech. As a nontraditional student, if you choose to participate in orientation you have the option to:

  • Complete an online orientation
  • Attend an on-campus Freshman Orientation (SOAR) session (summer/fall admitted students only)

Steps for completing orientation:

  1. Student should be admitted to the university. For questions about your admission status, contact the Admissions Office at
  2. Access TechExpress account and regularly check your Tech student email (via TechExpress). If you need assistance, visit or contact the IT Help Desk at (931) 372-3975.
  3. Online Orientation: If you wish to complete the online orientation, go to and login using your Tech email username and password (e.g. AWEagle42) and follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. On-Campus Orientation (Summer/Fall Admitted Students Only): If you would like to attend an on-campus freshman orientation (SOAR) session, you will need to contact the Office of New Student & Family Programs to get registered for a session. Learn more about SOAR

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