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FYS 100

Welcome to your first class at the University of Tennessee, First-Year Studies 100. FYS 100 is a required online course designed to introduce you to academic life at the University of Tennessee. To help your transition to the Volunteer community, you will become acquainted with important tools and campus resources, and develop an awareness of strategies that will help you succeed in college life and beyond.

All first-year students are enrolled in and required to complete this course as a part of their official transcript.

To help your transition to the Volunteer community, you will become acquainted with important tools and campus resources and develop an awareness of strategies that will help you succeed in college life and beyond.

FYS 100 will be conducted through the online learning platform, Canvas. There are two ways to access Canvas:

  • Log in to your myUTK account by visiting my.utk.edu. At the bottom of the page, under “UTK Student Academic Links” select “Access Online@UT.” This will bring you directly to the Canvas site.
  • In the address bar of your internet browser, go to https://oit.utk.edu/instructional/tools/online/canvas/default.html Log in to Canvas by using your netID (your UTK email address without @utk.edu) and your password.

Once you are on Canvas, the course will appear on your Dashboard. Select “FYS 100” to access our site. If you are having trouble with Canvas, you will need to contact the Office of Information Technology (OIT) HelpDesk. They can be reached at (865)-974-9900 or request assistance at help.utk.edu. Please make sure to have your netID ready.


FYS 100 introduced me to the basics of everything I’ll need to be successful at UT. —Past Participant


I was able to take advantage of the resources exposed to me by FYS 100 and keep track of everything I needed to do. —Past Participant


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