All students are required to choose Option 1 (opted in) or Option 2 (opted out) to the Student Programs and Services Fee (SPSF) by noon on the first day of each semester. You may not change your option after the deadline, so no you cannot opt in today and get a free ticket. If you do nothing, you are automatically opted out. If you opt out, you still pay the fee, but it does not go to student organization-run programming such as Volapalooza. Opted-out students may not receive free or discounted admission to Volapalooza, and they must instead pay the public price. Tickets can be purchased at KnoxvilleTickets.com.
OPTED-IN students will be able to get their wristbands EARLY in order to bypass the ticketing line on the day of Volapalooza.
Opted-in students can pick up their FREE wristband April 20-27. We will be on Ped Walkway every day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hodges Library from 5-7 p.m., and the following pop-up locations from 12-2 p.m.
Monday 2/23: Student Union Food Court
Tuesday 2/24: Haslam Business Building
Wednesday 2/25: Engineering Court
Thursday 2/26:Art & Architecture
Opted-In Student tickets are no longer available on Knoxvilletickets.com
General Admission: $15 (advance) $20 (gate) plus applicable fees
General Admission tickets include the faculty, staff, opted-out students, and the general public and can be purchased at knoxvilletickets.com
Smoking is not permitted inside Thompson-Boling Arena. However, we will allow re-entry if you leave the venue to smoke and would like to come back in.
No. This is a university-sponsored event, so alcohol will not be served or permitted at the festival. All bags will be checked and alcohol confiscated.
Yes. As long as you have your wristband on, you may re-enter. Bags will be checked each time you enter.
Yes, tickets will be available on site beginning at 4 p.m. while supplies last.
No—no chairs or coolers are permitted.
No. All sponsors have prepaid a vendor fee or sponsorship fee to be present and promote their business. If you are interested in being a vendor or sponsor for a future Volapalooza, visit the Volapalooza sponsorship website page.
All free T-shirts will be given out on campus throughout the week leading up to Volapalooza. No shirts will be given away or sold at the event.
Your wristband is needed for admission. The clasp will lock into place as you tighten it. Do not pull it too tight, because you will not get another one.