The program is a student-based model, which matches an incoming first year student with an upperclassman that shares similar interests. We attempt match people based on their personal interests, life experiences, and any other factors you wish to consider for your matching process. Mentors will be a short text away to help you throughout your first year of school. While our mentor program is entirely optional, your mentor can offer helpful advice that is specific to our school, classes, and the Knoxville area. If you would be interested in signing up for a mentor or have any questions about our program, please do not hesitate to ask.