When the Methodist Episcopal Church began to explore the possibilities of developing a central university in the South, Chattanoogans came forward to work with the church in this effort. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has developed an institutional excellence which rests on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American education.
Take some time to explore the rich decades of our university's history. Have you ever wondered when Old Main was built and how much it cost? When was the first college annual printed? When did UTC Athletics move to the NCAA Division I and Southern Conference? These questions and many more can be found in our historical timeline.