Our Summer Send Off events are designed to connect incoming UTC students and family members with alumni, staff, and current UTC students from their respective areas.  We're excited to partner with the UTC Alumni Chapters in each region to host these events! 

Join us in the Music City on Tuesday, August 1 as we welcome our newest students & families from the Class of 2021! 

We hope you will join us for the evening on Thursday, August 3 as we welcome our newest students & families in the Class of 2021 from the Knoxville area!  

We'll be in the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll on Tuesday, August 8 to welcome our newest Mocs from the Memphis area.  We'd love to meet you!

Join us in the Scenic City on Thursday, August 10 for an evening of celebration in honor of our new students and families from the Chattanooga area.



We love welcoming our newest UTC families to campus.  These programs are designed to help you build a sense of connection to the university and the city of Chattanooga - the place your student will call home for the next four years. Additional information will be sent out as each program draws nearer. 

The University looks forward to welcoming you and your student on campus for Operation Move-In! This whole campus celebration will be hosted on Thursday, August 17 to welcome you to campus and celebrate our Class of 2021.  We will have volunteers all day to assist with unloading and unpacking, a student celebration event and a family reception at the end of the day.  

For more information regarding Operation Move-In, visit the event's website.

Sponsored by Housing & Residence Life

This exciting tradition returns to McKenzie Arena on Friday, August 18 at 10am. Hear from Chancellor Steve Angle, the SGA President, learn the UTC Fight Song and celebrate your student's first day as a MOC before sending them off to their Read 2 Achieve Book Discussion. 

Before Convocation, we invite parents to join us for a light breakfast and coffee in McKenzie Arena at Gate 3 starting at 8:45am. Families are welcome to sit anywhere in the gold section or above during the event.

For more information, please visit the Convocation website. To see what happened at 2016 Convocation, visit the highlights page!

Sponsored by the Convocation Committee

 Have Questions?  

You can always contact us at or (423) 425-2321 with questions.