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Fall Family Weekend 2016

Join us in Chattanooga on September 9 & 10 for our 5th Annual Fall Family Weekend.  Visit your student and enjoy a weekend of great events that showcase what UTC has to offer.  Families are welcome to bring siblings and extended loved ones to the program too!

 

Schedule of Events          Registration          Helpful Hints  

 

Local Attractions          Suggested Restaurants

 

If you have questions about any of our events or need assistance with your Fall Family Weekend purchase, please call the UTC Parent & Family Association at (423) 425-4761 or email utcparents@utc.edu.

 


Schedule

Friday, September 9 

Stop by the University Center to pick up your Family Weekend packet, which will include a schedule of events, event tickets, and other important information.

NOTE:   You will only need to register and check-in once during the weekend.

Location:  UC Lower Gallery

Location:  UC Tennessee Room

Join us for a “Taste of Nooga” and sample signature dishes from local food vendors and the University’s Dining Services.

Location:  Lansing Court (Rain Location: UC Tennessee Room)

The agents of MISSION IMPROVable Comedy Team are just a few audience suggestions away from creating a brand new and original production that’s all about whatever you tell them!

This fast-paced and exciting new form of comedy is a combination of MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” and “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” – but there is a bit of a twist. Just like in the old TV series “Mission Impossible,” the Chicagoan actors in Mission IMPROVable pretend to be agents. The audience members are the co-agents and participate in the hilarious theater games or “missions” by yelling out suggestions. The on-the-spot randomness provided by the audience makes each mission truly unique and very often hysterical.

Location:  UC Auditorium

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board

A lazy river, giant water slide, whirlpools and music await you at the ARC Pool! Grab your bathing suit and join us for a late night swim party!

Location:  Aquatic & Recreation Center (ARC) Pool

Sponsored by Campus Recreation


Saturday, September 10

Stop by the University Center to pick up your Family Weekend packet, which will include a schedule of events, event tickets, and other important information.

NOTE:   You will only need to register and check-in once during the weekend.

Location:  UC Tennessee Room

Location:  UC Tennessee Room

Enjoy some laughs and tons of fun as families compete in various pop culture games for a chance to win some prizes.  Sign up at check in if you would like to participate.

Location:  UC Auditorium

Get ready for the big game with the Parent & Family Association at our annual tailgate.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

NOTE:  Parking around the Pavilion is an additional cost and usually ranges between $5 and $15 depending on the lot (cash only).  If you don't want to pay for parking, you can ride the electric shuttle which has an extended route on game days.

Location:  First Tennessee Pavilion - 1829 Carter Street

Join us in the stands as we cheer on our Mocs to victory again Presbyterian College.  Your student can use their UTC ID to swipe into the game free of charge.

Location:  Finley Stadium



 

Registration Information

PFA Members: $40/person OR $100/family (4+)
Non-Members: $55/person OR $125/family (4+)

Registration includes admission to all listed events.

Before You Register

Please read through our event descriptions and Fall Family Weekend information carefully before registering. Please note that no refunds will be issued after Friday, September 2.  Be sure to print your confirmation email to bring with you to Fall Family Weekend Check-In.

How To Register

  • Click the button below & submit the Fall Family Weekend 2016 Registration Form.
    If your UTC student plans to participate in any part of Family Weekend, please make sure to provide his/her name.  You do not have to pay the registration fee for your student.
  • Once your form is received, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details about the weekend and payment (if applicable). Your registration is NOT confirmed until you receive a confirmation email.

 

Registration closes on Thursday, September 1.  Refunds WILL NOT be processed after Friday, September 2.

 

Click Here to Register

 


 

Helpful Tips and Information

Hotel Information

PFA members can take advantage of exclusive Downtown Chattanooga hotel discounts during their stay. Visit our Visiting Chattanooga page for more details.

Directions to the University Center

The majority of events this weekend will take place in the University Center and it is easily accessible to anyone coming to campus.  

Our street address is:

642 E. 5th Street

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Coming From Knoxville or Atlanta

  • Take I-75 toward Chattanooga
  • Merge onto I-24 W via Exit 2
  • Merge onto US-27 N via Exit 178
  • Exit onto 4th Street via Exit 1c (Welcome to Downtown Chattanooga)
  • Go approximately 1 mile and make a right onto Mabel Street
    • McKenzie Arena will be on your right just before Mabel Street
  • Mabel Street will become E. 5th Street
  • The University Center will be on your right just past Maclellan Gym

 Coming From Nashville

  • Take I-24 E toward Chattanooga
  • Merge onto US-27 N via Exit 178
  • Exit onto 4th Street via Exit 1c
    • Welcome to Downtown Chattanooga
  • Go approximately 1 mile and make a right onto Mabel Street
    • McKenzie Arena will be on your right just before Mabel Street
  • Mabel Street will become E. 5th Street
  • The University Center will be on your right just past Maclellan Gym

Coming From Birmingham

  • Take I-59 N toward Chattanooga
  • Merge onto I-24 E toward Chattanooga
  • Merge onto US-27 N via Exit 178
  • Exit onto 4th Street via Exit 1c (Welcome to Downtown Chattanooga)
  • Go approximately 1 mile and make a right onto Mabel Street
    • McKenzie Arena will be on your right just before Mabel Street
  • Mabel Street will become E. 5th Street
  • The University Center will be on your right just past Maclellan Gym

Parking for the University Center is located along E. 5th Street (if available) or in the E. 5th Street Parking Garage.  When parking along E. 5th Street you should not park on any yellow curbs.

 


 

Additional Activities in Chattanooga

While you are visiting Chattanooga, we encourage you to take advantage of some attractions around town. Children enjoy the Creative Discovery Museum while lovers of the outdoors love to spend time at Rock City and Ruby Falls. You will also want to visit downtown area for some great restaurants.

We encourage you to visit the Chattanooga Visitor's Bureau website for savings on local attractions, restaurants, and activities in the Chattanooga area. 

Local Attractions

An eco-friendly, economical public bicycle transit system, Bike Chattanooga offers quick, fun travel in and around the city.

Click HERE to learn more.

 

Splash into the Tennessee River for the unforgettable views of Chattanooga’s Riverfront and Maclellan Island on board an authentic renovated WWII amphibious landing craft.  It's not just a tour, it’s an adventure! 

Click HERE to learn more.

The Chattanooga Market is the region's largest producer-only arts and crafts and farmers' market. It is held every Sunday from April to December at the open-air First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, Tennessee, typically from 11am until 4pm.

Click HERE to learn more.

Segway Tours provides exciting tours of Chattanooga on Segway, Bike or Walking Tours. They will highlight the museums, green spaces, entertainment, and tastes of Chattanooga.

Click HERE to learn more.

With over 300 animals representing 130 different species, many of which are endangered, the Chattanooga Zoo is committed to engaging and inspiring our community to better understand and preserve wildlife by creating meaningful connections between people and animals.

Click HERE to learn more.

This 1894 Dentzel carousel is a central feature in Coolidge Park. The carousel provides a delightful old-fashioned experience with 52 whimsical hand carved animals, a calliope band organ, and ornate between gold leaf benches.

Click HERE to learn more.

One of the nation’s top children’s museums, the Creative Discovery Museum inspires children’s passion for learning through play.

Click HERE to learn more.

The Hunter Museum focuses on American art from the Colonial period to the present day. The collection includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography, mixed media, furniture and contemporary studio glass covering a range of styles and periods.

Click HERE to learn more.

Take an unforgettable journey high atop Lookout Mountain! Enjoy the quiet woodland paths and gardens. Discover ancient rock formations. Explore the 400 species of plants, flowers, and shrubs. Each step is a discovery!

Click HERE to learn more.

Ruby Falls, a thundering 145-foot waterfall is located deep within Lookout Mountain and has been thrilling visitors for over 80 years.

Click HERE to learn more.

Take a great Chattanooga cruise along the scenic Tennessee River on board the Southern Belle Riverboat.

Click HERE to learn more.

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, the Tennessee Aquarium takes you on a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea to meet amazing animals up close within the Aquarium’s two buildings.

Click HERE to learn more.

 


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