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Traditions

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has many student-centered traditions that showcase an engaged campus community, while providing strong school spirit. Below you will find many of the traditions we hold close to our campus.

 

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Sponsored by the university, Student Government and Campus Activities Board, the event brings the campus together during the later half of the fall semester. The event serves as relief during a busy time of the year and features performances from groups like the marching band and dance teams.

 

Homecoming

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In the fall semester, students, faculty, staff and 

alumni celebrate homecoming. The traditional event brings those young and old to campus for a week of exciting events. Homecoming is a collaboration between the Homecoming Student Steering Committee, Alumni Relations, Mocs Athletics and the institution. 

The Student Steering Committee is a group of selected student leaders, advised by the Dean of Students Office, who provide the vision and facilitation to the student focused events during the week. These students are responsible for planning and marketing events, coordinating royalty - our homecoming queen and Top MOC (Man on Campus) and serving as ambassadors for their fellow students.

Recurring events include the kick-off pep rally, lip-sync competition, field games including the infamous "trout joust," step show and tailgate.

More information about Homecoming can be found on the Alumni Affairs page.

 

Late Night Breakfast

This popular event, held during finals week provides students a free breakfast, served by university faculty, staff and administration. Hundreds of students flock to Crossroads Dining Hall to get their eggs, sausage and biscuits. Students begin lining up at least a hour beforehand and have come to love this tradition.

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