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August 13 - 27, 2015

Whether looking for a fraternity or sorority, campus ministries, athletics or recreation or just something to do - your First 15 Days of fall are jam-packed with daily activities for the UTC Community.  For more information about individual events, contact the sponsoring organization or department.  

All events are FREE and open to ALL students.
You do not have be a new student to attend ANY of these programs.


Week of August 9, 2015

Students who are registered and meet academic and conduct eligibility requirements will be permitted to move into their assigned campus residence early.

Location: Residence Halls

Sponsored by Panhellenic Association

Students participating in Panhellenic recruitment must attend this session. 

Location: University Center Auditorium

Sponsored by Panhellenic Association

Freshman students may move into their residence halls. Please refer to all communication provided to you by Housing and Residence Life.

Location: Residence Halls

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

We invite all new parents and family members joining their student at move-in to join us for an ice cream social with UTC faculty, staff and administration.

Location: Chamberlain Pavilion

Sponsored by Parent & Family Association

Cornhole, music, giveaways

Location: Johnson Obear & Walker/UCF Courtyards

Sponsored by Chattanooga CRU

We invite parents and family members to join us for a light breakfast reception before Freshman Convocation.

Location: McKenzie Arena Dance Studio

Sponsored by Parent & Family Association

All freshman students are required to attend Freshman Convocation, Read2Achieve and the celebration cookout.

Location: McKenzie Arena

Sponsored by Chancellor’s Office

Admissions tour guides and orientation leaders will provide students a building tour. Students are encouraged to have their class schedule with them.

Location: University Center Auditorium

Sponsored by New Student Orientation

Grab your friends and head over to participate in our annual paintball tournament.

Location: Chamberlain Pavilion

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Join us for one of UTC’s biggest traditions and enjoy a sweet treat to start the weekend!

Location: Chamberlain Pavilion

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Come hungry and enjoy free food and games with lots of new UTC students at the BCM! We'll grill out and play yard games (corn hole, can jam, spikeball, frisbee, & football) as well as board games. 

Location: 540 Vine Street

Sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministries

Relax down the lazy river, go down the water slide and enjoy your own water park on campus.

Location: Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC)

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

This light hearted game is a great way to laugh, meet a lot of new people, and make friends.

Location: University Center Tennessee Room

Sponsored by Chattanooga CRU

We will be running buses to Walmart to help you pick up some items for your residence hall! You will start at the bookstore and then be dropped off in front of your hall.

Location: Barnes & Noble Bookstore (University Center)

Sponsored by New Student Orientation

College-aged hike to Glen Falls. Sandwich lunch will be provided. Meet at the Hope House.

Location: Meet at the Hope House to carpool, 808 Vine Street

Sponsored by Hope House: a UKirk Ministry of the PC(USA)

Location: Challenger Field

Sponsored by Chattanooga CRU

Come enjoy the view and play volleyball, spikeball, and other games.  Dinner will be provided.

Location: Challenger Field

Sponsored by Chattanooga CRU

Join us for a scavenger hunt around downtown with snow cones & snacks after. Meet at the BCM at 5pm to go!

Location: 540 Vine Street

Sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministries

Tacos, queso, sombreros and a mariachi band. Come enjoy a party on The House Patio.

Location: The Hub, 650 McCallie Avenue

Sponsored by The House: Universities Ministries of Chattanooga

Tickets will be available to pick up from the Office of the Dean of Students (UC 399) starting at 12pm on Friday, the 14th.

To take the free shuttle: At 6:15pm, meet at Heritage Plaza to head to the shuttle for the game! If you come late, you can catch the shuttle at the corner of Georgia and Vine across from Universal Joint.

You are also welcome to take your own transportation and meet us at AT&T Field. The game begins at 7:15pm. 

We ask that all ticket holders wear UTC gear to the event and join us in the UTC section.

Location: Heritage Plaza for shuttle or AT&T Field

Sponsored by Welcome Week

 

Week of August 16, 2015

All on-campus residents are required to attend the section meetings in your residence hall.

Location: Residence Halls

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

Join us for lemonade, cookies, music and conversation on the front porch before dinner at 6ish.

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Sponsored by Hope House: a UKirk Ministry of the PC(USA)

Join us for another UTC tradition and enjoy a hot dog or veggie burger, inflatables and games, meet your UTC student athletes and enjoy some music!

Location: Oak Street and Chamberlain Pavilion

Sponsored by Welcome Week

Grab a quick breakfast snack, meet UTC faculty and staff and get directions to class!

Location: Heritage Plaza and Oak Street

Sponsored by Welcome Week

Looking to join a club sport and represent UTC in competition? Meet our club sports teams and get more information at the expo.

Location: Heritage Plaza / Rain Location: University Center Tennessee Room

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

 Come grab a refreshing drink at our stand each day at 2pm outside of The Hub.

Location: The Hub, 650 McCallie Avenue

Sponsored by The House: Universities Ministries of Chattanooga

Learn more about the upcoming Intervarsity Meet & Greet and get a free snowball!

Location: Lansing Court

Sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Get to know your fellow residents and meet the resident assistants and housing professional staff in your complex’s own social.

Location: Residence Hall Courtyards

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

Bring a big appetite as we enjoy a nacho bar plus a movie & games at the BCM.

Location: 540 Vine Street

Sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministries

All men interested in participating in recruitment with the Interfraternity Council must attend one Fraternity Recruitment 101 session. You will learn more about the recruitment process and meet the chapters.

Registration closes Wednesday, August 19th at 11:59PM EST. Visit http://www.utcifc.org/recruitment to register.

Location: University Center Raccoon Mountain Room

Sponsored by Interfraternity Council

New students come discover what Cru is all about and how you can be involved this school year.

Location: University Center Auditorium

Sponsored by Chattanooga CRU

Need to relieve some stress already? Need some positive energy. Join us for some fun games, activities and giveaways!

Location: Chamberlain Pavilion

Sponsored by Counseling & Personal Development Center

Hope’s Free Tuesday lunch is kicking off with a fried chicken picnic with lawn games. We’ll start serving at 11:30am until food runs out.

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Sponsored by Hope House: a UKirk Ministry of the PC(USA)

Get to know your fellow students, meet some faculty and staff and learn more about resources available.

Location: Multicultural Center (3rd Floor – University Center)

Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs – Office of the Dean of Students

Get to know your fellow residents and meet the resident assistants and housing professional staff in your complex’s own social.

Location: Residence Hall Courtyards

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

Join us for our first worship service in the UC Auditorium. We'll eat and hang out at the BCM after the service!

Location: University Center Auditorium

Sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministries

College-aged worship service right near campus & an opportunity to sign up for small group bible studies.

Location: The Hub, 650 McCallie Avenue

Sponsored by The House: Universities Ministries of Chattanooga

Join us for our first of many Wednesday lunches. Come hang out and grab food in between classes.

Location: 540 Vine Street

Sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministries

A weekly lunch discussion led by Rev. Dr. Henry Paris (former engineering professor, current minister) on how theology informs current scientific issues. Bring your lunch or make one at Hope.

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Sponsored by Hope House: a UKirk Ministry of the PC(USA)

College is expensive and it’s hard to manage money sometimes. Learn how to be financially fit with this interactive event with plenty of giveaways!

Location: Chamberlain Pavilion; Rain Location: University Center Tennessee Room

Sponsored by Financial Wellness Center

Meet us for some friendly competition, free food and lots of fun!

Location: Game Room (1st Floor – University Center)

Sponsored by Residence Hall Association

Get to know your fellow residents and meet the resident assistants and housing professional staff in your complex’s own social.

Location: Residence Hall Courtyards

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

Come cheer on the World Champion US Women's National Team as they play Costa Rica, as we stream this game live outside on the Patio. American themed food, drinks and games will accompany the USA win.

Location: The Hub, 650 McCallie Avenue

Sponsored by The House: Universities Ministries of Chattanooga

All men interested in participating in recruitment with the Interfraternity Council must attend one Fraternity Recruitment 101 session. You will learn more about the recruitment process and meet the chapters.

Registration closes Wednesday, August 19th at 11:59PM EST. Visit http://www.utcifc.org/recruitment to register.

Location: University Center Raccoon Mountain Room

Sponsored by Interfraternity Council

Learn more about the services of Student Health Services and local Chattanooga health providers.

Location: Heritage Plaza

Sponsored by Student Health Services

A weekly UKirk lunch gathering for freshman, new students, or new students to Hope where we will fellowship, pray, check in, and grow in our faith. Opportunities to sign up for future retreats, conferences, and service opportunities. Bring your lunch or make one at Hope.

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Sponsored by Hope House: a UKirk Ministry of the PC(USA)

Join Cru for this first weekly meeting.

Location: Benwood Auditorium in EMCS

Sponsored by Chattanooga CRU

Join us for some good food and music up on the Pavilion!

Location: Chamberlain Pavilion / Rain Location: Multicultural Center (3rd Floor – University Center)

Sponsored by Black Student Alliance

It is time to get rid of that orange, red and white. Swap your gear from other colleges for some fresh Chattanooga Mocs wear to support your team and wear blue and gold every Friday.

Location: Heritage Plaza

Sponsored by Chattanooga Athletics

Time for some end of the week laughs with two of the nation’s biggest young comics. Featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and many talk shows, Erin Jackson and Sammy Obeid will definitely bring the house down.

Location: Roland Hayes Auditorium – Fine Arts Center

Sponsored by Campus Activities Board & Interfraternity Council

The chapters of the National Pan-Hellenic Council will perform their traditional strolls as a kickoff to the year.

Location: University Center Auditorium

Sponsored Alpha Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and your friends and head to the Pavilion for one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters!

Location: Chamberlain Pavilion

Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

 

 

Week of August 23, 2015

Root on your Women's Soccer team in their first game of the season!

Location: Finley Stadium

Sponsored by Chattanooga Athletics

A UKirk gathering of college-aged students and friends rotating between worship, current issues, Bible study, and meditation. Great discussion between people of varying faiths. Home cooked dinner for $2 follows. Opportunity to sign up for fall retreat, conferences, and service opportunities.

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Sponsored by Hope House: a UKirk Ministry of the PC(USA)

All student organization presidents must attend one town hall meeting. If you are unable to attend, please send your second in command. This event is limited only to student organization leaders and is not open to the general student body.

Location: University Center Chickamauga Room

Sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students

Get to know Campus Recreation and local vendors and providers who can help you meet your wellness goals.

Location: Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation offers so many great fitness programs and opportunities for you to get fit. Try out their classes and learn more at the Launch!

Location: Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Learn how to not be a bystander and help advocate for a healthier, happier UTC community.

Location: University Center Tennessee Room

Sponsored by UTC Step Up

Free lunch starts at 11:30 and keeps running until students stop coming.

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Sponsored by Hope House: a UKirk Ministry of the PC(USA)

Looking for a way to earn extra money? Get to know local businesses that are looking for hard working students.

Location: University Center Chattanooga Rooms

Sponsored by Career and Student Employment Center

All student organization presidents must attend one town hall meeting. If you are unable to attend, please send your second in command. This event is limited only to student organization leaders and is not open to the general student body.

Location: University Center Lookout Mountain Room

Sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students

Grab some ice cream with your friends and get to know the Active Minds student organization!

Location: University Center Tennessee Room

Sponsored by UTC Active Minds

Learn more about the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at this recruitment event.

Location: Signal Mountain Room

Sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Did you do yearbook, TV production or the newspaper at your high school or interested in journalism? Come learn about our newspaper, online radio station, news station and literary magazine and how you can get involved.

Location: University Center Game Room

Sponsored by Student Media Board

A weekly lunch discussion led by Rev. Dr. Henry Paris (former engineering professor, current minister) on how theology informs current scientific issues. Bring your lunch or make one at Hope.

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Sponsored by Hope House: a UKirk Ministry of the PC(USA)

A celebration in honor of Women's Equality Day! Join us for this awesome outdoor feminist fair featuring interactive booths, free swag, great raffles and FREE SNO-CONES! Open to all students.

Location: Heritage Plaza; Rain Location: Tennessee Room

Sponsored by Women’s Center

UTC faculty, staff and administration will be by your residence hall to get to know you, learn about your experience so far and what they can do to help you.

Location: Residence Halls

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

Join us for the biggest dance party UTC has ever seen filled with plenty glow-in-the-dark paint!

Location: Oak Street in front of Lockmiller Apartments; Rain Location: Maclellan Gym

Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

Get to know some of the 120+ student organizations on campus, learn about various university departments and check out local vendors and businesses.

Location: Heritage Plaza & Vine Street

Sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students

A weekly UKirk lunch gathering for freshman, new students, or new students to Hope where we will fellowship, pray, check in, and grow in our faith. Opportunities to sign up for future retreats, conferences, and service opportunities. Bring your lunch or make one at Hope.

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Sponsored by Hope House: a UKirk Ministry of the PC(USA)

Come grab free breakfast for dinner!

Location: The Hub, 650 McCallie Avenue

Sponsored by The House: Universities Ministries of Chattanooga

Come showcase your talent and appreciate what makes our campus so unique!

Location: Multicultural Center (3rd Floor – University Center)

Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs – Office of the Dean of Students & Women’s Center

 

 

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