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Welcome Week: Your First 15 Days

August 13 - 27, 2015

Whether looking for a fraternity or sorority, campus ministries, athletics or recreation or just something to do - our 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.  

Week of August 9, 2015

Panhellenic Recruitment Early Move-In (Wednesday, Aug. 12, 8am – 12pm)

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

Panhellenic Recruitment 101 (Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6pm)

Students participating in Panhellenic recruitment must attend this session. 

Location: University Center Auditorium

Sponsored by Panhellenic Association

Freshman Move-in (Thursday, Aug. 13, 8am – 5pm)

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

Parent & Family Welcome Social (Thursday, Aug. 13, 2 – 5pm)

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

Parent & Family Morning Reception (Friday, Aug. 14, 8 – 9am)

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

Location: McKenzie Arena

Sponsored by Parent & Family Association

Freshman Convocation & Read2Achieve (Friday, Aug. 14, 9am – 1pm)

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

Location: McKenzie Arena

Sponsored by Chancellor’s Office

Classroom Building Tours (Friday, Aug. 14, 1:30pm)

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

Paintball Tournament (Friday, Aug. 14, 4 – 8pm)

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

Location: Challenger Field

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

100-foot Banana Split (Friday, Aug. 14, 6 – 7pm)

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

Pool Party (Friday, Aug. 14, 7 – 9pm)

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

CRU Speed Dating Event (Friday, Aug. 14, 8 – 10pm)

Location: University Center Tennessee Room

Sponsored by Campus Crusade

Trips to Walmart (Saturday, Aug. 15, 9am – 12pm)

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

UTC Night @ the Lookouts (Saturday, Aug. 15, 6:15pm)

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.

Location: Heritage Plaza for shuttle or AT&T Field

Sponsored by Welcome Week

 

Week of August 16, 2015

Housing Section Meetings (Sunday, Aug. 16, 5 – 6:30pm)

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

Location: Residence Halls

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

Oak Street Roast (Sunday, Aug. 16, 6:30 – 8:30pm)

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

Meet & Greet Breakfast (Monday, Aug. 17, 7:45 – 10am)

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

Club Sport Expo (Monday, Aug. 17, 11am – 2pm)

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

Housing Opening Socials: Boling, Walker, UC Foundation, Overflow (Monday, Aug. 17, 6 – 8pm)

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

Fraternity Recruitment 101 – Session #1 (Monday, Aug. 17, 7 – 9pm)

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

Happy Hours (Tuesday, Aug. 18, 11am – 2pm)

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

International Student Welcome (Tuesday, Aug. 18, 3:30 - 5pm)

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

Housing Opening Socials: Johnson Obear and Stophel (Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6 – 8pm)

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

Financial Fitness Fair (Wednesday, Aug. 19, 11am – 3pm)

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

Game Night with RHA (Wednesday, Aug. 19, 5pm)

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

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

Sponsored by Residence Hall Association

Housing Opening Socials: Stagmaier, Lockmiller, Guerry & Decosimo (Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6 – 8pm)

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

Fraternity Recruitment 101 – Session #2 (Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7 – 9pm)

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

BrdsNBz – All About Sexual Health (Thursday, Aug. 20, 10am – 1pm)

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

Location: Heritage Plaza

Sponsored by Student Health Services

Black Student Alliance Welcome Cookout (Thursday, Aug. 20, 8 – 10pm)

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

National College Colors Day Swag Swap (Friday, Aug. 21, 11am – 1pm)

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

Welcome Back Comedy Show (Friday, Aug. 21, 7 – 9pm)

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

Welcome Week Stroll Off (Saturday, Aug. 22, 6 – 9:45pm)

Location: University Center Auditorium

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

Movie Night on the Lawn (Saturday, Aug. 22, 7 – 9pm)

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

Student Organization Town Hall – Session #1 (Monday, Aug. 24, 12 – 1pm)

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

Fall Fitness Expo (Monday, Aug. 24, 5 – 6pm)

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

Fall Fitness Launch (Monday, Aug. 24, 6pm)

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

Step Up, UTC! (Tuesday, 11am – 2pm)

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

Part Time Job Fair (Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1 – 4pm)

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

Student Organization Town Hall – Session #2 (Tuesday, Aug. 25, 5 – 6pm)

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

Ice Cream Social with Active Minds (Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6 – 8pm)              

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

Student Media Open House (Wednesday, Aug. 26, 11:30am – 1:30pm)

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

FemFest (Wednesday, Aug. 26, TBD)

Location: TBD

Sponsored by Women’s Center

House Calls (Wednesday, Aug. 26, 5:30pm)

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

Minority Networking Reception (Wednesday, Aug. 26, 5 – 6:30pm)

Get to know local minority leaders in business and non-profit work, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce.

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

Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs – Office of the Dean of Students

Paint U: Glow Paint Dance Party (Wednesday, Aug. 26, 8 – 10pm)

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


OrgFest 2015 (Thursday, Aug. 27, 11am – 3pm)

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

Open Mic Night (Thursday, Aug. 27, 8 – 10pm)

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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