Welcome to the UTC University Center
The University Center, or UC, is the central hub of the UTC campus, containing offices,
dining facilities, the campus bookstore, and meeting spaces for campus departments
and student organizations. With nearly 200,000 square feet of space, the UC is active
both day and night with the comings and goings of campus. We hope you will stop by
and visit our facility the next time you are on campus.
UC Gallery Construction Project
From Tuesday, February 28 - Thursday, March 17 there will be a small construction project to removed some of the mirrors in the Gallery of the University Center. During this time the stairs and elevator between the first and second floors at the Lansing Court entrance will be inaccessible. Everyone must use either the stairs leading from the UC Commons to the Game Room, or use the elevator located in the Game Room near the Mocs Card Office. Here is a map showing the accessible route through the first floor of the UC. We thank everyone for their patience during this process.
Tennessee Room Renovation Update
During the first half of the spring semester the UC will be doing a complete renovation in the Tennessee Room to take it from the bland, basic empty space that is currently is to a beautiful banquet room that will be a showpiece for the campus. Everything from the floor to the ceiling will be fresh and new, including updated, energy efficient lighting and greatly improved A/V capabilities. We will also be adding some new event equipment to our to offerings in the space, such as new tables and padded banquet chairs. We anticipate the project to be complete by March 22nd. Here are two architectual renderings to give you an idea of how the space will look once it is complete. You can also find some construction photos on our social media pages.
University Center Vision, Mission, and Core Values
To meet the evolving needs of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga community and support student growth and involvement through excellent facilities, resources, and services.
As a department within the division of Student Development, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga University Center facilitates a central hub for the campus that fosters student engagement and success. We serve as a working partner for the campus community by providing facilities, resources, and services that promote a connection to the university.
Service- To enhance the UTC experience with excellent customer service
Quality- To provide superior facilities and efficient services to meet the needs of our customers
Engagement- To promote involvement within the UTC community through both organized and informal interactions
Growth & Development- We offer support for programs and individuals that are dedicated to the enrichment of UTC community members
Community- To provide an environment that encourages positive interactions between all members of the UTC campus
In a survey conducted by the University Center, 79.2% of the surveyed students indicated that saving the planet through recycling and keeping items out of landfills is important.
The University Center provides easy access to multiple stations where paper, aluminum and plastic may be recycled. This recycling system is made possible through a partnership with Orange Grove Center, which is a local non-profit organization that employs persons with developmental disabilities.
During UC renovations we strive to bring eco-friendly products into the building. A few examples are:
A sustainable porcelain floor (EcoCycle tile) made from recycled materials in the Third Floor Lounge area.
Over 40 LED light bulbs installed in the Game Room to replace less efficient incandescent bulbs.
New carpet made from sustainable materials installed on the Third Floor hallway.
The UC has added bottle filling stations at the water-fountains next to the Commons restrooms on the Second Floor and next to the Lower Gallery restrooms on the First Floor. The stations were provided by the Environmental Task Force and funded through the Student Green Fee.
Interested in working in the UC? Fill out our Employment Application and turn it in at the UC Office. If we are not hiring at the time of your application
submission we will hold it for consideration for future positions.