Opening Days

Wednesday, August 18
8:00 am
Freshmen Move-In Early
5:00 pm
Mandatory Housing Meeting
6:00 pm
Opening Cookout

Thursday, August 19
9:00 am
Resident Meeting/Commuter Check-In
10:00 am
Freshman Convocation
12:00 pm
First Inning: Small Group Session
1:00 pm
Student Services Fair
5:00 pm
Your Schedule: Directed Campus Tour
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
Play Fair – Chamberlain Field

Friday, August 20
10:00 am
College Life I: Diversity
11:00 am
Second Inning: Small Group
12:00 pm
Small Group Lunch
1:00 pm
Third Inning: Meet the Faculty
4:00 pm
Fourth Inning: Small Group
6 & 8 pm
ACE’s Evening Entertainment: Mind Reader – UC Auditorium (see next column)

Saturday, August 21
9:00 am
Continental Breakfast (provided)
10:00 am
Fifth Inning: Small Group
11:00 am
Sixth Inning: Pep Lunch
12-5 pm
Shopping Expedition to Wal-Mart – 2 Pick-Up Locations
6-8 pm
Saturday Night Social: Meet the Greeks Dinner, Campus Rec Field Games and the Great Banana Split Race– Student Park (see next column)

Sunday, August 22
2:00 pm
Seventh Inning Stretch: Small Group
5-8 pm
Oak Street Roast (see next column)


Welcome Week

Friday, August 20
ACE presents Jon Saint-Germain’s MINDBENDERS! mind reader entertainment event in the UC Auditorium. This is a fast-paced, funny, amazing event focusing on the abilities of the mind. Saint-Germain explores the subjects of mind-reading, hypnosis, ESP and perception. Two show times: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. FREE!

Saturday, August 21
Forgot a few items? Want a fun way to make new friends? Want to ride a yellow school bus to the Brainerd Wal-Mart shopping complex? Then come to Lot 4 near Boling/New Village apartments or meet in UTC Place Town Hall for a free ride to Wal-Mart during the UTC Shopping Expedition. The buses start picking up passengers at noon, and the event ends at 5 p.m.
Later on, do not miss the Saturday Night Social: Meet the Greeks Dinner, Campus Recreation Field Games and the Great Banana Split Race in the Student Park area near the Library. Sorority and fraternity members will be on hand to talk about the recruitment and intake process of joining their organizations. Later, watch the spectacle of the Great Banana Split Race and enjoy your own ice cream treat afterward.

Sunday, August 22
Oak Street Roast—Join the crowd for this great annual event! There will be free grilled food, great live music from local bands and tons of student organizations that would love to talk to you about joining them. Starts at 5 p.m. near Hunter Hall.

Monday, August 23
Happy First Day of Classes! We want to help you welcome the new academic year by offering a light snack and juice before you head to class (until supplies run out) during the First Day Meet and Greet. There will be three locations: one near the UC deck/Grote Hall, one atop Cardiac Hill near Pfeiffer Hall and one in the Fletcher Hall Courtyard. Stop by for directions or a campus map.
In the afternoon from 12-4 p.m., everyone is invited to join in the fun at Student Park during the second-annual Wesley Welcome, sponsored by the United Methodist Student Center on Douglas Street.

Tuesday, August 24
Tuesday is ACE Day during Welcome Week, and this year the members of the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) offer PHOTO MONTAGE—a great novelty where your picture is taken then your image is transformed into a Photo Montage where thousands of tiny photos combine to make a photo of you. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.— UC Atrium Lobby near Food Services.

Wednesday, August 25
One of the secrets of success at UTC is getting involved in one or more student organizations—during the annual UTC Fall Fair, more than 60 great student organizations and campus departments will have displays on Cardiac Hill and on Vine Street to introduce them to you. Plus Aramark, Student Development and local restaurants will supply FREE food and drinks from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (If it rains, the Fall Fair will be Thursday, Aug. 26.)
The UTC Campus Ministers invite you to the first ever Campus Ministry Prayer Service in the University Center Tennessee Room starting at 12:30 p.m. This brief prayer service is open to the entire UTC community.
Ladies, interested in possibly joining a sorority either during Panhellenic Fall Recruitment Week (Aug. 30-Sept. 3) or later during the National Pan-Hellenic sororities’ Intake processes? During “Recruitment 101” at 8 p.m. in the UC Auditorium, members of the Panhellenic Council Executive Board and the 2004 Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors—known as Pi Chi’s—will explain the process of becoming Greek at UTC. You will also have the opportunity to fill out a Recruitment application and pay $15 to participate in Recruitment Week. Being a member of the Greek community can be a fun, life-changing event, so please come—plus there will be free cookies, brownies and fruit punch after this Panhellenic Recruitment Interest Meeting.

Thursday, August 26
Today is UTC Blue & Gold Day so wear your Mocs gear, and you may randomly win a movie ticket throughout the day from Student Development. Also the Housing Department is sponsoring a door-decorating contest with a great prize to the door with the most Mocs Spirit.
Are you missing those special people in your life: girlfriend, boyfriend, best friend, maybe even parents? Being in a new environment can make these feelings stronger and harder to handle. Come learn how to cope with these feelings and gain support from others who are going through the same experience at 3 p.m. in to the UC Auditorium during “Beating the Homesick Blues” sponsored by the Counseling and Career Planning Center.

Friday, August 27

Ready to unwind and have fun after your first week of classes? Join the Student Alumni Council as they escort members from the UTC Place Town Hall at 7:45 p.m. to nearby Miller Plaza Downtown for the Nightfall Concert. This evening “Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band” will play a fantastic blend of bluegrass, jazz, country, rock and folk music, plus UTC students will be highlighted for attending and Scrappy will even make an appearance during the concert.

Saturday, August 28
Join the Black Student Alliance and the International Student Organization from 5-8 pm under the UC Arch on Lansing Court for the annual Pre-Labor Day Picnic. Grab some free dinner and enjoy this relaxing, laid-back cookout.