Weekly Event List


Monday, November 27 

Full “Beaver” Moon Night Walk  
6:30 – 8:30pm  
Sterchi Farm 2882 Harrison Pike (Park Grounds & Pavillion) 

Take a walk under the light of the full moon to observe and listen to the sounds of nature in the change of seasons. This full moon is known as Beaver Moon, named from the time when Native Americans and early settlers would set traps to catch beavers to have warm furs for the winter. Outdoor Chattanooga staff will guide you on this short adventure along the boardwalks above the creek along the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway for this night walk educational experience to highlight the actions of animals preparing for winter and the onset of the colder days ahead. 

Please click HERE to register!

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 
UTC Clarion Chorale  
Roland Hayes Concert Hall 

Enjoy an evening listening to UTC Clarion Chorale.  

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 

Tuesday, November 28 

International Tea Time  
3:00 – 4:30 
Lupton 1st Floor  

Join the UTC Center for Global Education for tea, cookies, games and good company! Come meet international and domestic students.  

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form  

MCLL Foreign Language Game 
2:00 – 3:00pm  
MCLL Language Lab - Lupton 239 

Join us on select Tuesdays in Lupton 239 for MCLL's Foreign Language Game Days.  Come play Scrabble in French, Clue in Spanish, Bingo in Latin and many other games in a variety of languages.    Our first meeting of the semester is on Tuesday, September 12th and the other meeting days are Tuesday, October 3, November 7 and November 28th from 2-3:30 in our Language Lab. All are welcome! 

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 

Blueprint Dinner  
5:30 – 7:00pm  
University Center – Chattanooga Room
Blueprint Leadership Dinner. Business attire suggested  
Build a community with not only peers but mentors as well.  
Connect with campus and community stakeholders 
Share experiences and gain insight  
Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 
UTC Chattanooga Singers  
7:30 pm  
Roland Hayes Concert Hall

Enjoy an evening with the UTC Chattanooga Singers  

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 

Wednesday, November 29 

2nd Annual Writer’s Showcase: Disability Visibility  
11:00am – 1:00pm   
Lupton Hall 1st Floor  

You're invited to attend the Disability Visibility Writer's Showcase. Students in ENGL 1010/1011/1020 are eligible to submit their projects for the showcase. Multiple categories of prize scholarships will be awarded.   

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 

Neurodivergence and Gender  
12:30 – 2:00pm  
University Center 352 

Join us in collaboration with the Disability Resource Center for a conversation around how Neurodivergence is impacted by Gender.   
Pizza will be provided.  

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 

Free Workshop: Pivot Tables in Excel  
6:30 –7:30pm  
Join Event Online 

A very useful feature within Excel is the pivot table! At first glance this tool seems daunting, but this workshop is here to help you gain a grasp on what it is and how to use it. 

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 

Thursday, November 30 

Free Workshop: Avoiding Plagiarism   
12:15 –1:15pm  
Library: Room 205 

There are a lot of varieties of plagiarism. Attend this session to learn what they are and how to avoid them! 
Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form  

UTC Men’s Chorus, Guthrie Quartet, CCA Men’s Chorus  
Roland Hayes Concert Hall 

Enjoy an evening with the UTC Men's Chorus. 

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 

Friday, December 1 

UTC Chamber Singers  
Roland Hayes Concert Hall 

Enjoy an evening with the UTC Chamber Singers.  

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 



Below are all the Library Workshop events for you to choose from this week.  Click on links for more information. 

Reflection link: Beyond the Classroom Challenge Reflection Form 

MOCs Get Out And Go! A “Choose-Your-Own” Beyond the Classroom Challenge


This extension of the Beyond the Classroom Challenge was created in hopes of encouraging students to get out and explore Chattanooga and surrounding areas. Whenever you have a chance, grab your friends or roommates, and pick one of these local adventures to get a feel for the amazing city you live in! ​

​Each event counts just like any other event, two points toward the 20 points/10 event total for the semester award. In addition to submitting a reflection on what you learned within a week of the date you get out and go!, please email [email protected] a picture of you on your “Choose Your Own BTC Adventure.” Students can receive credit for up to 4 “Get Out and Go” events a semester.   ​

​We always want to encourage students to follow safety guidelines. This includes but is not limited to wearing a mask, social distancing when needed or possible, washing hands/using hand sanitizer regularly, traveling with others when possible, and being aware of surroundings, especially at night.​


1) Learn about Chattanooga’s jazz and blues “Big 9 Legends” ​

Listen to these podcast episodes about the Big 9 (about 30 minutes) while taking ​ a walk from campus to the Big 9 Legends Mural. (763 E. MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403).  ​

2) Take a stroll with Chattanooga’s baseball history ​

Located adjacent to Engel Stadium and UTC’s intramural sports complex is a paved walking path with 5 permanent markers detailing Chattanooga’s rich baseball history. The path is accessible via the sports complex’s O’Neal Street entrance (499 O Neal St, Chattanooga, TN 37404).  ​

 3) Walk the Walnut Street Walking Bridge and Explore Coolidge Park ​

The Walnut Street Bridge, built in 1891, is one of the world’s longest pedestrian bridge, and connects downtown Chattanooga to the north shore. Take in some of the prettiest views of Chattanooga and the river. On the downtown side is a memorial dedicated to the tragic but heroic story of Ed Johnson. This new Memorial is meant to be a welcoming, contemplative space where people of all background's cultures can learn, reflect, mourn and find inspiration. Below the iconic Walnut Street bridge on the Northshore is Coolidge Park where there are fountains, statues, cool attractions, and fun paths. From there, you can meander on the pathways by the river toward Renaissance Park. Its grassy knolls make it an artistic installment in and of itself. (1 Walnut Street) ​

​Learn more about the bridge and memorial here. ​

Bonus: Follow the numbered steps on Frazier Avenue and learn a new dance! ​

4)  Check out different sections of the Chattanooga Riverwalk ​

Pick a stretch of Chattanooga’s 16.1-mile Riverwalk to walk or bike. There are dozens of places to hop onto the Riverwalk throughout Chattanooga and each stretch of path will let you immerse yourself in nature, culture, and people watching. Learn more about getting to the riverwalk here.  ​

​Bonus: On the stretch of riverwalk close to campus is the UTC barge and waterfront, where you can rent water equipment (very cheaply) for time on the river. Another section of the riverwalk leads to the Chickamauga dam!  ​

​5)   Step into another world at the Bluff View Arts District and immerse yourself at Ross’s Landing​

Just a short walk from UTC’s campus, is Bluff View Arts District. Explore the many nooks and crannies of this family-owned historic neighborhood. Check out the gardens, plazas, views, and courtyards, including the “River Gallery Sculpture Garden” and art installments outside of the Hunter Museum of  ​

Art. From there, take a 10-minute walk to Ross’s Landing. Tucked between the Tennessee Aquarium and the Tennessee River, Ross’s Landing marks the starting point of the Trail of Tears. In 1838 over 1000 Cherokee were forced to march or be shipped west of their homeland due to the Indian Removal Act. The Passage, connecting downtown to Ross’s Landing, is a memorial walkway featuring a weeping wall and ceramic discs that tell stories of the displaced Cherokee.  ​

Bluff View Arts District: (411 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403) ​

Ross’s Landing: (201 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402) ​

Bonus: The Hunter Museum of Art offers local college students $18 year-long ​memberships (less than the price of a normal day ticket) OR free admission to their permanent collection on the first Thursday of every month from 4 – 8 pm (“Throwback Thursday”). Learn more here. ​

​ 6) Feel tiny in the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park ​

This 100% outdoor, free art museum is a park that showcases over 40 large-format sculptures. With a stunning view of Lookout Mountain, this park is a great place to spend time hanging out and checking out art. ​

View a park map and learn more here. (1800 Polk St, Chattanooga, TN 37408) ​

7) Reflect on breathtaking views and Civil War history at Craven’s House​

Located on Lookout Mountain as part of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Craven’s house was a major focal point in the Civil War  ​

“Battle Above the Clouds,” and the house’s history tells an interesting story. Check out the views from the house, explore the monuments and surrounding buildings, and even consider taking one of the hikes accessible from this area.​

Bonus: ​

Craven’s House and Point Park Loop Hike: https://www.hikethesouth.com/hikes/cravens-house-and-point-park-loop

Craven’s House to Sunset Rock Hike: https://www.hikethesouth.com/hikes/sunset-rock-via-cravens-house

(Cravens House, Point Park Visitor Ctr, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350). ​

8) Take a hike around Stringer’s Ridge​

This 92 acre park is located just minutes from downtown Chattanooga. With plenty of trails for bikers, hikers, and pets, this is a great way to quickly enjoy nature. Start at the Spear’s Avenue entrance and take a short hike to the beautiful overlook of Chattanooga. Make sure to check the weather, pack water, wear good shoes, take a friend or tell them where you are going, and have a fully charged phone with you. Follow the trail signs and enjoy the outdoors! ​
Bonus: Try to find the lookout! It's one of the best views in town!​

Learn more about stringer’s ridge and getting to the overlook here

(1312 Spears Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405)​

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