Beyond the Classroom Challenge

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How does the Beyond the Classroom Challenge work?

  1. Sign up to receive a weekly list of the best fun, free events on campus and in the community.
  2. Complete the Beyond the Classroom Challenge by the last day of exams in one of two ways:
    • Fully participate and reflect on 10 events
    • Complete any designated point-earning experience, then fully participate and reflect on five events.
  3. Complete a post-challenge reflection survey and turn in a photo before summer break


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Why participate in the Beyond the Classroom Challenge?

  1. Each event will help students get to know UTC and Chattanooga and learn where to get more involved.
  2. All ThinkAchieve events are free!
  3. By completing the challenge, students can receive the Beyond the Classroom Challenge Award, which includes:
    • A pictorial award signed by UTC's Chancellor, Steve Angle
    • A celebratory dinner with your fellow award winners
    • Priority registration during the registration period of the following semester
  4. All points accumulate toward being recognized as a ThinkAchieve Graduate.

Weekly Event List

Students who sign up for the challenge will receive 1 weekly email about the events for the week. Students can also access the event list here:  ​

Event List

Student Reflections

Read what students had to say about their participation in various events as a part of the BTC Challenge​

Student Success Stories


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