Founder's Week 2017

September 11-17

Monday, September 11

Mocs Games

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Maclellan Gym

The annual faculty and staff appreciation event, Mocs Games 2017 will include game such as cornhole, horseshoes and giant Jenga, and treats like funnel cakes and Coke floats, and a surprise giveaway for everyone in attendance! Guests are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food, kitchenware, and personal care items for the newly launched Scrappy's Cupboard, the emergency food assistance program available to all UTC students.

Update: Due to reprecussions of Hurricane Irma, the university closed early on this day, therefore postponing Mocs Games. A rescheduled date for this event will be announced soon.



Tuesday, September 12

Service Awards

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - UC Tennessee Room

Each year UTC honors the dedicated staff and faculty through the Service Awards program.  This event celebrates those UTC employees reaching milestone years of 5, 10, 15, and so on up to 40 years of service! 



Wednesday, September 13

Scholarship Luncheon

11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Maclellan Gym

The annual Scholarship Luncheon brings scholarship donors and student recipients together to honor the generosity of donors and celebrates students' academic achievement as scholarship recipients.  The event offers students an opportunity to say 'thank you' and to discuss their academic and career aspirations with donors, University officials and friends.



Thursday, September 14

Legends & Leaders

6:00 pm - UC Tennessee Room


Pep Rally

8:15 pm - Chamberlain Pavilion

Be a part of the celebration on campus, and cheer on the football team as they prepare for their first home game of the season against UT Martin.  Come learn the Fight Song and enjoy performances by the band and spirit squads.  There will be prizes and much more!


CAB Movie Night on the Lawn

9:00 pm - Chamberlain Pavilion

Immediately following the Pep Rally, join the Campus Activities Board for Movie Night on the Lawn.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  This event is free and open to UTC students, faculty, staff and alumni. This event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.



Friday, September 15

State of the University 

12:00 pm - West Campus Housing, Top of Parking Deck (enter on Houston Street)

In celebration of UTC's 131st "birthday," Chancellor Angle delivered his State of the University address. Tours of the West Campus Housing Complex were available after the Chancellor's address. The full text of the Chancellor's address is available here.


Park(ing) Day

11:00 am  - 3:00 pm - East ML King Boulevard


Fall Family Weekend Welcome Reception

7:30 pm - IMAX Great Hall & Theatre at the Tennessee Aquarium

Fall Family Weekend 2017 festivities will begin with our Welcome Reception at the IMAX Great Hall & Theater at the Tennessee Aquarium.  Parents and family members are able to enjoy appetizers and drinks while networking with other families, UTC faculty members, and staff from UTC's Division of Student Development.  Make sure to stick around for a special screening of the movie Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D.  Registration is required to attend.  For more information, click here.  This event is sponsored by the UTC Parent & Family Association and UTC Faculty Senate.



Saturday, September 16

Mocs Flock Finley

4:00 pm - Tailgate in Mocs Block

5:15 pm - Mocs Flock Line-up 

Mocs Flock Finley was started in the Fall of 2016 as a collaborative effort to not only welcome our new Mocs to UTC Football but also to create a new tradition on campus.  During the first home game, freshman students gather for a tailgate then run across the football field at Finley Stadium prior to kick-off.  All participants receive a t-shirt and Power C socks in addition to being entered for additional prizes.  

Freshmen wishing to participate in the Mocs Flock will line up at 5:15pm at the EPB Student Gate located on Chestnut Street.  Students must have a UTC Mocs Card to participate.


UTC vs. UT Martin

6:00 pm - Finley Stadium



Sunday, September 17

Fall Family Weekend Farewell Brunch

11:30 am - UC Tennessee Room

Before parents and family depart for home, please join your student and representatives from the Division of Student Development in the University Center.  It's a great way to cap off your weekend on campus.  Registration is required to attend.  For more information, click here.  This event is sponsored by the UTC Parent & Family Association.