Founder's Week 2018

September 10-14

In Celebration of UTC's 132nd Anniversary


Monday, September 10

Mocs Games

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

The annual faculty and staff appreciation event, Mocs Games 2018 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.


SCEA's Stick Bombs and Spaghetti & Marshmallow Tower Competitions

11:00 am - 1:00 pm -Heritage Plaza

See who can build the tallest tower out of spaghetti noodles and marshmallows and also build a tower out of popsicle sticks!



Tuesday, September 11

11 Hours of Remembrance Run/Walk

6:00 am - 5:00 pm - Designated route between Military Science Building & Chamberlain Field

To pay respect to the fallen and to honor the heroic actions of so many that tragic day, UTC's Army ROTC will have the American flag and the flags of all the Armed Services available to sign out from the Military Science building.  Personnel will then take the flag from the Military Science Building and head up to Oak street to then take at least one lap around Chamberlain Field. You may walk or run and do so individually or as a group. Students may bring their own American and service flags as well and join those participating on Chamberlain Field.  The goal is to have at least one of the flags always circulating around Chamberlain Field from 6am-5pm.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Captain Kevin Beavers at or 423-425-5632.

Service Awards

11:30 am - 1:00 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 up to 40 years of service!


SCEA's Photo Booth

11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Location TBD

Join the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts for re-enactments of famous paintings!



Wednesday, September 12

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. This event is by invitation only.


SCEA's Digital Storytelling

11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Location TBD

The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts have tablets available for you to enjoy a digital story!



Thursday, September 13

Gary W. Rollins College of Business Naming Celebration

1:30 pm -3:30pm - Fletcher Hall Front Lawn


Gary W. Rollins College of Business Community Reception

5:30 pm -7:00 pm - UC Tennessee Room



Friday, September 14

State of the University  & West Campus Housing Ribbon-Cutting

12:00 pm - 1:30pm - West Campus Housing Courtyard

As we usher in a new academic year of learning and discovery, Chancellor Steve Angle will give his annual State of the University address. Immediately following the State of the University, a ribbon-cutting will take place for West Campus Housing, including the bookstore and food services to which it is home. UTC birthday cake will be available, and tours of the housing complex will take place immediately after the ribbon-cutting. UTC students, faculty, and staff, as well as Chattanooga community members, please mark your calendar now to attend this special moment in the life of our university.


Legends & Leaders

6:00 pm - UC Tennessee Room

Legends and Leaders is an annual event when the recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus/a Award and Outstanding Service Award are recognized. This year, we will also recognize the first Outstanding Young Alumnus/a Award winner.  Donna Lawrence, Alumni Board President, will host the event, and Chancellor Steven Angle will present the awards. This event is by invitation only.