January 9-13, 2023
Welcome back Mocs! Whether you are returning to campus, or joining us for the first time, we are excited to welcome you back to campus with a fun-filled week of events and activities! Check out the schedule below and get involved!
Events are open to ALL currently enrolled UTC students and are FREE unless otherwise noted.
Winter Welcome 2023 Events
Need accommodations to participate in an event? Reach out to the event contact listed for each event.
Pre-registration may be required for some events. Please check the event description for more information.
Events will be held in an in-person format unless otherwise specified.
Monday, Jan. 9
Welcome Tables, 10 AM – 2 PM
Welcome back, Mocs! Stop by and treat yourself to some free hot chocolate or apple cider on your way to class and grab a Winter Welcome calendar!
Location: University Center and Lupton Lobby
Event Contact: Elena Grace Anderson, [email protected]
Sponsored by the Office of Student & Family Engagement
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8605799
- Spin the Wheel with Advisor's Council, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
Spin to Win with Advisor's Council this Winter for your chance to win some free UTC swag from all over campus! Come play, snack, and chat with us! Totally free and you do not need to sign-up ahead of time. We can't wait to see you!
Location: Lupton Hall First Floor
Event Contact: Rachel Weibel, [email protected]
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8664046
Soundwaves Pool Party, 7 PM - 10 PM
Join us for our annual Winter Welcome Week pool party! Our talented DJ will be making waves in this once-a-year event. Swim, float, and slide into darkened waters with a laser light show and neon lights illuminating the night. Free pizza, drinks, and swag! All students are welcome! Free! No registration required! All students must have a valid Mocs ID to enter.
Location: Aquatic & Recreation Center (ARC) Pool
Event Contact: Spencer Jordan, (423) 425-4222
Sponsored by Campus Recreation
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8672976
Tuesday, Jan. 10
A Warm Welcome International Tea Time, 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Join UTC Center for Global Education for our annual First International Tea Time of the semester! We will have our usual tea, cookies, games, and good company along with the option to pack a ‘Warm Welcome Bag’ for refugees who are receiving services from Bridge Refugee Services.
Come meet new and returning international and domestic students and learn more about different cultures!
Location: Lupton 120/ Lupton Hall Lobby
Event Contact: Kelsey Simoni, (423) 425-5682
Sponsored by The Center for Global Education
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8612605
Taco-bout a Paint Party!, Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
Join us for a night of painting fun and tacos! The Chattery will be coming to campus to do a 2 hour step-by-step acrylic painting class. The event is free, but registration is required as spaces are limited to 30 students!
Location: UC Chattanooga Room
Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8600398
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Cocoa, Cookies & Calendars, 10 AM - 12 PM
Grab a cup of your favorite cocoa and learn more about time management strategies as you start the new semester. This event will take place on Wednesday, January 11 from 10 am - 12 pm
Location: DRC Lounge (Disability Resource Center UC352)
Event Contact: Michelle Rigler, (423) 425-4006
Sponsored by the Disability Resource Center (DRC)
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8597885
- Science of Sugar and Snow, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This drop-in event is a great opportunity to mingle with faculty and students, ask questions about the Chemistry and Physics programs, practice some science and grab some swag.
Location: Grote Hall Main Entrance
Event Contact: Keenan Dungey, [email protected]
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8669758
- Make and Take Your Own 2023 Vision Board, 11 AM - 5 PM
Get your year started "on the right foot" by putting together a one-of-a-kind vision board in a fun atmosphere while meeting new Mocs! Swing by anytime between 11:00am and 5:00pm. Refreshments and giveaways will be available. RSVP is not required.
Location: Outside the Center for Career and Leadership Development (Across from the Mocs One Center)
Event Contact: Daniel Grzesik, [email protected]
Center for Career and Leadership Development
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8656071
- Welcome Back Bingo, 6 PM - 8 PM
RHA is welcoming students back to campus with bingo and giveaways of housewarming gifts, cleaning supplies, and snacks for winners. There is no prior sign up or fee. If students have questions, they can dm us on our Instagram @utcrha!
Location: University Center Tennessee Room
Event Contact: Anastasia Chaky, [email protected]
Residence Hall Association
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8609372
Cozy Carnival, 7 PM - 9 PM
The Offices of Student and Family Engagement, Women and Gender Equity, and Multicultural Affairs invite you to the Cozy Carnival on Wednesday, January 11th at 7PM in Lupton 1st Floor Lobby. Join us for winter games, build your own stuffed animals, hot chocolate bar, sweet treats, and a snow globe photo booth! ALL students are welcome and have a valid Mocs card to enter.
Location: Lupton 1st Floor Lobby
Event Contact: Kidron Bullock, [email protected]
Sponsored by the Office of Student and Family Engagement, Center for Women and Gender Equity, and Office of Multicultural Affairs
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8605799
Thursday, Jan. 12
Winter Organization Fair, 3 PM - 5 PM
All students are welcome to join us for the Winter Organization Fair! Come grab a hamburger or hotdog and meet some of the amazing organizations that are on our campus! The Winter Organization Fair will take place on January 12th from 3PM- 5PM in the University Center Tennessee Room. Participants will be able to walk around the event and meet some members of different organizations as well as exchanging some contact information so they can link up later. Whether you've been on campus for a while or are new, you can always benefit from seeing what kind of people you can connect with. Students must provide a valid student ID.
Location: University Center, Tennessee Room
Event Contact: Benjamin Powell, [email protected]
Sponsored by Student and Family Engagement
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8595799
- Scrappy's Market, 5 PM - 6:30 PM
Scrappy's Market is UTC's low-cost, bi-weekly, fresh produce market! Markets will be hosted every other week on Wednesdays and Thursdays alternatively. This event is available to students, faculty, and staff. Students with financial concerns can connect with Student Outreach and Support ([email protected]; 423-425-2299) for additional resources.
Location: University Center 2nd Floor Common Area
Event Contact: Tish Hubbard, [email protected]
Scrappy's Cupboard, Student Outreach and Support, Mocs Dinning
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8654630
Women’s Basketball vs. Samford, 7 PM
Join for our Women’s Basketball Winter Welcome Week game! This is our SoCon Home Opener for your women’s basketball team. It is our Black Out game and the first 100 fans to the game are getting a FREE t-shirt. But wait, there is more! The first 100 student to the game will receive a concessions voucher. Be sure to get to the game early, doors open at 6:00 pm.
Location: McKenzie Arena (aka The Roundhouse)
Event Contact: Athletics Marketing, [email protected]
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8543073
Friday, Jan. 13
Military Movie Night, 6 PM - 9 PM
Join us for our Military Movie night for the Spring Winter Welcome! We will be showing Top Gun: Maverick in the University Center Auditorium with snacks and popcorn. Bring out your family and friends to enjoy watching the movie together. Free! No registration required! All students must have a valid Mocs card to enter.
Location: University Center Auditorium
Event Contact: Robert Dorsett, (423) 425-4663
Sponsored by Veteran and Military Affairs and Office of Student and Family Engagement
Connect with this event in MocSync: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8677512