Freshman Success

Welcome to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga! UTC is committed to helping students make a productive transition to college life. Central to this commitment are various academic programs, resources, and services.

Assistance is available in many areas, including tutoring in various subjects, preparing for tests, developing effective study skills, writing assignments, choosing a career, changing your major and using the library. These programs, resources, and ser vices are free and available to all students, not just those having academic difficulties. The contact persons are friendly and eager to help. Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome; please call, email, drop by, or visit the websites for further information. We hope you have many great years at UTC!


Office for Students with Disabilities

110 Frist Hall
Michelle Rigler 
michelle-rigler@utc.edu

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 425-4006

Provides academic accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure equal access to all educational opportunities and maximizes their potential regardless of the impact of their disability. Students must provide documentation according to federal guidelines.

Student Support Services

216 Frist Hall
Shirl Gholston 
shirl-gholston@utc.edu

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 425-5235

Provides the following services and activities designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented UTC students: tutoring, mentoring, counseling, advising, academic success workshops, academic monitoring, exposure to cultural enrichment events, and financial support.

Women’s Center

350 University Center
Sara Peters
Sara-Peters@utc.edu
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 425-5605

Provides leadership working with campus and community partners to reduce violence against women, including relationship violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual harassment.

UTC Lupton Library

Theresa Liedtka, Dean of Library 
Theresa-Liedtka@utc.edu

Virginia Cairns, Head of Reference and Instruction 
Virginia-Cairns@utc.edu
Library Hours: 
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Library Circulation: 425-4501
Library Reference: 425-4510

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