Room Selection Information for Current Students

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Due to COVID-19 we will NOT be able to offer a free move period for Fall 2020. 

After the free move period, the Housing department will determine if any consolidation is necessary. Apartments/rooms with vacancies may be consolidated.
Residents living on campus for the fall will remain assigned to the same room for the spring semester. All fall residents have signed a 9-month academic year contract (fall & spring semesters).
We accept applications throughout the year. To apply, log in to Manage My Housing and complete the application. If you have additional questions please call our office 423-425-4304.
 All fall semester room changes must be requested before Thanksgiving and approval/move must be completed by Dec. 1.  If you wish to have a new assignment for the spring semester, you will need to do a room change during the fall semester (before finals) or wait until the Spring Free Move Period in January (typically the second week of school). 
  • Freshmen and Sophomores living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan
  • Juniors and Seniors may choose not to have a meal plan
  • Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior or Senior status is based on your current credit hours earned.
    • If your credit hours change after a semester ends resulting in your classification changing, you may log in to Manage My Housing  to update your meal plan preference.
    • The University classifies undergraduate students as freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors according to the number of credit hours the student has completed:
      • Freshman: 0-29 semester hours
      • Sophomore: 30-59 semester hours
      • Junior: 60-89 semester hours
      • Senior: 90 or more semester hours
For more details of the meal plans please visit: UTC Dining Meal Plans

Application opens in March.

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Current students who completed an application but did not select a room during room selection are automatically placed on the waiting list.

  • We will assign students off the waiting list based on application complete date (earliest first).
  • If you no longer wish to be on the waiting list, please send us an email to cancel your application,
  • Check your Mocs email for updates on your assignment.

Students inquiring or needing to cancel their housing must complete the Housing Cancellation Request form through Manage My Housing

Cancelling prior to move in:

  1. The pre-payment may be refundable in full if cancellation is received prior to May 1. If cancellation is received prior to June 1 student will be refunded 50% of the pre-payment. After June 1 there are no refunds of the prepayment. 
  2. Students cancelling due to unforeseen circumstances may appeal the forfeit of their prepayment by submitting their appeal and supporting documentation through their cancellation request in Manage My Housing. If you are experiencing issues uploading the documentation in Manage My Housing then you may email the information to

Cancelling after student has moved in:

  1. Once the cancellation has been submitted, the student will be sent an email to their Mocs account with a detailed letter on the fees associated with breaking their contract.
  2. A student may choose to appeal these fees by uploading an appeal letter and supporting documentation to their Housing Cancellation Request. If you are experiencing issues uploading the documentation in Manage My Housing then you may email the information to
  3. The appeals committee meets monthly and will review the information provided by the student.
  4. The student will receive an email with the committee's decision within 2 business days of the committee meeting. 
  5. Fees will be assessed after student has checked out.

All fall semester residents have signed an academic year contract (both fall and spring semesters).


The following are potential fees based upon cancellation reason:

No Fee:

  • Students transferring to another university after the fall semester with proper documentation (acceptance letter & spring class schedule)
  • Exchange students, enlisting in military during the semester, study abroad
  • December graduates

One Month Fee:

  • Not enrolled at UTC
  • Students transferring to another university without proper documentation 

Full Term Fee:

  • Still enrolled at UTC/Moving off-campus

***Cancellation fees are in addition to charges for length of stay on campus, charges are prorated per night after checkout. Resident Directors determine charges for damage to the room and/or improper checkouts.



The 2021/2022 housing application will open February 1, 2021.

Room selection will be held March 22-26, 2021. 

Check back February 2021 for more details!