Operation Move In

Are you a:

        Incoming Freshmen/Transfer        





Volunteer Sign Up

We will have one process for groups (student organizations, churches, athletic teams, etc) and one process for individuals (faculty, staff, individual students, community members, alumni, etc).  Groups will be assigned to the unloading and carrying tasks.  Individuals will be able to sign up for parking and tent tasks.  If an individual is just beyond the moon excited to carry and unload, send an email to jason-harville@utc.edu  and he will get you on that list.

Sign up as an Individual             Sign up as a Group



Student Vaccination Requirement

A meningitis vaccination is required by law for all students living in the residence halls.  Before a student will be issued their key at move-in, immunization records must be on file with Student Health Services.  For more information please visit   Student Health Services


What to Bring:

Things to coordinate with roommates:

  • Small kitchen appliances: Toaster, Coffee Maker, Toaster Oven, etc.
  • Pots, pans, dishes and ice trays
  • Living room & bedroom TV’s
  • Cable cord
  • Shower curtainomi1
  • Decorations
  • Cleaning Supplies: vacuum, mop, broom, disinfectants, etc..
  • Gaming Systems

Other items:

  • Bedding
    • Mattress Topper
  • Towels
  • Laundry basket and detergent
  • Toiletries

Optional items:

  • Bike & Bike Lock
  • Safe/Lock box
  • Curtains and spring rod
  • Scented Plug Ins
  • Command Hooks
  • Organizational bins and drawers

Printable Suggested Packing List


What not to Bring:


Drugs (possession of illegal drugs

movemay result in removal of housing and loss

of any fees that have been paid)

Alcohol (UTC is a dry campus)

Halogen lamps or lamps with plastic shades

Candles or candle warmers and Incense

Large knives (kitchen knives only)



Gas or charcoal grills



All Housing Policies apply to all students residing on campus and at the Sheraton Read House. Housing policies were established to maintain a healthy environment that is supportive of academic and extra-curricular growth.  It is your responsibility to abide by these regulations while at UTC. Please view the Student Handbook for more specific information.  Housing and Residence Life’s judicial process will be enacted when a student is not complying with the stated policies.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been offering the Residence Hall Linens program since 1993.  The selection is larger than you will find anywhere else, at prices that are budget-friendly. Best of all, every Residence Hall Linens product available through OCM is guaranteed to fit and guaranteed to last from move-in all the way to graduation. Extra-long sheets, extra-long mattress pads, extra-long comforters, pillows, décor and storage solutions and all other products are backed by this guarantee. And using the OCM.com website is EASY!  Check out the website at www.utc.ocm.com

All new and current students are invited to participate in a fifteen day Welcome Week program that allows all students the opportunity to transition into the fall easily while having fun!

UTC meal plans are effective Thursday, August 18th.  The University Center and Crossroads will be open for lunch on that day.

Should you decide to drive/park on-campus, you will still need a parking decal. Decals can be purchased in the Administrative Service Building.  Please refer to Parking Services for more information.

CARTA, Chattanooga’s transit/bus system, is available throughout Chattanooga and surrounding cities.  All rides are free with your UTC ID (Mocs Card).  Electric Shuttle is available to all guests.

Here are some local retail stores for your convenience.   


501 Signal Mountain Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405 - 4.4 miles         

3550 Cummings Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37419 - 7.4 miles

490 Greenway View Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37411 - 6.5 miles

2020 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 250, Chattanooga, TN 37421 - 12.2 miles

5764 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343 - 9.6 miles


5579 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343 - 9.1 miles

1816 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421 - 11.7 miles

Food City

1600 E 23rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37404 - 2.8 miles

4011 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411 - 4.3 miles

703 Signal Mountain Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405 - 4.7 miles


110 N Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37405 - 1.6 miles

3605 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411 - 3.7 miles


2104 Mccallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404 - 2.1 miles

3401 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37409 - 4.1 miles

7354 E Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421 - 10.9 miles

Dollar General

2010 Mccallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404 - 2 miles

2303 E 23rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37407 - 3.5 miles

Family Dollar

511 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402 - 1 mile

119 N Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37405 - 1.7 miles

Hamilton Place Mall

2100 Hamilton Pl Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421 - 12.2 miles

Northgate Mall

271 Northgate Mall Dr, Hixson, TN 37415 - 7.6 miles