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Spring 2019

Residence Halls open at 8:00am on Friday, January 4th

  • Students may check in at any time over the weekend
  • If you plan to arrive on Monday, January 7th or later, please email your Resident Director letting them know.
  • Report to your complex office/community room to check in.

  • You must have your UTC ID to check in to the residence hall.  If you do not have your UTC ID please go to the University Center to have it made before reporting to your complex office.  


new mocs card

  • If you have an old Mocs Card:
    • Bring it to the ID office located in the University Center, Room 262 and a new card will be printed for FREE.
      • If you do not have a current Mocs Card, visit the Bursar office in the UC to pay the $15.00 replacement fee, then bring your receipt to the ID office.
    • The ID office regular hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.
    • Be prepared to have your photo updated OR you can upload a photo 24-48 hours before going to the ID office. For instructions, click HERE
    • If you have any questions about this process, please contact mocscard@utc.edu


  • A limited number of moving carts are available for checkout, however we suggest you bring your our cart/dolly.

  • Please do not park in the street, in Handicap spots or Fire Lanes (you will be towed/ticketed).

  • Street parking is operated by the City of Chattanooga. Meters are free after 6pm Monday-Saturday and on Sunday.

  • Dumpsters are available at each complex, please recycle in the blue bins.


  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

 Printable Suggested Packing List

As of July 2018, only residents of Stagmaier Hall may bring a mini-fridge. Students are not permitted to bring mini-fridges in other complexes. 


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 curtain & curtain rings
  • Couch cover - sizes vary, may want to purchase after move in
  • Decorations
  • Cleaning Supplies: vacuum, mop, broom, disinfectants, etc..
  • Gaming Systems

Other items:

  • Bedding
    • Mattress Topper
  • Bed risers (lofting is not permitted)
  • 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

Mini-fridges are not permitted in residence halls as of July 2018, except for Stagmaier Hall.


Drugs (possession of illegal drugs

may result in removal of housing and loss

of any fees that have been paid)

Alcohol (UTC is a dry campus)

Candles or candle warmers and Incense

Large knives (kitchen knives only)



Gas or charcoal grills


Dumpsters are available at every building.

Please breakdown ALL boxes.

Recycling dumpsters are located at Lockmiller, Walker/UCF, Johnson Obear and West Campus.

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 16th.  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 downtown is available to anyone.

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


 Directions and Unloading Traffic Maps for Each Building (Fall 2018)