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Fall 2020

Monday, August 10th - Sunday, August 16th 

Monday, August 10th - Thursday, August 13th: Incoming Freshmen & Incoming Transfers 

Thursday, August 13th - Sunday, August 16th: Upperclassmen


UTC Coronavirus Updates Website

  Packing List (PDF)

COVID Housing Refund Policy

Sign Up for a Check-in Appointment through

Manage My Housing, select "Operation Move In"

1-Clear your Immunization Hold

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 University Health Services.  For more information please visit   University Health Services

2-Sign Move In Agreement and Contract Addendum

Copies of the forms will be emailed to the students MOCs email account after signing. You may also view the documents on our Housing Policies page.

3-Select Check-in Appointment

A limited number of students are permitted per timeslot. If plans change you can cancel your appointment and pick another one. 

4-New Students: Submit Photo for MOCs ID

New students will need to submit their photo online through the MOCs Card office for it to be printed and ready for pick-up at check-in.

5-Complete COVID Screening form

Within 3 days of your check in appointment, please complete the COVID-19 Risk Assessment/ Screening Form through Medicat. At this time, a negative test is not required for students to check-in (updated 7/29/20).

6-Print Fast Pass

Available after COVID screening has been reviewed and approved. Print 1 for each car before coming to campus and place in your car windshield for a faster check in!

On your move in day:

1-Check Up

If you are currently isolating or quarantining, please do NOT report to campus. Complete the COVID-19 Notification Form and wait for instructions from University Health Services. 

If you are experience COVID symptoms, do NOT report to campus. Please seek medical care at home. Complete the COVID-19 Notification Form and wait for instructions from University Health Services. Notify the main housing office by calling 423-425-4304 so we can adjust your check in time.

Residents are only permitted 2 guest to help them on their check-in day. If guest are experiencing COVID symptoms please do NOT bring them to campus.

2-Drive Through Check In at UTC Sports Complex

Drive through check-in will be located at the UTC Sports Complex located 500 O'Neal Street next to Historic Engel Stadium.

Please come during the timeslot you selected through Manage My Housing.

Only the student needs to go through this check-in.

After receiving your room key and MOCs ID, all students will be directed down O'Neal Street to McCallie. From McCallie you will turn either right or left for your Residence Hall.

3-Unload at your Residence Hall

  1. Park in the designated unloading area.
  2. Students have 2 hours from their check-in appointment to pick up their key, unload and move their car to the designated long term parking lot. If you get done early we ask that you move your car to allow for others to unload.
  3. A limited number of moving carts are available for checkout, however we suggest you bring your own cart/dolly.
  4. Please do not park in the street, in Handicap spots or Fire Lanes (you will be towed/ticketed).
  5. Street parking is operated by the City of Chattanooga. Meters are free after 6pm Monday-Saturday and on Sunday.

4-Move vehicle(s) to long term parking lots

Yellow lots noted on the OMI map below.

5-Unpack and get settled

  • Take all trash to the dumpsters, do not pile items in the hallways.
  • Dumpsters are available at each complex, please recycle in the blue bins.
  • Residents not checked in by Monday, August 17th (first day of class) are considered "No Shows" and will have their assignment cancelled. Any student arriving after the first day of class or later needs to contact their Resident Director letting them know to avoid cancellation and fees.
  • After your move in day, off-campus guests are no longer permitted



Traffic Maps 

 Operation Move In Campus Map





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
  • Finishing Nails/Thumb Tacks to hang decorations
  • Organizational bins and drawers

Command Hooks and Self Adhesive hooks are not permitted as of July 2019.

Mini-fridges are not permitted in residence halls.


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 stations 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 Linen 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 Monday, August 10th.  Please visit MOCs Dining Services for hours of operation.

Should you decide to drive/park on-campus, you will still need a virtual permit. These can be purchased through Parking Services.

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


400 North Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37405 - 1 mile

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

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