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Spring 2020

Halls will open Friday, January 3rd at 8am EST.


Check In Process

  1. Report to your complex office/community room to check in.
  2. 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.  
  3. The ID office regular hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.
  4. Be prepared to have your photo taken OR you can upload a photo 24-48 hours before going to the ID office. For instructions, click HERE
  5. If you have any questions about this process, please contact mocscard@utc.edu
  6. A limited number of moving carts are available for checkout, however we suggest you bring your own cart/dolly.
  7. Please do not park in the street, in Handicap spots or Fire Lanes (you will be towed/ticketed).
  8. Street parking is operated by the City of Chattanooga. Meters are free after 6pm Monday-Saturday and on Sunday.
  9. Dumpsters are available at each complex, please recycle in the blue bins.
  10. Residents not checked in by Monday, January 6th (first day of class) are considered "No Shows" and will have their assignment cancelled. Any student arriving Monday, January 6th or later needs to contact their Resident Director letting them know to avoid cancellation and fees.

 Printable Suggested Packing List


Fall 2019

Volunteer Sign-Ups

The Department of Housing and Residence Life is excited to continue building strong relationships with community partners, faculty, staff, and students to benefit our on-campus students. Assist students with unloading and moving their items into the residence halls, sign up below: Community Partners and Students         

UTC Faculty & Staff   

Student Information

Thursday, August 15th: 

Incoming Freshmen & Incoming Transfers

8am-12pm Even Room Numbers

12pm-4pm Odd Room Numbers


Friday, August 16th 1pm-4pm & Saturday, August 17th 10am-4pm: Upperclassmen




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



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 Thursday, August 15th.  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


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


Traffic Maps 

student overview

 boling map for operation move in

close up of boling for operation move in

 Guerry Overview


Check-in will be located at the Guerry/Decosimo office located in Stacy Town Center on the corner of 8th and University Street.

Douglas street will be an exit only. All vehicles trying to unload in Lots 47-1 & 47-2 will need to enter through Mabel Street.

Student may park in the church lot to closer to check-in then move their cars to the lot closest to their room.

guerry unloading map

 decosimo move in map


Check-in will be located at the Guerry/Decosimo office located in Stacy Town Center on the corner of 8th and University Street.

Douglas street will be an exit only. All vehicles trying to unload in Lots 47-1 & 47-2 will need to enter through Mabel Street.

Student may park in the church lot to closer to check-in then move their cars to the lot closest to their room.


decosimo building move in map

 stophel move in map


Stophel parking garage entrance by Brown Academy will NOT be available during Friday Move-In due to school dismissal and traffic congestion. Please use the garage entrance off University Street on Friday.


stophel map for move in

Students will check-in and receive their key at the UCF Classroom.

Once you have received your key you may park in the lot on 8th and Palmetto to unload. Please pull beside the building and DO NOT park in a numbered space. 

Students are encouraged to get a campus parking pass, however if you wish to purchase a pass in the Palmetto Place lot you will need to do that directly through the property manager.

Any questions/concerns about Palmetto Place should be directed to the Walker/UCF office.

walker and ucf map for move in