Themed Learning Communities (TLCs)


Themed Learning Communities (TLCs) are not connected to a specific academic course/discipline, but still provide residents with a unique experience. TLC residents are provided with the opportunity to reside with other students sharing their common interests. TLC residents participate in events coordinated by the TLC faculty/staff partner and the TLC RA.


Please Note: If you apply and are accepted to a TLC you will be assigned a room in the designated building. Please review the Housing Rates.





Freshmen Only TLCs:


Location: Johnson Obear Apartments
Themed Learning Community
Sponsoring Department: Campus Recreation
Contact: Allison Hughes,, 423-425-5750

Apply for WILD

WILD is a TLC designed to foster leadership and fitness for members through an outdoor adventure based setting. Students who are accepted into the WILD TLC Program will be provided with a community of students all interested in similar experiences focused around being in nature and living a healthy lifestyle. WILD members will be provided with many opportunities to learn and develop their skills in outdoor adventure sports, such as, backpacking, climbing, and whitewater canoeing. WILD also advocates for healthy living by incorporating fitness and heath education into the programs. Students will be developing their leadership skills through every experience they have in WILD. 


Upperclassmen TLCs:

Go Global! UTC’s International Community

Location: Stophel Apartments
Themed Learning Community
Sponsoring Department: International Programs and National Student Exchange
Contact: Kristin Labs,, 423-425-2110

Apply for Go Global!

"Go Global!" allows UTC students to live with and learn from returning UTC international exchange students and new international exchange students from all over the world. Here, students will be able to learn about study abroad opportunities, develop skills in a foreign language, foster appreciation and respect for other cultures, and welcome new international students to campus as they learn about UTC, Chattanooga, Tennessee and "The South." UTC students minoring or majoring in a foreign language, or thinking about doing so, are very much encouraged to apply. They will be able to request suite-mates who speak the language which they are studying. 


Transfer MOCS

Location: Decosimo Apartments (Fall 2016)
Themed Learning Community
Sponsoring Department: Center for Academic Support and Advisement 
Contact: Nicole Jones,, 423-425-4573

Apply for Transfer MOCS

The Transfer MOCS, LLC will help with your transition to UTC. You will live among others with shared experiences and interest. The living learning community (LLC) will provide you with the support and tools needed to maintain a good academic standing. You will also be connected to social engagement opportunities and career preparation. This will all take place in a fun and relaxed environment. The program will also provide you the opportunity to volunteer in the community and build strong leadership skills.