The Beyond the Classroom Challenge is a great way for students to jump into a broad variety of FREE campus and community events, learning more about UTC, Chattanooga, and themselves—all based on their own schedules and interests. Each week these events are sent out to any student who signs up, and the Scrappy newsletterwill identify events that count towards the challenge. To complete the Challenge and earn an award signed by the Chancellor including priority registration, students must sign up, and must participate and reflect on 10 events before the end of the final Reading Day (December 1). To learn more, click HEREor email the Experiential Learning Team at, visit them at 433 in the Library or call 423-425-5825.

Beyond the Classroom Challenge updated procedures due to COVID-19

Greetings Beyond the Classroom Challenge Students,


We trust you are doing well. In accordance with the University’s response to COVID-19, we are making alternative pathways for students to participate in the Beyond the Classroom Challenge. Please keep in mind that all students’ safety is our primary concern, and we encourage students to take all necessary precautions as we navigate this difficult health challenge. First and foremost, please practice common sense and follow all necessary precautions: Please email us at with particular questions or thoughts, as working with individual students will be a top priority for us this semester.

There are many options available to complete the BTC Challenge for Fall 2020. The first step is to sign up (link to the big gold sign up button on this page: The general framework still involves students participating and reflecting on 10 campus and community events as a way of broadening their engagement and exposure to UTC and Chattanooga resources and opportunities.

The reflection form to be completed after each event is here: BTC Challenge Reflection

Many offices and programs on campus and throughout Chattanooga are expanding their virtual offerings, as well as planning for in person events that are consistent with UTC’s precautions linked above. One additional option is that students can contact the ThinkAchieve staff to design and complete your own set of events. More information will be posted soon.