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There's no time for FOMO! Just because it's January doesn't mean you still can't get involved and enjoy your first week of spring classes. Check out the great events that are relaxing and fun! Don't forget to bring your Mocs ID!

 Events are open to ALL currently enrolled UTC students and are FREE unless otherwise noted!


January 6-10, 2020

 Monday, Jan. 6

Location: Heritage Plaza and Library Courtyard

Welcome back, Mocs! Stop by to grab some free hot chocolate or apple cider on your way to class and grab a Winter Welcome calendar!

Sponsored by the Office of Student & Family Engagement

Location: ARC Pool

A new decade, a new year, a new semester, a new YOU! Start this new year off at our Winter Welcome pool party! Our DJ will build the heat as you swim, float, and soak in our spa as laser and neon lights illuminate a wintery night.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation Aquatics

 

Tuesday, Jan. 7

Location: University Center Lobby

The beginning of the semester means adjusting to a lot of newness: schedules, people, goals...the pace of everyday life can feel like warp speed and leave us struggling to keep up. Studies show learning to PAUSE in the midst of a chaotic situation can help curb escalating stress and redirect our attention. Focused attention supports efficiency and creativity in our actions. Today, we will learn a few ways to pause amidst the chaos and excitement of our busy days, and use sending a note to a loved one as a way to redirect our attention to the present moment. Pause with us and send a personalized postcard to a friend. Join the Center for Mindful Living, UTC Center for Student Wellbeing and UTC Counseling Center on Tuesday, January 7th from 1pm - 3pm at the University Center Lobby Tables for a mindful moment aimed to practice our pause, redirect mind, practice reaching out, practice gratitude and focus attention.

Sponsored by the Center for Student Wellbeing and the UTC Counseling Center

Location: University Center Tennessee Room & Chattanooga Room

Join us for an night of fun and games! We'll have yard games in one room and table top games in another!

Sponsored by the Center for Women & Gender Equity and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

 

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Location: University Center Tennessee Room

Winter Org Fest is a great opportunity to learn more about getting involved and connect with campus organizations. Enjoy food and prizes as your browse organizations and get involved! 

Sponsored by the Office of Student and Family Engagement

Location: McKenzie Arena Hall of Fame Room (4th floor)

Join us for a student tailgate before our Men's Basketball Team takes on Furman! Enjoy free food and a special giveaway and then stay for tip off at 7 p.m. to cheer on our Mocs to victory!

Sponsored by Chattanooga Athletics and the Office of Student & Family Engagement

 

Thursday, Jan. 9

Location: University Center Game Room & UC 143A

Get to know the therapy dogs and learn more about Veteran Student Services!  

Sponsored by Veteran Student Services

Location: University Center Tennessee Room

Twice a month, the Center for Global Education hosts International Tea Time. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to enjoy different types of tea while learning about different cultures.- No need to sign up ahead of time! This event is free!

Sponsored by the Center for Global Education

Location: University Center Tennessee Room

Bring a blanket and pillow and get cozy with us in the Tennessee Room for an indoor movie night! Chairs will be provided for anyone that wants one. 

Sponsored by the Disability Resource Center

 

Friday, Jan. 10

Location: Outside of Crossroads

Join Mocs Dining to decorate your own donut! This event is free for students, even if you don't have a meal plan!

Sponsored by Mocs Dining

Location: UC Auditorium

"Come on down" for your chance to play in our high-paced, high-energy game show based on two classic TV game shows for a chance to win prizes! You could be playing games like High/Low, True/False, Danger Zone, Tic Tac Toe, and Winner Take All.

Sponsored by the Office of Student and Family Engagement