2018 Calendar of Events

Our 2018 #MocsFlockBack: Welcome Week and Involvement Week calendar of events is jammed packed with a ton of fun, free programs to get the school year started off right. Take a look, mark your calendars and don't forget your Mocs Card! Click on a day below to get started!

The Mocs Now app makes it easy to have Welcome Week and Involvement Week events right at your fingertips. With the app, you can add Welcome Week events to you schedule and get reminders about upcoming events. Download it today!

 

Looking for something to do after Operation Move-In?

Operation Move-In, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

Welcome the Class of 2022 to the Mocs family! Freshman will move into their residence halls and begin their journey as Mocs!

Location: Residence Halls

Event Contact: Housing and Residence Life, 423-425-4304


Winner Winner Fresh-People Dinner, 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Already homesick for a home cooked meal? Drop in for a fried chicken dinner with all the fixings at the Hope House while supplies last! Bring your parents (or not). Visit our Fairly Decent Coffee House downstairs. Check out our great study spaces and free amenities (did someone say free laundry??).

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com


Ice Cream and Games, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Sponsored by the Christian Student Center

Come enjoy ice cream and games and meet new people.

Location: Christian Student Center, 609 Houston Street

Event Contact: Craig Allison, cpatalon23@gmail.com


Ice Cream Bash, 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Cru

Come grab some ice cream, throw some corn hole, and meet other new students on campus!

Location: Heritage Plaza by the University Center

Event Contact: Jason Morris, jason.morris@cru.org 

New Student Convocation, 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Sponsored by Office of the Chancellor

Attention Class of 2022 - all incoming freshmen, transfer students, and international students! Join us for your official welcome to UTC! You will hear from Chancellor Angle, upperclassmen, and faculty. You will also get some practice cheering with our Fight Song and will learn our Alma Mater. The program will culminate in a one-of-a-kind aerial photo of you making a "2022" on the arena floor! You won't want to miss this event!

Location: McKenzie Arena

Event Contact: Office of the Chancellor, 423-425-4141


Movies and Mayhem (M&M), 6:30 P.M. - 11:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Christian Student Center

Join us and watch movies in the CSC parking lot on a massive building screen, play outdoor games, and enjoy some food and fun!

Location: Christian Student Center, 609 Houston Street

Event Contact: Craig Allison, cpatalon23@gmail.com


Women's Soccer vs Alabama A&M, 3:00 P.M.

Sponsored by UTC Athletics

Cheer on the Women's Soccer team as they take on Alabama A&M!

Location: Finley Stadium


Bonnacru, 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Cru

This second annual hangout is filled with music, tie-dye, fried Oreos, and other festival games.

Location: Chamberlain Field by the Library

Event Contact: Jason Morris, jason.morris@cru.org 

Panhellenic Bid Day, 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Sponsored by UTC Panhellenic

Join us to welcome new members into our Panhellenic sororities!

Location: McKenzie Arena

Event Contact: Mariah Stoermer, utcpanrecruitment@gmail.com


Hope Hike at The Blue Hole, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Join us for a college-aged hike to a local’s favorite swimming hole, North Chick Blue Hole. Lunch will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and wear a swim suit. Meet at Hope House at 10:00 A.M. We’ll carpool! If you have a car and are willing to transport people, please part in the Hope House driveway when you arrive.

Location: Meet at Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com


Chester Frost Park Expedition, 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Christian Student Center

Get your exploration gear and explore Chester Frost Park for some outdoor adventure!

Location: Christian Student Center, 609 Houston Street

Event Contact: Craig Allison, cpatalon23@gmail.com


Petting Zoo & BBQ - THE FARM HOUSE, 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Sponsored by The House 

Celebrate the beginning of the new school year with The House. Free BBQ, blue grass music and a petting zoo (of course). Enjoy a night on the patio meeting new people and eating good food (first come, first served).

Location: The Hub Patio, 650 McCallie Ave.

Event Contact: Kirsten Hyde, kirstenrhyde@gmail.com


Field Games and Funnel Cake, 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Cru

Come grab some funnel cake and play volley, spikeball, nine square, and other games.

Location: Chamberlain Field by the Library

Event Contact: Jason Morris, jason.morris@cru.org 


Life of the Party with Up 'Til Dawn, 8:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Sponsored by St. Jude Up 'Til Dawn

Join us for a screening of Life of the Party and learn more about our organization and how you can get involved!

Location: Chamberlain Field

Event Contact: Haley Schlagel, qbj986@mocs.utc.edu


Welcome Week (Aug. 19-25)

Welcome Sunday and Buffet Style Lunch, 9:30 A.M. -12:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Christian Student Center

You are the honored guest! Come worship with us at Central Church of Christ and enjoy lunch and a gift bag to get your week started off right.

Location: Christian Student Center, 609 Houston Street

Event Contact: Craig Allison, cpatalon23@gmail.com


Open House at Hope, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Drop in at the Hope House, make a hot sandwich, drink a latte, play ping pong, wash your laundry, hammock, or just come meet our amazing Director of Hospitality, Terry Paris. There’s also an optional worship service from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. in the coffee shop downstairs (SYNDEO Sunday Brunch).

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com


SYNDEO* Sunday Brunch at Hope, 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Join SYNDEO this Sunday for an Inclusive Spiritual Gathering around a potluck brunch. Engaging topical discussion. Music, prayers, games, and time to connect or chill. All (and we mean ALL) are welcome. *SYNDEO is a small spiritual community seeking an authentic experience to explore their faith. Some of these folks come because they are disillusioned with the church but have found hope here, some come seeking a better understanding having no experience with faith communities, some come with questions and doubts looking for honest conversation and caring community. For more information: Facebook-SyndeoChatt

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tom Bagley, tombagley2@gmail.com


Housing Section Meetings

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

All on-campus residents are required to attend their section meeting with their resident assistant. Specific locations will be communicated by your resident assistant.

Location: Residence Halls

Event Contact: Amy Beal, amy-beal@utc.edu 


Welcome Week Featured Event

Oak Street Roast, 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students

Kick-start your semester with our campus block party! Join us for free food, games, inflatables, and so much more!

Our inflatables and activity sponsors include: Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, UTC Social Media, Center for Women and Gender Equity, Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors, Homecoming Student Steering Committee, and AOD Wellness

Location: Maclellan Gym

Event Contact: Laura Petrus, Laura-Petrus@utc.edu, 423-425-2321

 

Club Sport Expo, 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Learn more about each of our club sport teams!

Location: Tennessee Room, 2nd floor of the University Center

Event Contact: Campus Recreation, 423-425-4213

Learn more: www.utc.edu/campus-recreation 


CANCELED: Bubble Soccer, 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Bubble soccer for Aug. 20 has been canceled.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Join Campus Recreation and play bubble soccer!

Location: Chamberlain Field

Event Contact: Campus Recreation, 423-425-4213

Learn more: www.utc.edu/campus-recreation 


Banana Split, 6:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Help us devour our 100 foot banana split at this annual Campus Recreation event!

Location: Chattanooga Room, 2nd floor of the University Center

Event Contact: Campus Recreation, 423-425-4213

Learn more: www.utc.edu/campus-recreation 


Welcome Week Featured Event

Soundwaves: Deep Waters, 8:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation and Student Veterans Organization

Join us for our annual Welcome Week pool party! Our talented DJ will be making waves in this once a year event. Swim, float and slide into darkened waters with a laser light show, and neon illuminating the night. 

Location: Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC)

Event Contact: Craig Gosnell, craig-gosnell@utc.edu 

Learn more: www.utc.edu/campus-recreation 


Campus Wide Capture the Flag, 8:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Christian Student Center

Get on a team and join in the fun as we cover the campus in a massive capture the flag blow out!

Location: Christian Student Center, 609 Houston Street

Event Contact: Craig Allison, cpatalon23@gmail.com

VA Mobile Veteran Center, 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Veteran Student Services

Learn about campus support services and programs offered to active duty service-members, veterans, reservists, dependent students, faculty, and staff. 

Location: Terrell Owens Way (previously Lansing Court), outside of the University Center

Event Contact: Squoia Holmes, squoia-holmes@utc.edu, and Tara Mathis, tara-mathis@utc.edu 


Hope’s Free Tuesday Lunch, 11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Hope’s weekly Free Tuesday lunch is kicking off today. There are always vegetarian/vegan options. We’ll start serving at 11:30 A.M. Feel free to come as early as 8:00 A.M. to enjoy our study spaces and coffee house. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for upcoming conferences and retreat information sessions.

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com


Welcome Tables, 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students, Campus Activities Board, Communications and Marketing, College of Arts & Sciences, and Counseling Center

Stop by one of our Welcome Tables if you need help finding a building or want to learn more about Welcome Week events! We'll have snacks as well as Welcome Week calendars and campus maps. 

Locations: Cardiac Hill by Crossroads, Heritage Plaza, Oak Street by Founders Hall, and outside of the Library

Event Contact: Laura Petrus, laura-petrus@utc.edu 


Welcome Back International Tea Time, 3:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Center for Global Education

International Tea Time is hosted by the Center for Global Education at UTC. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to enjoy different types of tea while learning about different cultures. The event is FREE and there is no need to RSVP.

Location: UC Tennessee

Event Contact: Patricia Lin-Steadman, patricia-lin-steadman@utc.edu, 423-425-4735

Learn more: https://www.utc.edu/international-students/get_involved/events/index.php


Tutoring at Renaissance Presbyterian, 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-6 P.M. Hope House partners with Renaissance Presbyterian Church’s reading program. Renaissance Presbyterian Church is a small African-American congregation located in the middle of low income housing in the Westside and offers a reading program where children and adults take turns reading to one another. Meet at Hope at 4 P.M. to carpool to Renaissance and learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Location: Meet at Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com


Group Fitness Launch, 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Join us for our fitness class demos and try out classes such as Zumba, Spin Cycle, Body Pump and many more! You may even walk away with a prize or giveaway!

Location: Large Group Exercise Room in the ARC

Event Contact: Campus Recreation, 423-425-4213

Learn more: www.utc.edu/campus-recreation 


Dinner and Devo, 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Sponsored by the Christian Student Center

Join us for a free home cooked dinner and then a devotional after dinner.

Location: Christian Student Center, 609 Houston Street

Event Contact: Craig Allison, cpatalon23@gmail.com


Welcome Week Featured Event

Acoustic Karaoke, 8:00 P.M.- 10:00 P.M.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Join us for a fun night of karaoke! You can sing by yourself, with friends, or with our world class acoustic guitarist/singer!

Location: Chamberlain Pavilion

Event Contact: Rickevius Johnson, rickevius-johnson@utc.edu

 
 

Welcome Tables, 7:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students, Black Student Alliance, Chancellor's Office, and Career Development Alliance

Stop by one of our Welcome Tables if you need help finding a building or want to learn more about Welcome Week events! We'll have snacks as well as Welcome Week calendars and campus maps. 

Locations: Cardiac Hill by Crossroads, Heritage Plaza, Oak Street by Founders Hall

Event Contact: Laura Petrus, laura-petrus@utc.edu 


UTC Dining Welcome, 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Sponsored by UTC Dining Services

Welcome Back to Campus event sponsored by UTC Dining. Free vendor giveaways, T-shirt’s, swag, sampling and more!!

Location: Heritage Plaza

Event Contact: Dining Services, 423-425-4200


URaCE Meet and Greet, 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Sponsored by the Office for Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (URaCE)

Transform your future. Participate in undergraduate research! Enjoy refreshments and speak with current undergraduate researchers to learn how to get involved. Learn more about UR here: https://www.utc.edu/research-creative-endeavor

Location: UTC Library, room 345

Event Contact: Office for URaCE, urace@utc.edu

Learn more: https://www.utc.edu/research-creative-endeavor/index.php


Fitness Expo, 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Health and Wellness vendors, as well as all of our Campus Recreation programs will have informational tables set up in the ARC Lobby to showcase all of our events within the department this fall. Free food and giveaways will be available.

Location: Aquatic and Recreation Center Lobby

Event Contact: Campus Recreation, 423-425-4213

Learn more: www.utc.edu/campus-recreation 


Veteran Student Services Welcome Reception, 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Veteran Student Services

Come meet VSS staff and learn about campus support services and programs offered to active duty service-members, veterans, reservists, dependent students, faculty, and staff. Food and bookstore discount stickers, calculators, and iClickers will be available for students.

Location: Veteran Student Services, UC Room 141 (located in the Game Room)

Event Contact: Squoia Holmes, squoia-holmes@utc.edu, and Tara Mathis, tara-mathis@utc.edu 


Group Fitness Launch, 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Join us for our fitness class demos and try out classes such as Zumba, Spin Cycle, Body Pump and many more! You may even walk away with a prize or giveaway!

Location: Large Group Exercise Room in the ARC

Event Contact: Campus Recreation, 423-425-4213

Learn more: www.utc.edu/campus-recreation 


LH Meet & Greet, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Little H. Mason Singers

Join us for a chance to get to know the Little H. Mason Singers and learn more about our organization.

Location: Multicultural Center, 3rd floor of the University Center

Event Contact: Imani Raybon, vwh592@mocs.utc.edu


Pizza and Praise, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Christian Student Center

Come join us at the CSC for free pizza and stay for our mid-week Bible study.

Location: Christian Student Center, 609 Houston Street

Event Contact: Craig Allison, cpatalon23@gmail.com


Welcome Week Featured Event

UC Takeover, 8:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Sponsored by University Center

The UC will be hosting multiple events throughout the building for students to meet new people with similar interests. We will have video games setup in the Chattanooga room for our gamers on campus. Dancing in the Tennessee room for our active students. Just for the fun of it we're going to have Family Feud in the Auditorium! And of course there will be pizza and prizes. We will be giving away a Nintendo Switch, a Go Pro, a Beats speaker or two, and various other prizes that could be won throughout the night!

Location: University Center

Event Contact: Maurice Dorsey, Maurice-dorsey@utc.edu, 423-425-5698


RUF - Midweek Worship with Clumpies Ice Cream, 8:15 P.M. - 9:15 P.M.

Sponsored by Reformed University Fellowship

RUF is a campus ministry at UTC and we will worship, consider the truth claims of Christianity from scripture, and fellowship over Clumpies ice cream provided for free by RUF.  

Location: 535 McCallie Ave.

Event Contact: John Mark Scruggs, johnmark.scruggs@ruf.org, 662-213-0218

 

Hebrew Bible (Old Test.) Exegesis Study, 8:15 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

The Old Testament or Hebrew Bible is mostly written in the Hebrew language, which is a language based on verbs. Ever wondered why different translations of the Bible sometimes have different meanings? Every translation, every word, is an interpretation based on literary, historical, and contextual clues. Join us as we study the contexts in which these ancient texts were written, as well as, discern how the original Hebrew language might be best interpreted in light of these discoveries as we delve into the book of Genesis. The ongoing product will be our original translations of the beautifully written ancient text. No homework or prior knowledge necessary!

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com 


STEM Your Curiosity, 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Sponsored by College of Engineering and Computer Science

Meet the UTC Chem E Car, Concrete Canoe and Baja teams and learn about club involvement and travel competitions. See what UTC CECS students are doing in Robotics, 3-D Printing and UAV (drone) research. Refreshments provided.

Location: Chamberlain Field

Event Contact: CECS Student Success Center, CECS-SuccessCenter@utc.edu, 423-425-5465


The Welcome Table, 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

This is a drop opportunity to learn more about what Hope House has to offer in regards to programming, service, worship, study, retreat, and conference opportunities, as well as an opportunity to consider signing up for some of our trips. Bring your lunch or make one at Hope (we offer food daily or a donation) or grab a coffee from the donation-based coffee shop, and meet Tricia in the living room with the fireplace. 

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com 


Tutoring at Renaissance, 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm Hope House partners with Renaissance Presbyterian Church’s reading program. Renaissance Presbyterian Church, a small African American congregation located in the middle of low income housing in the Westside, offers a reading program where children and adults take turns to reading to one another.  Meet at Hope at 4:00pm to carpool to Renaissance and learn about this amazing opportunity. 

Location: Meet at Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com 


Freshman Senate Meet and Greet, 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Student Government Association

This event is geared towards introducing incoming freshman to Freshman Senate/SGA past and present members. They will also have the opportunity to apply to be a freshman senator at the event. There will be light refreshments.

Location: Raccoon Mountain Room in the University Center

Event Contact: Dominique Malone, xcr926@mocs.utc.edu


Group Fitness Launch, 5:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Join us for our fitness class demos and try out classes such as Zumba, Spin Cycle, Body Pump and many more! You may even walk away with a prize or giveaway!

Location: Large Group Exercise Room in the ARC

Event Contact: Campus Recreation, 423-425-4213

Learn more: www.utc.edu/campus-recreation 


Dodgeball and Flap Jacks, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Christian Student Center

You will want to dodge the balls flying but not the free pancakes!  Join us for some dodge ball games and then stay and eat as many pancakes as you can for free!

Location: Christian Student Center, 609 Houston  Street

Event Contact: Craig Allison, cpatalon23@gmail.com


Cru Weekly Meeting, 7:00 P.M. - 8:15 P.M.

Sponsored by Cru

This weekly event is the large group worship gathering of Cru.  Cru is a place to meet new students, find a home away from home, and learn about Christ.

Location: Benwood Auditorium in the EMCS building

Event Contact: Jason Morris, jason.morris@cru.org


Welcome Week Featured Event

Welcome Back Cookout, 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Black Student Alliance

Join us for a fun, entertaining atmosphere for all students on campus to meet and reconnect with BSA and other students.

Location: Chamberlain Field

Event Contact: Dominique Malone, xcr926@mocs.utc.edu

Milkshakes and Handshakes, 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Career Development Alliance

The Career  Development Alliance is excited to share some sweet news. Handshake, a modern platform designed to connect you to your growing career community, has arrived at UTC. Our plan is to have some celebratory milkshakes and folks available to both introduce you to Handshake and offer advice on how to get the most out of your personal account. Talent, Meet Opportunity!

Location: Chamberlain Pavilion

Event Contact: Rob Liddell, robert-liddell@utc.edu 


Friday Sports – 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Cru

Come play some ultimate Frisbee and volleyball to finish off your first week of the semester.

Location: Challenger Field by the Challenger Center

Event Contact: Jason Morris, jason.morris@cru.org


Luau at Coolidge Park, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Christian Student Center

Cook out and Luau at Coolidge Park! Free food, fun, and games!

Location: Christian Student Center, 609 Houston Street

Event Contact: Craig Allison, cpatalon23@gmail.com


Friday Night Fortnite, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Intramural Sports

Play Fortnite with Intramural Sports! This is a Single Elimination tournament with a prize to the winner. No sign-up required!

Location: Aquatic & Recreation Center Basketball Court

Event Contact: Jamie-McLean@utc.edu

Learn more: https://www.utc.edu/campus-recreation/index.php 


Welcome Week Featured Event

Welcome Back Comedy Show, 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

Join CAB for a night of fun and laughs as they welcome two comedians to campus!

Location: Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Event Contact: Haley Head, xxr846@mocs.utc.edu 

 

Hope Hike at Lula Lake Land Trust, 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Join us for Hope’s annual college-aged hike to Lula Lake Trust, which is only open a few days a month. Lunch will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and wear a bathing suit under clothes. Meet at Hope House (808 Vine St) at 9:00 a.m. Visitors will be turned away once parking is full. We’ll carpool, so if you have a car and are willing to transport people, please park in Hope’s driveway when you arrive. 

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com 


Zoo and Brunch – 11:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Christian Student Center

Come join us for brunch at the Chattanooga Zoo!

Location: Christian Student Center, 609 Houston Street

Event Contact: Craig Allison, cpatalon23@gmail.com


Center for Women and Gender Equity Open House

Sponsored by Center for Women and Gender Equity

Welcome Back to our UTC Students and welcome for the first time to our first-year students! The Center for Women and Gender Equity will have our Meet & Greet on Saturday to welcome everyone and begin to plan the upcoming year. Our organizations, Women's Action Collective, Spectrum, and the Coalition Advocating for Student Empowerment (CASE) will be there and we hope to many of you there.Lunch will be served, giveaways will be given away, and there may be a rousing game of Feminist Fruit Basket Turnover (if you have never played it, you will love it!). Anyone who is interested in social justice, women and gender issues, friendship and fun should come. All are welcome!

Location: Center for Women and Gender Equity, 3rd floor of the University Center

Event Contact: Lauren Ouwerkerk, 423-425-5648


Welcome Week Featured Event

Mocs Mixer – 8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Athletics and Office of the Dean of Students

Come out and Meet the Mocs! Participate in different games and activities with members of UTC’s athletics teams!

Location: Chamberlain Field

Event Contact: Geoff Wilcox, Geoff-Wilcox@utc.edu, and Laura Petrus, Laura-Petrus@utc.edu


Involvement Week (Aug. 26-31)

SYNDEO* Sunday Brunch at Hope, 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Join SYNDEO this Sunday for an Inclusive Spiritual Gathering around a potluck brunch. Engaging topical discussion. Music, prayers, games, and time to connect or chill. All (and we mean ALL) are welcome. *SYNDEO is a small spiritual community seeking an authentic experience to explore their faith. Some of these folks come because they are disillusioned with the church but have found hope here, some come seeking a better understanding having no experience with faith communities, some come with questions and doubts looking for honest conversation and caring community. For more information: Facebook-SyndeoChatt

Location: Community Kitchen, 727 E. 11th Street

Event Contact: Tom Bagley, tombagley2@gmail.com


Sunday Night Fellowship, 5:45 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Reformed University Fellowship

Enjoy a home cooked meal with other UTC students with RUF (Christ, Campus, Connection or Love God, Love Others, Love UTC) at a home near campus.  We will meet at 535 McCallie and give rides to anyone who needs them to a home near campus.  

Location: 535 McCallie Avenue

Event Contact: John Mark Scruggs, johnmark.scruggs@ruf.org, 662-213-0218

Study Abroad 101, 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Sponsored by Center for Global Education - Study Abroad

UTC students interested in semester or year-long study abroad are required to attend a general study abroad information session offered by the UTC Office of Study Abroad. UTC Study Abroad office staff will discuss available programs, how you should choose the best program, transfer of credit, application procedures, financial aid, and scholarships. You will learn “almost” everything about study abroad programs and UTC policies so that you will get the best out of your study abroad experience.

Location: Heritage Room, 3rd floor of the University Center

Event Contact: Laura Livermore, laura-livermore@utc.edu, 423-425-4735


Campus Activities Board Volunteer Board Informational, 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

Join us to learn more about the CAB Volunteer Board and how you can join our organization!  Being a part of the Volunteer Board is a great way to get involved, make new friends and connections, and of course, connect Mocs to campus entertainment by helping us put on fun and free events for students. 

Location: Raccoon Mountain Room, 2nd floor of the University Center 

Event Contact: Davon Crews, dhc226@mocs.utc.edu 


Words Work, 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

This monthly event is cosponsored by Hope House and the NAACP and is an opportunity for students to discuss current issues encountered in our daily lives as well as around the globe. Our conversations will be guided by established group norms to encourage vulnerable space where we can truly learn how to really listen to one another as well as share our truth. Monthly topics will vary. All are welcome. 

Location: Multicultural Center, 3rd floor of the University Center

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com

 

The Counseling Center and University Health Services Open House – 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Sponsored by the Counseling Center and University Health Services

Students, faculty and staff will be able to learn more about services The Counseling Center and Student Health Center offer.  The event is free and there is no need to sign up.  There will be GIVEAWAYS and FREE FOOD!  Visit The Counseling Center page on the UTC website for details or call The Counseling Center at 423-425-4438. 

Location: University Center Courtyard

Event Contact: The Counseling Center, 423-425-4438


Registered Student Organization Showcase – 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students

Stop by and browse some of our registered student organizations!

Location: Heritage Plaza

Event Contact: Hannah Turcotte, Hannah-Turcotte@utc.edu


Hope's Free Tuesday Lunch, 11:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Join us for Hope’s weekly free lunch. Vegetarian/Vegan options are always available. We’ll start serving at 11:30am, but free to come as early as 9:00am to enjoy our study spaces and coffee house. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for upcoming conference and retreat information sessions

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com 


Part-Time Job Fair, 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Center for Career and Leadership Development

UTC students and alumni are invited to network with employers and learn about part-time opportunities on and off campus. Be ready to apply and interview on the spot for some positions! #UTCCareerDay #UTCCareer

Location: Tennessee Room in the University Center

Event Contact: Center for Career and Leadership Development, UC 315, career@utc.edu, 423-425-4184


Tutoring at Renaissance Presbyterian, 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-6 P.M. Hope House partners with Renaissance Presbyterian Church’s reading program. Renaissance Presbyterian Church is a small African-American congregation located in the middle of low income housing in the Westside and offers a reading program where children and adults take turns reading to one another. Meet at Hope at 4 P.M. to carpool to Renaissance and learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Location: Meet at Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com


UTC Jazz Band at Chamberlain Pavilion – 4:20 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sponsored by UTC Division of Music

Come relax and listen to some live jazz between classes performed by students in the UTC Jazz Band.

Location: Chamberlain Pavilion

Event Contact: Dr. Erika Schafer, Erika-Schafer@utc.edu

Registered Student Organization Showcase – 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students

Stop by and browse some of our registered student organizations!

Location: Heritage Plaza

Event Contact: Hannah Turcotte, Hannah-Turcotte@utc.edu


The Game of Life: College Edition – 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Financial Wellness Center

Welcome to the college version of the Game of Life where your lifestyle is determined by the roll of the dice. Do you feel Lucky? Will you make your money last for a full semester or will you crap out before the semester ends?

Find out as you play this exciting version of the Game of Life.

Pizza will be provided and the winners are put in a drawing to win one of four $25 amazon gift cards.

Location: Tennessee Room in the University Center

Event Contact: Bryan Bulmer, financialwellness@utc.edu, 423-425-4677


Tutoring at Renaissance Presbyterian, 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-6 P.M. Hope House partners with Renaissance Presbyterian Church’s reading program. Renaissance Presbyterian Church is a small African-American congregation located in the middle of low income housing in the Westside and offers a reading program where children and adults take turns reading to one another. Meet at Hope at 4 P.M. to carpool to Renaissance and learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Location: Meet at Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com


Queer & Questioning, 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Our first weekly small group gathering for those who are allies of or identify as LGBTQI+ and are seeking space to wrestle with identity and faith. We start from the premise that God created all of us in God’s image, called ALL creation Good, and affirm God made no mistakes when God made us. Suzanne DeWitt Hall’s book Where True Love Is, is an affirming devotional for LGBTQI+ individuals and their allies, which will be the backbone for our discussions; although, sometimes because life happens, we’ll throw out the book and stand or walk with one another as necessary on our journey. We’ll meet in the basement’s coffee shop, Fairly Decent Coffee Shop.

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com


Midweek Worship, 8:15 P.M. - 9:15 P.M.

Sponsored by Reformed University Fellowship

Join us for worship, scripture reflection from Genesis, and fellowship with other students.

Location: 535 McCallie Avenue

Event Contact: John Mark Scruggs, johnmark.scruggs@ruf.org

 

Hebrew Bible (Old Test.) Exegesis Study, 8:15 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

The Old Testament or Hebrew Bible is mostly written in the Hebrew language, which is a language based on verbs. Ever wondered why different translations of the Bible sometimes have different meanings? Every translation, every word, is an interpretation based on literary, historical, and contextual clues. Join us as we study the contexts in which these ancient texts were written, as well as, discern how the original Hebrew language might be best interpreted in light of these discoveries as we delve into the book of Genesis. The ongoing product will be our original translations of the beautifully written ancient text. No homework or prior knowledge necessary!

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com


Registered Student Organization Showcase – 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students

Stop by and browse some of our registered student organizations!

Location: Heritage Plaza

Event Contact: Hannah Turcotte, Hannah-Turcotte@utc.edu


The Welcome Table at Hope, 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

This is a drop opportunity to learn more about what Hope House has to offer in regards to programming, service, worship, study, retreat, and conference opportunities, as well as an opportunity to consider signing up for some of our trips. Bring your lunch or make one at Hope (we offer food daily or a donation) or grab a coffee from the donation-based coffee shop, and meet Tricia in the living room with the fireplace. 

Location: Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com 


Tutoring at Renaissance Presbyterian, 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Sponsored by Hope House

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-6 P.M. Hope House partners with Renaissance Presbyterian Church’s reading program. Renaissance Presbyterian Church is a small African-American congregation located in the middle of low income housing in the Westside and offers a reading program where children and adults take turns reading to one another. Meet at Hope at 4 P.M. to carpool to Renaissance and learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Location: Meet at Hope House, 808 Vine Street

Event Contact: Tricia Dillon Thomas, RevTDT@gmail.com


Mocs Flock Finley – 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Sponsored by University Events

All UTC Freshman are invited to gather for food and fun at the Mocs Flock pre-game tailgating and then run across the football field at Finley Stadium prior to kick-off.  All participants receive a Mocs Flock t-shirt and other freebies!

Location: Outside Finley Stadium at the Mocs Flock Tailgate located on Reggie White Blvd.

Event Contact: Jill Woodruff, Jill-Woodruff@utc.edu

Learn more: https://www.utc.edu/center-advisement/first-year-experience/mocs_flock.php


Football vs Tennessee Tech, 7:00 P.M.

Sponsored by UTC Athletics

Cheer on your Mocs as they play against Tennessee Tech in our first football game of the season!

Location: Finley Stadium


Cru Weekly Meeting, 7:00 P.M. - 8:15 P.M.

Sponsored by Cru

This weekly workshop gathering is a place to connect in community, find a home away from home, and learn about Christ.

Location: Benwood Auditorium in the EMCS building

Event Contact: Jason Morris, jason.morris@cru.org

Women's Soccer vs. Georgia State, 7:00 P.M.

Sponsored by UTC Athletics

Cheer on Women's Soccer as they take on Georgia State!

Location: Finley Stadium