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The first week of classes is jam-packed with daily activities for the UTC Community. Welcome Week activities happen the first week of each semester, so check out the schedule below and get involved! Events are open to ALL currently enrolled UTC students and are FREE unless otherwise noted!

Pre-registration may be required for some events. Please check the event description for more information.


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Looking for something to do after Operation Move In? We've got you covered! Check out these awesome events we have planned to keep you entertained and engaged until Welcome Week starts!

Keep checking back! We may have more events to add soon!

Format: Virtual

Join us for a virtual game of trivia and test your general knowledge! You may even win a prize! Space is limited, so click a link below to learn more and register for one of our sessions: 

Sponsored by the Office of Student & Family Engagement and Housing & Residence Life

Event Contact: Taylor Asgard, taylor-asgard@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Outdoors Center in the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Join us at UTC Outdoors and learn how to Stand-Up Paddle Board. Students will meet at the Outdoors Center to be fitted for a PFD and paddle. Next, we will walk down to the UTC rowing barge to enjoy some easy paddle boarding around McClellan Island and a beautiful day on the water. No experience necessary. Registration required. Please visit the UTC Outdoors Center to register.

UTC Outdoors Center hours: 

  • Week of August 10: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Starting week of August 17: Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Lisa Ivester, lisa-ivester@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual 

Join us for a virtual game of trivia and test your general knowledge! You may event win a prize! Space is limited, so click a link below to learn more and register for one of our sessions: 

Sponsored by the Office of Student & Family Engagement and Housing & Residence Life

Event Contact: Taylor Asgard, taylor-asgard@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Location: UTC Sports Complex, 1101 Oak St. 

Workshop attendees learn about current Undergraduate Research (UR) opportunities, the benefits of UR engagement (career preparation), and how to locate UR positions on and off campus. Click here to register: https://new.utc.edu/register-workshop  

Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (URACE)

Event Contact: Dr. Lisa Piazza, urace@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Sports Complex, 1101 Oak St. 

Join us for organized Cornhole at the UTC Sports Complex. All equipment is provided. Masks are required. Please make sure to bring your own water bottle. Registration required. Click here to register: https://campusrec.utc.edu/Program/GetProducts?classification=86f4f696-adae-4c5f-a50e-bf4a14f812a6

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Jamie McLean, jamie-mclean@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Outdoors Center in the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Join us at UTC Outdoors and learn how to Stand-Up Paddle Board. S students will meet at the Outdoors Center to be fitted for a PFD and paddle. Next, we will walk down to the UTC rowing barge to enjoy some easy paddle boarding around McClellan Island and enjoying a beautiful day on the water. No experience necessary. Registration required. Please visit the UTC Outdoors Center to register.

UTC Outdoors Center hours: 

  • Week of August 10: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Starting week of August 17: Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Lisa Ivester, lisa-ivester@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Sports Complex, 1101 Oak St. 

Join us for organized Ultimate Frisbee at the UTC Sports Complex. All equipment is provided. Masks are required. Please make sure to bring your own water bottle. Registration required. Click here to register: https://campusrec.utc.edu/Program/GetProducts?classification=86f4f696-adae-4c5f-a50e-bf4a14f812a6

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Jamie McLean, jamie-mclean@utc.edu 

 

Welcome Week 2020 

Our 2020 Welcome Week calendar of events is jammed packed with a ton of fun, free programs to get the school year started off right! 

We will continue to add events until August 17, so be sure to check back often. 

Looking for more? Find even more events on MocSync!

Need accommodations to participate in an event? Reach out to the event contact listed for each event. 

Monday, Aug. 17

Format: Virtual

Join us (virtually) to prove you are the best Mario Kart player on  campus! Sign up on Mission Control to play against other campus members throughout the week. The winner will receive a $50 Nintendo Shop gift card. Don't have a Nintendo Switch or Mario Kart? The University Center Game Room has equipment you can use and is open each day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Click here to learn more: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6154585 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation 

Event Contact: Jamie McLean, jamie-mclean@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Link: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/92035702026 Password: CECSis#1

A Welcome Week event to introduce new Mocs to all that CECS has to offer. The event often includes hands-on demonstrations from student organizations such as the UTC Chem-E-Car, Concrete Canoe and Baja teams.

Sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Event Contact: Sara Jackson, sara-jackson@utc.edu 

 

Format: Virtual

Linkhttps://tennessee.zoom.us/j/96172402717 

Dr. Morgan Smith will host a 1-hour long open forum on Zoom, where the students or public can join in to ask any and all questions related to archaeology.

Sponsored by the Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies

Event Contact: Dr. Morgan Smith, morgan-f-smith@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Outside of Crossroads

Have questions about your meal plan or dining? Stop by, ask us, and get a T-Shirt while supplies last!

Sponsored by Mocs Dining

Event Contact: Hannah Grigsby, hannah-grigsby@utc.edu 

 

Format: Virtual

Are you an Arts and Science major? Do you have a quick question about the major? Then jump on Zoom and reach out to an advisor during our Welcome Week Zoom sessions.

Sponsored by the HUB Arts and Sciences Student Success Center

Event Contact: Bryan Bulmer, bryan-bulmer@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Linkhttps://tennessee.zoom.us/j/94804577517 

Get what you need to succeed at UTC! The UTC Library website offers a treasure trove of materials, guides, and help for you. Drop into this online session to learn more about what is available online and how you can access it. No preregistration needed; simply drop into the open online info session any time during this hour.

Sponsored by the Library 

Event Contact: Chantelle Swaren, chantelle-swaren@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Join the Center for Global Education and learn some basic Japanese words/phrases! Register by August 16! Click here to register: https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqc-uopjMiHNT0r04h76_PlQ9kbEN6t-fp 

Sponsored by the Center for Global Education 

Event Contact

Format: In-Person

Location: Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Library

Take a 45-minute tour of the beautiful UTC Library to learn what services, spaces, and equipment are available to help you succeed! No preregistration is required, simply meet at the 1st floor Check Out desk at the tour start time. These tours will be socially-distanced, and please remember to wear your face mask!

Sponsored by the Library 

Event Contact: Chantelle Swaren, chantelle-swaren@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Large Group Exercise (GX) Room in the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Join us in the ARC for 30 minute demos of different Group Fitness classes that are offered throughout the school year. All classes are beginner friendly, and there will be free giveaways! Click here for the full schedule: https://www.utc.edu/campus-recreation/fitness/group-fitness.php 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Scarlett Vineyard, scarlett-vineyard@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Sports Complex, 1101 Oak St. 

Come to the Sports Complex and compete against other Mocs to prove you are the best athlete on campus. Events include 40 yard dash, vertical jump, shuttle, 1 mile run, and longest football throw. Our staff will record your time and you will see how you stack up against other students on our website leader board. Winner of each competition will receive a championship shirt and their name on a plaque. 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation 

Event Contact: Jamie McLean, jamie-mclean@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

The Office of Student and Family Engagement is proud to present award-winning magician Trent James as a featured virtual performer on Monday, August 19, at 8:30 p.m. via Zoom! Trent’s high-energy performance combines mind-boggling magic with humor. Trent’s performance takes place virtually on Zoom, where he will demonstrate sleight-of-hand magic tricks that you can follow along with at home!

Please click here to register for this event and receive the Zoom link: https://thecollege.fun/UTCmagic

Check out a preview! https://player.vimeo.com/video/398376797

Sponsored by the Office of Student and Family Engagement

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

Format: In-Person

Location: Chamberlain Field

Join us for an outdoor showing of the 2014 film Dear White People on Monday, August 17 on Chamberlain Field! Check-in will start at 8 p.m. and the movie will begin around 8:30 p.m. This event is open to currently enrolled UTC students only.

Capacity is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6172143. We may not be able to accommodate walk-ins for this event. Please bring your UTC student ID to check-in to the event. Masks and social distancing are required at this event.

Another session of this event is being offered on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 8:30 p.m. Click here to register for that event instead. Students are asked to only register for one session. 

Sponsored by the University Center

Event Contact: University Center, 423-425-4455

 

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Format: Virtual

Join us (virtually) to prove you are the best Mario Kart player on  campus! Sign up on Mission Control to play against other campus members throughout the week. The winner will receive a $50 Nintendo Shop gift card. Don't have a Nintendo Switch or Mario Kart? The University Center Game Room has equipment you can use and is open each day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Click here to learn more: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6154585 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation 

Event Contact: Jamie McLean, jamie-mclean@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Chamberlain Field

The Center for Student Wellbeing and the Office of Student and Family Engagement are bringing GOAT YOGA to UTC!

Goat Yoga is exactly how it sounds- yoga with goats! It has become extremely popular at UTC for being a fun, unique way to do yoga and relax.

Spots are limited, so sign up is required! This event is for UTC students, faculty, and staff. Multiple 30 minute sessions are being offered! Click here to register:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ca8ab2faafa7-goat

Bring your own mat/towel and masks are required!

Sponsored by the Center for Student Wellbeing and the Office of Student and Family Engagement

Event Contact: Tricia Henderson, tricia-henderson@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Meet at the River Walk, 150 Mable Street (corner of Mable St. and Battery Place)

Are you interested in walking the Chattanooga Riverwalk with your fellow UTC students and having facilitated conversations about race? Grab your walking shoes, water bottles and an openness to new understanding and join Dr. Darrell Walsh (Sociology Dept.) and Bengt Carlson (Experiential Learning Coordinator) for three walking/talking sessions.  The pace and distance of the walk, as well as the conversation process, will be facilitated to meet students where they are.

All UTC students are welcome to complete this sign up form by 10 a.m. on Aug. 18:  

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=wU8lER-P3EOF4Vj6gq3tPCKGDYx7zd5KgvagHRpHew9UOTFWRDM2OVRGSU1IQ1NOVkYwVDlIQUZHTS4u 

We are limited to 10 participants, and all participants must be able to commit to all three sessions:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 18
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1

Sponsored by ThinkAchieve

Event Contact: Bengt Carlson, bengt-carlson@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Linkhttps://tennessee.zoom.us/j/98214644858 

Dr. Brooke Persons will host a 1-hour long open forum on Zoom, where the students or public can join in to ask any and all questions related to archaeology.

Sponsored by the Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies

Event Contact: Dr. Brooke Persons, brooke-persons@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Are you an Arts and Science major? Do you have a quick question about the major? Then jump on Zoom and reach out to an advisor during our Welcome Week Zoom sessions.

Sponsored by the HUB Arts and Sciences Student Success Center

Event Contact: Bryan Bulmer, bryan-bulmer@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Vine Street near the Maclellan Gym loading dock

Cool off with some local Clumpies Ice Cream! Prices will be as low as $3.00, but fear not. The Center for Career & Leadership Development has you covered with a $4.00 voucher-good enough for a FREE scoop of ice cream AND a topping or specialty cone of your choice! Stop by the nearby sponsoring organizational tables to pick-up the voucher and to learn how to engage with our departments. No pre-registration needed. Masks and physical distancing required.

Sponsored by the Center for Career & Leadership Development and Mocs Dining 

Event Contact: Daniel Grzesik, daniel-grzesik@utc.edu or 423-425-4184

Format: Virtual

Link: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/91672579685 

Get what you need to succeed at UTC! The UTC Library website offers a treasure trove of materials, guides, and help for you. Drop into this online session to learn more about what is available online and how you can access it. No preregistration needed; simply drop into the open online info session any time during this hour.

Sponsored by the Library 

Event Contact: Chantelle Swaren, chantelle-swaren@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Library

Take a 45-minute tour of the beautiful UTC Library to learn what services, spaces, and equipment are available to help you succeed! No preregistration is required, simply meet at the 1st floor Check Out desk at the tour start time. These tours will be socially-distanced, and please remember to wear your face mask!

Sponsored by the Library 

Event Contact: Chantelle Swaren, chantelle-swaren@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Outdoors Center in the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Join us at UTC Outdoors and learn how to Stand-Up Paddle Board. S students will meet at the Outdoors Center to be fitted for a PFD and paddle. Next, we will walk down to the UTC rowing barge to enjoy some easy paddle boarding around McClellan Island and enjoying a beautiful day on the water. No experience necessary. Registration required. Please visit the UTC Outdoors Center to register.

UTC Outdoors Center hours: 

  • Week of August 10: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Starting week of August 17: Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Lisa Ivester, lisa-ivester@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Large Group Exercise (GX) Room in the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Join us in the ARC for 30 minute demos of different Group Fitness classes that are offered throughout the school year. All classes are beginner friendly, and there will be free giveaways! Click here for the full schedule: https://www.utc.edu/campus-recreation/fitness/group-fitness.php 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Scarlett Vineyard, scarlett-vineyard@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Sports Complex, 1101 Oak St. 

Come to the Sports Complex and compete against other Mocs to prove you are the best athlete on campus. Events include 40 yard dash, vertical jump, shuttle, 1 mile run, and longest football throw. Our staff will record your time and you will see how you stack up against other students on our website leader board. Winner of each competition will receive a championship shirt and their name on a plaque. 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation 

Event Contact: Jamie McLean, jamie-mclean@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Chamberlain Field

Join us for an outdoor showing of the 2014 film Dear White People on Monday, August 17 on Chamberlain Field! Check-in will start at 8 p.m. and the movie will begin around 8:30 p.m. This event is open to currently enrolled UTC students only.

Capacity is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6172144 . We may not be able to accommodate walk-ins for this event. Please bring your UTC student ID to check-in to the event. Masks and social distancing are required at this event.

Another session of this event is being offered on Monday, Aug. 17 at 8:30 p.m. Click here to register for that event instead. Students are asked to only register for one session. 

Sponsored by the University Center

Event Contact: University Center, 423-425-4455

 

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Format: Virtual

Join us (virtually) to prove you are the best Mario Kart player on  campus! Sign up on Mission Control to play against other campus members throughout the week. The winner will receive a $50 Nintendo Shop gift card. Don't have a Nintendo Switch or Mario Kart? The University Center Game Room has equipment you can use and is open each day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Click here to learn more: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6154585 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation 

Event Contact: Jamie McLean, jamie-mclean@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Alumni House

Welcome to Campus, F.A.M. (Future Alumni Mocs)! Drop by the Alumni House at the corner of Oak & Douglas Street on your way to class to get your official "Once A Moc, Always a Moc" button and a refreshing bottled drink.  

Sponsored by the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs

Event Contact: Andrea Lyons, andrea-lyons@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Link: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/98874947906 

Get what you need to succeed at UTC! The UTC Library website offers a treasure trove of materials, guides, and help for you. Drop into this online session to learn more about what is available online and how you can access it. No preregistration needed; simply drop into the open online info session any time during this hour.

Sponsored by the Library 

Event Contact: Chantelle Swaren, chantelle-swaren@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Meet in front of Starbucks

This will be a 60 minute walk to some of the best free things to experience in Chattanooga.  We will maintain social distance, walk, talk, get to know each other and your city! This event is limited to 10 people, and please sign up by emailing bengt-carlson@utc.edu. 

Sponsored by ThinkAchieve

Event Contact: Bengt Carlson, bengt-carlson@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Freshens, 1st floor of Lupton Hall

Celebrate Freshens opening with us! Stop by for free smoothie samples!

Sponsored by Mocs Dining

Event Contact: Hannah Grigsby, hannah-grigsby@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Are you an Arts and Science major? Do you have a quick question about the major? Then jump on Zoom and reach out to an advisor during our Welcome Week Zoom sessions.

Sponsored by the HUB Arts and Sciences Student Success Center

Event Contact: Bryan Bulmer, bryan-bulmer@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Join us for an informational session and learn about our study abroad opportunities! Click here to register: https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkcOqsqTsiEtAavesUNVyScmGEofq9Slyh

Sponsored by the Center for Global Education 

Event Contact: Jamie Book, jamie-k-booth@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Link: https://utc.joinhandshake.com/login

Get to know other people during Welcome Week! Find out who's in the room with you and discuss topics such as: pet peeves during isolation, new to campus, leadership resources, and career services. Search for this event title and register using your Handshake account at www.utc.joinhandshake.com. We will send you the Zoom login information after your registration is complete. Trouble accessing Handshake? Email us at career@utc.edu for assistance.

Sponsored by the Center for Career and Leadership Development

Event Contact: Marc Holcomb, marc-holcomb@utc.edu

Format: Virtual

Locationhttps://tennessee.zoom.us/j/94136474961 

Join us and learn more about Club Sports! We'll talk about ways to get involved with active Club Sports and how to start a new Club Sport.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation 

Event Contact: Eddrick Brooks, eddrick-brooks@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Library

Take a 45-minute tour of the beautiful UTC Library to learn what services, spaces, and equipment are available to help you succeed! No preregistration is required, simply meet at the 1st floor Check Out desk at the tour start time. These tours will be socially-distanced, and please remember to wear your face mask!

Sponsored by the Library 

Event Contact: Chantelle Swaren, chantelle-swaren@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Link: https://www.instagram.com/utcleadership/ 

Join us on Instagram (@UTCLeadership) as we chat with UTC '20 alumna Amanda Morgan Fann about the realities of confidence. We will discuss the impact that our relationship with time, self-care, and criticism (constructive & desctructive) has on communicating confidence; the role of confidence in leadership; and important things for students to remember as we begin the new academic year. The first three students who watch the entire IG Live Session, post a comment or question, and send a 1 minute commitment video to the UTC Leadership Instagram account will receive a clear 23oz Leadership Programs water bottle.

Sponsored by the Center for Career and Leadership Development

Event Contact: Daniel Grzesik, daniel-grzesik@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Outdoors Center in the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Join us at UTC Outdoors and learn how to Stand-Up Paddle Board. S students will meet at the Outdoors Center to be fitted for a PFD and paddle. Next, we will walk down to the UTC rowing barge to enjoy some easy paddle boarding around McClellan Island and enjoying a beautiful day on the water. No experience necessary. Registration required. Please visit the UTC Outdoors Center to register.

UTC Outdoors Center hours: 

  • Week of August 10: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Starting week of August 17: Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Lisa Ivester, lisa-ivester@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Large Group Exercise (GX) Room in the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Join us in the ARC for 30 minute demos of different Group Fitness classes that are offered throughout the school year. All classes are beginner friendly, and there will be free giveaways! Click here for the full schedule: https://www.utc.edu/campus-recreation/fitness/group-fitness.php 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Scarlett Vineyard, scarlett-vineyard@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Sports Complex, 1101 Oak St. 

Come to the Sports Complex and compete against other Mocs to prove you are the best athlete on campus. Events include 40 yard dash, vertical jump, shuttle, 1 mile run, and longest football throw. Our staff will record your time and you will see how you stack up against other students on our website leader board. Winner of each competition will receive a championship shirt and their name on a plaque. 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation 

Event Contact: Jamie McLean, jamie-mclean@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Chamberlain Field

Dance like no one is watching in a sensory-friendly environment at Headphone Disco!  

Upon arrival, participants will sign in, retrieve a pair of event headphones, choose between two music stations provided by our live DJs, and party on! It is going to be the loudest party that can’t be heard! Headphones will be sanitized before and after the event. This event is for currently enrolled UTC students only. Must present valid UTC student ID when checking in for this event. 

Capacity at this event is limited, so register now by RSVP’ing to reserve your spot! Registration is required to attend this event. 

All participants are required to wear masks and practice social distancing during this event. 

Sponsored by the Office of Student and Family Engagement and the Disability Resource Center

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 20

Format: Virtual

Join us (virtually) to prove you are the best Mario Kart player on  campus! Sign up on Mission Control to play against other campus members throughout the week. The winner will receive a $50 Nintendo Shop gift card. Don't have a Nintendo Switch or Mario Kart? The University Center Game Room has equipment you can use and is open each day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Click here to learn more: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6154585 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation 

Event Contact: Jamie McLean, jamie-mclean@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Are you an Arts and Science major? Do you have a quick question about the major? Then jump on Zoom and reach out to an advisor during our Welcome Week Zoom sessions.

Sponsored by the HUB Arts and Sciences Student Success Center

Event Contact: Bryan Bulmer, bryan-bulmer@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Join us for a virtual game of trivia and test your general knowledge for a chance to win a prize! This event will be held on Zoom using Kahoot! which can be played from a web or mobile browser or through the Kahoot! app.

Space is limited, so RSVP to reserve your spot: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6172936

Sponsored by the Office of Student and Family Engagement

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

Format: In-Person

Location: Brock 104

Drs. Brooke Persons and Morgan Smith will host a 1/2 day open-lab event in the Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology where potential students, current students, and the public can interact with archaeologists and artifacts ranging from the American Civil War to the last Ice Age.

Sponsored by Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies 

Event Contacts: Dr. Morgan Smith, morgan-f-smith@utc.edu and Dr. Brooke Persons, brooke-persons@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Link: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/2636998383 Password: 1886

Show up and take a part of the Challenge with your fellow new students, some currently involved students, Madonna Kemp (from UTC’s English Department) and Bengt Carlson. Like all Experiential Learning, you will be learning by doing and will need four items: 1 piece of 8.5 x 11 paper, a yard of tape--preferably masking tape, scissors, and some kind of measuring tape. See the Instagram post @utcthinkachieve. A debrief of the experience with currently involved students will follow.

Sponsored by ThinkAchieve

Event Contact: Bengt Carlson, bengt-carlson@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Outdoors Center in the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Join us at UTC Outdoors and learn how to Stand-Up Paddle Board. S students will meet at the Outdoors Center to be fitted for a PFD and paddle. Next, we will walk down to the UTC rowing barge to enjoy some easy paddle boarding around McClellan Island and enjoying a beautiful day on the water. No experience necessary. Registration required. Please visit the UTC Outdoors Center to register.

UTC Outdoors Center hours: 

  • Week of August 10: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Starting week of August 17: Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Lisa Ivester, lisa-ivester@utc.edu 

Format: In-Person

Location: Large Group Exercise (GX) Room in the Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC)

Join us in the ARC for 30 minute demos of different Group Fitness classes that are offered throughout the school year. All classes are beginner friendly, and there will be free giveaways! Click here for the full schedule: https://www.utc.edu/campus-recreation/fitness/group-fitness.php 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Event Contact: Scarlett Vineyard, scarlett-vineyard@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Join us for a virtual game of trivia and test your Disney knowledge for a chance to win a prize! This event will be held on Zoom using Kahoot! which can be played from a web or mobile browser or through the Kahoot! app.

Space is limited, so RSVP to reserve your spot: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6172937

Sponsored by the Office of Student and Family Engagement

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

Format: In-Person

Location: UTC Sports Complex, 1101 Oak St. 

Come to the Sports Complex and compete against other Mocs to prove you are the best athlete on campus. Events include 40 yard dash, vertical jump, shuttle, 1 mile run, and longest football throw. Our staff will record your time and you will see how you stack up against other students on our website leader board. Winner of each competition will receive a championship shirt and their name on a plaque. 

Sponsored by Campus Recreation 

Event Contact: Jamie McLean, jamie-mclean@utc.edu 

 

Friday, Aug. 21

Format: Virtual

Are you an Arts and Science major? Do you have a quick question about the major? Then jump on Zoom and reach out to an advisor during our Welcome Week Zoom sessions.

Sponsored by the HUB Arts and Sciences Student Success Center

Event Contact: Bryan Bulmer, bryan-bulmer@utc.edu 

Format: Virtual

Join Veterans Student Services and The Chattery to Paint with Purpose! Local artist Jamie Barks will guide participants through the creation of a watercolor painting inspired by Chattanooga’s Veterans Memorial Bridge. No experience is needed to join in.

Registration is reqiured to participate. Click here to register for this event: https://www.thechattery.org/utcvss. Please register by Tuesday, August 18

Sponsored by Veteran Student Services

Event Contact: Squoia Holmes, squoia-holmes@utc.edu 

Format: Hybrid

Join the Office of Student and Family Engagement and make your own stuffed animal as part of Welcome Week! Upon entry to the event, students will receive all of the supplies needed to make their own UTC teddy bear and have the opportunity to meet and get to know other students.

Supplies are limited, so registration is required. RSVP to secure your spot. Students can only participate in this event once. Limit one bear per student.

Format: In-Person

Location: Chamberlain Field

Join us for an outdoor showing of the 2020 film Onward on Chamberlain Field! Check-in will start at 8 p.m. and the movie will begin around 8:30 p.m. This event is open to currently enrolled UTC students only.

Capacity is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot: 

https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6172655. We may not be able to accommodate walk-ins for this event. Please bring your UTC student ID to check-in to the event. Masks and social distancing are required at this event.

Another session of this event is being offered on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8:30 p.m. Click here to register for that event instead. Students are asked to only register for one session. 

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

Event Contact: Joshua McPhatter, joshua-mcphatter@utc.edu 

 

Saturday, Aug. 22

Format: Hybrid

Join the Office of Student and Family Engagement and make your own stuffed animal as part of Welcome Week! Upon entry to the event, students will receive all of the supplies needed to make their own UTC teddy bear and have the opportunity to meet and get to know other students.

Supplies are limited, so registration is required. RSVP to secure your spot. Students can only participate in this event once. Limit one bear per student.

Format: In-Person

Location: Chamberlain Field

Join us for an outdoor showing of the 2020 film Onward on Chamberlain Field! Check-in will start at 8 p.m. and the movie will begin around 8:30 p.m. This event is open to currently enrolled UTC students only.

Capacity is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot: 

https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/6172656. We may not be able to accommodate walk-ins for this event. Please bring your UTC student ID to check-in to the event. Masks and social distancing are required at this event.

Another session of this event is being offered on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8:30 p.m. Click here to register for that event instead. Students are asked to only register for one session. 

Sponsored by Housing and Residence Life

Event Contact: Joshua McPhatter, joshua-mcphatter@utc.edu