Parent & Family Weekend

ARC Front

UTC Campus Recreation will be opening up its doors to all parents and family of our students this weekend. Starting Friday afternoon, all students may bring their family to the ARC to enjoy a workout, swim, wall climb, or  any other recreational activity. This applies to the student’s family and extended family only. Please see the ARC Control Desk to fill out all necessary paperwork. All rules remain constant in regards to minors and other visitors in the facility. Please see our staff for any questions you may have. All guests must be accompanied by the student for the entire visit.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to show your family your favorite part of campus!





This fall UTC Campus Recreation will be expanding our informal recreation activities through offering Mac-Rec on various days in Maclellan Gym. These activities will include dodgeball, volleyball, spikeball and early-morning basketball.

The idea behind Mac-Rec is to give our members set times to gather and participate in free-play informal recreation with others interested in the respective sport. It is also an opportunity to meet potential Intramural team members!


Mac-Rec hours will begin Monday, August 25th and the schedule below will run through September.

Dodgeball            M,W 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Spikeball              T,R 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Volleyball            M,W 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Basketball          W,F 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

During these reserved time, the only activity that will take place on the court is the sport it is reserved for.


Follow us on Social Media for updates! Please feel free to contact Greg Reinhardt with any questions.

Phone: 423-425-5685


Intramurals Coming This Fall

Intramural Flag Football, Volleyball and Indoor Soccer Leagues will be returning this Fall to UTC’s Campus Recreation.  All current UTC students and staff with a Campus Recreation membership are eligible to participate.  Both men and women are encouraged to participate in all sports, and there are different leagues, including ones pertaining to Greek organizations and residence halls.


Those interested must register online using the IM Leagues site.  Flag Football registration is August 18-September 4, and Volleyball and Indoor Soccer are September 1-October 9.  Teams range in the limit on number of players, so check the specifics of each league.  As well, in registration, there are options to select for one’s availability.


A captain must be designated for each team, and (s)he must attend a captain’s meeting held the day before registration closes.


The Flag Football league begins September 7, and Volleyball and Indoor Soccer begin on October 12.


Intramural champions will compete in extramural tournaments representing UTC.  In the past, UTC’s Intramurals teams have competed in state championships, and our Flag Football team went to Nationals.


Fall Fitness Announcements

This Fall 2014 semester, UTC Fitness is fighting the “Freshman Fifteen!”


To start the semester off, anyone interested in staying fit should come to the annual ARC Fitness Launch Party, held in the ARC Basketball Courts Monday, August 25, at 6 P.M.  Here, Campus Recreation’s fitness programs will be demonstrated, including Zumba, Boot Camp, Kickboxing and P90X.  Additionally, there will be fitness prize giveaways, refreshments and great energy!


Second, ARC Personal training is back this Fall!  Learn to build your own personally-fit workouts and have one of our 5 ACSM-certified personal trainers motivate you each session.  See here for pricing and other details.


Third, ARC Fitness will offer free 30-minute fitness orientations.  Here, you can learn how to use the equipment to achieve your workout goals as efficiently and safely as possible.
Stay alert to other Fitness-sponsored events coming this Fall, such as the “Couch to 5K” class, an 8-week program beginning in September.

Fall Outdoors Schedule

UTC Outdoors has some great trips scheduled in the great outdoors!



22-Batcave Canoe on Nickajack Lake

23-Rafting on the Ocoee ($45, includes lunch)

29-Whitewater Kayaking ($45) – three day clinic learning to kayak Class-2 whitewater)*



5-Batcave Canoe on Nickajack Lake

6-Whitewater Tubing and Kayaking*

19-Mountain Biking

20-Whitewater Kayaking*

21-SUP Boarding

27-Mountain Biking



10-Skydiving ($180) – Sign-up starts September 19th; must register in advance

11-Beginner Sport Climbing

11-Whitewater Kayaking*

17 to 21-Biking on Natchez Trace ($65)

25-Bouldering at Stonefort ($6)

25-Mountain Biking

31-Caving (Costumes encouraged)




8-Sport Climbing

*Must come to at least 1 kayak clinic in ARC pool to qualify for trips.  Clinics held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-10 p.m.
For additional details, see here.

Route-Setters Needed!

Principal Functions

  • To strip and set roped routes and boulder problems (5.5 – 5.13 and VB – V10).
  • To maintain climbing wall safety and function through regular inspection and repair.



  • To maintain appropriate route distribution.
  • To forerun, give and receive constructive feedback, and make appropriate adjustments and changes to routes.
  • Hold washing.
  • Facility maintenance.
  • To be available for special events such as competitions, promotional affairs, etc.
  • To conduct oneself as a representative of UTC Outdoors at all times.



  • 1 year commercial gym climbing experience.
  • To be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that will include early mornings, late evenings, and occasional weekends.
  • 5.12/V8 climbing ability.
  • The ability to grind out creative moderate routes monthly.

Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee

On Saturday, August 23, UTC Outdoors will have a whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee to begin the Fall semester.  The trip begins at 10 a.m. and will last most of the day.

Those interested must sign up in the UTC Outdoors office on the bottom floor of the ARC.

The cost of the trip is a non-refundable $45, payable only by cash or check.

Back-to-School Club Sport Expo

On Monday, August 18th, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., there will be the “Club Sport Expo” at Heritage Plaza (also known as the center of campus, between the University Center, Grote Hall, Lupton Library and Brock Hall).  For new or returning students interested in joining clubs or gaining extracurricular activities, this event is helpful.

UTC’s Famous 100-Foot Banana Split

The same day as the paintball tournament, Campus Recreation will hold its yearly “Famous 100-Foot Long Banana Split” on Saturday, August 16th at 6 P.M.  As well, all students are invited to join, especially new students.  The banana split will be on the Aquatic Recreation Center’s (ARC’s) east lawn, between the ARC and parking garage.

There will also be a pool party in the ARC’s pool to follow the Banana Split at 7 P.M.

UTC Welcome Week-Paintball Tournament

Campus Recreation will be showcasing a few specific events during UTC’s Welcome Week, one of which is a paintball tournament held in the Intramural Fields on Saturday, August 16th at 1 P.M.

The tournament is free for students.  Bring clothes that can be spattered with paint.