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Student Traditions at UTC

One of the many things students love about the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the number of traditions celebrated from year to year. The 1961-1962 University of Chattanooga Student Handbook described school traditions as “a rich core of student life” before going on to list over 10 annual events enjoyed by students of that era. Some of these, and their corresponding descriptions from this vintage handbook are below.

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The History and Purpose of Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is a tradition that has varied in name and consistency over the years, but has always been recognized as an opportunity to celebrate the university and those who are a part of it. A speech from the early 1960s explains, “Founder’s Day could be thought of as the University’s birthday party, a ceremony celebrating the official opening of the institution. It could also be thought of as

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New Special Collections Exhibition – The Campus Library: Supporting Research and Scholarship Since 1886

Stop by the Roth Grand Reading Room on the 4th floor of the library (LIB 402) to check out the newest exhibition from Special Collections, “The Campus Library: Supporting Research and Scholarship Since 1886.” Coinciding with the library’s 5th year of operation in its current building, this retrospective features a timeline detailing the history of the campus library and an assortment of promotional materials and photographs from years past.

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Hands-on Research Project Opportunity in Special Collections!

Thank you for your interest. This position has been filled.   Faculty from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Special Collections are seeking a qualified student assistant to assist with a data coding and analysis project examining trends in federal funding for institutional projects involving description of and access to cultural heritage materials. This project will offer the opportunity to collect, code, analyze, and interpret funding data from

Welcome Back Class of 1969!

Welcome Back to Campus Class of 1969! While many campus landmarks remain in place and the Mocs spirit is as strong as ever, a great deal has changed in the past 50 years. For example, here are a few facts comparing the university as it was in 1968-1969 to the 2018-2019 academic year: Enrollment has increased by 365% (from 2,503 to 11,638) Faculty and instructional staff have increased by

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