Fall semester is right around the corner.  Freshman move in day is Thursday, August 19 and classes begin Monday, August 23.

“It’s the kick off to a great year. During Welcome Week, there’s an event for everyone, from the ACE Welcome Back Comedy Show and Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment to organization cookouts and more,” said Madison Ralston, assistant director for student activities, student development.

Traditions like the 100-ft Banana Split and the Oak St. Roast are great opportunities for students to meet new students and reconnect with friends.

“Getting involved in activities in college is essential for students to succeed, and those students who are involved are happier and tend to be more successful in the classroom as well,” said Ralston.

To stay up to date on activities, visit the Student Development website:

To learn more about student organizations visit:

To learn more about Greek Life:

Welcome Week Activities

Saturday 8/21

  • Campus Crusade for Christ Ultimate Frisbee, 11 a.m., Challenger Center Field
  • 100-ft Banana Split, 6 p.m., annual ice cream social in Lansing Court between the UTC University Center and Maclellan Pool.  Play basketball, Dodgeball.  Take a swim at the pool in Maclellan Gym.
  • Speed Dating and Dance Party, 8 p.m., Tennessee Room, University Center

Sunday 8/22

  • Oak Street Roast- Live Music by the Boutonnieres, free food, 4 p.m., at the top of Cardiac Hill.  Sponsored by ACE
  • InterFraternity Council (IFC) Recruitment 101

Monday 8/23

  • Lost? Ask a staff member for some breakfast and a map! 7:30-10:30 a.m., various locations on campus
  • A Wesley Welcome (United Methodist Campus Ministry), noon-2 p.m., Heritage Plaza
  • National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Sorority Recruitment 101
  • InterFraternity Council  Fraternity Recruitment Open House

Tuesday 8/24

  • National Panhellenic Conference Sorority Recruitment Open House

Wednesday 8/25

  • InterFraternity Council Fraternity Recruitment Open House
  • National Panhellenic Conference Sorority Recruitment Round 1

Thursday 8/26

  • Black Student Alliance Cookout, 5-9 p.m., Student Park
  • InterFraternity Council Fraternity Recruitment
  • National Panhellenic Conference Sorority Recruitment Round 2
  • Element Worship, Baptist Collegiate Ministry
  • Campus Crusade for Christ -Campus Crusade 7 p.m., Benwood Auditorium, Engineering, Math and Computer Science (EMCS) building

Friday 8/27

  • InterFraternity Council  Fraternity Recruitment
  • National Panhellenic Conference Sorority Recruitment Round 3
  • Campus Crusade for Christ, $2 BBQ Dinner (Free for Freshman!) and Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt, 5:30 p.m., 1st Presbyterian Church
  • Association for Campus Entertainment  Welcome Back Comedy Show (Dan Ahdoot, Michelle Buteau & Nick Cobb), 7 p.m., UTC Fine Arts Center

Saturday 8/28

  • National Panhellenic Conference Sorority Recruitment Preference Night
  • InterFraternity Council Fraternity Recruitment Bid Dinner
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council Back to School Dance

Sunday 8/29

  • IFC & NPC Bid Day-Running Out the Doors

Tuesday 8/31

  • Black Greek 101

Wednesday 9/01

  • Organization Fair-Heritage Plaza & Vine Street

Welcome to UTC Campus Recreation:

Monday, August 23 – The Aquatic and Recreation Center (ARC) opens for regular fall hours (see listing below).

Tuesday, August 24 – Kayak Lessons 8 p.m. -10 p.m. in Maclellan Pool.  Bring a swim suit and a smile–we have everything else!  Sponsored by UTC Outdoors.

Wednesday, August 25 – Bike Ride 5p.m.-8 p.m.  Sign up in the ARC Outdoor Centre, bike to Coolidge Park and have dinner.  Sponsored by ARC Fitness.

Thursday, August 26 – Group Fitness Fall Launch Party at 6 p.m. on the main courts of the ARC.  Ten-minute previews of Kick Boxing, Boot Camp, Zumba, Rock Bottom, Hip Hop dance and a cool-down with Yoga.  Prize give-a-ways and the “Top Secret” fall fitness schedule will be available.  Sponsored By ARC Fitness.

Thursday, August 26 – Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Sign up in the ARC Outdoor Centre and get details, space is limited.  Learn the newest sport—stand-up paddle boarding.   Sponsored by UTC Outdoors.

Friday, August 27- Canoe the Greenway 4 p.m. -7p.m.  Sign up in the ARC Outdoor Centre.  Canoe the North Chickamauga Creek (it’s only 15 minutes away from campus).  Sponsored by UTC Outdoors.

Saturday, August 28- Whitewater Rafting.  Sign up in the ARC Outdoor Centre and get details, cost $35.  Paddle with the pros on the middle Ocoee River class III-IV.    Sponsored by UTC Outdoors.

Saturday. August 28- Beginner Whitewater Kayaking.  Sign up in the ARC Outdoor Centre and get details.   Learn the Basics of whitewater paddling. Sponsored by UTC Outdoors.

Check more of events and programs at:  www.utc.edu/Campusrecreation


  • UTC Outdoors will be closed Tuesday – Friday August 17-22 and reopen Monday, August 23.
  • Summer Fitness Classes will end Friday August 20 and Fall Fitness Classes will begin Monday, August 30.
  • MOCS CARD USE NOTICE: Improper use of a University ID will result in a suspension of building access and is subject to a judicial review. Improper ID use means using someone else’s card to access a University building or to use building facilities.
  • CAMPREC listserv. If you want up-to-date information on campus recreation, intramurals, fitness classes, outdoor trips and ARC special events:  Email listserv@raven.utc.edu and type subscribe camprec, your first name, and your last name.
  • Watch the phase II construction of the pool, live!   Wellnessconstruction.utc.edu – username: wellness password: wellness (Can only be viewed with on-campus connections.)

Recreational Facilities Fall hours – starting August 23

6 a.m. to 11p.m. Monday – Thursday
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

ARC Climbing Areas
12-8 M, T, TH, F
Closed Wednesdays

UTC Outdoors Equipment Rentals
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. M, T, TH, F
Closed Wednesdays

Maclellan Gym
6 a.m. -8:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday
6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Maclellan Pool
Monday – Friday
6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
12 noon – 1p.m.
4 p.m.-6 p.m.



UTC Outdoors


ARC Fitness


Club Sports


Aquatic and Recreation Center


Maclellan Gym


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