Fall is in full swing in Chattanooga and it is an exciting time for students on campus. It is hard to believe we are past midterms and students are now focused on end of semester projects and assignments. Now more than ever, students needs our encouragement to push through the end of the semester to meet all the personal and academic goals they set at the beginning of the semester!
We’re still buzzing with excitement over the opportunity to engage with so many of you over Fall Family Weekend. From cheering on the Mocs to victory over ETSU to the fun and creative paint night we hosted on campus, we hope you enjoyed connecting with the campus community and spending some quality time with your student.
Keep an eye out for updates on all the incredible things happening on campus from our Facebook and Instagram pages. We’re grateful you’re a part of this journey and we are thrilled to share exciting campus news with you. As always, if you have questions, we are here to support! Reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 423-425-2321.
- November 8 – Spring 2024 registration begins for currently enrolled students
- November 22 – Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Day (no classes)
- November 23-26 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No classes
- December 4 – Last day of classes for Fall semester
- December 4 – Last day to withdraw from the university (i.e. all courses) with grades of W
- December 5 – Reading Day
- December 6-12 – Final Examinations
Greetings from Janice Cosey, Bursar
The Fall 2023 Semester end date is getting close. The weather is changing, and the holidays are just around the corner.
We continue to encourage students to set up ACH/Direct Deposit for refunds through the student’s MyMocsNet account. It is a vital step to ensure the funds expected can be delivered as quickly and securely as possible. Paper checks are mailed to the permanent address on file, which can take 5-10+ days via USPS. If assistance is needed on adding the refund account information, please go to www.utc.edu/bursar, click the “Video Instructions” tab in the middle of the page and click on the video titled “Bursar Series: Direct Deposit.
If the Tuition Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) was utilized for the Fall Semester, the final payment is due on November 1. A late fee of $50 is applied on the 4th of the month if the scheduled payment is not received. Please note that a balance can affect future registrations. On November 2, a hold will be placed on accounts that still owe for Fall 2023.
Spring 2024 is fast approaching and there are some important dates that you should know. The First E-Mocs Statement will be available on November 22 and the fee payment deadline is December 14. Cancellation of classes for the Spring Semester occurs on December 18. Please remind your student of the dates to avoid missing a crucial deadline.
If you have general questions, please contact our office at 423.425.4781 or email us at Bursars-Office@utc.edu. The office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.
Scrappy’s Market on November 1, November 14 and November 29: Back by popular demand, Scrappy’s Market returns multiple times this month. Students can enjoy the incredible opportunity to bag 10 items of fresh produce absolutely FREE! More information and market times can be found on MocSync.
Stay up to date with Mocs Dining by following us on Instagram and Facebook (@mocsdining)!
Spring 2024 Housing Applications
The Spring 2024 housing application is now open. Students can apply through Manage My Housing.
Fall 2024 Housing Applications
The Fall 2024 housing application opens December 1 at 8 a.m. EST (Application opens for current students, incoming freshmen and transfers).
Visit the Housing and Residence Life website for the application and more information.
Residence halls will close at noon Wednesday, December 13 for winter break, and they will reopen on January 5 at 8 a.m. for the spring 2024 semester. For more info about closing, visit our website.
Housing and Residence Life has once again partnered with the Center for Academic Support and Advisement to offer Residential Tutoring. The full schedule is available at www.utc.edu/tutor (and on our social media: @utchousing). Please note the updated time for the MATH 1830 session.
Blue and Gold Preview Day
Blue and Gold Preview Day is November 11. Housing will have several showrooms open for tours. For more info about the event and to register, visit the Blue and Gold preview Day website.
Housing Issues or Concerns
Please encourage your students to contact their RA or RD with any questions or concerns. From roommate conflicts to maintenance-related concerns, they are there to help. Please also have them check out the Housing Student Handbook that contains information on how to live in our residence halls.
If your student has a maintenance issue, have them fill out a maintenance request in Manage My Housing. If it is an emergency, have them contact their complex office or RA On Call.
November Housing Events
- Pizza with the Chancellor | November 1, 5 p.m., West Campus Multipurpose Room
- Fall Festival | November 7, 4-6 p.m., Boling Courtyard/Community Room
- Grocery Getters with Student Outreach and Support| November 14, 7 p.m., West Multipurpose Room
- Wellness Week | November 13-19, check our social media (@utchousing) for event info
Tasty Tidbit Leadership Lunch Series is a great way for you student to learn from some of our community leaders and work on their foundational set of leadership skills. Have them check out these two upcoming opportunities.
Tasty Tidbit Leadership Lunch Series: What Is Servant Leadership Anyway? A Discussion with Ken Jones! | November 6, 12-1 p.m., UC Chattanooga C Room
Whether you are leading friends or an organization (or aspire to one day), remember that the true power of leadership lies in serving others. Ken Jones, a servant leader within Chattanooga and a two-time UTC alum, will join us. Ken currently serves as the Senior Director of Procurement, Vendor Relations at EPB. Questions should be directed to Daniel Grzesik, Director of Leadership Development and Programs, at Daniel-Grzesik@utc.edu.
Tasty Tidbit Leadership Lunch Series: Aspire to INSPIRE with Taylor Tipton | November 15, 12-1 p.m., the Aviary at Stacy Town Center
Personal resiliency can be defined as the ability to persevere or to recover from setbacks! Taylor Tipton will share her 5-minute mentality boost and four secrets to help you stay resilient when the next obstacle or difficult situation confronts you. Taylor is a recent “Elite Under 30 Chattanooga Honoree” and a former Miss Tennessee Teen USA Pageant Contestant.
Volunteer Opportunity at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank | November 7, 1-4:30 p.m.
RSVP to volunteer at: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/9504665
Serving hands are needed at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to impact residents in need within the city and surrounding communities! Did you know that 41% of the individuals that are food insecure in our region are children? Or that Tennessee and Georgia consistently rank amongst the highest food insecure states? Through a hands-on effort during this volunteer shift with other Mocs and Community Members, students will address the “community voice. Volunteering from 1-4:30 p.m. may include sorting donated food items, making emergency food boxes that will be given out the back door of the agency, or helping in the emergency food box area with re-stocking carts, etc. Interested students must be available during the entire shift in order to volunteer. Transportation to/from the Chattanooga Area Food Bank is available if needed. Questions should be directed to Daniel Grzesik, Director of Leadership Development and Programs, at Daniel-Grzesik@utc.edu.
University Health Services has a new look!
Thanks to a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health, University Health Services has updated its clinic.
Waiting room furniture has been replaced with chairs that have antimicrobial coverings. Exam rooms have been updated and have non-porous countertops, touchless faucets, soap dispensers and paper towel holders, and new cabinets.
University Health Services reminds students, faculty and staff that testing for COVID-19, flu and RSV continues at no cost to anyone in the University community. While UHS is seeing fewer cases of COVID, we ask students to please stay vigilant. Click here to learn more.
UTC raised $1,734,947.42 from 2,131 donors during its fourth annual Mocs Give Day on Oct. 3. The day’s original fundraising goals to raise $1,000,000 from 1,500 donors were exceeded by nearly 73% and 42%, respectively.
“Mocs Give Day is all about the collective power of giving. Almost 80% of all gifts were $100 or less,” said UTC Vice Chancellor of Advancement Kim White. “From supporting scholarships and athletics to study abroad opportunities and student support services, alumni and friends of UTC came together to support the areas on campus they are passionate about.”
Thank you to all who donated and supported UTC on Mocs Give Day!
“Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century,” edited by Alice Wong, was selected as the Read to Achieve text for 2023-2024. “Disability Visibility,” a collective anthology of short essays, interview transcripts, articles, blog posts and creative prose, introduces UTC students to conversations in and around disability representation.
In celebration of that book selection, Haben Girma—a human rights lawyer advancing disability justice, the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School and contributor to “Disability Visibility”—has been invited to UTC to share her story. Girma, named a White House Champion of Change by President Obama and the recipient of a Helen Keller Achievement Award, will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, in the University Center Tennessee Room. Her lecture is open to all.
Girma’s visit to UTC is sponsored by Student Success Programs, Department of English, Disability Resource Center, Department of Political Science and Public Service, Division of Access and Engagement, Honors College and Walker Center for Teaching and Learning.
With the start of the basketball season right around the corner, single-game tickets for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are now available. Single-game ticket options begin at just $10 (general admission) for the women’s slate and $12 (200 level baseline) on the men’s side.
The season opens for both programs on Monday, Nov. 6, at McKenzie Arena—with the women taking on King University at 11 a.m. and the men facing Covenant College at 7 p.m.
Click here to learn more and to buy tickets. Encourage your student to support the Mocs this basketball season!
At UTC, a first-generation college student is someone whose parents did not graduate with a four-year college degree. If that sounds like your student, congratulations, your students is a First Gen Moc! We have many programs to support their success, both in and out of the classroom. We are excited to celebrate the 5th annual First Gen Week. To find out more, please visit the First Gen Week website.