Happy September, UTC Parents and Families! 

Students have been hard at work in the classroom and enjoying campus life for just over 2 weeks at this point! Time certainly does fly when you are having fun!

Below you will find some helpful reminders about upcoming dates, some really cool opportunities for your student and some highlights from the last few weeks. We hope you enjoy reviewing this information to get a sense of what is happening here on campus. 

We are always here to help! Whether it is connecting you or you student to campus resources, we are here for you! Reach out with questions at utcparents@utc.edu, follow us on social media at @utcparents, and let us know if we can help! 

-Hannah Turcotte
Academic Dates to Remember
  • September 5 (Monday) Holiday
  • October 3-14 (Monday-Friday) Faculty notify undergraduate students of mid-term grades
  • October 17-18 (Monday-Tuesday) Fall Break- No classes
Click the button below to view the full Academic Calendar for 2022-2023
2022-2023 Academic Calendar
Updates from the Bursar's Office
Greetings from Janice Cosey, Bursar
Welcome to all the new parents with students at UTC and welcome back to the parents of returning students!

We are almost ¾ through 2022 and it seems time is flying.  The Bursar Office Team is available to assist in the educational journey of your student!  As we have progressed through 2022, we are still faced with many challenges in our daily lives and the world.  Continue to protect yourself, your family and those around you.  Please continue to be safe as you move throughout each day. 

As in the past, we are encouraging our students to set up ACH/Direct Deposit.  This option is completed within the student’s MyMocsNet account and the most streamlined option for the refund process.  If a paper check is mailed to the permanent address on file, it can take 5-10+ days.  The Office of the Bursar is an advocate of ACH/Direct Deposit because it is a vital step to ensure the funds expected can be delivered as quickly and securely as possible.  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 remaining payments are due on September 1st, October 1st and November 1st.   A $50.00 late fee is assessed if payment is not received by the designated due date. 
If you have any general questions, please contact our office at 423.425.4781 or email us at Bursars-Office@utc.edu

Note: MyMocsPass Passphrase or FERPA Pin is required to receive specific information about a student’s account.  


UTC Convocation 2022
Take a glimpse at the fun students had at Convocation 2022. Convocation is a welcoming event held at McKenzie Arena that recognizes the beginning of a student's college career at UTC. Students learn how to be a Moc, meet new friends and become part of a great tradition. 

Welcome to campus, Mocs! 
Students enjoyed a fun-filled week of activities to welcome new and returning student to campus for the Fall semester. Over 80 events took place during the first week of class! Check out the Welcome Week photo album to spot your student and some of the fun they had during Welcome Week! 
Click here to view the photos!

Mocs Give Day
October 4th

A 24-hour digital celebration of all the ways we love UTC, Mocs Give Day is Tuesday, October 4th. An online fundraising effort, Mocs Give Day is where ALL MOCS—alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff, and students—unite to ensure the promise of a UTC education continues to be transformative for each student who sets foot on our campus.

On this special day, the whole Mocs Family comes together and supports what they love about UTC by giving what they can. With a variety of matching gifts available, all gifts on Mocs Give Day matter. You can also sign up to be a Mocs Give Day Ambassador engaging your friends and family to make an impact in the classroom, the athletic arena, support a scholarship and more.

We have a saying around UTC – Once a Moc, Always a Moc. And Mocs Give Day is your way of showing your support for UTC because Mocs Give Together!

Click here for more info!

Flu Vaccine Available on Campus

UTC University Health Services will be hosting Walgreens Pharmacy on campus for a flu vaccine clinic in the UC Chattanooga Room:
  • Monday, September 19th, 12pm-3pm
  • Tuesday, September 20th, 11am-3pm
  • Wednesday, September 21st, 12pm-3pm
  • Thursday, September 22nd, 11am-3pm
  • Friday, September 23rd, 12pm-3pm
In addition, please remind your student if they are not feeling well or need anything related to their physical health, they may contact UTC University Health Services for assistance at (423) 425-4453.

Kyiv City Ballet Performing at UTC Fine Arts Center

The Kyiv City Ballet is scheduled for three Chattanooga performances in the newly renovated Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the UTC Fine Arts Center on Oct. 5-7, with performances beginning each night at 7:30 p.m. Chattanooga Ballet is co-sponsor of the performances and will also perform on Oct. 6-7.
The tour will include a full-length performance of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” on Oct. 5 (choreography by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Ivan Kozlov) and mixed repertory programs with Chattanooga Ballet on Oct. 6-7.

  • Kyiv City Ballet performances on Oct. 6-7 will also include a contemporary ballet called “Thoughts” (choreography by Vladyslav Dobshynskyi) and “Men of Kyiv,” a Ukrainian folk dance (choreography by Pavlo Virsky).
  • Chattanooga Ballet will perform “3 Muses for Apollo” on Oct. 6 (choreography by Brian McSween). The Oct. 7 performance will include a pair of world premieres, “Some Day, Some Time” (choreography by McSween) and “Élégiaque” (choreography by Mollie Sansone).
  • Kyiv City Ballet will conclude its Oct. 7 show with “Tribute to Peace,” a neo-classical work specifically commissioned for this tour (choreography by Ekaterina and Ivan Kozlov).
The Kyiv City Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ivan Kozlov, will be touring in 15 cities from Sept. 16 to Oct. 25, marking the first time the dance company has performed in the U.S. The company’s principal dancer is Vsevolod Maevskiy, a former student of Kozlov’s. Two of Ukraine’s prima ballerinas, Krystina Kadashevych and Oksana Bondarenko, will perform with the company on its U.S. tour.
All revenue from ticket sales for these shows goes directly to the Kyiv City Ballet. Ticket sales are helping keep a group of artists who cannot return to their country and families financially solvent while they are refugees and guests in the U.S.
Tickets may be purchased at the UTC Fine Arts Center box office (752 Vine St., corner of Vine and Palmetto) or through the Fine Arts Center’s online ticket site. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The box office will also open at 6:30 p.m. before each night’s performance.
Tickets can be purchased using debit/credit cards only. Pricing is as follows:
  • $79/ticket for rows C-F in the right center, center and left center sections, plus a processing fee of $5.
  • $49/ticket for rows A, B and G-N in the center section and rows A, B and G-O in the right center and left center sections, plus a processing fee of $4. Four wheelchair/companion seats are available in this price tier.
  • $29/ticket for student seats, all located in the left and right sections, plus a processing fee of $3. Two wheelchair/companion seats are available in this price tier.
Patrons are encouraged to use mobile or print-at-home delivery options for ticket purchases. A $5 transaction fee per order at the box office window will be added for either in-person ticket purchases or will call pickup.
Homecoming 2022

Homecoming SEA-son will be here before students know it! We are getting ready for a week of underwater-themed adventures with Scrappy that highlight our theme, “Under the C!” Students can expect a week of fun activities, that will allow them to show their Mocs spirit before the big Homecoming game on September 17 vs. North Alabama at Finley Stadium.

For more information about Homecoming week, visit the Homecoming website.

Interested in attending the game? Purchase your tickets through the Athletics website today! 

The UTC Care Line is a 24/7 resource for students experiencing a crisis. For more information about available services, please visit utc.edu/care

423-425-CARE (2273)
Mocs Dining Updates

New Green to-go! Crossroads Dining Hall has a new sustainable to-go program. Each student who has a meal plan will receive 1 free reusable container for their to-go meals. Non-meal plan holders can purchase a container for $5. Any additional reusable container needed for Crossroads can be purchased for $5. 

Follow us on social! Students and families should follow @Mocsdining on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook to stay up to date on events, hours of operation, and important location updates. 

Meal Exchange is available on the Weekly 10 and All Access meal plans. Each Meal Exchange swipe is worth $7 at any of the retail locations on campus, excluding Starbucks and POD Markets. Have your student ask the cashier to see a full list of menu items for $7 and less. They can use Mocs Bucks, Scrappy Cash, or Credit/Debit to pay the remainder of their transaction balance if it is over $7.  

Visit our website mocsdining.campusdish.com to reload Mocs bucks, view hours of operation, Crossroads Dining Hall menu, and meal plan information. 

Questions? Contact us at mocsdining@utc.edu


September Updates

The Spring 2023 housing applications opens October 3, for students starting classes in the Spring 2023 semester or those who are not currently living on campus. Visit the Housing and Residence Life website for the application and more information.   

September Housing Complex Events: 
  • Stophel: Courtyard Block Party | September 8, 6-8 p.m. 
  • Boling: Get Rooted Into Boling | September 8, 6:30 p.m. 
  • Walker/UCF: Fall Kick-Off in the courtyard | September 208-10 p.m.
  • West Campus Housing: Westival in the courtyard | September 28, 7:30-9 p.m. 
  • JO: Around the House with JO | September 29, 7:30 p.m.

Please encourage your students to contact their RA or RD with any questions or concerns. From roommate conflicts to maintenance issues, 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

(Leaders Encouraging a Difference) Self-Awareness Experience Applications Are Now Available!

Encourage your student to participate in an interactive 10 week cohort-based experience that helps participants prepare for their next steps as leaders in their organizations, their communities, their internships, and their future careers. Moc LEAD is intended to help students explore leadership topics in a new and engaging way, to discover a new skill or new knowledge, to connect participants to a network of UTC and Chattanooga resources, and designed to help them achieve their goals. Complete details, academic success statistics, schedules, multi-media, and the application can be found at the Moc LEAD website. 

Applications are due on Tuesday, September 13th. Questions can be directed to Daniel Grzesik, Director of Leadership Development and Programs, at Daniel-Grzesik@utc.edu or (423)425-4184.

Stay Nutritionally Fit on UTC’s Campus
Char Schmidt, PhD, Associate Tenured Professor, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

As your college student begins their collegiate experience this fall, it is imperative for them to know where to obtain additional food resources.   Approximately 30% of college students are food insecure on their college campus (1).  Food insecurity is defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active healthy lifestyle or the inability to access adequate food due to limited financial resources. 

Did you know that Scrappy’ s Cupboard on the UTC campus provides emergency food assistance and referrals to ALL UTC students without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status? (2)  Just click on the link below and navigate to “how to use” and fill out the form.  The Cupboard is in University Center, Room 310 (Student Affairs) and bringing the Mocs ID and arriving at your scheduled time is all the student needs to do to access nutritious foods. 

Other local resources include the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, United Way of Greater Chattanooga, and the Chattanooga Food Bank. 

Donations to Scrappy’ s Food Cupboard of food, kitchenware, and personal care items are also accepted.  Research shows that non-nutritious eating may lead to lower grades, illness, fatigue, and other adverse effects (3).   Stay tuned next month for more information about nutrition and exercise resources at UTC. 

1. USDA Definition for Food Insecurity 
2. Scrappy's Cupboard
3. Best Colleges- The Student's Guide to Nutrition 

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