Week of Welcome

Thursday, August 22

Thursday

August22

22

Great Move-In Day

10:00AM-10:00PM (Residence Halls & Tech Village)

It’s time to move into your residence hall! Move-in times are between 10:00am-10:00pm, and there will be plenty of current Tech students to help you move in and get settled in your new room. Welcome home, Golden Eagles!

Thursday

August22

22

Freshmen VIP Night

7:00PM—9:00PM (University Bookstore, Roaden University Center, Ground Floor)

All freshmen are welcome to stop by the University Bookstore (ground floor of the Roaden University Center) to pick up their textbooks for the fall! Start the semester off right and make sure you have all the supplies and textbooks you need!

Thursday

August22

22

Parents! Meet the Greeks

6:00PM (Tech Pride Room, Roaden University Center, 1st Floor)

Are you interested in joining one of the many sororities or fraternities here on campus? This event will give your parents the opportunity to come meet and mingle with representatives of the Greek Life community and ask questions about what being Greek at Tech is all about! 

 Friday, August 23

Friday

August23

23

Multicultural Affairs Welcome

12:00PM (Tech Pride Room, Roaden University Center, 1st Floor)

Transitioning to college life can be both exciting and difficult, especially for many underrepresented populations on campus. Come to the Multicultural Affairs Welcome to learn how the Multicultural Affairs Office can offer support and guidance to you during your time as a Golden Eagle. You'll be able to meet with staff and learn about the various services and opportunities available within this department.

Friday

August23

23

Freshmen! Meet Your Peer Mentor

2:00PM (Various Locations)

The Class of 2023 will meet their peer mentors before heading to University Convocation. Freshmen, check your Tech email before the event for more information from your peer mentor!

Friday

August23

23

University Convocation

2:45PM (Hooper Eblen Center)

University Convocation is the formal induction of the Class of 2023 into the Tennessee Tech academic community. This event is for freshmen and their families only. For more information about this event, visit tntech.edu/convocationNote: Freshman students should arrive at 2:30pm and must wear the purple “2019 Week of Welcome” t-shirt received at SOAR.

Friday

August23

23

Class of 2023 Photo

4:00PM (Overall Field at Tucker Stadium)

This event is for freshmen only! Your freshman year at Tech will be one of your most memorable so make sure to capture it by taking part in this Tech tradition! Your class photo will be available for you to download as a keepsake to share with your family and friends. Freshman students must wear the purple “2019 Week of Welcome” t-shirt received at SOAR.

Friday

August23

23

Student Organization Mix & Mingle

5:00PM (N. Dixie Ave.  & Centennial Plaza)

Want to get involved on campus? Come out to the Student Organization Mix & Mingle to meet representatives from various organizations and see all that Tech has to offer!

Friday

August23

23

Dancin' on Dixie

6:00PM (N. Dixie Ave.)

After you’ve had the opportunity to visit with various student organizations, stick around for free dinner and music on Dixie Ave! We will have a DJ for your entertainment, so come hang out and have a good time with your new friends!

Friday

August23

23

Purple & Gold Volleyball Scrimmage

6:00PM (Hooper Eblen Center)

Come cheer on the women's Golden Eagle olleyball team as they play in their Purple vs. Gold scrimmage match! All students get in for FREE with their Eagle Card (student ID)!

Saturday, August 24

Saturday

August24

24

Religious Organizations & Churches Fair

11:00AM—1:00PM (Centennial Plaza)

If you’re interested in joining a religious organization, come stop by and visit with the various religious organizations and churches both on Tech’s campus and within the Cookeville area. Come find your fit!

Saturday

August24

24

Movie on the Quad

7:00PM (Main Quad)

Enjoy an evening with your friends as you watch a newly released movie (not yet available for home viewing) outdoors on the big screen while enjoying concessions, such as popcorn and Italian ice! Grab your blankets and friends to make it a fun, unforgettable evening!

 Sunday, August 25

Sunday

August25

25

Freshmen Fall Classes Guided Tour with SOAs

1:00PM (Tech Pride Room, Roaden University Center, 1st Floor)

Don’t be lost and confused on the first day of class! Come take a tour of your fall classes with the SOAs. The SOAs will help you find the buildings and classrooms you need so you can be successful and start the semester off right!

Sunday

August25

25

Cornhole & Spikeball Tournament

3:00PM (Main Quad)

Join Residential Life and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) for some fun in the sun with tournaments in Cornhole and Spikeball! Bring a friend and team up to battle against others to win big prizes! Free snacks, drinks and music will be provided, and this event is for both residential and commuter students alike.

Sunday

August25

25

Trivia Night

6:00PM (Multipurpose Room, Roaden University Center, 2nd Floor)

Join us for an evening of trivia! Get your team together and come see if you have what it takes to win one of our prizes. Trivia categories will range from Tech history to pop culture and many others!

Monday, August 26

Monday

August26

26

SOA Information Tent

8:00AM—3:00PM (Centennial Plaza)

Need directions or need to know where a building is located? Stop by the SOA information tent located in the southeast corner of Centennial Plaza to chat with the friendly SOAs and get the information you need for the first day of classes!

Monday

August26

26

T-Shirt Trade-In Day

11:00AM—1:00PM (Roaden University Center Lobby, 1st Floor) - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Add a little more purple and gold to your closet! Bring an old t-shirt from high school or another college to trade-in for a Tech t-shirt to showcase your Tech pride! This event is sponsored by the Office of Communications & Marketing. #WingsUp

Monday

August26

26

Explore the Fit

5:00PM—9:00PM (Recreation & Fitness Center)

Interested in experiencing a little taste of what the Recreation & FItness Center has to offer? Stop by Explore the Fit where you'll get to learn more about Intramurals and experience brief intervals of various program offerings for yourself. You'll also be able to enjoy popcorn, nachos and snow cones, along with some great door prizes and giveaways! 

Monday

August26

26

Hypnotism with Dr. Jim Wand

8:00PM (Derryberry Hall Auditorium, Derryberry Hall, 2nd Floor)

Get ready for an evening full of laughs that you'll never forget! Come see Dr. Jim Wand mesmerize the crowd as he hypnotizes selected volunteers. If you've ever wanted to be hypnotized, here's the perfect opportunity! *Must have Eagle Card to be admitted!

 Tuesday, August 27

Tuesday

August27

27

Student Involvement & Leadership Center Open House

9:00AM—4:00PM (Roaden University Center, 2nd Floor, Room 208)

The Student Involvement & Leadership Center is your one-stop-shop for involvement on campus! Come learn about the programs offered through the Center, including Greek Life, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Activities and more! You'll also get to meet the staff and some current student leaders on campus.

Tuesday

August27

27

Connect with Cookeville

11:00AM—1:00PM (Centennial Plaza)

Interested in learning what’s around the Cookeville area and what businesses provide student discounts? Many of Cookeville’s local business will be available on Centennial Plaza to show the services and items they provide. Stop by to find out more!

Tuesday

August27

27

The Handshake Challenge

1:00PM—4:30PM (Center for Career Development, Roaden University Center, 3rd Floor, Room 328)

Have you completed your Handshake profile yet? Handshake is Tech's one-stop for both on and off-campus job and internship opportunities, so stop by the Center for Career Development's new Career Spot to complete your profile with one of our Career Ambassadors, and you could be a lucky winner of some great swag items! 

Tuesday

August27

27

Explore the Fit

5:00PM—9:00PM (Recreation & Fitness Center)

Interested in experiencing a little taste of what the Recreation & FItness Center has to offer? Stop by Explore the Fit where you'll get to learn more about Intramurals and experience brief intervals of various program offerings for yourself. You'll also be able to enjoy popcorn, nachos and snow cones, along with some great door prizes and giveaways! 

Tuesday

August27

27

Cosmic Bowling

6:00PM—10:00PM (Bowling World - 545 Neal St., Cookeville)

Get your friends together and come out for an evening of FREE bowling at Bowling World (located at 545 Neal St. in Cookeville). Don’t forget your Eagle Card! Games begin at 7:00pm! *Must have Eagle Card to be admitted! Event sponsored by TN Tech Army ROTC.

 Thursday, August 29

Thursday

August29

29

Purple Pride Party

11:00AM (Centennial Plaza)

Come get hyped for Saturday's first home football game with the Tech Spirit Squads! There will be music, fun, games and maybe even some giveaways. Make sure to wear your best purple and gold to help cheer on your Golden Eagles!

Thursday

August29

29

Explore the Fit

5:00PM—9:00PM (Recreation & Fitness Center)

Interested in experiencing a little taste of what the Recreation & FItness Center has to offer? Stop by Explore the Fit where you'll get to learn more about Intramurals and experience brief intervals of various program offerings for yourself. You'll also be able to enjoy popcorn, nachos and snow cones, along with some great door prizes and giveaways!