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Week of Welcome

Thursday, August 11

Thursday

August11

11

Lemonade Stand

10:00AM—1:00PM (Pinkerton Quad - Near New Hall North & New Hall South)

Take a refreshment break from moving into your residence hall. Tech ASPIRES will be providing free, cold lemonade and other goodies so make sure to stop by and cool down!

Thursday

August11

11

Game Night

6:00PM—8:00PM (Marc Burnett Student Recreation & Fitness Center, Room 102)

Are you a pool shark or an air hockey champ? Head to the game room and the Burn for a night of billiards, table tennis, air hockey and more! All equipment will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Friday, August 12

Friday

August12

12

Lemonade Stand

10:00AM—1:00PM (Capitol Quad - Near Ellington-Warf)

Take a refreshment break from moving into your residence hall. Tech ASPIRES will be providing free, cold lemonade and other goodies so make sure to stop by and cool down!

Friday

August12

12

Teaching Kitchen

10:00AM & 10:30AM (The Perch - New Hall North)

The Teaching Kitchen is designed to engage, educate and collaborate with the campus community. We develop classes that are both interactive and informative. Join us at 10am to learn how to make omelettes or at 10:30am to make jalapeno poppers! Advance registration required. To register for this event, visit:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BA8AF22A2FCC25-teaching

Friday

August12

12

Teaching Kitchen

3:00PM & 3:30PM (The Perch - New Hall North)

The Teaching Kitchen is designed to engage, educate and collaborate with the campus community. We develop classes that are both interactive and informative. Join us at 3pm to learn how to make omelettes or at 3:30pm to make jalapeno poppers! Advance registration required. To register for this event, visit:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BA8AF22A2FCC25-teaching

Friday

August12

12

Art Therapy Paint Night

7:00PM (Tech Pride Room, Roaden University Center, 1st Floor)

Come relax with some guided art therapy with a trained art therapist! This is a great opportunity to learn some mindfulness techniques before the start of the fall semester. All supplies will be provided, but space is limited, so arrive early! This event is co-sponsored by Tech ASPIRES.

Friday

August12

12

Team Trivia Night

9:00PM—11:00PM (Multipurpose Room, Roaden University Center, 2nd Floor)

Don't miss this opportunity to test your skills, show off your knowledge, and have fun with other students while competing for awesome prizes. Friends can't make it? Roommate not yet moved in? No worries! "Free Agent" teams will be created at the event!

Saturday, August 13

Saturday

August13

13

Faith-Based 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

August13

13

Football Scrimmage

6:00PM (Tucker Stadium)

Tennessee Tech football fans are invited to catch their first look at the Golden Eagle football team as they prepare for their upcoming season during this scrimmage game. Admission is FREE with Eagle Card. Visit ttusports.com for the full season schedule and more information.

Saturday

August13

13

Movie at Tucker Stadium

7:30PM (Tucker Stadium)

Enjoy an evening with your friends as you watch a movie 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! This year's movie feature will be Doctor Strange & The Multiverse of Madness.

Sunday, August 14

Sunday

August14

14

Tech Women's Soccer vs. ETSU

1:00PM (Tech Soccer Fields - Next to Hooper Eblen Center)

Join us as the Golden Eagles take on East Tennessee State University. Admission is FREE with Eagle Card. Visit ttusports.com for the full season schedule and more information.

Sunday

August14

14

Yoga on the Quad

7:30PM (Main Quad)

Come relax, clear your mind, and de-stress with yoga on the Quad, sponsored by Tech ASPIRES! Bring your friends and your yoga mat or beach towel! No other equipment is needed.

Sunday

August14

14

Club Golden Eagle

8:00PM—11:00PM (Roaden University Center)

Kick off the semester with music, games, prizes, free food, and more! Whether you're into dance beats or coffee house vibes, tabletop games or table tennis, catching up with old friends or making new ones, this event is for you!

Monday, August 15

Monday

August15

15

Freshmen Fall Classes Guided Tour with SOAs

1:00PM (Derryberry Auditorium, Derryberry Hall, 2nd Floor)

Classes start on Thursday, so don’t be lost and confused on your first day! 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!

Monday

August15

15

Handshake Blitz & Building the Perfect Personal Profile

1:30PM—2:15PM (Tech Pride Room, Roaden University Center, 1st Floor)

What is Handshake and how can it help me? Freshmen wanting to explore the Handshake system and how it can help you land fantastic job opportunities will want to attend this session with Handshake reps to receive advice and demonstrations of how to build out your profile for maximum visibility. A limited number of cool Handshake t-shirts will be raffled!

Monday

August15

15

Launchpad's Photo Scavenger Hunt

2:00PM (Volpe Library - Outside Main Entrance)

Think you know a lot about campus? Come test your knowledge and meet new friends as you compete against other teams in this campus-wide photo scavenger hunt, all while learning unique things about Tech's campus!

Monday

August15

15

How to Crush it on My New College Budget

2:30PM—3:15PM (Tech Pride Room, Roaden University Center, 1st Floor)

How am I going to possibly make ends meet during college? Freshmen will want to attend this informative financial session to learn survival tips for building your college budget. Janet Rumancik of Regions Bank will be on hand to show you tips and tricks on surviving on a college budget. 

Monday

August15

15

Hypnotism

7:00PM (Derryberry Hall Auditorium, Derryberry Hall, 2nd Floor)

Get ready for an evening full of laughs that you'll never forget! Come see Randy Andrews, singing hypnotist, 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 16

Tuesday

August16

16

Yoga at the Burn

11:00AM (Marc Burnett Student Recreation & Fitness Center, Room 203)

Come relax, clear your mind, and de-stress with yoga at the Burn with Tech ASPIRES! Bring your friends and clear your mind before the start of classes. All equipment will be provided.

Tuesday

August16

16

Multicultural Affairs Welcome

11:00AM—1:30PM (Centennial Plaza)

Transitioning to college life can be 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 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.

Tuesday

August16

16

University Convocation

2:45PM (Hooper Eblen Center)

University Convocation is the formal induction of the Class of 2026 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 2022 freshman t-shirt received at SOAR.

Tuesday

August16

16

Class of 2026 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 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. Note: Freshman students must wear the purple freshman t-shirt received at SOAR.

Tuesday

August16

16

Mix & Mingle Involvement Fair

5:00PM—8:00PM (Lab Science Commons Lawn)

Want to get involved on campus? Tech has over 200 student organizations. Come out to the Mix & Mingle Involvement Fair to meet representatives from various organizations and find your fit on campus! 

Wednesday, August 17

Wednesday

August17

17

Dough-cision 2022: Ralph's vs. Big O's

9:00AM—11:00AM (Centennial Plaza)

Meet the Launchpad Student Success Center advisors on Centennial Plaza, and join in on one of the biggest Cookeville debates - Which is better: Ralph's or Big O's donuts? You get to help decide! 

Wednesday

August17

17

Welcome Picnic

4:00PM—7:00PM (Marc Burnett Student Recreation & Fitness Center)

Campus Recreation joins University Housing and Residential Life and Academy Sports and Outdoors for some summer picnic fun in the sun. With activities such as inflatable courses to lawn games, free food and all the daily activities the campus fitness center has to offer (like rock climbing), there is fun to be had by all. 

Thursday, August 18

Thursday

August18

18

Grab & Go Breakfast

8:00AM—10:00AM (Centennial Plaza) - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

If you are in need of some fuel to start your first day, stop by the Grab & Go Breakfast table located on Centennial Plaza to grab some pre-packaged breakfast and beverage options from the SOAs to make sure you start the semester off with a well-nourished brain!

Thursday

August18

18

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 on Centennial Plaza to chat with the friendly SOAs and get the information you need for the first day of classes!

Thursday

August18

18

First Day Photos

10:00AM (Centennial Plaza) - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Commemorate your first day of classes this fall semester! Students who take a first day photo will have their photo mailed home (to the address requested) on a Tennessee Tech postcard with a personalized message of choice! Limited quantities available.

Thursday

August18

18

Tech Women's Soccer vs. IUPUI

7:00PM (Tech Soccer Fields - Next to Hooper Eblen Center)

Join us as the Golden Eagles take on Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. Admission is FREE with Eagle Card. Visit ttusports.com for the full season schedule and more information.

Friday, August 19

Friday

August19

19

Meet the Greeks

5:00PM—8:00PM (Main Quad)

Tennessee Tech’s fraternities and sororities are full of students who contribute to the campus and the Cookeville community. You’re invited to learn more about our three governing councils and meet members of our fraternities and sororities. Come out and Meet the Greeks!

Saturday, August 20

Saturday

August20

20

Wall-A-Palooza

2:00PM—6:00PM (Marc Burnett Student Recreation & Fitness Center, Climbing Wall, Room 123)

Interested in trying climbing or meeting other climbers? Staff will be available to belay and teach basic climbing techniques. There will also be games and prizes, information on Eagles Outdoors trips and rental equipment, and representatives from the climbing club and outdoor club. We hope to see you there! 

Saturday

August20

20

Volleyball Purple & Gold Scrimmage

2:00PM (Hooper Eblen Center)

Tennessee Tech volleyball fans are invited to catch their first look at the Golden Eagle volleyball team as they prepare for the upcoming season in this Purple & Gold Scrimmage game! Admission is FREE with Eagle Card. Visit ttusports.com for the full season schedule and more information.

Saturday

August20

20

Gathering of Eagles & Football Scrimmage

4:30PM (Tucker Stadium)

All Tennessee Tech football fans are invited to attend the Gathering of Eagles and second Football Scrimmage! This event will include fun for all fans, including a Kids' Clinic. Visit ttusports.com for the full season schedule and more information.
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