CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs football and wrestling teams met the UTC Class of 2017 in the parking lots outside Johnson-Obear and Boiling Apartments on campus Thursday to help the incoming freshmen move into their dorms. And while it is not yet time for the men’s and women’s basketball teams to be on campus, Mocs basketball coach Will Wade and his staff were available to lend a helping hand to the newest students of Chattanooga.
There was an out-pouring of support campus-wide for 2013 Operation Move-In. Campus organizations, sororities, etc., were there to lend a helping hand. The Mocs student-athletes were there to help carry items as well as hand out a few of their own.
Student-athletes were quick to grab a box, refrigerator, rack of clothes and take direction from students and parents happy to receive the help. They also took time to engage their new classmates passing out schedule cards for fall sports and talk with students and parents discussing the team and outlook toward their respective seasons.
Thursday marks the first day of the first year of college for the freshmen while the upperclassmen are expected to move back this weekend. The first day of the fall semester is Monday.
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