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Students participate in the a homecoming tradition by the orange dyeing of the Europa and the Bull Fountain

Homecoming is a time for all Volunteers to come together and celebrate the history, traditions, and spirit of the University of Tennessee.


Join us for Homecoming!

Students stack canned food items into a tower during the Tower of Cans competition

During Homecoming 2021, the Tower of Cans competition raised 61,966 pounds of canned food to benefit Smokey’s Pantry and the FISH Hospitality Pantry.

October 17–22, 2022

Homecoming is a great time for alumni to reconnect to the campus and reunite with old friends. It is also a great time for current students to celebrate what makes the university truly unique and outstanding. What began in 1794 as a small college in the Southwest Territory is now Tennessee’s flagship university and premier public research institution. Volunteers have been lighting the way for others across Tennessee, and throughout the world ever since.

Homecoming is planned by a campus-wide committee of volunteers and provides opportunities for the campus community to engage in the Volunteer spirit and feel at home on Rocky Top.