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Event Schedule

Sunday, October 5

  • Color Run @ 2 p.m. Chilhowee Park 3301 E Magnolia Ave (Sponsored by The Color Run)
  • Anything Goes @ 1-3 p.m. TRECS Intramural Fields (Sponsored by All Campus Events)
  • Banner Drop @ 4:30 p.m. Neyland Stadium (Sponsored by All Campus Events)
  • Smokey’s Howl Tryouts @ 6-8 p.m. HPER (Sponsored by All Campus Events)

Monday, October 6

  • Turn the Europa on the Bull Fountain Orange @ 2 p.m. McClung Tower (Sponsored by Alumni Affairs)
  • Tower of Cans Building Contest @ 1-3 p.m. TRECS Paddleball Courts [Rain: The Bubble] (Sponsored by All Campus Events)
  • The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show @ 7 p.m. University Center Auditorium (Sponsored by Black Cultural Programming Committee)

Tuesday, October 7

  • Bed Races @ 3:30 p.m. TRECS Intramural Fields [Rain or Shine] (Sponsored by All Campus Events)
  • Homecoming Cookout! @ 5:30 p.m. TRECS Plaza [Rain or Shine] (Sponsored by All Campus Events)
  • Homecoming Movie – “22 Jump Street” @ 8 p.m. HSS Amphitheatre [Rain: UC Auditorium] (Sponsored by UT Film Committee)

Wednesday, October 8

  • Homecoming Day of Service @ 2-5 p.m. Sign up online at http://leadershipandservice.utk.edu (Sponsored by Center for Leadership & Service)
  • 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament @ 4-10 p.m. The Bubble (Sponsored by All Campus Events)

Thursday, October 9

  • Smokey’s Howl Preliminary Competition @ 5 p.m. Thompson-Boling Arena (Sponsored by All Campus Events)

Friday, October 10

  • Alumni Night at the Vol Shop @ 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sponsored by University Center Vol Shop) – 20% discount with special code
  • Fred D. Brown Residence Hall Dedication & Tour @ 3:30 p.m. Fred D. Brown Residence Hall
  • Little Vols at the Ball Park @ 5-6 p.m. Lindsey Nelson Stadium Playground & Patio (Sponsored by Alumni Affairs) – Open to children ages 10 and under
  • Alumni Band Reception @ 5-7:30 p.m. Natalie Haslam Music Center (Sponsored by Alumni Band Council) – Open to former members of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band
  • Homecoming Parade @ 6:30 p.m. Beginning at Fiji Island (Sponsored by All Campus Events, Alumni Affairs and Division of Student Life)
  • Little Vols in the Homecoming Parade @ 6:30 p.m. (Sponsored by Alumni Affairs) – Open to children ages 10 and under
  • College of Social Work Annual Gala @ 6-9 p.m. Rothchild Catering & Conference Center – $30 per person
  • Inaugural LGBTQ Alumni Dinner @ 7 p.m. University Center Executive Dining Room (Sponsored by OUTReach) – $25 per person
  • SGA Bonfire, Pep Rally and Smokey’s Howl Finals @ ~8 p.m. Fiji Island (Sponsored by All Campus Events, Student Government Association and Division of Student Life)
  • Student Alumni Associates (SAA) Reunion @ 8 p.m. The Foundry at World’s Fair Park (Sponsored by Alumni Affairs) – $15 per person
  • Sparkle in the Night Dance @ 8 p.m. Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park Site (Sponsored by Black Alumni Council) – $20 advance, $23 at the door

Saturday, October 11 – GAME DAY!!!

  • Celebrate UT! Homecoming Tailgate @ Prior to kickoff Pedestrian Walkway (Sponsored by Campus Entertainment Board and Campus Cru)
  • 20th Anniversary of the African American Hall of Fame, Inductee Dr. Marva Rudolph @ 9:30 a.m. Black Cultural Center (Sponsored by Multicultural Student Life and Commission for Blacks)
  • Party in the Park @ 3 hours prior to kickoff Circle Park (Sponsored by Alumni Affairs) – $12 adults & $8 children ages 10 and under to eat
  • World’s Largest Moonpie @ 2 hours prior to kickoff Circle Park (Sponsored by Alumni Affairs) – Free
  • Annual Black Cultural Center Homecoming Tailgate @ Noon-3 p.m. Black Cultural Center (Sponsored by Black Cultural Programming Committee, Multicultural Student Life, and National Society of Black Engineers)
  • Tailgate and Center tours @ 3 hours prior to kickoff Pedestrian Walkway & OUTreach LGBT & Ally Resource Center (Sponsored by OUTreach)
  • Pre-Game Faculty Showcase @ 2 hours prior to kickoff University Center Ballroom
  • College of Nursing Tailgate @ 3 hours prior to kickoff College of Nursing Courtyard
  • College of Law BBQ @ 3 hours prior to kickoff College of Law front patio – $15 per person, $5 children ages 3-12
  • College of Engineering BBQ @ 3 hours prior to kickoff Courtyard between Ferris and Perkins Hall – $12 per person, $8 children ages 10 and under
  • College of Business Administration Tailgate @ 3 hours prior to kickoff Haslam Business Building – $10 per person
  • Homecoming Competition Trophy Presentation @ Halftime Neyland Stadium (Sponsored by All Campus Events)
  • 15th Annual Southeastern Stomp Fest @ 7 p.m. Knoxville Civic Auditorium (Sponsored by Black Cultural Programming Committee) – Tickets now on sale at Knoxville Tickets. $15 until 10/1 ($10 with UT student ID), $20 after 10/1 ($15 with UT student ID), $25 at the door.

Sunday, October 12

  • Can You Dig It? Archaeology & Fossil Day @ 1:30-5 p.m. McClung Museum

Note: Most events are free and open to the public, unless price is listed. For more information regarding individual Homecoming events, please contact the sponsoring department or organization.