Homecoming

Homecoming 2015: Mean Green Meets Rocky Top

November 13-14, 2015

UT vs North Texas and Scrappy the Eagle take on the Vols and Smokey

Kickoff: Saturday, November 14, time TBA

Homecoming. What a wonderful time of the year. Team 119 and Coach Jones are taking on the Mean Green North Texas in a Homecoming matchup on November 14. You know you want to be here! Remember last time you were on campus with your college roommate and best friends? College bonfires, fireworks, the Tennessee River full of the Vol Navy, and a whole host of Tennessee Traditions on campus. How lucky are we to be a Tennessee Vol?

Join us at 4:00 on Friday, November 13 for the annual Homecoming parade!
The Little Vols will march, the Pride will play, and the student floats will compete. The Student Government Association will host a bonfire at 7:00 pm at Fiji Island. The men’s basketball Vols will play at Thompson-Boling arena and the Smokey’s Howl Finals will be announced at halftime. Now there’s a reason to come in early on Friday and enjoy the parade and Friday night festivities! Vols on the hardwood and in Neyland Stadium – all in one activity packed weekend.

Register Now for Homecoming Activities »

Click on the following events for more details or scroll down to see details of all the events. We hope to see you on campus this year!

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 9

Dyeing Europa on the Bull Fountain

Monday, November 9, 2015
Come join Student Alumni Associates and the Homecoming Committee as we dye the Europa and the Bull fountain at McClung Tower Plaza orange for Homecoming week! It's a great way to start the week orange and end on Big Orange Friday and Homecoming weekend! Be sure and go by the fountain at Homecoming to enjoy the beautiful orange dyed water.

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Friday, November 13: Big Orange Friday

The Parade—new and improved!

Friday, November 13 | 4:00 p.m.
The Homecoming parade begins at Fiji Island on Volunteer at Fraternity Park and travels west on Volunteer Boulevard. Our Little Vols will march in the parade in their orange and white on tricycles, in wagons, in strollers, and on foot. Arrive early for the best viewing spots.

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Little Vols in the Homecoming Parade (6th Annual) | Register online »

Friday, November 13 | 3:30 Line-up | 4:00 p.m. Parade 
Dress up your Little Vols (10 and under) in their orange and white, and march in the parade! Little Vols can ride on decorated tricycles or four-wheel vehicles. Little ones can also walk or be pushed in strollers (decorate them like a float!), but no bicycles or motorized vehicles, please. Register for Little Vols (liability form required to participate in parade).
Contact: Susie Orr or Susan Shields
865-974-2513 or 865-974-3715
sorr@utfi.org or sshield5@utk.edu

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Little Vols at the Ball Park | Register online »

Friday, November 13 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (immediately following the parade)
Place: UT Lindsey Nelson Baseball Stadium MVP room and playground
Free! Snacks for the Little Vols, playground, fun and crafts.
Contact: Susie Orr or Susan Shields
865-974-2513 or 865-974-3715
sorr@utfi.org or sshield5@utk.edu

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A Tribute to the Life of Dr. WJ Julian | Register online »

Friday, November 13 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (immediately following the parade)
Place: Holiday Inn World's Fair Site, The Grand Pavilion Ballroom
Cost: $45.00
Contact: Phyllis Moore
865-974-7318
phyllismoore@tennessee.edu

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College of Social Work Annual Homecoming Gala | Register online »

Friday, November 13 | 6:00 p.m. Social | 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Place: Rothchild Catering and Conference Center
8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN
Cost: $35.00 per person
Contact: Gina Middleton
856-974-3352
gcox@utk.edu

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Zeta Delta Chapter AKA Anniversary Celebration | Register online »

Friday, November 13 | 8:00 p.m. - 12 Midnight
Place: Holiday Inn World's Fair Site, The Tennessee Ballroom
Cost: $38.00 per person | Heavy hors D’oeuvres
Contact: Phyllis Moore
865-974-7318
phyllismoore@tennessee.edu

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Saturday, November 14

Zeta Delta Chapter AKA Anniversary Celebration | Register online »

Saturday, November 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Place: Holiday Inn World's Fair Site, The Tennessee Ballroom
Cost: $28.00 per person, breakfast
Contact: Phyllis Moore
865-974-7318
phyllismoore@tennessee.edu

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Party in the Park—*Signature event* | Register online »

For the first time ever, Party in the Park will be partnering with the Admissions Office. Alumni, friends, family, prospective Vols, and parents! Join us and share your story with these future Vols. Help us welcome new Vols to the UT family! 

Enjoy live entertainment, the pep band, cheerleaders, music, door prizes, face painting, balloon art, and much more! Kids’ Corner with games for the kids with lots of family fun. Bar-B-Q and the fixin’s. To eat, reservations and fee are required. **Food services ends one hour before kickoff**

Saturday, November 14 | Three hours before kickoff
Place: Circle Park—it's a party!
Cost: No admission fee | $12 per person for BBQ | $8 per child (10 & under) for BBQ
Presented by the UT Office of Alumni Affairs
Contact: Susie Orr or Susan Shields
865-974-2513 or 865-974-3715
sorr@utfi.org or sshield5@utk.edu

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World's Largest MoonPie: Feeds 400

Saturday, November 14 | Cutting begins 2 hours before kickoff
Place: Circle Park during Party at the Park
No reservations necessary, just come and enjoy. Thank you Chattanooga Bakery!

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Homecoming Comedy Show: The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show

The Homecoming Comedy Show will provide a great source of comedic entertainment for the UT student body, alumni, and Knoxville community. Please join us for a night of laughter! Sponsored by the Black Cultural Programming Committee.

Monday, November 9 | 7:00 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Building, Cox Auditorium
Contact: Office of Multicultural Student Life
865-974-6861

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Annual Frieson Black Cultural Center Homecoming Tailgate

Join current students, faculty/staff and alumni with a fun-filled trip down memory lane. Sponsored by the Black Cultural Programming Committee and Multicultural Student Life.

Saturday, November 14 | 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Place: Frieson Black Cultural Center
Contact: Office of Multicultural Student Life
865-974-6861

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16th Annual Southeastern Stomp Fest 

A signature Homecoming event hosted by the Black Cultural Programming Committee. Stomp Fest is an opportunity for the UT student body, alumni, and the Knoxville community to enjoy high energy stepping performances by the National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities. Sponsored by the Black Cultural Programming Committee.

Saturday, November 14 | 6:30 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Building, Cox Auditorium
Tickets: On sale October 5 at any Knoxville Ticket outlet | $10 each ($5 each with student ID)
After November 1: $15 each ($10 each with student ID) | All tickets for everyone will be $20 at the door. 
Contact: Office of Multicultural Student Life
865-974-6861

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College of Nursing Tailgate Party 

Saturday, November 14 | Three hours before kickoff
Place: Courtyard of College of  Nursing Building
Cost: No cost to attend
Contact: Emily Kissel
865-974-2755
ekissel@utk.edu

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College of Law Barbeque | Register online »

Join your fellow UT College of Law alumni as well as faculty, staff, and current students for our annual HC BBQ. Hearty BBQ meal with all the fixins! Vegetarian option also available. 

Saturday, November 14 | Three hours before kickoff
Place: College of Law front patio
Cost: $15 per person | $5 per child (age 3-12) | Free for children 2 and under
Contact: Rynn Dupes or Lauren Herbstritt
865-974-6691
caupes@utk.edu or LKH@utk.edu

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College of Engineering Annual Homecoming Barbecue | Register online »

Calling all alumni to join fellow graduates, faculty, staff, and students before the big game. **Food service ends one hour before kickoff**

Saturday, November 14 | Three hours before kickoff
Place: Courtyard between Ferris and Perkins Hall
Cost: $12 per person | $8 per child (age 10 & under)
Contact: Juliette McClure
865-974-2779
engrdev@utk.edu

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Alumni Band March at Halftime

Saturday, November 14 | Time TBD
Place: Neyland Stadium
Cost: $28 per person
Contact: Phyllis Moore
865-974-3011
Phyllismoore@tennessee.edu
Registration limited to former band members and guests. Call or email for additional information and to register.

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Haslam College of Business Administration Tailgate

Saturday, November 14 | Three hours before kickoff, ending one hour before
Place: Haslam Business Buidling
Cost: $10 per person
Register by sending a check made payable to the UT Foundation to UT HCB Development:
436A Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996
Please include a phone number where you may be reached and be sure and list “Homecoming” in the check memo line.
Contact: HCB Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
865-974-6083
mhulette@utk.edu

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Pre-Game Faculty Showcase 

Saturday, November 14 | Two hours before kickoff
Place: McClung Museum in Circle Park, auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Devon Burr, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Lecture: “Searching for Extraterrestrial Rocks in Antarctica”
More information here »

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Sunday, November 15

McClung Museum in Circle Park 

Alumni and Friends! Come visit this amazing hidden resource any time you are on campus. 

Sunday, November 15 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:oo p.m.
Current exhibition: Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas
Lecture: Calm Abiding Meditation: Lecture & Experience by Prasad Hutter
Cost: Free and open to the public

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Other Helpful Information

Alumni Night at the VolShop—the official UT Bookstore 

Friday, November 13 | 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Three locations: 1015 Phillip Fulmer Way | 1655 Cumberland Ave | 2509 University Commons
Use the codeword “Alumni” to receive a 20% discount on all VolShop regularly priced merchandise. Discount valid only for Friday, November 13 from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. 
shop.utk.edu

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Airport Hilton Hotel—limited availability

2001 Alcoa Highway
Group rate: Friday, November 13 $109 for a king – Be sure and mention “UT visitor rate” to get this special rate (limited availability).
865-970-4300
Website

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Football Tickets

Tickets are available to those who register for a Homecoming event (those requiring registration only). Information on tickets will be sent to registrants through a confirmation email after event registration is complete. Tickets are limited to the number registered.Lower level endzone tickets can be purchased for $43.50 per seat or a special price for Homecoming of $23 per seat in the south end zone upper deck. Ticket window will be available beginning the end of July and close two weeks before Homecoming on November 1.

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Student Homecoming Information

Check out the week-long student Homecoming events leading up to the game! Activities are added as details are finalized. 

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Other Gameday Activities

Other game day activities: Visit utsports.com for information on the Vol Walk (two hours and fifteen minutes before kickoff), band march to the stadium, and other wonderful game day traditions such as the Tennessee Walking Horse in the stadium before the game! The game day information will be updated each week during the fall and will list all Homecoming activities for November 14 closer to the game.

Your Daily Source of Everything Tennessee Athletics
Check out the daily athletic blog to keep up with our Tennessee Vols.

Parking
Visit the campus parking website and the City of Knoxville traffic patterns site for helpful information to guide you to all the wonderful Homecoming plans for the weekend of November 13 and 14!

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City of Knoxville and City of Gatlinburg

If the Homecoming activities leave you any time, visit the City of Knoxville and City of Gatlinburg websites for hotel accommodations, events and attractions, things to do, and everything you need to know about the area. Check out our national treasure, The Great Smokey Mountain National Park, under things to do on the Gatlinburg website.
www.visitknoxville.com
www.gatlinburg.com

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UT Cone Zone

Visit the Cone Zone for information on construction on campus, road closures, and all up-to-date activities involving game day travel and enjoyment.
conezone.utk.edu

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