UT Celebrates Homecoming with a Clash of Tennesseans

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HomecomingKNOXVILLE – The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will celebrate Homecoming with an in-state football match-up and a variety of events for alumni and fans of all ages. “The Clash of the Tennesseans” will pit the Volunteers against the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders on Saturday, November 5, in Neyland Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.

Homecoming activities begin Friday, November 4. The first UT Alumni Legacy Golf Classic will be held Friday morning at Williams Creek Golf Course. That afternoon, UT quarterback legend Condredge Holloway will serve as grand marshal of the traditional campus Homecoming parade. The parade showcases student organizations’ entries in the All Campus Event’s Homecoming competition and the second annual Little Vols in the Parade, with children age 10 and younger riding on decorated wagons, strollers, or tricycles.

The Office of Alumni Affairs’ signature Homecoming event, Party in the Park, will begin three hours before the football kickoff in Circle Park on UT’s campus. The event will feature live entertainment, the UT pep band, and cheerleaders, as well as activities for children. Two hours before kickoff, guests will enjoy the world’s largest Moon Pie, courtesy of the Chattanooga Bakery. The cost is $12 for adults and $8 for children age 10 and under.

Colleges and student organizations also will host reunion activities through the weekend. For a list of all event details including registration information, visit http://tinyurl.com/3sntrv2. The schedule of events includes:

Friday, November 4

The University of Tennessee Alumni Legacy Golf Classic
9:30 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. tee-time with lunch and awards to follow
Williams Creek Golf Course
Contact: Phyllis Moore at pmoore@utfi.org or 865-974-3011

The Parade
4:00 p.m.
The parade route begins at the Rock at Pat Head Summitt Street and travels east on Volunteer Boulevard. Featuring Little Vols in the Parade. Contact: Mandi Harley at mharley@utfi.org or 865-974-3011

Smokey’s Howl Cheer Competition
Immediately following the parade
Tom Black Track (rain location is Thompson-Boling Arena)
Homecoming Event sponsored by the Black Cultural Programming Committee
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Contact: BCPC at 865-974-4738 for more information

UT Singers Reunion and Concert
6:00 p.m. reception; 7:00 p.m. concert
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street
Contact: Terry Johnson at tjohnson@utfi.org or 865-974-3011

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
10:00 p.m.
Magnolia Café
Contact: Pug Fuller at pugfuller@email.com

Saturday, November 5

Party in the Park
4:00 p.m.
Circle Park
Cost: $12 per person, $8 child (10 and under)
Contact: Susie Orr at 865-974-3011 or sorr@utfi.org

College of Law Barbeque
4:00 p.m.
College of Law front patio
Cost: $15 per person
Contact: Lauren Herbstritt at 865-974-6691or LKH@utk.edu

College of Engineering Annual Alumni Homecoming Barbecue
4:00 p.m.
Courtyard between Ferris and Perkins halls
Cost: $12 per person, $8 child (10 and younger)
Contact: Christina Parsons at 865-974-2779 or engrdev@utk.edu

College of Communication & Information Open House
4:00 p.m.
Communication & University Extension Building
Contact: Andrew Shafer at 865-974-7073 or ccidevelopment@utk.edu

Alumni Band Lunch and Alumni Band March at Halftime
Registration limited to former band members and guests.
Contact: Terry Johnson at tjohnson@utfi.org or 865-974-3011

College of Business Open House & Pre-Game Lecture Series
4:00 p.m.
Haslam Business Building
Contact: Richard Todd at 865-974-8478 or rbrown@utfi.org

Pre-Game Faculty Showcase
5:00 p.m.
University Center Ballroom, Room 213
Contact: Lynn Champion at 865-974-5332

Riverboat Dockside and Cruise Party
9:00 p.m. boarding begins; 10:00 p.m. to12:00 a.m., Dockside Party; 12:00 to 2:00 a.m., Cruise on Star of Knoxville Riverboat
Star of Knoxville Riverboat, 300 Neyland Drive
Cost: $40, only 200 tickets available
Contact: Phyllis Moore at pmoore@utfi.org or 865-974-3011

Annual Black Cultural Center Festival and Tailgate
Noon
Grounds of Black Cultural Center
BCPC at 865-974-4738

Twelfth Annual Stompfest
8:00 p.m.
Knoxville Civic Center
Contact: BCPC at 865-974-4738

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
10:00 p.m.
Brokers, $5.00 at the door, no reservations
Contact: Pug Fuller at pugfuller@email.com

Friday, November 11

College of Social Work Annual Homecoming Gala
6:00 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. dinner
Rothchild Catering and Conference Center
$30.00 per person
Contact: Karla Edwards at kedwards@utk.edu or 865-974-3176

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, ablakely@tennessee.edu)

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