Celebrate Traditions During Homecoming Week

Homecoming is a great time to celebrate Big Orange traditions. There are plenty of opportunities to participate in activities during Mean Green Meets Rocky Top Homecoming week leading up to the UT vs. University of North Texas game on Saturday, November 14.

Register in advance for these Homecoming activities:

Participate in the office decorating contest. Register by November 4 for your department to compete in the office decorating contest.

Walk or drive in the Homecoming parade. Round up your office mates and join the campus community for the parade at 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 13. Please register by November 6.

Break out the tiny checkered overalls for the Little Vol Walk. Dress up your Little Vols (ten 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, but no bicycles or motorized vehicles. Register online.

Here are a few other events that may be of interest to faculty and staff:

Monday, November 9

Homecoming Kickoff Cookout, hosted by All Campus Events
Noon–2:00 p.m., Humanities Plaza

Turn the Europa the Bull Fountain Orange, hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs
2:00 p.m., outside McClung Tower

Homecoming Comedy Show, hosted by the Black Cultural Programming Committee
7:00–9:30 p.m., Alumni Memorial Building, Room 210

Wednesday, November 11

National Day of Remembrance and Roll Call, hosted by the Office of Veterans Affairs
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Circle Park

Thursday, November 12

Rocky Top Talents: Student Talent Showcase, hosted by All Campus Theatre and the Central Program Council
7:00 p.m., Alumni Memorial Building, Cox Auditorium

Friday, November 13

Big Orange Friday, hosted by the Student Government Association
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway

Student Media Open House
2:00–4:00 p.m., 11 Communications Building

Homecoming Parade, hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs and All Campus Events
4:00 p.m., beginning at Fiji Island

Stompfest, hosted by Multicultural Student Life and the Black Cultural Programming Committee
6:30 p.m., Alumni Memorial Building, Cox Auditorium

Men’s Basketball Home Opener vs. UNC Asheville
7:00 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena
Smokey’s Howl finals will take place during halftime.

UT Singers Homecoming Concert
8:00 p.m., Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Saturday, November 14

Annual Black Cultural Center Tailgate, hosted by Multicultural Student Life and the Black Cultural Programming Committee
Noon–3:00 p.m., Frieson Black Cultural Center