Family-Friendly Halloween Events on Campus

The campus community is invited to all Halloween events on campus. Faculty and staff are welcome to bring their families to the following events:

Howl-O-Ween, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 23, at UT Gardens. The Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo caters to dogs and dog lovers. This fun event with a spooky twist will include a judged costume parade with prizes and an expo of educational booths, pet businesses, and rescue groups. Food trucks will be on hand for people wanting to purchase food. The event is free to attend, but there is a fee to participate in the parade. Parade registration and more event details can be found here.

VOLoween, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 24, at the Neyland-Thompson Center indoor practice field at the corner of Lake Loudoun Bloulevard and Johnny Majors Drive. Faculty, staff, and their families are invited to attend the free event. There will be games and trick-or-treating fun for the entire family, sponsored by UT Athletics.

Fall Festival, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, at Morgan Hall. This event is open to all UT Knoxville and UT Institute of Agriculture faculty, staff, and students with children. There will be games and goodies to enjoy. Be sure to dress up in your Halloween costume to enjoy many stops of trick-or-treating.

URHC Trunk or Treat, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, in Circle Park. The United Residence Halls Council and National Residence Hall Honorary invite you to participate in this year’s Trunk or Treat. A tradition here on campus, Trunk or Treat provides the opportunity for children and their families in the Knoxville community to trick-or-treat in a safe environment while enjoying free food, games, and music!

Buggy Buffet, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 27, in Hollingsworth Auditorium in Ellington Plant Sciences Buliding. The event, free and open to the public, is hosted by students in the A Bug’s Life FYS 129 course in conjunction with the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. Tentative menu includes crackers topped with cream cheese and a variety of insects, ants on a log (celery with pimento cheese topped with ants), special K-ricket casserole, chocolate chirp cookies, assorted chocolate-covered insects, and more. A silent auction will be held, and insect-themed items will be available to purchase.

Pumpkin Drop, 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 28, McClung Plaza beside the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The event will feature live music, food, activities hosted by student organizations, and a costume contest that will offer prizes to winners. The final event will be the dropping of the pumpkins that have been frozen in liquid nitrogen. The event is hosted by UT’s Society of Physics Students.

Third Annual Halloween Extravaganza hosted by the UT baseball team at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 30, in Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Full-costume team open practice and scrimmage followed by trick-or-treating with the Vols through the stadium. Admission is free.