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