NBC’s Today show and weatherman Al Roker will be here tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29, as we attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the world’s largest human letter—an enormous Power T—in Neyland Stadium.
There’s only a little more time to register to be part of this historic moment and ensure we achieve our goal of 4,000 participants.
Our world record attempt is the most ambitious event of this year’s Rokerthon, Roker’s trek to five universities across America to break world records live on national TV.
Once you’ve signed up, these are the most important things to remember:
Be there on time. Set your alarm so you can be at Neyland Stadium at 5:30 a.m. You’ll need to check in, grab a coffee and doughnut breakfast, get your T-shirt, and be on the field for a quick rehearsal by 6:30.
Know where to park or ride the T. Faculty and staff should park in their usual lots and walk to Neyland Stadium. Alumni and others should park in the G-10 parking garage, which is accessible via Neyland Drive. Commuter students should park in G-10 too. Other students should walk or ride the T. Buses will run every five minutes from residence halls and Fort Sanders.
Bring as little as possible. Secure backpack storage will be available to those who have class right after the event.
Wear your Largest Human Letter T-shirt. You’ll get a free limited-edition commemorative T-shirt for being part of this celebration. Wear an orange shirt to stadium, but be prepared to put your commemorative T-shirt on top of that for the world record attempt.
Wear soft-soled shoes or tennis shoes to protect the football field.
Bring your ID and confirmation email. Faculty, staff, and students will scan their Vol Card ID as they enter the stadium. Alumni and others will scan the QR code in their confirmation email. As a backup, everyone should print their confirmation email with the QR code or have it available on their phone. Guinness officials will need to confirm a list of attendees on site.
Stay until 8:45 a.m. We need everyone to stay until we break the world record live on the Today We will dismiss students with 9:05 a.m. classes first.