The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a variety of Veterans Day events in November to celebrate and show appreciation for those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and those who continue to serve.
“We take great pride in honoring the veterans within our midst, whose steadfast commitment to our nation embodies the core values of a Volunteer,” said Amber Williams, vice provost for student success. “We are wholeheartedly behind each journey toward success at UT, and your outstanding leadership and unwavering dedication to our campus community are profoundly cherished.”
UT’s Veterans Success Center, Division of Student Success, Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC Alumni Council, Athletics Department and College of Music have teamed up to host the following events in honor of staff, faculty and alumni veterans in the Vol community and beyond.
Campus-wide Green Zone Training
Monday, Nov. 6, 1-3:30 p.m., Student Union Room 169
A session educating faculty and staff about student veterans, who they are, and their strengths and challenges, as well as military education benefits and support services on campus. Advance registration is requested.
My Footprint Series Workshop: Boot Print to Footprint
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1-3 p.m., Student Union Room 362C
A workshop where veterans can discuss and learn coping strategies during their transition from military service to civilian life on campus, in the workplace, and in the community. Registration can be found here.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Student Union Room 377
A networking event where student veterans can learn more about job and internship opportunities from a wide variety of employers.
Campus Veterans Appreciation Barbecue
Thursday, Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m., Neyland Stadium Social Deck (rain site: Tennessee Terrace)
Army and Air Force ROTC Veterans Run
Friday, Nov. 10, 5:30-7 a.m.
A run conducted by UT’s Army and Air Force ROTC to recognize and thank those who have served. The run starts at the Rock and ends at the Anderson Training Center. All veterans on campus are invited to participate.
Tennesseans and War
Friday, Nov. 10, 9-10 a.m., Veterans Success Center, Hodges Library Room G020
Event sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for the Study of Tennesseans and War in partnership with the Veterans Success Center to honor the lives and military service of people in the region. The event is open to the campus community and will showcase interviews with Tennessee veterans from World War II up to the present day along with a display of military artifacts. Light refreshments will be provided.
Knoxville Veterans Day Parade
Friday, Nov. 10, 10:40 a.m., Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
UT Army ROTC will provide the color guard for Knoxville’s 98th Veterans Day Parade, hosted by American Legion Post 2.
Paint the Rock
Friday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m.
Army and Air Force ROTC senior cadets to paint the Rock to honor veterans.
Volleyball Salute to Service
Friday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center
Lady Vols vs Georgia. Current military members and veterans who present their military ID or DD Form 214 at the gate will receive complimentary admission for themselves and immediate family members.
Wreath Laying Ceremony
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m.
The Army ROTC Alumni Council will lay a wreath in honor of military veterans at the Armed Forces Veterans Memorial, located on the Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Mall near Brown Hall. Army ROTC will provide a color guard. Parking is available behind the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on Volunteer Blvd.
Volleyball Salute to Service
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center
Lady Vols vs Ole Miss. Current military members and veterans who present their military ID or DD Form 214 at the gate will receive complimentary admission for themselves and immediate family members.
Vol Hoops Salute to Service
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center
Vol Hoops vs Wofford. Current military members and veterans who present their military ID or DD Form 214 at the gate will receive complimentary admission for themselves and immediate family members.
UT Knoxville Military Veterans Reunion
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 17-18
The Office of Alumni Relations is hosting reunion activities to recognize UT alumni who are military veterans. See the UT Alumni events page for RSVP information and other details.
Lady Vol Hoops Salute to Service
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center
Lady Vol Basketball vs Troy. Current military members and veterans who present their military ID or DD Form 214 at the gate will receive complimentary admission for themselves and immediate family members.
Football Salute to Service
Saturday, Nov. 25, 3:30 p.m., Neyland Stadium
Vols vs Vanderbilt. Representation from UT’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs will join other branches of the military in the color guard to lead the Vol Walk and present the nation’s colors during the playing of the national anthem.
The Pride of the Southland Band will dedicate their halftime performance to service members. The performance will feature patriotic music in tribute to past, present and future American heroes.
About UT’s military veteran community
This fall, the university welcomed more than 1,400 student veterans and military-connected students. More than 320 faculty and staff are also military veterans.
In the 2024 U.S. News Best Colleges report, UT ranked 50th among public institutions as a best college for veterans and has been consistently recognized as a military-friendly school.
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