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Neyland Stadium during a night game with fireworks

Homecoming is a time for all Volunteers to come together and celebrate the history, traditions, and spirit of the University of Tennessee.

Join us for Homecoming, October 16–22, 2022!

Homecoming is a great time for alumni to reconnect to the campus and reunite with old friends. It is also a great time for current students to celebrate what makes the university truly unique and outstanding. What began in 1794 as a small college in the Southwest Territory is now Tennessee’s flagship university and premier public research institution. Volunteers have been lighting the way for others across Tennessee, and throughout the world ever since.

Homecoming is planned by a campus-wide committee of volunteers and provides opportunities for the campus community to engage in the Volunteer spirit and feel at home on Rocky Top.

Alumni events can be found on the Alumni website. 

UT Spirit Team members cheer along with the crowd.

Chancellor’s Kick-off and Pep Rally

Students, alumni, staff, faculty, and the Knoxville community are invited to this first-ever kick-off event! Join Smokey X, the Smokey mascot, and the UT Spirit Team for free food, carnival games, and an official Homecoming t-shirt giveaway.

Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Parade

The entire Knoxville and campus community is invited to come out and celebrate Homecoming 2022 at the Annual Parade watch party. This year’s parade is expected to be one of the largest and, for the very first time, will feature the Tennessee Walking Horse! The ever-popular decorated floats will be on display, as well as a number of new additions to the lineup.

See the full calendar of Homecoming events