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 29-November 4, 2023!
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.
Monday, October 30 from 3:45pm to 5:00pm
McClung Tower and Plaza
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join Chancellor Donde Plowman as she kicks off Homecoming 2023! Chancellor Plowman will lead us in the UT tradition of dyeing the Europa and the Bull fountain orange. Students will also be able to partake in free food served by the Chancellor’s Cabinet and receive their Homecoming t-shirts. The big orange pumpkin patch and painting will return as well as a very special performance following the kickoff.
Friday, November 3 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Join the Center for Student Engagement for a pre-parade celebration full of novelties, free food, and other activities right beside the Torchbearer! Rocky Top Rally will lead directly into the homecoming parade which will be heading right down Volunteer Blvd. The entire Knoxville and campus community is invited to to come on out, have some fun, and enjoy the parade with us!