UT Martin homecoming week to celebrate school strength and spirit
Contact 1: Erin Chesnut
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin will host its annual homecoming week festivities Oct. 3-9, featuring the homecoming football game against Austin Peay State University at 2 p.m., Oct. 8, in Hardy M. Graham Stadium. This year’s activities focus on the theme “Superheroes.”
The Skyhawk Volleyball team will start the week with a match against Southeast Missouri at 7 p.m., Oct. 4, in the Skyhawk Fieldhouse. The Public Relations Student Society of America will later host the annual “Womanless Revue” fundraiser at 7 p.m., Oct. 6, in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium.
The University Choirs Dessert Evening will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 7-8, in the Fine Arts Building. Tickets for this event are $18 for adults over 12 years of age, and $12 for children under 12 years of age and UT Martin students with a valid student ID. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Department of Music at 731-881-7402.
Saturday, Oct. 8, is the busiest day of homecoming week and begins with the Letterwinners’ Breakfast and Athletics Hall of Fame inductions at 7:30 a.m. in the Student Life Center. The Chancellor’s Brunch and Awards Program will follow at 9:30 in the Paul Meek Library.
Quad City will open at 10:30 and feature a variety of tents and activities, including the “Ivory Tower of Power” sponsored by the UT Martin Office of Alumni Relations. Quad City traditionally includes special events such as a petting zoo and pet show, as well as the football team’s “Skyhawk Walk” at 11.
Quad City will end with the start of the football game at 2 p.m. in Hardy M. Graham Stadium. Football tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Chair seats are $20 each, reserved bench back seats are $18 each and general admission is $15 per person. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 each in advance. UT Martin students with valid student IDs may enter free of charge.
The Black Alumni Council will host a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Skyhawk Fieldhouse, and the Young Alumni Council will host a reception at 7 p.m. at The Stables in downtown Martin. The National Panhellenic Council Step Show will also begin at 7 p.m. in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center.
The week will end with the annual Skyhawk Homecoming Brunch in the Skyhawk Dining Hall beginning at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 9. Brunch admission is $11.48 for adults and $5.43 for children under 10 years old.
Homecoming week will also include the traditional rope pull, lip sync and pyramid events throughout the week, which feature various Greek life organizations. For a full list of event times, visit utm.edu/homecoming.