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Schedule of Events

Event information is subject to change, and we’re adding new events all the time, so check back often for more details.

Family Weekend Check-in
3:00 to 7:00 PM
Circle Park on Campus
Check-in for Family Weekend begins on Friday afternoon. You can pick up your Family Weekend registration materials, favors, nametags, and tickets. In order to pick up Family Weekend tickets and football tickets (if purchased) you must bring your receipt(s) to check-in. Please print these receipts after you have finished your registration session. *Please note that there will not be providing a check-in on Saturday, September 23. We encourage you to have your student pick-up your Family Weekend Packet in advance if you are unable to pick it up during this time frame.

Kick Off Event
3:00 to 7:00 PM
Circle Park on Campus
Join us at Circle Park for our kick off event on Friday! We will have a variety of activities, student organization performances, some key campus partners for you to mingle with and a silent auction preview!

Scarves By You
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Circle Park on Campus

Your family will have the opportunity to create your own custom silk scarf! Scarves By You will be on site to allow you to hand-make a scarf as long as you have requested to do so.

Stargazing with the Department of Physics & Astronomy (Tentative)
9:00 PM (Tentative)
Neilsen Physics Building (Depart from the Torchbearer Statue at 8:30 PM)
Come enjoy the wonders of the night’s sky with Paul Lewis,director of Space Science Outreach in UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. The stargazing event will give a unique glimpse (and some interesting information) into the stars using the Neilsen Physics Building’s powerful rooftop telescope.


Family Weekend Tailgate (included in Family Weekend Pass)
9:00AM to 12:00 PM
Circle Park on Campus

Start your Vols game day with a delicious tailgate in Circle Park. We’ll have food, fun and games for you all to enjoy.

Family Weekend Silent Auction
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Circle Park on Campus

The Family Weekend Silent Auction is a great opportunity for you and your family to support the Parents & Families Fund and win some unique items compiled and donated by Parents Association members and local businesses. Auction item winners will be announced during the tailgate, and will need to pay in full and take possession of their items following the football game on Saturday.

Scarves By You
9:00 AM to noon
Circle Park on Campus
Your family will have the opportunity to create your own custom silk scarf! Scarves By You will be on site to allow you to hand-make a scarf as long as you have requested to do so.

Vol Walk
9:30 AM
Torchbearer Plaza at Circle Park
Take part in one of UT’s oldest gameday traditions; the Vol Walk. As the football team makes is ceremonial walk to Neyland Stadium down Volunteer Boulevard and Peyton Manning Pass.

Vol Football vs. UMass
12:00 PM
Neyland Stadium
Join more than 100,000 Big Orange fans in cheering the Vols on to victory as they take on the University of Massachusetts Minutemen inside Neyland Stadium! Please note that all items, including purses, are subject to search at the gates upon entering the stadium. Fans are allowed to bring the following items into the stadium: cushions/seats without arms, small cameras, pagers, cell phones, and binoculars. Bottles, cans, large cameras, coolers, and stadium chairs with arms are prohibited in Neyland Stadium. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to gain admission into Neyland Stadium.

Silent Auction Check-Out
4:00 to 7:00PM
4th Floor of Student Services Building at Circle Park
Come get your prize! We will be set up after the game for the winners from the Family Weekend Silent Auction to claim prizes.

Neyland Stadium Locker Room Tour
10:00 AM to noon
Come see where our Football players prep before the big games! You will get exclusive looks into our locker rooms and others spots within Neyland Stadium.

*Currently the Neyland Stadium Tours have reached their registration capacity. Please check back occasionally to see if anyone has cancelled their scheduled reservation time.



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