**Mark your calendars! Homecoming 2013 will be November 9 when the Vols take on the Auburn Tigers!**
Homecoming 2012 - "Trojans . . . Ancient History"
Homecoming 2012 is in the history books and was a beautiful autumn weekend here on campus. Our Tennessee Vols made the Troy Trojans... Ancient History!
The weekend began Friday, November 2, with the Veterans Reunion lunch and tour of the Veterans Memorial on the World Fair’s Site. Then... on to the parade! The third annual marching of the Little Vols included a four-generation family along with more than 30 little Vols dressed in their orange and white, football uniforms and cheerleader outfits. After the parade, the Little Vols did some crafts and will receive a signed certificate from Chancellor Jimmy Cheek for participating in the Third Annual Little Vol Walk!
Our veterans participated in the Homecoming parade along with Chamique Holdsclaw, four-time All American former Lady Vols basketball player and Grand Marshal of the parade. It's always good to have Chamique back with us! Lowry Kline, president of the Knoxville campus Board of Directors, joined us for the parade, and Live at Five at Four broadcasted from campus for those not able to attend.
The evening of November 2 was a time to honor our veterans at a dinner with the theme “Your Service, Our Freedom.” Thank you to all our veterans who participated and those who were not able to join us.
Leanne Morgan, who was recently honored as a UT Accomplished Alumna, performed her comedy show for us at the Square Room on Market Square on a gorgeous fall evening. Leanne brought the house down with her wonderful down-home humor. We are proud of you, Leanne!
Saturday, November 3, brought on the big game following Homecoming’s signature event, “Party in the Park.” Circle Park was spirit-filled with balloons, banners, and hundreds of folks dressed in their orange and white game gear. In addition to the UT colors on display at Circle Park, the fountain at McClung Tower was dyed orange for the day! You never know what will be orange next! Along with Party in the Park, other events were held in some of our colleges and at the Multicultural Center.
CLICK HERE for a list of events from Homecoming 2012
, and join us next year for Homecoming 2013 on November 9
for the UT-Auburn football game.