UT Martin Family Weekend Saturday, September 23

UT Martin Family Weekend/Day

UT Martin Family Weekend Saturday, September 23

All UT Martin students are encouraged to invite their family to join us for Family Weekend. Saturday, September 23rd, will be a day filled with activities starting with a 5K/1 Mile Walk hosted by Chancellor Carver at 9am. For those not running in the in Bow Tie 5K, a meet and greet with the UT Martin Deans and the Martin City Mayor will take place at the new Martin Coffeehouse at 10am.


A tailgate party will take place from 12pm to 3pm at the football stadium featuring a cookout, live music, photo booth, balloon artist, recreation games, and more! Pre-game activities will start at 3pm followed by kickoff at 4pm with the Skyhawks taking on Tennessee State (televised by ESPN3). The game will be capped off with a fireworks display. End the day with dinner at one of Martin’s restaurants that will be offering Family Weekend discounts.


Wrap up the weekend by enjoying Sunday Brunch in the UTM Dining Hall with your student.

Events and Pricing:

The Bow Tie 5K logo

Bow Tie 5K – 5K/1 Mile Walk with Chancellor Carver – Sponsored by Tennova Healthcare Volunteer Hospital

  • 8am Registration Opens – 9am Race Begins
  • Registration and Race Start on the Elam Center Lawn
  • $15 per participant (includes Bowtie 5K T-Shirt)
  • Waiver Form can be found here: 5K Waiver Form
  • Complete waiver and bring to registration

Family Weekend Package - $25 per person


  • (1) Meal Ticket for the tailgate party
  • (1) General Admission Football Game Ticket
  • UTM T-Shirt
  • $2 Coffee Voucher to the Martin Coffeehouse
  • Discounts to local restaurants
Jamaica Me Happy

Sunday Brunch

  • 10:30am – 1:30pm
  • UTM Dining Hall
  • $10 per person at the door; Children 12 and under: $5.




Comedian Buzz Sutherland


Registration is required. Use the link below to register to attend the Welcome Weekend events. Payment in the form of cash or check only will be accepted when you arrive for Family Weekend.


Registration Form

Full Schedule

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time Location Event
8:00am Elam Center Lawn Bowtie 5K/1 Mile Registration Opens
9:00am Elam Center Lawn Bowtie 5K/1 Mile Walk Begins
10:00am Martin Coffee House
407 South Lindell Street
Donuts and Coffee with the UTM Deans and the Martin City Mayor. (Pick up your Family Weekend Package here if not participating in the 5K)
12pm – 3pm Hardy Graham Football Stadium Tailgate Party:
Cookout – 12pm – 2pm
Jamaica Me Happy – 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Comedian Buzz Sutherland – 2pm – 3pm
Live Music, Photo Booth, Games, & More!
3pm Hardy Graham Football Stadium Pre-Game Activities:
Squawk Talk Pre-Game Show
UTM Band Performance
4pm Hardy Graham Football Stadium Kickoff – UT Martin Skyhawks vs. Tennessee State Tigers followed by a fireworks show.
7pm Martin Restaurants Dinner specials available at multiple Martin restaurants.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time Location Event
10:30am – 1:30pm UTM Dining Hall Brunch with your student