UT Martin to host homecoming under the big top Nov. 2

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host homecoming week Oct. 28-Nov. 3, culminating with the football game against Jacksonville State at 2 p.m., Nov. 2, at Hardy Graham Stadium.

The circus-themed festivities will include the traditional rope pull, lip sync, pyramid and step show competitions for campus Greek Life organizations as well as a variety of new events. Additions to this year’s schedule include a comedy show featuring Desi Banks and Darren Brand at 7 p.m., Oct. 30, in the Boling University Center Watkins Auditorium; a costume party from 6-9:30 p.m., Oct. 31, in the Boling University Center Duncan Ballroom; and “Murder Under the Big Top,” a dinner theatre hosted by the Public Relations Student Society of America at 7 p.m., Oct. 31, in room 206ABC of the Boling University Center. Ticket information is available at utmforever.com/homecoming.

The Saturday of homecoming week will see the university quadrangle filled with tents and activities for Quad City, which officially opens at 10:30 a.m. The Skyhawk football team will take their traditional walk through Quad City at 11 a.m., and Quad City will remain open until the football game at 2 p.m.

The Boling University Welcome Center will be officially dedicated the Nunnelly Welcome Center in honor of university donors Bill and Rosann Nunnelly at 10:45 a.m. following the Chancellor’s Brunch and Alumni Awards Program, during which the Nunnellys – along with Mary-Katherine Hill and Chris Pierce – will be presented with the 2019 UT Martin Alumni Awards.

The NPHC Greek Garden and Unity Circle will also be dedicated at 11:30 a.m. in Unity Circle north of Clement Hall. This new outdoor fixture is intended to honor members of the “Divine Nine” traditionally African-American fraternities and sororities, all of which have active chapters on the UT Martin main campus.

For a complete list of scheduled events, visit utmforever.com/homecoming. Tickets for the Quad City food tent ($10 each) and football game ($15 each) as well as homecoming T-shirts are available for purchase at this link.