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UT Martin is excited to invite students and their families to campus for Family Weekend 2024. Activities will begin on Friday, October 25th with a Food Truck Night featuring local food trucks, games, and a “Campus Feud Game Show” at Festival Park in Downtown Martin. Saturday, October 26th will feature the annual Donuts with Deans event, tailgate party, and UTM Football vs. Eastern Illinois. The weekend will wrap up on Sunday with brunch in the Skyhawk Dining Hall and Skyhawk Soccer in the afternoon.

Registration to attend Family Weekend is not required, but some events do have an admission cost. Information on pricing and the full schedule is provided below.

Event Pricing

Family Weekend T-Shirt (Pre-Order Only)

  • $15 Each
  • Sizes Adult Small – 3XL
  • Orders close on October 11th, 2024
  • Order T-shirts

Family Weekend Bundle - $30 per person – (Pre-Order Only)


  • (1) $5 Voucher for Friday Night Food Trucks
  • (1) General Admission Football Game Ticket
  • (1) UTM Family Weekend T-Shirt
  • Orders close on October 11th, 2024
  • Order Family Weekend Bundles

Family Weekend 5K

Saturday, October 26th - Tentative

  • 7 am Registration Opens – 8 am Race Begins
  • Day-of Registration and Race Start on the Elam Center Lawn
  • $15 per participant ($20 Day of Race)
  • Sponsored by Kiwanis Club, TN Soybean Festival, and UTM Campus Recreation
  • Registeration available soon

UTM Football vs. Eastern Illinois

Saturday, October 26th – 2:00pm

  • $20 General Admission tickets are available at the gate.
  • UTM students are admitted for free.

Family Weekend Brunch

Sunday, October 27th – 10:30am – 1:30pm

Skyhawk Dining Hall in the University Center


  • $TBA +tax for Adults
  • $TBA +tax for Children (12 and under)
Full Schedule

Friday, October 25th, 2024

TimeLocationEventCost to Attend
4:00pm to 7:00pmCity of Martin Public LibraryFamily Weekend Check-In - Pick up your Family Weekend T-Shirts and Bundles 
4:00pm to 8:30pmDowntown Martin - Festival ParkFood Truck Night Enjoy dining from a variety of local food trucks and playing games in Festival Park in downtown Martin. Free $5 Food Voucher to the first 300 students!!Pay at each Food Truck. $5 voucher included in Family Weekend Bundle.
7:00pmDowntown Martin - Festival Park Stage.Campus Feud Game Show UT Martin families go head-to-head in this Family Feud style gameshow to win some great prizesFree

Saturday, October 26th, 2024

TimeLocationEventCost to Attend
7:00amElam Center LawnFamily Weekend 5K Registration Opens - TENTATIVE First 100 get a t-shirt with their registration$15 in advance. $20 Day of Race.
8:00amElam Center LawnFamily Weekend 5K Begins - TENTATIVE Enjoy a morning run through our beautiful campus! Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, TN Soybean Festival, and the UTM Office of Campus Recreation 
9:30am to 11:30amUTM Paul Meek LibraryDonuts with Deans Come and Go Event (Pick up your Family Weekend Bundle/T-Shirts) Visit with the UT Martin Academic Deans while enjoying donuts and coffee.Free
12:00pm to 1:30pmThe Grove (East Side of the Football Stadium)Tailgate Party Prepare for kick-off of the UTM/Eastern Illinois game with a DJ, a nacho bar, mini-golf, soccer pool, and more games.Free
2:00pm Hardy Graham Football StadiumKickoff - UT Martin vs. Missouri State$20 at Gate. UTM Students admitted free.
7:00pmPost GameNight on the Town! Enjoy a night of dining and entertainment in Martin. Watch for dining and entertainment discounts coming soon! 

Sunday, October 27th, 2024

TimeLocationEventCost to Attend
10:30am to 1:30pmSkyhawk Dining Hall - University CenterFamily Weekend Brunch Enjoy brunch in the dining hall with your student.Pay at the door. Price: TBA
2:00pmSkyhawk Soccer FieldUTM Soccer vs. Southeast Missouri - Senior Day Celebrate our Skyhawk Senior Soccer Players and Cheer on the Skyhawks!Free
Local Lodging Options
For a list of local lodging options, visit our Where to Stay webpage.