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Schedule of Events

Event information is subject to change, and new events are being added periodically. Please check back often for new events and information.

Friday, September 17

Family Weekend Check-In & Kick-off
1:00 – 5:30 PM
Student Union Ballroom A

Check-in for Family Weekend begins on Friday afternoon. You can pick up your Family Weekend registration materials, favors, and tickets. In order to pick up Family Weekend bundles and football tickets (if purchased), you must bring your photo ID or event receipt(s). Please print these receipts after you have finished registering for the event. We can accept electronic receipts. 

We encourage you to have your student pick-up your Family Weekend Bundle in advance if you are unable to pick it up during this time frame.


Saturday, September 18

Family Weekend Big Orange Tailgate (included in Family Weekend Tailgate Bundle)
8:30 – 11:30 AM
Student Union Ballroom

Start your Vols game day with a delicious tailgate in the Student Union. We’ll have food, fun, and games for families and students to enjoy.

We are offering three seating options: 8:30 – 9:30 AM, 9:30 – 10:30 AM, and 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Families must be registered for one of the seating options to attend.


Family Weekend Silent Auction
8:30 – 11:30 AM
Student Union, 362

The Family Weekend Silent Auction is a great opportunity for you and your family to support the Parents & Families Endowment and win some unique items compiled and donated by local businesses. Auction item winners will be contacted shortly after the conclusion of the tailgate and will need to pay in full and pick up their items on Sunday morning. 


Vol Walk
9:45 AM
Pedestrian Bridge

Take part in one of UT’s oldest gameday traditions; the Vol Walk. At this time, the football team makes a ceremonial walk to Neyland Stadium down Volunteer Boulevard and Peyton Manning Pass.


Vol Football vs. TTU
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 Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles inside Neyland Stadium!

Please note that Neyland Stadium has a clear bag policy. All items 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.


Sunday, September 19

Sunrise Yoga in the Gardens
7:30 AM
UT Gardens

Join Family Engagement and staff from Rec Sports for a one-hour yoga session in the UT Gardens. Mats provided for participants. Registration is required for this event. Parking is available for the UT Gardens.


Silent Auction Check-Out
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Student Union

Collect your Family Weekend Silent Auction prize! Additional information will be shared with auction item winners. 


Brunch at West Campus Dining
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
West Campus Dining

See what it’s like to eat like a Vol with your student. Use this time to connect and visit with other families as we conclude a great Family Weekend!