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Schedule of Events

Event information is subject to change, and new events are being added periodically. 

Friday, February 23

Early Check-In
10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m. | Dean of Students suite, Student Union 383
1501 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville TN 37996

Beat the rush by checking into Spring Family Reunion early. Drop by the Dean of Students suite on Friday to pick up your registration materials and event swag.


Knoxville Ice Bears vs the Pensacola Ice Flyers
7:35 PM | Knoxville Civic Auditorium

Join us in cheering on the Knoxville Ice Bears as they take on the Pensacola Ice Flyers. 

Registration for this event has closed as we have sold out of our ticket allotment.

Saturday, February 24

Spring Family Reunion Check-in
Noon – 4:30 p.m. | Geier Hall
858 20th St, Knoxville, TN 37996

Pick up your Spring Family Reunion registration materials and favors. In order to pick up your materials, you must bring your photo ID or event receipt(s). Please save a copy of your receipts after you have finished registering for the event. We can accept electronic receipts. 

If you are unable to join us, we encourage you to ask your student to pick-up your registration materials during the early check-in time frame on Friday, February 23.


Tie-Dye Activity
Noon – 5:30 p.m. | Geier Hall
858 20th St, Knoxville, TN 37996

Grab your Spring Family Reunion shirt and we’ll provide the dyes and guidance. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, all are welcome to create vibrant masterpieces. Enjoy music and great company as you unleash your creativity.


Pre-Game Meal
Noon – 7:00 p.m. | Rocky Top Dining Hall
1917 Andy Holt Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916

Stop by Rocky Top and grab a bite to eat before heading to the Arena. Dining vouchers are included in the registration.


Creamery Pop-up
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | UT Creamery

2712 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919

Enjoy some ice cream cones & conversations with leadership from the Office of the Dean of Students, the Herbert College of Agriculture & Food Science Department, and the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences – Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Management Department.
Spring Family Reunion registrants will receive an ice cream voucher during check-in that can be used at any time during the weekend.

Putt-Putt in the Stacks
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996

Bring your A-game and join us for an afternoon of family-friendly fun on the vibrant mini-golf course in Hodges Library. Navigate through challenging holes, enjoy laughter-filled moments, and bond with other Vol families. Whether you’re a putting pro or just getting started, this event promises an unforgettable blend of competition and camaraderie.

All supplies will be provided.


VOL Bingo
3:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Geier Hall
858 20th St, Knoxville, TN 37996

Join us for an afternoon of VOL Bingo, where UT-themed prizes await lucky winners. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a first-timer, everyone is welcome to enjoy an afternoon filled with excitement, laughter, and the chance to take home a piece of the Volunteer spirit.


The Giver
7:30 p.m. | Clarence Brown Theatre
1714 Andy Holt Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916

From one of the most popular novels of our time. Jonas’ world is perfect. It’s safe. Controlled. Without war or pain. Without color. Where every person is assigned a role in the community. At age 12, he’s chosen to be keeper of the community’s memories from The Giver, the only person with memories of real pain and joy. As Jonas begins to experience these memories, he is faced with a decision: conform to society’s expectations or control his own destiny. Visit the Clarence Brown Theatre website or call 865-974-5161 for more information.

Discounted tickets are available for Spring Family Reunion registrants.


Men’s Basketball vs Texas A&M
Tipoff at 8 p.m. | Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202, Knoxville, TN 37996

Join Vol fans and students as they cheer on the Tennessee men’s basketball team against Texas A&M.

Basketball tickets are not included in Spring Family Reunion registration. Tickets can be purchased separately after completing the registration.

Sunday, February 25

Lady Vol’s Basketball vs LSU
Tipoff at Noon | Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202, Knoxville, TN 37996

Join Lady Vol fans and students as they cheer on the Lady Vol’s basketball team against LSU.

Basketball tickets are not included in Spring Family Reunion registration. Tickets can be purchased separately after completing the registration.