Rock ‘n’ Roll the Memphis Tigers!


Homecoming graphics
November 6 – 7, 2009
Let’s Rock ‘n Roll the Tigers!
Vols vs Memphis Tigers

Homecoming 2009 will see the Volunteers face off against the Memphis Tigers in a cross-state rivalry game! The Vols will “rock ‘n’ roll the Tigers” on Saturday, Nov. 7, but the game at Neyland Stadium is just one part of a weekend full of activities to enjoy. Check out highlights of the schedule below, and be sure to visit the Homecoming website for a full schedule, the most up-to-date times and locations, and to register to attend any of the events.

Several reunions will be held over Homecoming weekend, and we hope we have an event to bring all alums back to campus.

Homecoming Highlights

Homecoming Parade
Friday, Nov. 6, 4 p.m.

The Homecoming parade begins at the Rock, at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street, and travels east on Volunteer. Alumni groups celebrating reunions are invited to participate, and everyone is invited to watch the festivities! Arrive early for the best viewing spots.

140th Celebration of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band
Friday, Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Join fellow Pride alumni, spouses, friends, and fans to celebrate 140 years of one of the most prestigious college marching bands in the country! Presented by the Band Alumni Board, the event will feature a social hour, dinner, and entertainment—including the Pride of the Southland Marching Band. The event will take place at the Knoxville Marriott, 500 Hill Ave. SE. Cost is $45 per person, $25 for students (25 and younger).

“Friday Night Live” at the Square
Friday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Start Homecoming weekend with a laugh! Nationally known comedienne (and UT alumna) Leanne Morgan will entertain with her Southern humor and hilarious storytelling. Also appearing is Wendel Werner, director of the UT Singers, who will offer his own humorous history of rock ‘n’ roll—and explain just how much better the genre would be if it had started in Knoxville instead of Memphis! “Friday Night Live” will be presented at one of Knoxville’s newest performance venues, The Square Room, at 4 Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Cost is $18 per person, which includes snacks, and a cash bar will be available.

Party in the Park
Saturday, November 7, Three hours before kickoff

Head over to Circle Park to enjoy the pep band, cheerleaders, music, door prizes, face painting, games for the kids, and much more! Party in the Park is free and open to all, but if you’d like to enjoy barbecue and all the fixin’s, advance reservations and payment are required. Cost for the BBQ tailgate is $12 per person, $8 per child (10 and younger).

Schedule of Events

We’ve posted a full schedule of events on our website—check it out!


Don’t wait! Register for homecoming events and reunions today! Online registration will close Monday, November 2, 2009, at 11:00pm.

More Information

Looking for more information on Black Alumni Reunions taking place during Homecoming?

For more information contact the Alumni Office at 865.974.3011 or email

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