A Day at the Zoo: ?The First-Ever Hess Hall Reunion

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“That fire marshal totally overreacted.”

Know the reference for that quotation? If so, grab a hot dog, swap war stories, and catch up with your old friends from “the Zoo” at the Hess Hall reunion on Saturday, September 25. Head to Hess for barbeque, tours of the hall, and games for the kids in honor of the hall’s 50th anniversary. The event will be held in the Hess Hall Courtyard three hours before the Vols take the field against the Blazers of UA—Birmingham. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 10 and under.

Because all good barbeques must either begin or end with a Vols game, attendees have the option of purchasing tickets for that night’s football matchup against UAB. Because tickets are limited, buying them in advance is strongly recommended. Purchasing instructions will be included in the confirmation e-mail you receive after completing your registration.

Built in 1960, this annex to Melrose Hall was named in honor of James P. Hess, longtime secretary of the Board of Trustees and business manager of the university. Since its construction, more than 20,000 Vols have called Hess home.

Registration begins June 21. Access online registration through the alumni website, or for more information, call Phyllis Moore at 865-974-3011 or e-mail reunions@utk.edu.

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