MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin will host its second-annual Family Weekend on Sept. 14-16.
The weekend’s activities begin at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 14, with a food truck event in Weldon Park in downtown Martin. Saturday, Sept. 15, features the Bowtie 5K/one-mile fun run with UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver. Onsite check-in opens at 8 a.m. in front of the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center, and the run will begin at 9. Online pre-registration is required, and the $15 registration fee includes a T-shirt.
Donuts with Deans will begin at 10 at the Martin Coffeehouse on Lindell Street. A tailgate party will begin at noon at Hardy Graham Stadium prior to the football game at 3 p.m. where the UT Martin Skyhawks will face the UT Chattanooga Mocs. A drive-in movie showing of “Avengers: Infinity War” will begin at 9 p.m. near Pacer Pond.
A Family Weekend Package is available for $30 per person and includes one voucher for the food truck event; one meal ticket for the tailgate party; one general admission football ticket; a Family Weekend T-shirt; a $2 coffee voucher to the Martin Coffeehouse; and a variety of discount coupons at local restaurants. Packages must be pre-ordered online and picked up either at the food truck dinner or at Donuts with Deans. Tickets and concessions can also be purchased at individual activities.
The weekend’s events end Sunday with a student-led non-denominational worship service at 9:30 a.m. in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium followed by Bowtie Brunch from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the UT Martin Dining Hall. The all-you-can-eat brunch will be $12.21 plus tax for adults and $5.78 plus tax for children age 12 and under.
Current UT Martin students are not required to register for Family Weekend activities, with the exception of the Bowtie 5K. Student meal plans will be accepted during the tailgate party and the Bowtie Brunch, and students can use their Skyhawk ID cards to enter the football game free of charge. The first 500 students to enter the stadium will receive a free Family Weekend T-shirt.
Visit utm.edu/familyweekend to register for the Bowtie 5K, reserve a Family Weekend Package or see a full schedule of activities. For assistance, contact the Office of Student Life at 731-881-7525.