Two students participate in the Quad City zip line during Homecoming 2018.

UT Martin to host homecoming under the big top Nov. 2

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host homecoming week Oct. 28-Nov. 3, culminating with the football game against Jacksonville State at 2 p.m., Nov. 2, at Hardy Graham Stadium.

The circus-themed festivities will include the traditional rope pull, lip sync, pyramid and step show competitions for campus Greek Life organizations as well as a variety of new events. Additions to this year’s schedule include a comedy show featuring Desi Banks and Darren Brand at 7 p.m., Oct. 30, in the Boling University Center Watkins Auditorium; a costume party from 6-9:30 p.m., Oct. 31, in the Boling University Center Duncan Ballroom; and “Murder Under the Big Top,” a dinner theatre hosted by the Public Relations Student Society of America at 7 p.m., Oct. 31, in room 206ABC of the Boling University Center. Ticket information is available at

The Saturday of homecoming week will see the university quadrangle filled with tents and activities for Quad City, which officially opens at 10:30 a.m. The Skyhawk football team will take their traditional walk through Quad City at 11 a.m., and Quad City will remain open until the football game at 2 p.m.

The Boling University Welcome Center will be officially dedicated the Nunnelly Welcome Center in honor of university donors Bill and Rosann Nunnelly at 10:45 a.m. following the Chancellor’s Brunch and Alumni Awards Program, during which the Nunnellys – along with Mary-Katherine Hill and Chris Pierce – will be presented with the 2019 UT Martin Alumni Awards.

The NPHC Greek Garden and Unity Circle will also be dedicated at 11:30 a.m. in Unity Circle north of Clement Hall. This new outdoor fixture is intended to honor members of the “Divine Nine” traditionally African-American fraternities and sororities, all of which have active chapters on the UT Martin main campus.

For a complete list of scheduled events, visit Tickets for the Quad City food tent ($10 each) and football game ($15 each) as well as homecoming T-shirts are available for purchase at this link.


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