The University of Tennesse is set to host Spirit Week: An event like no other for a year like no other, from Oct. 11-17. This is due to the inability to host a typical homecoming week due to COVID-19 safety guidelines. UT will still try to maintain the traditional aspects of UT’s homecoming week.
Here is a calendar of Events for Spirit Week.
UTK Cribz on Oct. 9 is inspired by the MTV show MTV Cribz. This event is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Life and the Black Programming Committee. Students will submit videos of their living spaces for a chance to win prizes. Sign-ups for this event by the end of Oct 9th.
Chalk Pedestrian Walkway Competition is hosted by All Campus Events and will take place on Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. Groups will create chalk designs that capture the UT spirit.
Campus Pride Day – Oct 12.
The Pride Center will be giving out their popular Vol Means All shirts on Oct. 12 beginning at 9 a.m. Only the first 100 people to sign-up will receive shirts.
Spirit Week Kickoff and Big Orange Pumpkin Patch will take place on Oct. 12 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m in the Student Union Plaza. You can sign up for an opportunity to attend these events and get some sweet prizes on the vol life app. This event is hosted by the Center for Student Engagement.
The International Festival will kick off on Oct. 12 at 5 p.m in the Student Union Courtyard. UT’s International House is hosting this event. The festival will take place over several days to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
The Spirit Week Kickball Tournament, hosted by All Campus Events, will be on Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. This event requires prior registration.
The Dead Lift Virtual Escape Room will be Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. The Office of Multi-Cultural Student Life and the Black Cultural Programming Committee is hosting this event. This event requires prior registration.
Power T Tuesday – Oct 13
Students will be able to take a photo with a metal Power T stand at 10 a.m near Neyland Stadium. The traditional banner drop will take place at 12 p.m.
Adulting 101: Crayola Calligraphy, hosted by the Center for Student Engagement, will take place Oct. 13 from 5 p.m to 6:30 p.m. This event is available to the first 30 people who register.
Checkerboard Chat: Little Vols Pumpkin Carving will take place Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Little vols will be able to follow along in creating their own pumpkin carvings. This event requires prior registrations.
The All Campus Events Cornhole Tournament will be Oct. 13 at 6 p.m in the Student Union Courtyard. This event requires prior registration.
Mascot Appreciation Day – Oct 14
The Center for Student Engagement will host the Smokey Statue Scavenger Hunt and Breakfast on Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. Students will be able to win prizes throughout the hunt and will be provided with breakfast treats.
Students will be able to take their picture with UT mascots, Smokey X, Davy Crockett and the spirit squad Oct. 14 from 12:30 p.m to 1:30 p.m. This will take place outside Neyland Stadium at Gate 21.
Throwback Thursday – Oct 15
All Campus Events will host the Tower of Cans. Students will be able to donate canned goods on Oct.15. Students can drop off donations at the UT Warehouse and Recycling Center. This event requires prior registration.
All Campus Events will also host Smokey’s Howl on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m in the Student Union Auditorium. Groups will be able to enter to compete in the performance competition for a chance to win prizes. This event requires prior registration.
The Office of Multicultural Student Life and the Center for Health Education and Wellness will host virtual Trap Yoga. Registration is required.
Big Orange Friday – Oct 16
The Countdown to Kickoff: Beat Kentucky will be Oct 16 at 12:30 p.m. This pregame show will be open to the public and hosted on many media networks and channels.
All Campus Events is hosting a Lawn Display competitions. Groups are to create lawn displays featuring their UT spirit for a chance to win prizes. This will be at Fiji Island at 4 p.m. This event requires prior registration.
The UT Vols vs Kentucky Wildcats football game will take place Oct. 17 at 12 p.m in Neyland Stadium.
Edited by Donna Mitchell and Maddie Torres
Featured Photo Courtesy of UT Student Life website.