Homecoming Week is here, and as always there are plenty of events for students to enjoy and participate in.
Homecoming Week festivities begin with Rope Pull, which kicks off at 4 p.m. on Monday. The event will occur every day at the same time, with the exception of Friday’s championship round, which will commence at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Pacer Pond, and admission is free of charge.
Tuesday, officially known as “Greek Day,” features several smaller events hosted by UTM’s Greek Life organizations. The most notable of these is Lip Sync, which is co-sponsored by the Student Activities Council. This year’s Lip Sync event so far features fifteen groups of students competing, the highest level of participation in recent years. Lip Sync will take place at the northwest corner of the Elam Center at 8 p.m. with a rain backup date set for Thursday inside the Elam Center.
Wednesday is known as “Organization Day,” promoting student organizations on campus. On this day the polls will open for the election of the 2014 UTM Homecoming Queen. Students may vote in person at the University Center or online. More information can be found at UTM’s OrgSync page.
Thursday represents “Faculty and Staff Day,” a chance to recognize UTM teachers and staff members for their work. The PRSSA will host the 12th annual “Womanless Beauty Revue” in Watkins Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Door prizes will be awarded, and all proceeds will go toward a charity to be revealed at the event.
Friday is “Blue and Orange Day,” an opportunity for students to show their school spirit. In addition to the final round of Rope Pull, the annual Pyramid competition and pep rally will take place at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. In addition, the University Choir is holding two Dessert Evenings in the Fine Arts Building on Friday and Saturday, both at 7 p.m. Admission $18 for adults and $15 for children.
Saturday opens with the Letterwinners’ Breakfast and Hall of Fame inductions at 7:30 a.m. at the Student Life Center. This is followed by the Chancellor’s Breakfast and Awards Program at 9 a.m., followed by the annual opening of Quad City at 10:30 a.m. The UTM football team will participate in the annual Skyhawk Walk from the Quad to the Paul Meek Library at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m., the UTM Skyhawks will play against the Austin Peay Governors at Hardy Graham Stadium. This year’s Homecoming Queen will be named at halftime. At 7 p.m. is the NPHC Stepshow in the Elam Center. Admission to this event is $10 in advance at the University Center Information Desk, and $15 at the door.
Sunday will wrap up the Homecoming festivities with the Walk in the Quad at 10 a.m. and the Homecoming Brunch at 10:30 a.m. The brunch is $10.85 for adults and $5.15 for children.
For more information on homecoming events, visit www.UTMForever.com.