It's homecoming week at UTC and several events are open to the public.
This year's theme—"Made in Chattanooga"—reflects the city's rich history of manufacturing and creating.
Events are scheduled throughout the week leading up to the football game Saturday, when the Mocs will take on the Furman Paladins.
The game starts at 6 p.m. at Finley Stadium.
The week kicked off today with a pep rally.
Below are the highlights.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Student organizations will compete in the Lipsync Competition sponsored by the Campus Activities Board at 8 p.m. in McKenzie Arena.
The event is free and open to the public.
Students will turn the theme "Made in Chattanooga" into six-minute performances.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Students from all campus organizations come together to compete in various field games like the annual Trout Joust, tug of war, and bed races.
This event takes place at Heritage Plaza, which is just outside of the University Center in the center of campus, and Challenger Fields at 3:45 p.m. The Challenger Fields are located off Palmetto Street behind the Challenger Center.
This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, Oct. 10
— UTC's GOLD Council is hosting a Tap Party at downtown's Big River Grille at 5 p.m.
— And, at 8 p.m. in McKenzie Arena, members of the public can join students and other community members for one of the longest running homecoming traditions—Step Show. It's free and open to the public.
Friday, Oct. 11
— The annual homecoming golf Ttournament at the Bear Trace Golf Course at Harrison Bay begins at noon.
The proceeds from this tournament help to fund alumni programming and UTC student scholarships. Visit the 2013 UTC Homecoming Golf Tournament website for more details and registration.
—Coach Russ Huesman, his staff, and football players at Miller Plaza for a community pep rally at noon at Miller Plaza in downtown Chattanooga to help get everyone ready for the game on Saturday.
The Marching Mocs and UTC spirit squads will all be on hand to perform as well to get everyone in the spirit for the weekend’s festivities. This event is free and open to the public.
— Alumni, students, faculty and staff are welcome to bring the family down to campus for a family-friendly showing of Disney PIxar's "Cars" on Challenger Field at 8 p.m. Attendees can bring snacks and blankets to this free event that's open to the public.
— There will be live music with Noogabend, which starts at 7 p.m. with outdoor concerts and free food. Featured artist Natalie Stovall and the Drive begins at 8 p.m. This activity is hosted by the Student Homecoming Committee and Campus Activities Board.
Saturday, Oct. 12
—Anyone who wants to attend the “Breakfast with Coach Huesman” event, which is Saturday at 8 a.m., must register.
Contact Caleb Whitted, Director of the Mocs Club, for reservation information at 425-4773.
At the event, attendees will get a preview of the homecoming game against Furman. The event begins at 8 a.m. in the University Center Chickamauga Room.
— At 10 a.m., there will be a dedication of he new Chamberlain Pavilion, which pays tribute to the winning traditions and stands as a beautiful new gateway to the university's new library.
Former chancellors, athletics directors, players, band members, cheerleaders, and members of the Chamberlain family will join others in remembering our heritage and embracing our future.
Officials will also be rededicating the Alumni Torch in its new home adjacent to the pavilion. Erected in 1986 in conjunction with UTC’s 100th anniversary and the UTAA’s 150th anniversary, the Alumni Torch burns brightly to represent the leadership and contributions of our outstanding alumni in all University of Tennessee institutions across the state.
Chamberlain Pavilion is located near Cardiac Hill in the heart of campus. This event is free and open to the public.
— Tailgating begins at 3 p.m. The Mocs take on Furman at 6 p.m. at Davenport Field at Finley Stadium. The 2013 Homecoming Queen and Top Moc and Homecoming Best Greeks and Organizations Awards will be announced.
Sunday, Oct. 13
— The UTC Music Department presents clarinetist and UTC alumnus Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick in a guest artist recital on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m., Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center at the corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. This event is free and open to the public.
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