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Schedule of Events

Event information is subject to change, and we’re adding new events so check back often for more details.

February 9

Neyland Stadium Insider Tours

10:30 a.m. | 11 a.m. | 11:30 a.m.
Gate 21 Plaza

Before things get started for Spring Family Day, join Tennessee Athletics Fan Experience for an insider tour of Neyland Stadium. This is a unique experience and no two tours are the same! Families signed up for Neyland Stadium Tours will receive their Spring Family Day passes and materials when they check in for the tour.

Space is limited, so register early.


Spring Family Day Check-in

Noon–1 p.m.
Student Union Phase 2

Check-in for Spring Family Day begins on Saturday afternoon! You can pick up your registration materials, swag, name tags, and tickets during this event. Check-in materials will remain available during the Spring Family Day reception.

After registering for Spring Family Day, be sure to print your receipt or bring a digital copy with you to check-in.


Student Union Tours

12:30 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.
Student Union Phase 2
The newest building on UT’s campus is now open! Join the members of our Student Union staff for tours of the new facility. Learn all about this new facility and the impact that it has on the student experience here at UT.

Space is limited, so register early.


Spring Family Day Reception

1–3 p.m.
Student Union Ballroom

Before the Vols basketball game at 4 p.m. and the Knoxville Ice Bears match at 7:35 p.m., join other Spring Family Day guests inside the new Student Union Phase 2 for an afternoon reception and program welcome. You will hear from our vice chancellor for student life and other campus officials on how you can help your student be successful during the spring semester. This event is included in the Spring Family Day pass; your name tag will serve as your ticket.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please email any dietary restrictions to parents@utk.edu.

Space is limited, so register early.


Step into Knoxville Tours

3 p.m. | 4:30 p.m.
Trolley stop by the VolShop (Phillip Fulmer Way)
Join the Visit Knoxville team for a guided tour of Knoxville featuring the UT campus, Neyland Drive (the Tennessee River, Outdoor Knoxville, etc.), historic downtown homes, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, the Old City, World’s Fair Park, and more. Take some time to learn about your student’s new home sweet home on Rocky Top! Tours will last approximately 90 minutes.

Space is limited, so register early.


Men’s Basketball vs. Florida

4 p.m.
Thompson-Boling Arena

Join other parents, students, and VOL fans as the UT Men’s Basketball team takes on the University of Florida at Thompson-Boling Arena. Seats are in section 331A.

Space is limited, so register early.


Knoxville Ice Bears vs. Fayetteville Marksmen

7:35 p.m.
Knoxville Civic Coliseum

If you enjoy hockey, join us in cheering on the Knoxville Ice Bears as they take on the Fayetteville Marksmen. Be sure to come wearing your best Star Wars gear, because it’s Star Wars Night! With every ticket purchased, you will receive a free Knoxville Ice Bears hat. Seats are in the Gold Section.

Space is limited, so register early.

Additional Weekend Activities


McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Sunday 1–5 p.m.
1327 Circle Park Drive

Conveniently located on Circle Park Drive near the Torchbearer statue, UT’s McClung Museum features permanent exhibits on ancient Egypt, natural and local history, Native American culture, geology and fossils, and decorative arts. For more information, see the McClung Museum website.


Museum of East Tennessee

Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Sunday 1–5 p.m.
601 South Gay Street

Learn more about the heritage of East Tennessee by visiting this museum, located downtown in the East Tennessee History Center. A permanent collection of more than 13,000 artifacts is supplemented by exhibitions from the Smithsonian and the Tennessee State Museum. Admission is free on Sunday; on other days it’s $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and always free for young people 16 and under. For more information, see the East Tennessee Historical Society website.


Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
700 Hall of Fame Drive

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing and promoting women’s basketball on all levels. Check out the world’s largest basketball, test your skills, and listen in on recorded pep talks from famous women’s basketball coaches. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children, and free for children under 5.