UT Tyler

Homecoming 2018

Feb. 26-March 3

Make plans to join us for Homecoming 2018! There will be activities and events for students all week long on campus, with family-friendly events open to alumni and the community Friday and Saturday. Don't miss out on the fun, fireworks, food and traditions that will make this Homecoming the best yet.

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Monday, Feb. 26

7:30 p.m.

Kick-Off Pep Rally (Free T-Shirts), UC Theater


Tuesday, Feb. 27


Mr. & Miss UT Tyler voting begins

5:45 p.m.

CAB Takeover, Intramural Field

10 p.m.

SGA Midnight Breakfast, The Met


Wednesday, Feb. 28

3 p.m.

Patriot Paddle, Harvey Lake


Thursday, March 1

Noon - 2 p.m.

CAB Bingo, Patriot Zone

6 p.m.

8 Ball Tournament, Patriot Zone

7 p.m.

Intramural Championship Night, HPC Gym


Friday, March 2

All Day


Wear UT Tyler spirit gear all day, no matter where you are in the world! Post a picture of yourself in orange and blue on social media with the hashtag #WearYourPatriotPride and we will repost your pictures and give out prizes to participants all day long! 

6 - 8 p.m.

Hot Air Balloon, Intramural Field

6 p.m.

Homecoming BBQ, Alumni House

Free Stanley's BBQ provided to alumni, students, faculty, staff and community at Alumni House back lawn. Free food, beverages, live music for up to 1,000. Must register before. 

7:30 p.m.

Movie on the Lawn & Pop-Up Food Truck Park, Perkins Soccer Complex

Free movie screening of Disney-Pixar's "Coco" available for students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members on the soccer field; food truck food/desserts available, free food available to students with ID

9:30 p.m.

Fireworks Show, Perkins Soccer Complex

(Sponsored by: Dakotas, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Republic Icehouse and East Texas Pyro)


Saturday, March 3 

9:30 a.m.

Campus Tours, Alumni House

Take a quick highlight tour (30 minutes) or spend more time seeing our new buildings. 

10:30 a.m.

Tailgate Setup Begins, Irwin Ballpark

11 a.m.

Crawfish Boil, Homecoming Carnival & Tailgate, Irwin Ballpark

Fun for all ages including crawfish boil, live music, face painting, balloon artists and booths from each college to mingle with teachers, alumni and students. 

11:30 a.m.

Live Music: Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Irwin Ballpark

12:30 p.m.

Golf Cart Parade

12:45 p.m.

Homecoming Court Presentation

1 p.m.

Baseball vs. ETBU (Double-header)

Alumni and their families receive free admission. Games & prizes for game attendees. 

2 p.m.

Irwin Classic, Suddenlink Field

3 p.m.

Mr. & Miss UT Tyler and golf cart parade winners announced  

3 p.m.

Alumni Soccer Game, Perkins Soccer Complex

4 p.m.

Baseball vs. ETBU (Double-header)

6 p.m.

UT Tyler Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale, First Presbyterian Church


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