Tennessee Tech Homecoming

October 30 – November 4, 2023

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Get ready to tell the story of Tennessee Tech Homecoming. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community are welcome to celebrate Tech's homecoming and watch the Golden Eagles play. A parade going from Dixie Avenue and throughout campus includes local high school marching bands, community organizations, Tech student organizations and the homecoming court. Various college and organization reunions take place and a new and Mr. and Ms. Tennessee Tech are crowned.

See our Alumni Events for Homecoming »

For 2023, Student organization and residence halls will compete in three divisions:

  • Gold Division - Up to 3 organizations representing a total of no more than 250 members may combine to participate in the Gold Division
  • Purple – Up to 3 organizations representing a total of no more than 50 members may combine to participate in the Purple Division. Organizations with more than 50 members may request eligibility for the Purple Division with advisor support by emailing
  • Residence Hall Division – Resident Hall units as determined by Housing & Residential Life may participates in the Res Hall Division. Housing & Residential will determine and communicate participation rules.


Homecoming Team Registration – Due Oct. 2, 2023 at 11:55 PM

Homecoming Lip Sync Music Submission – Due Oct. 6th at 11:55 PM


2023 Homecoming Schedule

Date Event Time Location
Monday, Oct. 30 Banners 9 AM – 11:30 AM RUC First Floor Lobby
Tuesday, Oct 31 Homecoming Court Election Day 9 AM - 4:30 PM Centennial Plaza
Wednesday, Nov. 1 Crowdfunding Drive Link will open at 8:00am on Monday, October 30 and will close Wednesday, November 1 at 3:00 pm. Contact your favorite homecoming team to contribute to their homecoming efforts or donate to the food pantry here. This event is online! The link will be provided closer to the event!
Wednesday, Nov. 1 Lip Sync  
6 PM - 8PM Derryberry Auditorium
Thursday, Nov. 2 Field Day Competition 11 AM – 1 PM Main Quad
Thursday, Nov. 2 Homecoming Spirit Night 7 PM – 8 PM Memorial Gym
Saturday,  Nov. 4 Parade 10:30 AM Dixie Avenue
Saturday, Nov. 4 Tennessee Tech vs. UT Martin 1:30 PM Tucker Stadium


Homecoming Parade

  • Guidelines and Instructions for Parade Participants

    Guidelines and Instructions for Parade Participants

    Float Division — Competition for organizations that build a float. Note: a float information sheet must be submitted. Trophies will be awarded during the Homecoming football game.

    Pride Division — Competition for recognition. The winner will receive the TN Tech Pride Award. This division should include participants from the University or the Cookeville community who do not build a float. Examples of Pride Entries include cars, trailers, walkers, vans, horses, etc.

    Parade Instructions:

    1. The parade line up will begin in the Towne Plaza parking lot (Gabe’s on Jefferson Avenue). Please have your entries ready to be lined up between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM.
    2. Please park as far away from the front of the stores in the shopping center as you can. We want to minimize the disturbance to the stores and shoppers.
    3. Entries must remain 25-30 feet apart throughout the parade.
    4. Entries should stop at the judges' reviewing stand for a maximum of 20 seconds. If entries do not stop in front of the reviewing stand, the judges will not score them. Judges will view entries from the driver's side of the vehicle.
    5. A member of the sponsoring organization must remain with the entry at all times.
    6. FLOATS ONLY: Turn from 12th Street onto Stadium Drive, then left into the parking lot behind the scoreboard until the Homecoming game is over and attendees have dispersed. Do not remove floats from Stadium Drive until the football game is completed and attendees have dispersed.
    7. ALL OTHER ENTRIES: Disperse after turning left onto 12th Street.
    8. All floats and decorations must be disassembled and properly disposed of by Sunday, November 5, 2023.

    Homecoming 2023 Parade Information

    Homecoming Parade Entry Form — Due Oct. 6, 2023 at 11:55 PM 

  • Homecoming Parade Route

    The homecoming parade route begins in the Towne Plaza parking lot, at the base of S Dixie Ave, then heads north up S Dixie Ave. The route then turns left on W 12th St. The parade disperses at B Street, and float drop off is behind the stadium scoreboard.

    Hoco Route


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