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2017 UT Homecoming Parade impacts traffic and mobility around campus

The 2017 University of Tennessee – Homecoming Parade

DATE:              Friday November 3, 2017

TIME:              4:00 to 5:00 pm


Starts at Volunteer Blvd @ Circle Park Drive, then north on Volunteer
Boulevard to Cumberland and exit on 21st Street.


Grand Marshalls – Del and Dane Bryant – Sons of the authors of Rocky Top
Pride of the Southland Band
Little Vol Walk – 10 and younger riding on decorated wagons, strollers, or tricycles
Student Organization Floats


Cumberland Merchants will be offering specials (30 years ago parade was last on Cumberland)
Parade floats will remain on the CLOSED Cumberland Ave for voting until 6:00 pm

Use the hashtag #VolFloat with the number of your favorite float on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – entry No. 100, use the hashtag #VolFloat100


  • Circle Park Drive – 2:00 – 4:15 pm – Closed for line up for parade including the Little Vols
  • Lake Loudoun Blvd – 3:00 – 4:00 pm – 2 lanes closed for float lineup
  • Volunteer Blvd from Lake Loudoun Blvd to Cumberland Avenue – 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    • Staff/Faculty parked in McClung Tower garages (G1 and G2) are able to exit the garage and must go south on Volunteer Blvd to exit campus
  • Cumberland Avenue from 21st St to 16th St – 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm


  • KAT buses will detour around parade route from 3:15 until 6:30 pm
  • KAT Trolley – Orange Line (through campus to downtown Knoxville) will also detour from 3:15 until 6:30 pm
  • T buses on campus will detour around the parade route from 3:00 until 6:30 pm


  • Parents bringing children to participate in the Homecoming parade can parking the Volunteer Blvd garage located at Pat Head Summitt Dr and Volunteer Blvd
  • Visitors to McClung Museum Homecoming Party can park in C8 and receive a visitor permit at the parking booth
  • Guests coming to watch the parade can park in the White Ave garage after 4 pm – ONLY staff or commuter spaces
  • Hourly paid parking is available in the Volunteer Hall garage – entrance off White Ave
  • Pay lots and parking meters can be found in the Fort Sanders neighborhood.