I Heart UTM Week

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host “I Heart UTM” week April 15-19, 2024, to celebrate Skyhawk spirit and community support. UTM Alumni is proud to sponsor the week-long celebration with the Student Alumni Council (SAC), UTM Flight Crew, Residence Life, Student Government Association (SGA), and the Care Team.

Follow UT Martin Alumni on Facebook and @utmartinalumni on Instagram to join in on the fun! A complete schedule of events will be posted to our @utmstudentalumni account on Instagram.

Schedule of Events

» Stock Captains Closet 

Dunagan Alumni Center
Help our Skyhawks dress for success and upcoming interviews by donating your gently used, nearly new professional attire to stock CPAD’s Captains Closet. Men’s and women’s clothing in all sizes needed. This includes: suits, dress shirts, dress pants, blazers, ties, skirts and professional shoes. Donations will be accepted all week Monday-Friday at the Dunagan Alumni Center and Student Life Office. An after-hours box will also be available.

» Chalk the Quad (Students, Faculty/Staff)

The Quad
Show your love for UTM and celebrate the week by helping us Chalk the Quad. We’re asking organizations, students, and departments on campus to create a chalk art masterpiece. The theme is UTM Spirit. Design must be suitable for public viewing. Take a photo of your art work when finished and submit it to alumni@utm.edu by Monday at 4 pm.

Social Media voting will begin on Tuesday at noon and end on Friday at noon so promote your artwork and get your friends to vote for their favorite chalk art by “liking” the original post. Photos will be posted on UTM Alumni Facebook & Instagram. Winners will be announced on Friday.

» Show your Skyhawk Spirit

Skyhawks near and far, send us a picture wearing your I Heart UTM shirt in your new hometown or your favorite local spot. Tag us @utmartinalumni on Facebook or Instagram, @utmalumni on Twitter, or send them via email to alumni@utm.edu. We will post our favorite submissions at the end of the week!

» Spot the Skyhawk

Be on the lookout for Captain Skyhawk to pop-up all-over Martin & Weakley County in our social media posts throughout the week. If you can name the location, you’ll be entered into a drawing for an I Heart UTM prize pack at the end of the week.

» I Heart UTM Shirts

Purchase your I Heart UTM shirt today! »

After online orders end, a limited availability of shirts will be available at the Dunagan Alumni Center beginning 8 a.m. Monday, April 8. Purchases will be available through card only, and $5 of your shirt order will be gifted to the university in celebration of I Heart UTM!

» Service Saturday – Letters to Legends (Student Event)

University Center Room 206 | 10 a.m.–Noon
Students are encouraged to participate in our Service Saturday by sending letters of appreciation to donors of UTM! Materials will be available to write letters of gratitude to in the spirit of I Heart UTM Week.

» UTM Baseball vs. Little Rock

Skyhawk Baseball Field | 3 p.m.
Attend an athletics event throughout the week for a chance to win multiple prize packs.

» UTM Baseball vs. Little Rock

Skyhawk Baseball Field | 1 p.m.
Attend an athletics event throughout the week for a chance to win multiple prize packs.

» Glow Fest (Student Event)

Pacer Pond | 7:30 p.m.
Glow in the dark gaming night for UTM Students.

» Registration Celebration (Student Event)

University Center Patio | 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Stop by for a quick check-in with one of our registration specialists to verify your schedule or get help with your registration questions for a chance to win some great prizes.

» Be a Healthy U™

University Center Patio | 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Join Student Health and Counseling for a Health & Wellness fair to become a better you!

» Care Team Cookout (Student Event)

University Center Patio | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Free hamburgers, chips, and drinks available for lunch thanks to the Care Team!

» Crumbl Cookies + Gratitude Videos (Student Event)

University Center Patio | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Stop by the University Center patio for a free Crumbl Cookie courtesy of SAC! While you wait in line, take a quick gratitude video for an SAC member thanking your favorite professors and university supporters.

» Hawk Break (Faculty/ Staff)

Dunagan Alumni Center | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
This is a wonderful opportunity for faculty and staff to meet old friends and colleagues and make new friends for lunch. Lunch is provided by Sodexo at a reasonable cost of $9 per person, which you pay at the door (cash or check). 

» Multicultural Field Day (Student Event)

Pacer Pond | 3–5 p.m.
Join Multicultural Affairs for food, prizes, and fun field day games!

» Comedy Show- Chris Turner (Student Event)

Watkins Auditorium | 8 p.m.
Flight Crew presents a Comedy Show featuring Chris Turner

» Flight Crew Move Night at Cine “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “The First Omen” (Student Event)

Cine Theater | 9:45 p.m.
Free movie at Cine with Flight Crew!

» Senior Drive Thru (Student Event)

Dunagan Alumni Center | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
All 2024 Seniors (Spring, Summer & Fall) drive by the Dunagan Alumni Center to pick up some Alumni swag & an Orange Crush & blueberry muffin.

» Dog Days (Student Event)

University Center Patio | 3–6 p.m.
Bring your pups to campus for some free I Heart UTM goodies. Limited quantities available!

» Softball Game vs. Rhodes College

Bettye Giles Softball Field | 3 p.m.

» Fitness with the First Lady

Student Rec Center | 5:30 p.m.
UTM Alumni, join First Lady, Rafielle Freeman, for a fun workout. Get ready to move and groove to great music and movement with your fellow alumni. All fitness abilities are welcome to attend! Register now »

» Flight Crew Spring Concert: Dylan Scott (Student Event)

Fieldhouse | Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Students only – event pass required.

» Department of Music- Contemporary Music Group Spring Concert

Blankenship Recital Hall | 7:30 p.m.
The UTM Contemporary Music Group is a mixed student ensemble that performs a variety of music from the 20th and 21st centuries under the direction of Dr. Michael Mathenia. This year’s concert will include works by newer composers such as Andy Akiho, Michael Torke, and Donnacha Dennehy as well as more established composers such as Steve Reich and Arnold Schoenberg. With a diverse line-up of composers and musical styles, this concert is certain to have something for everyone!

» Petting Zoo (Student Event)

The Quad | Noon–2 p.m.
Stop by the Petting Zoo hosted by the Student Alumni Council.

» Chilling with the Chancellor (Student Event)

The Quad | Noon–1 p.m.
We know it’s impossible…but if you haven’t had the chance to meet Chancy Yancy…now is the time! Join Chancellor Freeman in the Quad for a meet and greet near the Petting Zoo location by Brehm Hall. SAC will be giving away popsicles!

» Fishing Derby with Wildlife Society and Care Team

Pacer Pond | 3–5 p.m.
Care Team & Wildlife Society sponsored fishing.

» Yoga in the Quad (Student Event)

The Quad | 4–5 p.m.
Join the Care Team & Campus Rec crew for a stretch in the Quad!

» Crawfish Boil (Student Event)

Connor Community Lawn | 5–8 p.m.
Join Residence Life and Flight Crew for music, inflatable games, and free crawfish!

» Shirt Giveaway & Tie-Dye Station/ Can Drive (Student Event)

University Center | 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Donate 5 non-perishable food items to support Captain’s Pantry in exchange for a free I Heart UTM t-shirt courtesy of Skyhawk Rentals. SAC is sponsoring a Tie Dye station. Check out @utmstudentalumni on social media for a full list of recommended food items! Available while supplies last.

» Healthy Hawk Walk with Chancellor Freeman

Outside of the EPS Building | 12 p.m.
Get ready to step into spring with the Healthy Hawks and Chancellor Freeman! We invite you to join us for a refreshing walk around the quad. Let’s embrace the sunshine and enjoy the outdoors together.

The walk will commence outside of the EPS Building, and we’ll embark on a leisurely stroll around the quad, soaking in the sights and sounds of our beautiful campus. Walking is not only a great way to stay active, but it also offers numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, reduced stress, and enhanced mood.

So, mark your calendars and lace up your walking shoes! Let’s make this walk a celebration of health, community, and the arrival of spring.

» Martin Trivia Night

Dunagan Alumni Center | 6 p.m.
Learning never stops! Come stretch those mental muscles for a little trivia competition! Bring a date, a friend, or a fellow alumnus for an evening out at the Dunagan Alumni Center. The trivia theme is “I Heart UTM”! Registration includes food and drinks. Register now »

» Flight Crew presents “Aux Cord Wars” (Student Event)

Fieldhouse | 7 p.m.

High energy DJ Battle and Music Game Show with great prizes for students! Event pass required.

» Department of Music–Spring Music Recital

Blankenship Recital Hall | 7:30 p.m.
The Spring Voice Area Recital is a concert featuring all of the students taking voice lessons in the studios of Dr. Amy Yeung and Dr. Roberto Mancusi. This concert allows each student the opportunity to perform for the public while simultaneously showcasing our terrific voice students and their work through the academic year.

» Community Day

Student Alumni Council members will be traveling throughout Weakley County with special guest, Captain Skyhawk, to read “Baby Skyhawk” to local elementary school children. We encourage community members to show your Skyhawk spirit by purchasing an I Heart UTM shirt to wear or other UTM gear!

» Beach Volleyball vs. Eastern Illinois

Skyhawk Beach Volleyball Complex | 10 a.m.
Attend an athletics event throughout the week for a chance to win multiple prize packs.

» Spring Football Game Tailgate Party

Hardy-Graham Stadium | 6 p.m.
Free food, games, and prizes for students.

» Navy and White Spring Football Game

Hardy Graham Stadium | 6:45 p.m.

UTM Athletics will host their Spring “Navy & White” football game. Come on out and support the Skyhawks! Get involved in the action by competing in various activities during the game to win prizes from Flight Crew.

» UTM Softball vs. Morehead State–Senior Weekend

Bettye Giles Softball Field | Doubleheader: 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Help celebrate our senior softball girls! Attend an athletics event throughout the week for a chance to win multiple prize packs.

» UTM Softball vs. Morehead State–Senior Weekend

Bettye Giles Softball Field | Doubleheader: 1 p.m.
Help celebrate our senior softball girls! Attend an athletics event throughout the week for a chance to win multiple prize packs.

» UT Martin Who’s Who and RSO Awards Ceremony

Watkins Auditorium | 2 p.m.
Annual Who’s Who Recognition and Student Organization Awards Ceremony.

» UT Martin Greek Life Awards Ceremony

Watkins Auditorium | 6 p.m.
Annual Greek Life Awards Ceremony recognizing achievement by all UTM Greek Organizations.


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