During homecoming weekend last November, members of the history department made history when we hosted the first ever department tailgate, under a tent on the Hill. A cloudy and slightly chilly morning quickly warmed to perfect fall homecoming weather. From noon to the start of the game, alumni, current students, and faculty mingled while decked out in orange gear. Dean Lee and Provost Manderschied both stopped by. Faculty and graduate students’ kids took over the lawn. Several hundred hot dogs were eaten. Gallons of apple cider were drunk. History department goodies were handed out. A good time was had by all.
And we did it again. This time, we convened in front of the stately walls of old Dunford Hall, several hours before game time Saturday, November 2. We enjoyed snacks, games, and our guests tried their hand at UT history trivia.