Event features holiday lights, music, hot chocolate, free t-shirts, selfie stations and more

Cookeville – Tennessee Tech University is ready to turn on the lights at its annual holiday tradition of Lighting the Quad set for Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m. on the university’s famed Main Quad.

The event is free and open to the public.

“This is one of our favorite events,” said Tech first lady Kari Oldham. “We started this tradition several years ago, and it has continued to grow in popularity. It really brings the campus community together to celebrate during this special time of year.”

The event features holiday lights, music, hot chocolate, free t-shirts, selfie stations and more. In the event of unfavorable weather, a rain date has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m.

Lighting the Quad is the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season at Tech. It connects the campus community as well as the surrounding communities. Students, alumni, faculty and staff make it a point to attend and enjoy the festivities together. It is especially exciting for the new freshman at Tech to experience for the first time.

“I am really looking forward to this year’s Lighting the Quad event,” said Cameron Jasper, a business major from Lebanon, Tennessee. “It’s my favorite event of the year and gives campus such a whimsical feel.”

The holiday lights on the Quad will be available to enjoy the rest of the year. They will come on each evening at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the lights with their friends and loved ones, and to share their photos on social media using #TNTechLights.

Photo courtesy of Tennessee Tech.

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