Tech’s next College Town Weekend set for Sept. 25

Tennessee Tech students Hannah Hardaway, Hannah Frisbey and Emerald Randolph enjoy Cookeville’s downtown area. The university is launching a new initiative to encourage students to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech is set to promote its next College Town Weekend coming up this Saturday, Sept. 25.

College Town Weekends is a new series from Tech’s student affairs division that combines both on campus and off campus events into one list and shares that information with students in various ways, including posters, digital signs, table tents, door hangers and online at

For the second weekend on Sept. 25, events featured include the campus recreation outdoor program with climbing and camping on Black Mountain; the Golden Eagles football team takes on Eastern Illinois in Tucker Stadium; Bacon Fest at the Putnam County Fairgrounds; Dogapalooza at Cane Creek Park; Baxter Harvest Festival at the Baxter Depot; Night at the Museum at the Cookeville Depot Museum; campus recreation’s Tennessee singles and doubles racquetball tournament; and the Golden Eagles soccer team takes on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at the Tech Soccer Field.

Events are updated regularly at If those in the Cookeville community would like to submit events to be included, they can do so at Submitted events are subject to review by the university and are not guaranteed to be listed.

Tennessee Tech is ranked as a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers more than 200-plus programs of study, and Tech grads leave with one of the least debts of all public universities in the state. In fact, based on total cost and alumni earnings, Tech provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in Tennessee, according to PayScale.

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