COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech is ready to flip the switch on its annual holiday tradition of Lighting the Quad set for Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. on the university’s historic Quad in front of Derryberry Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
“This is one of our favorite events,” said Tennessee 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.”
This 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, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m.
“Lighting on the Quad is my favorite Tech event,” said Morgan Lee, a senior communications student. “Nothing is better than watching them flip on the lights while drinking hot chocolate with your friends. I think it has quickly become a student favorite, and I hope the tradition lasts for many years.”
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.
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 the least debt 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.