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UT Tyler Announces 2023 Homecoming 

Community events include free concert featuring American Idol finalist Fritz Hager III 

TYLER (March 17, 2023) – The University of Texas at Tyler will hold its 2023 Homecoming  March 20 – 27. This year, American Idol Top 5 finalist Fritz Hager III will perform a free concert for  students, faculty, staff, alumni and East Texas community. 

“Homecoming is a great event for our students and alumni, and it’s also a fantastic opportunity to  celebrate with the community,” said Ona Tolliver, UT Tyler senior vice president for student  success.  

Hager will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 24, on the UT Tyler Ornelas Hall Lawn. Doors open at 7  p.m. Pre-registration is required, and parking is available in UT Tyler’s parking garage and Lot 15. 

Other Homecoming community events include: 

Monday, March 20 

  • An Evening with U.S. Navy Lt. Jason Redman (retired): 6 p.m. University Center Mabry  Theater. Redman will share his story of service and resiliency.  

Friday, March 24 

  • UT Tyler Baseball vs. West Texas A&M University: 7 p.m. Irwin Field 
  • Annual fireworks show: Approximately 9:30 p.m. Harvey Lake 

Saturday, March 25 

  • UT Tyler Crawfish Boil: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. UC Plaza 
  • Golf cart parade: 1:30 p.m. UC Plaza to Baseball Fields 

For a complete schedule or more information, visit

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler  recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT  Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and  UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education,  cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research  institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in  Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 

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