Frequently Asked Questions

Important Travel Information

We've partnered with Amtrak to provide exclusive travel discounts for Homecoming Weekend attendees.

  • Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Washington, DC between October 20, 2014 – October 30, 2014. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 and reference Fare Code X06U-913.*

*Discounted fares cannot be booked via Internet. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.


Questions about the Tailgate

What is the cost of the tailgate?

  • $15 for students (in advance)
  • $20 for alumni (in advance)
  • $25 for all walk-ins

If I miss the advance registration cut-off for the tailgate, can I register at the door?

Yes! While alumni, students, parents and friends are encouraged to sign up in advance, registration will be available at the entrance to the tailgate. The cost for walk-in admission is $25.

What is included in my tailgate admission cost?

The cost of admission includes unlimited Rockland's barbecue, ice cream, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment. No outside beverages will be permitted.

Why is there a new location for the tailgate?

Due to construction of the Thompson Athletics Center, the McDonough parking lot is no longer available as the location for the Tailgate. The new location on the Regents and Hariri Lawn and Terrace provides greater proximity to the Multi-Sport Field, is at the center of the most recently-developed section of campus and provides a larger space for our Homecoming festivities. We are excited about this new location and look forward to welcoming you home to the Hilltop!

Is the tailgate held rain or shine?

All Homecoming events will be held rain or shine unless otherwise noted. A tent will be provided for the tailgate on the PwC plaza immediately adjacent to the Hariri Building.

How do I get football game tickets?

You may purchase tickets today via

Do you need to be 21 in order to attend the tailgate? Is the cost the same for minors?

All age groups are welcome to attend the tailgate, but guests must be at least 21 years of age and show valid photo identification with birth date in order to consume alcoholic beverages. The cost is the same for all homecoming guests in order to cover the cost of food, beverages, entertainment, equipment, staffing, service and space rentals.