Homecoming celebrations are underway and you might be planning to join your friends, family, and alumni at this weekend’s Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, February 22, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have not done so already, you may purchase a Tailgate Permit here for yourself and up to eight guests. This year’s tailgate is slightly different than the Homecoming Block Party held in previous years and we want to bring your attention to a few changes.
This year’s Tailgate will be held in Lot A; this is a different location than previous years. Vehicles must access the tailgate area from Nottoway River Lane. Load in begins at 12:00 p.m. and the tailgate area must be vacated (vehicles may remain) at 4:00 p.m. In an effort to create an environment that is student, alumni, and family friendly, the university has implemented a few additional requirements for tailgate permit holders. We ask that all permit holders limit the number of guests to eight people per permit. Please review the tailgate location and rules available on line here.
Alcohol is not permitted at this event. If you choose to bring and consume alcohol, you do so at your own risk. In past years, the university obtained a permit to allow public consumption of alcohol in the block party area. In the interest of public safety and the wellbeing of our student body, the university will not allow beer, wine, and liquor at this event to discourage underage and overconsumption of alcohol at university sponsored events. Please share these changes to this year’s pregame outdoor event with your guests.
University Life, Mason Athletics, and the Alumni Association hope that you and your guests will join us at our first Homecoming Tailgate this Saturday. We have an exciting program scheduled before the Homecoming Basketball Game that will appeal to all members of our community. If you have any questions or concerns about this event please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is also available on line at https://si.gmu.edu/tailgating/.
Mason’s Tailgate Committee