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Everything you need to know about the Weekend

Homecoming Weekend is almost here! 

To best prepare you for the weekend please consult the below list of FAQs.

Have a question that wasn't answered here? Email us at info@umbagoblue.org



 

 GENERAL WEEKEND INFORMATION



Q: Where is the event check in and what are its operating hours?

A: Check in for all events will be available each event:

·   Thursday, 10/3: 5:00PM-8:00PM Trotter Multicultural Center | Sankofa Lounge | 428 S. State St.

·   Friday, 10/4: 5:30PM – 10:00 PM Trotter Multicultural Center | Multipurpose Room | 428 S. State St.

·   Saturday, 10/5: 10:00AM-4:00PM  Ferry Field | Behind IM Building | 606 E. Hoover Ave

·   Saturday, 10/5: 5:00PM-9:00PM. Trotter Multicultural Center | Multipurpose Room | 428 S. State St.

·   Saturday, 10/5: 10:00PM-2:00AM   Necto Red Room | 516 E. Liberty St. Ann Arbor, MI

·   Sunday, 10/6: 11:00AM - 1:00PM Kensington Hotel | 3500 S. State St. Ann Arbor MI

 


Q: What if I cannot pick up my registration during any of the designated times?

A: Please email info@umbagoblue.org for further instruction



Q: Can I purchase event tickets at the door?

A: Advance purchase is HIGHLY suggested, though not mandated. However, door sales are NOT guaranteed as limited ticket quantities are available to certain events.



Q: I purchased an All-Access/UMBA Experience/Saturday All Access Pass is it available for pick-up at the tailgate location?

A: Yes, your advance purchased Passes can be retrieved at the tailgate location.



Q: I purchased an All-Access/Ultimate Tailgate Package, where can I pick up my football ticket?

A: Your advance purchased game day ticket will be available for pick up at one of our designated registration areas throughout the weekend.



Q: How do I retrieve my tickets? What if I forget my ticket?

A: Your ticket(s) should have been emailed to you at the time of purchase.  Please check your email spam mailbox.

You can also print your ticket(s) by visiting
www.universe.com. You will need EITHER your Transaction ID or the email address you used at the time of purchase to print your ticket(s).

 

To expedite your registration process, we suggest printing your ticket prior to your arrival or downloading your ticket via your mobile device for electronic check-in. A full list of all registrants will be available onsite. 


Q: Do I need to have my ticket or proof of purchase printed for entry or to receive my pass?

A: No; We will accept tickets via your mobile device or, if you have a valid picture ID we can validate your purchase

 


Q: What is the best way to contact the Homecoming Weekend host committee regarding questions or concerns during the weekend?

A: For a quick response, we suggest that email Nadia@umbagoblue.org



Q: What is the suggested attire for events?

A: The Awards Ceremony & Reception Scholarship Fundraiser is cocktail attire. The remainder of the weekend is "University of Michigan" casual. Please feel free to sport your Michigan apparel for all other events outside of the Awards Reception. As you select your attire, be mindful of weather conditions.   



Q: I'm attending the football game. How close is the tailgate location to the stadium?

A: The tailgate location is within walking distance to the stadium is across the street, about a 5-8 minute walk.  
 


Q: I purchased my football tickets in the UMBA Block. Where is our section located?

A: Our section is in the South West Corner end zone.

 


Q: My package included football tickets, where are the seat located?

A: Section 15 rows 23-35

 


Q: Is the tailgate child friendly?

A: YES! The tailgate is a family-friendly environment. Children (under 18 years) and student (with valid student identification) tickets are available.

 



Q: What is the best way to get to the tailgate/game viewing location?

A: The tailgate location is on Ferry Field, Behind the IM Building at 606 E. Hoover.

 


Ferry Field - Hoover Ave

 

We recommend using MyFootball ride provided by the Ann Arbor Transit Authority (AATA) to commute to the tailgate location. Riders are encouraged to purchase round-trip tickets in advance as cash, in the exact amount, is the only accepted payment method onsite. For more information CLICK HERE. You can also utilize cabs or shared riding programs such as UBER or LYFT.

 

There are also shuttles picking up at the Kensington Hotel near briarwood mall, there will be a shuttle picking up about 2 hours prior to kickoff, returning about 30-45 minutes after the game ends. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk and cost $1.50 each way ($3.00 round trip).



Q: Where should I park to get to the tailgate?

 

A: For a convenient, close, and economical option We recommend using MyFootball ride provided by the Ann Arbor Transit Authority (AATA) to commute to the tailgate location. Riders are encouraged to purchase round-trip tickets in advance as cash, in the exact amount, is the only accepted payment method onsite. For more information CLICK HERE. Other parking options may incur significant fees or hassle (e.g. towing, distance, etc.) and have varied cost ranges around the area.


Q: What should I bring to the tailgate/game viewing?

A: This event is held outdoors. Weather can be unpredictable so we suggest dressing in layers. Feel free to bring blankets, lawn chairs, sunglasses, hats, gloves, scarves, etc.  All you can eat food and beverage (both alcoholic & non-alcoholic), covered seating, heaters, multiple bathroom facilities, multiple viewing options are all included in your ticket price. Limited seating will be provided.
 


Q: Can I attend any Homecoming events without purchasing tickets?

A: The UMBA is excited to welcome back alumni and engage with current students. Unfortunately, due to the nature and overhead of these events, the Student Alumni Mixer & Annual Meeting are the only events not requiring ticket purchase. We invite you to participate in the Student Alumni mixer as we kick off our homecoming activities and the Annual Meeting as we close our weekend activities following the Farewell brunch.
 

It is our hope that you will see the value in reconnecting and reengaging with former classmates. Through sponsorships and the donation of volunteers’ time and effort, we have tried to keep ticket prices minimal. With your continued support and the growth of our organization, it is our goal to lessen ticket prices in upcoming years. If you are interested in supporting this effort through sponsorship, please email info@umbagoblue.org.

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