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Homecoming & Family Weekend Tailgate Party

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Homecoming & Family Weekend Tailgate Party

October 7, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Get ready for the big game at the Homecoming & Family Weekend Tailgate Party! Take in some great music, enjoy face painting, inflatables and much, much more! Your admission is $20, which includes food and drink bucks ($25 value per guest) to be used at the various food vendors on-site, as well as at the School of Business-sponsored beer and wine garden. Eat delicious food and enjoy an assortment of games and activities for all ages! The Black Alumni Network will also have a tent at the event so be sure to stop by! At check-in, alumni will receive a special gift, courtesy of the Shenandoah University Alumni Association. 

There are a few options for Tailgate Party parking – please be sure to read on for very important details. Free parking can be found in the Brandt Student Center parking lot and/or parking garage (shuttles will be available to take you over to the Wilkins Athletics & Events Center). If you’d rather park closer to the action, parking in the Wilkins Athletics & Events Center (WAEC) costs $10 per space and must be purchased in advance (choose “Home Parking” or “Garage Parking”); please note that regardless of the option you select, the first SU fans to arrive will be directed to the WAEC lot and overflow will go into the garage. You’re free to tailgate in your parking space, but if you’d like some additional tailgating room, purchase the $30 “Home Tailgating” option in advance (in addition to your $10 parking) to have a reserved tailgating space in the Hornet Athletics tailgating area, a grassy area next to Wilkins Athletics & Events Center.

There are no cash sales at the parking entrance or Shentel Stadium gate, so be sure to purchase parking (and your tickets to the Homecoming football game) online in advance. Be sure to have your digital parking ticket ready on your phone when you approach the parking entrance. Digital parking tickets and game tickets cannot be screenshots. Check out the YouTube video example of how to purchase parking and/or game tickets and how to redeem them at the parking entrance/Shentel Stadium gates!


October 7, 2023
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center
1188 Ralph Shockey Dr
Winchester, VA 22602 United States
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