Homecoming - Tailgating "The Big Attraction"

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Rain Update!

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Inside the Grier Student Center in CC-Commons

Due to the rainy weather, tailgating will be held inside the CC-Commons. Carnival tents will be setup inside with fun games and prizes.Tailgating begins at 10:30am with an entertaining carnival games, prizes, music, free play activities and concession snacks available for purchase. Starbucks will open at 8:00am. The Bearcat Shop will be open 10:00am-2:00pm! Make sure your family and friends stock up on the latest Lander apparel!

A cash bar serving beer and wine will be available for ages 21+. You must provide a valid ID to obtain a wristband.

Tailgating Groups

Tents, Tables & Chairs

  • Bring your own tent, table and chairs. Please make sure your tent does not have inappropriate advertising or wording.
  • Doors open at 8:00am for groups to arrive and setup.
  • Space is first-come, first-served.
  • Do not block any entrances/exits (doorways, hallways, stairwells).
  • Bring a few old towels to wipe up any excess water you may track in while setting 


  • Prepare your foods ahead of time. Foods should be ready-to-serve, as cooking/grilling is not allowed inside the building.
  • If you are ordering food from a restaurant, please make arrangements to pick-up your items before arriving.  Restaurants are not allowed to deliver food to campus.
  • Remember to bring utensils, napkins, paper towels, etc.  


  • Beer and wine may be purchased at the cash bar located inside Johnston Commons, which is operated by ARAMARK. 
  • Groups are not allowed to supply alcohol from their tent/area.
  • Alcohol must remain inside the Johnston Commons.

 Unloading & Parking:

  • Unload your tailgate items at the PEES Drop-off Circle or from the Visitor’s Lot in front of the Carnell Learning Center.
  • As soon as your items are unloaded, you must move your vehicle to another parking area.
  • If your vehicle remains in these areas for an extended period, you will be ticketed.
  • LIDE parking lot is reserved for a private tailgating event.  Do not park in that area unless you are a member of that private party.


Cafe Tailgating Lunch Special -$5 or meal plan swipe
The Grier Dining Hall will be serving a fantastic spread of tailgate favorites for those who do not wish to bring their own food. Guests can enjoy a buffet-style, all-you-care-to-eat lunch for just $5.

Menu includes: Pulled BBQ Pork, Slaw, Pasta Bar, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Fries, Onion Rings, Fresh veggies, Roasted New Red Potatoes and hand-dipped ice cream.

The cafe is open from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.