Tailgating For Students

All Mercer students are invited to come out and enjoy Mercer Football Saturdays. This season brings new activities and events surrounding football for Mercer students to enjoy!

Students have a variety of great options for tailgating this year that are free and open to all Mercer students!

Student-Focused Events 

September 14 vs. Austin Peay

All University Tailgate on Black Field (free dinner for all students!)
First Year Ice Cream Sundaes on Cruz (be sure to get your free t-shirt ticket!)

September 28 vs. Campbell

Family Weekend-tailgating on Black Field (barbecue dinner for students and families)

October 5 vs. Chattanooga

Be a Good Neighbear and RHA tailgate on Cruz

October 19 vs. VMI

SGA tailgate on Cruz

November 2 vs. Samford

Greek Grillers on Cruz

November 9 vs. Wofford

Homecoming Food Truck Frenzy on Cruz

Student Organization Tailgating

  1. Sign Up for tailgating with Campus Life. Chairs, coolers and tents will be available for student organizations to tailgate on Cruz. Please register by the Wednesday of each home game. 12 gift cards for $100 will be distributed to student orgs to purchase food and supplies for Cruz Plaza tailgating only. (Organizations are not required to reserve tailgating spots around campus, but any organizations that are interested in equipment rentals or gift cards for Cruz Plaza tailgating are required to register with Campus Life.)
  2. Get your supplies ready for tailgating. If a gift card is confirmed, student organizations may stop by Campus Life on Thursday to pick up.
  3. Set up your tailgating equipment on game day. Check out reserved equipment from the back of Penfield beginning 4 hours prior to kick off. Set up tailgates anytime day of the game.
  4. Tailgate with friends on Cruz. Enjoy a DJ, games, exciting events and food on Cruz before the game!
  5. Head to Five Star Stadium to cheer on the Bears

Be sure to take all reserved equipment back to Penfield 30 minutes prior to kick off or immediately following the game.

Each home football game will also include exciting giveaways and promotions in the student section of Five Star Stadium. All students receive a free ticket with Mercer ID. Students can purchase buddy passes for $5 each at the ticket office all week from 10-2 in the University Center or on the Visitor side ticket window.

Spirit Fridays for All Campuses

  • Every Friday
  • Wear your Mercer gear or Mercer colors
  • Bookstore gear discounts every home game Friday