Class of 2017 Student
Welcome Tailgate

Saturday, 9/21 - 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
@ Delaware Stadium

  • Enjoy a pregame tailgate with your peers filled with music, food, inflatables, games, prizes, and much more exclusively for Class of 2017 students before the Blue Hens Football game vs. Wagner.
  • In addition to the normal pregame gameday shuttle buses, there will be specially marked “Class of 2017” shuttle buses that pickup during pregame between 3-5:30 p.m. (stops include Perkins; Laird; Rodney/Dickinson) to transport you from those locations directly to the tailgate, located in the Hospitality Village between Rte. 896 and the Blue Hens Fan Zone. 
  • All student game tickets are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Event t-shirts will be available at the student welcome tailgate tent check-in on a limited basis and priority will be given to those who registered as of Sunday, 9/15.
Advanced Registration Closed.  Please check-in on gameday at the tent.

Thank you Sponsors!

Funding for this project has been provided by the Department for Health and Social Services, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health-State of Delaware through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).



Class of 2017 Family & Friends
Game Package

Families and friends of Blue Hens freshmen are invited to join us for a fun-filled day as Delaware celebrates the newest members of the Blue Hens Family, the Class of 2017. Enjoy pregame hospitality and exciting college football action all for just $25* a ticket!

Saturday, 9/21 - 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
@ Delaware Stadium

  • Enjoy a pregame hospitality with fellow families and friends of the Class of 2017 before the Blue Hens Football game vs. Wagner in the hospitality village.
  • One (1) game package includes a sideline reserved game ticket AND a pregame hospitality ticket.
  • To have your UD student sit with you during the game and/or attend the Class of 2017 Family & Friends Social in addition to their exclusive Student Welcome Tailgate, please be sure to include them when purchasing a gameday package.
  • To purchase, click here and enter promo code 2017. Deadline to order is Friday, 9/13.

*Online service fees apply. Tickets are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hotels & Offers

Hotel room rate of $179 per night for Friday, 9/20 or Saturday, 9/21 with full breakfast for 2. 

400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716
(GPS use 200 New London Road, Newark, DE 19711)
Phone: 302-737-0900


10% off your entire logo purchase at the Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore on Friday (9/20) Saturday (9/21) & Sunday (9/22). Not valid at Delaware Stadium location on gameday.

Location & Hours:
83 East Main Street, Newark,  DE 19717
(302) 831-2637
Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10-8 p.m.; Sunday Noon-6 p.m.



Welcome Class of 2017 to the Cockpit - the exclusive student fan group for UD Athletics! For all the latest information on gameday tickets, Cockpit promotions and events throughout the year click here