How to prepare for game day | Student Affairs Division

HomecomingIt’s football season! The CU Buffs will have their first home game this weekend against Texas Christian University. Whether you’re heading to Folsom Field for the game, attending a watch party, or cheering from home, here are some tips to get ready for game day.

Join the Stampede on Pearl Street

Visit Pearl Street on Thursday, September 1 at 7 pm to join this pre-game CU pep rally. Pearl Street Stampede is a fall tradition, featuring the Golden Buffalo Marching Band and members of the CU Buffs football team. Start in front of the County Courthouse and enjoy the performances as the Stampede heads west, stopping at every block.

Pearl Street Stampede events are free and open to everyone. They occur throughout the season on the night before home games.

Get organized

If you’re attending the game at Folsom Field, here are some things to know before game day:

  • Know what color to use: Attendees are encouraged to wear specific colors for home games. Wear black for the game on Friday, September 2 and gold for the next home game on Saturday, September 24. Check out the CU Buffs soccer schedule this season to find out what color to wear for upcoming games.

  • Use a transparent bag: Folsom Field has a clear bag policy. Check the reminders about which bags are allowed in the stadium.

  • Practice the CU Fight Song: Watch this video to learn CU’s fight song before game day.

Stop by Ralphie’s Corral

Ralphie’s Corral is CU’s official tailgate that is free and open to all. The event begins three hours before kick-off on the South Lawn of the Duane Physics Building. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be appearances by the Golden Buffalo Marching Band and the Spirit Squad, plus photo ops, giveaways and more.

Be respectful and considerate

Remember that you are a Buff wherever you are. Whether you’re watching the game at Folsom Field, at a local restaurant, or at a friend’s house off campus, be considerate and respectful of those around you.

If you are off campus, be aware of noise levels. Excessive noise at any time of day can result in a nuisance ticket, a common citation that can be avoided. You can also be ticketed if there is trash in your yard or around your property.

Take care of yourselves and others

We can all do our part to take care of fellow Buffs, both on and off campus.

  • If you are concerned about your safety or someone else’s, be aware of the situation and don’t hesitate to ask for help. Always call 911 in a drug or alcohol related emergency.

  • Also review the Amnesty Policy for more information on what to do if you need help in an alcohol or drug-related emergency.

  • Check out more information on how you can be an effective bystander and keep an eye out for other members of our community.

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