Reason #9 – Drive-in Tailgating- Unique to McDaniel

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There’s no better place to be on a fall Saturday afternoon than at a home football game on the Hill. That’s why, in 2011, the Weather Channel named us #6 in its ranking of the nation’s best tailgating at colleges and universities—and that was before we constructed our brand-new $8.2 million Kenneth R. Gill Stadium to replace the old grandstands.

Drive-in tailgating is a uniquely McDaniel event and brings students, parents and alumni into the bowl-shaped arena to park their cars on the ridge directly overlooking the gridiron — grills and air horns at the ready. Even people who aren’t into sports are into tailgating, because the socializing and the setting can’t be beat.

Tailgating 101

  • Arrive early since prime tailgating spots go quickly. Gates open 3 hours before kickoff.  
(9 a.m. on Homecoming Weekend.) Parking on the field is $10 per vehicle.
  • Fire up the grill but keep safety in mind, especially if children are nearby.
  • Dress in green and gold. Body paint invites special attention – and photographers – to your tailgate party.
  • Be enthusiastic, not obnoxious. Screaming at officials will not help the team. Original containers of alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • Keep our campus beautiful. Deposit all litter in suitable receptacles. All fans are asked to leave the stadium area 45 minutes after each game.
 
Holiday Light Show at Gill Stadium
December 14, 2017, 5:00 pm
Undergraduate semester ends
December 15, 2017, 12:00 am
Graduate and Undergraduate final grades due
December 17, 2017, 12:00 am
Graduate semester ends
December 17, 2017, 12:00 am
January Term begins, 10 a.m.
January 2, 2018, 12:00 am
Last day to add a class, 4:30 p.m.
January 3, 2018, 12:00 am
Last day to drop a class, 4:30 p.m.
January 4, 2018, 12:00 am
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