ESU Office Of Alumni Engagement
Annual Alumni Tailgate Parking Lot Rules

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  1. Tailgating is permitted for limited hours during the Saturday of Homecoming weekend at East Stroudsburg University provided guests tailgate behind their vehicles in the designated parking lot. Additional parking spaces are not to be utilized for tailgating under any circumstances. Each parking space utilized in the designated parking lot costs $30.  
  2. The theme for Homecoming 2019 is: Ignite your Spirit. If you plan to participate in the judging competition for best decorated tailgate, please notify the Office of Alumni Engagement at (570) 422-3194 or
  3. Each group or organization is permitted one vehicle per block of spaces.  If you have an extra-large vehicle, such as an RV, you need to contact the Office of Alumni Engagement prior to the date of the event.
  4. Upon entry, all guests must show proof of being 21 years of age or older and must either pre-register or complete a registration card at the lot entry point. Minors are permitted with parental supervision. Alcohol consumption by ESU students 21 years of age or under are subject to the ESU Student Alcohol Policy.  Wrist bands for those over and under 21 will be distributed by security and staff and must be worn at all times while in the tailgating area.
  5. There are a limited amount of spaces available in the lot. Spaces are reserved on a first come, first served, basis with no limit on the amount of spaces reserved per person or group. 
  6. Tailgating hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  Groups must arrive at the lot between 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. to set up their tailgate.  Due to safety concerns, no vehicles will be permitted in or out of the lot after 10:30 a.m.  ALL groups must begin cleaning up by 2:30 p.m.  All tailgaters not leaving their cars for the game must have their areas cleaned up and exit the lot by 3 p.m. 
  7. Tailgaters may leave their vehicles in the lot for the duration of the football game if they choose to attend.  Pre-approval must be communicated with the Office of Alumni Engagement.
  8. There is no half-time tailgating or post-game tailgating permitted in the tailgate lot.
  9. Individuals, groups and organizations holding or participating in tailgating parties are responsible for their own conduct and are expected to be respectful of other people as well as communicate the hours of the tailgate to the participants.  
  10. At its discretion, ESU staff, police, or security personnel may terminate tailgate parties, or take appropriate action against individuals, groups or organizations whose conduct at tailgate parties is irresponsible, unreasonable, inconsistent with university policies and regulations, or violates ordinances or laws. Unruly individuals can also be asked to leave the premises.
  11. Alcohol is permitted in the lot by tailgating groups; however, no kegs or trucks with beer tap systems are allowed in the parking lot area. 
  12. No glass is permitted. All drinks must be in plastic cups. Coolers will be checked at check-in.
  13. Propane and charcoal grills are permitted provided the guests do so only in their assigned tailgating space. Usage near buildings or in any area where guests or property may be damaged is strictly prohibited.
  14. Open fires, fire pits, bonfires or camp fires are not permitted. Charcoal grills MUST be completely extinguished and cooled off prior to departure from the tailgate area.
  15. Trash receptacles are located throughout the parking lot and a dumpster is located at the entrance area of the lot. Please bag and dispose of your trash to make it safe for vehicles exiting after the game. Do not place used charcoal in or near trash receptacles.
  16. All Pennsylvania alcohol laws must be followed.
  17. No individual or group is permitted to sell food or beverage products.
  18. The ESU Office of Alumni Engagement DOES NOT supply tables, chairs, or tents for groups.

The ESU Police take alcohol violations very seriously.  Violators will be cited under the PA Crimes Code, Section 6308.  Supplying alcohol to a minor is a misdemeanor and violators will be arrested.

Please tailgate responsibly.

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