Susquehanna University wants to promote a quality game day experience that is family-friendly and safe for all fans. In order to do so, we require adherence by all parents, alumni, fans and visiting teams to the tailgating policy*.

*In addition to the expectations outlined in this tailgating policy, all Susquehanna University students are also responsible for adhering to all policies outlined in the code of student conduct published in the Susquehanna University Student Handbook.

General Tailgating Policies and Expectations

  • Tailgating is only allowed in designated areas, which are listed below. It is important that individuals and groups stay within the designated area with all food/beverages.
  • Tailgating should not impede upon traffic flow when set up in a parking lot.
  • Groups should dispose of all trash and leave the designated area free of any debris.
  • Gas grills are permitted, but must be elevated. No open flame or charcoal grills are permitted.
  • All state and local laws, along with University policies, are in effect during tailgating. It is prohibited for a person under 21 years of age to possess or consume alcohol. Anyone furnishing alcohol to minors may be subject to arrest by police and/or removal from the university.
  • Drinking games (e.g., beer pong) are prohibited.
  • The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Containers such as beer kegs and party balls are prohibited. Excessive quantities of alcohol will be subject to removal or confiscation.
  • Alcohol beverages are not permitted outside of the designated tailgating area.
  • Open flames in the tailgate area are prohibited.
  • Any individuals or groups not following the policies or who are exhibiting disorderly or disruptive behavior may be asked to leave the campus. Students violating this or other code of conduct policies will be subject to the student conduct process.

Designated Tailgating Areas – See Campus Map

Football/ Track & Field:

Parking lot behind Doug Arthur Stadium – access is from Sassafras St.

Tennis/Visiting football teams:

Grass practice field adjacent to the tennis courts (if available) – access is from University Ave.

Field Hockey/Soccer/Lacrosse/Softball:

West end of parking lot adjacent to Sassafras housing complex west of Sassafras Field – access is from Sassafras St.

Parking lot adjacent to University Facilities Management (east of Sassafras Field) – access is from Sassafras St.

“SU Parents Only” tailgate – area west of general parking lot, access is from Sassafras St.


West end of parking lot adjacent to Sassafras housing complex west of Sassafras Field – access is from Sassafras St.