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The Best Season, Football Season

The University of Maryland is a member of the Big Ten Conference, meaning Fall football is highly anticipated. UMD is a huge sports school and all the home games are super fun and a big deal. If you are planning on taking a trip to College Park for a Fall football game, there are some things you should know before you make your way down to the Maryland Stadium.

HaveUHeard that all UMD students get free tickets for home football games? Students can register online with their UID to request tickets for all home football games. All rules regarding student tickets are found in the Student Ticket Policy. Student tickets are for the student section, so if you are planning on attending a game with your student, be sure to purchase a regular ticket for them as well so that you all can sit together. For parents and friends, tickets can be purchased through UMD’s ticket site or StubHub. Be sure you purchase tickets as soon as you can because they go fast and can become pricey. For updated ticket information in regard to Covid-19 protocols, even for season ticket holders, you may want to check here.

Make sure you read our guide to football seats as well as where to pregame before heading for the game. If you cannot make it to the game, there are plenty of Watch Parties throughout the country.

Plan Ahead

The most common weekends parents come to football games are Parents Weekend and Homecoming. These weekends are a huge deal at UMD where parents and family come from all over the country to watch the Terps play and attend some fun events. One major tip is to book a hotel room as soon as you know the weekend you want to come for a game, especially if you want to come on a popular weekend. Hotels fill up fast so be sure to look out at the rates and plan accordingly. See our blog on hotels!

Just like many other schools across the country, UMD has a clear bag policy. If you want to stay stylish even with the clear bag policy, we recommend Score Gameday bags. They have clear bags in all four UMD colors. Use code HUH15 for a 15% discount!


UMD has a history of over 150 years and has plenty of traditions that have come out of their time as a university. A fan favorite is the Flag Unfurling. During both football and basketball games, two giant pieces of the Maryland state flag are unfurled from the top of the two student sections while a historical video set to the “2001: A Space Odyssey” theme song plays. Being under the flag while it is waving in Maryland pride is a tradition students love to participate in.

Just like many other schools, the University of Maryland has a Football Victory Song and Alma Mater. Following every home game, the actual Maryland football and the team make their way over to the student section to sing both the Maryland victory song and alma mater.

2020 Gameday Schedule

Note: Like everything else, including football, that continues to surprise us, the football schedule may change too. Double-check dates as they get closer.

Game Day Attire

People go all out on Game Day in order to rep the Terps. When attending a game be sure you are wearing one or all four of UMD’s school colors. If you want some trendy suggestions, we have some for both parents and students!

and as always… GO TERPS!

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