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SVSU Homecoming 2019


Join us at the 2019 Alumni Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, October 5, 2019

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

C Lot


Axe Bowl

SVSU vs. Northwood University

1 PM

Online ticket sales are now closed. You can still purchase tickets on Saturday at the Alumni Welcome Tent. Please bring cash. Tickets are $5 apiece and include access to tent and football game.




  • The tailgate is from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.  The game begins at 1 pm. 
  • We have had a very positive response to the tailgate this year and anticipate C Lot will be packed. We recommend arriving early if you plan to set up a tailgate.
  • The road in front of C Lot closes early for the parade. Plan to get to the tailgate by 11:30 am to avoid getting stopped by the parade.
  • When you arrive, you will park in C Lot and then come check in at the Alumni Welcome Tent where you will receive a wristband. The wristband is also your ticket to the football game.

Tailgating, Food & Drinks

  • The Alumni Welcome Tent will have a few cocktail tables, chips, snack mix and a bar where you will receive one complimentary beverage of your choice. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.
  • Set up a tailgate in C Lot! Bring lawn chairs, grills, food, drinks, coolers, games, etc. and set up in the Alumni Village.
  • For those who don't bring their own food, the Cheese Trap Food Truck will be available during the tailgate starting at 11:30 am. 10% of the proceeds from the truck will go to the Real Men Wear Pink Fundraising Campaign held by the American Cancer Society & championed by Associate Provost Josh Ode.

 Map of alumni tailgate


Visiting the area for the weekend? We've secured discounted rates at the Courtyard by Marriott in Bay City and the Holiday Inn Express, Four Points by Sheraton and Hampton Inn and Suites in Saginaw -- just mention you're an SVSU alum! 

Show Your Red Pride

Update your SVSU gear so you can show your Red Pride at the game! We're giving alumni 20% off your entire order at with the code Alumni20.

Give Back

Support current cardinal students by bringing non-perishable food and personal care items to donate to the Cardinal Food Pantry. Drop items off at the Alumni Welcome Tent when you check in.

Can't make the tailgate? Get involved in these other ways!


Questions? Call Alumni Relations at 989-964-4196 or email