2017 Bulldog Forever Tailgate

Saturday, October 14, prior to the Homecoming Football Game
Tailgate begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 1:45 p.m.

Parking Lots 23 and 34
(West of the General Services Building near Franklin and Patterson Streets)
Purchase Tailgate Meal Ticket—$7  Tailgate Location & Policies

Homecoming Tailgate
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2017
TIME: 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

LOCATION: Parking Lots 23 and 34 (West of the General Services Building near Franklin and Patterson Streets)

Tailgate Space
Advance registration to reserve a Tailgate space has closed, however, any non-reserved spaces will be available on the day of the Tailgate on a first-come, first-served basis; individuals and groups who did not reserve a space may set up in these open spaces after 11 a.m.

Exhibitors/participants with reserved spots (reserved spots requested via form by Thursday, October 13) will be allowed access for set up after 9 a.m. Tailgate begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 1:45 p.m.

Lots must be cleared by 2 p.m.

Tailgate Policies
Tailgate Policies (PDF)
Please review the Tailgate Policies prior to the event. All attendees and organizations are required to abide by the policies. Be prepared to present identification if you plan to consume adult beverages.  All beverages must be consumed in plastic cups or cans. Only beer and wine only may be carried in. No glass is allowed.

Tailgate Meal Tickets
The spirit of the Bulldog Homecoming Tailgate is to encourage participants to enjoy the meal available through Sodexo at the Alumni Tent, located at the southwest end of the Tailgate area. Participants are encouraged to purchase Tailgate meal tickets in ADVANCE ONLINE for $7 per person. Menu includes choice of burger, hot dog, or veggie burger; chips; cookie; and drink. Tailgate Meal served 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Around here, once you’ve become a member of the Truman community, you’re a Bulldog Forever. Before the Homecoming Football game we invite all of our alumni, family and friends back to campus for one giant reunion known as the “Bulldog Forever Homecoming Tailgate.”

At the tailgate, everyone comes together to celebrate the University. People who reserve their spots now are granted early access to the lot and will be admitted ahead of the post-parade crowd!

Alumni celebrating reunion years such as 10, 20, 25, 30 and 40 are encouraged to attend the Tailgate and enjoy reserved seating for lunch at the tables by the Alumni Tents!

We hope you will make the Bulldog Forever Homecoming Tailgate part of your Truman Homecoming experience!

*Truman State University allows participants to bring in their own wine and beer to the Bulldog Forever Homecoming Tailgate. We reserve the right to ask anyone consuming alcohol to show a valid identification establishing that he/she is 21 years of age or older. Please review all of the Tailgate Policies.