Attending UC Davis football games can be a fun and exciting experience for students. As a student at UC Davis, you have a few different options for getting tickets to home football games at Aggie Stadium. Here is a guide on how students can get UC Davis football tickets each season.
Buy student season tickets
The best way for UC Davis students to attend every home football game is to purchase student season tickets. Here are some key things to know about student season tickets:
- Student season tickets provide admission to all 5 home games.
- Tickets are loaded onto your student ID card, which must be presented for entry.
- Season tickets offer a big discount compared to buying single-game tickets.
- Tickets can be purchased online through your Student Account Center.
- Student season tickets are only available for purchase during a limited window before the season starts.
- The 2021 student season ticket price was $35 total for all 5 home games.
Purchasing student season tickets is the most cost-effective way to attend all home games. It also gives you the convenience of having tickets ready to go on your student ID for the whole season. The deadline to purchase is typically in mid-August before the season starts.
Claim free student tickets
UC Davis students can claim up to 2 free tickets per home game as part of the Student Ticket Voucher program. Here’s how it works:
- A limited number of free student tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Starting the Monday before each home game, students can claim tickets online through the Ticketmaster site.
- Students must present a valid student ID for entry. Only 1 student ID per ticket.
- There are sometimes limits on how many games you can claim free tickets for.
- Students are only eligible for the voucher tickets if they did not purchase a season pass.
- The supply of free tickets is limited, so claim yours early each week.
Using the Student Ticket Vouchers allows you to attend games for free. But the supply is limited, so you may not get tickets to every game. Planning ahead each week gives you the best shot at getting vouchers.
Buy single-game tickets
If you only want to attend certain games or miss the deadline for season tickets, you can buy single-game tickets. Here are some tips on purchasing single-game tickets:
- Single-game tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster online leading up to each game.
- In 2021, student single-game tickets were $8 per game.
- Tickets can sell out for popular games like Homecoming, so buy early.
- Print your tickets or have them ready on your mobile device for stadium entry.
- Students must present a valid student ID along with the single-game ticket.
Buying single-game tickets gives you flexibility on which games you attend. But it does not provide the cost savings of a season ticket pass. Prices may also be higher closer to game day.
Use a guest pass
For weeknight and less popular games that may not sell out, students have another option to bring a guest. The UC Davis Ticket Office offers Student Guest Passes for those games. Here is how they work:
- On game days with availability, students can claim a Guest Pass online or at the stadium.
- With the pass, students can bring 1 guest to enter the student section.
- The student must have their valid student ID and present the Guest Pass for stadium entry.
- Guests must enter with the student who claimed the pass.
- There is a limited number of Guest Passes available on a first-come, first-served basis.
When space allows, the Guest Pass is a great perk for students to bring along a friend. Be sure to claim them early on game day before they run out.
Get tickets from other students
If you missed the deadline for season tickets or vouchers, another option is buying tickets from other students. Things to keep in mind when buying a ticket from another student:
- Make sure the ticket is a valid student ticket for the game you want.
- Confirm the student’s ID matches the name on the ticket.
- Pay a fair but not excessive price from a trusted source.
- Use PayPal or another secure payment method with buyer protection.
- Meet on campus or another public place; avoid paying online.
Purchasing tickets from other students can provide access after missing other deadlines. But make sure to take precautions when buying tickets secondhand.
Enter contests and giveaways
Sporting events, campus groups, and local businesses will sometimes run ticket contests and giveaways before games. Here are tips for scoring free tickets through giveaways:
- Follow UC Davis Athletics social media and turn on notifications to hear about ticket offers.
- Check with campus clubs and Greek life organizations in case they have extra tickets to share.
- Watch for local restaurants or Davis businesses running ticket promotions.
- Enter any online contests for a chance to win free or discounted tickets.
- Retweet or share social posts to boost your odds in ticket giveaways.
It may take some effort, but contests and giveaways provide opportunities to get free tickets if you come up empty on other options.
Join the Band-Uh!
UC Davis students who participate in the marching band, known as the “Band-Uh!”, receive free admission to all home football games. Joining the Band-Uh! is a fun way to support UC Davis Athletics, participate in games and events, and secure tickets. Here are some quick facts about joining the Band-Uh!:
- No audition required to join. All students are welcome.
- Commit just 3 hours per week to practices.
- Instruments and uniforms are provided free of charge.
- Get free admission for family at games when you perform.
- Meet new friends and be part of the game atmosphere.
Any UC Davis student can join the Band-Uh! and get rewarded with free football tickets and other perks.
Volunteer as an usher
Students willing to help out on game days can volunteer to be an usher and earn free admission that way. Here is key information on volunteering as an usher:
- Ushers assist with seating guests, answer questions, and scan tickets.
- Volunteers must commit to at least 2 games per season.
- Arrive 90 minutes before kickoff and work for the duration of the game.
- Wear provided usher uniform while on duty.
- Free admission is provided in return for serving as an usher.
- Great way to get experience volunteering at sporting events.
Signing up to help out on game days is a simple way to gain free entry in return for your time and assistance.
Wait in the student line
If you show up without a ticket, you can always try the student waitlist line and hope to get lucky:
- Arrive early and ask to be added to the student waitlist line.
- Additional tickets may be sold if capacity allows.
- Must pay the student single-game ticket price if entering.
- Space is extremely limited and entry is not guaranteed.
- Have your student ID ready in case they can squeeze you in.
Hoping for a waitlist miracle is risky, but once in a while may work out if you have no other ticket options.
Sneak into the student section
Disclaimer: Sneaking into the stadium or student section is against UC Davis policy and can result in ejection or student disciplinary action. This section is for informational purposes only.
Some students attempt to sneak into Aggie Stadium without a ticket. This is difficult and not recommended, but here is what you might see people try:
- Follow a large group of students entering and blend into the crowd.
- Look for stadium gates propped open or fences low enough to jump.
- Attempt to photoshop or falsify a student season ticket.
- Wait for security to be distracted and try to slip through.
- Act like you belong and walk confidently past ushers when they’re busy.
Sneaking in is risky and can ruin your whole game day if caught. Best to pursue legitimate ticket options instead of sneaking in!
Attending football games is an exciting UC Davis tradition every fall. With some planning and effort, students have a variety of options for getting tickets:
- Buy student season tickets for full access.
- Claim free vouchers when available.
- Purchase single-game tickets.
- Use Guest Passes on select games.
- Buy tickets from other students.
- Enter contests and giveaways.
- Join the Band-Uh! and get free admission.
- Volunteer as an usher.
- Try the student waitlist line.
Review all your choices and get your tickets early each season using legitimate methods. Avoid the temptation to sneak in, and enjoy cheering on the Aggies at the next home game!
|Student Season Tickets
|Single Game Tickets
|Buying from Other Students
|Contests and Giveaways
This handy comparison table summarizes the main ticket options based on typical cost and convenience. Student season tickets rate well across both factors. But all the methods have their pros and cons depending on your specific situation. The key is acting early to increase your chances of getting into games!
Attending Aggie football games with friends is an experience every UC Davis student should take part in. Following this guide will help you secure the perfect tickets using approved methods. Let’s cheer on the Aggies this season at every home game in Aggie Stadium!
With creative planning, diligence, and savvy use of the many available options, UC Davis students have great chances to experience Aggie football. Our university and fan community look forward to seeing you in the stands and sharing in the excitement. Go Ags!