October 26 vs. Western Michigan
- Alumni Homecoming Package
- Purchase 15 tickets for $155 before October 25 and in addition to the savings you’ll get:
- A free t-shirt for the group leader
- Group photo on the field at Gillette Stadium
(limited to first 30 groups)
- Vouchers for your group to attend one of the following:
– Vermont vs. UMass Hockey on 11/22 at 7pm
– UMass Lowell vs. UMass Hockey on 2/9 at 6pm
– Northern Illinois vs. UMass Basketball on 12/14 (time TBA)
– Miami Ohio vs. UMass Basketball on 1/4 (time TBA)
(vouchers to be redeemed at the Box Office)
the benefits! Contact Evan Briere with UMass Athletics at
413-577-7254 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get your
Alumni Homecoming Package!
- 12:00 p.m.
- UMass Ski and Board Club Sale & Expo
The UMass Ski and Board Club will bring a special edition of its annual sale to Gillette Stadium from 12:00–3:00 p.m. The merchandise for sale features skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, goggles, winter apparel, soft goods, movies and everything a skier or snowboarder will need for 2013-14 winter season. The sale is a great chance for families, as well as students, to take care of winter sports needs and then enjoy action-packed UMass football.
- 12:00 p.m.
- Homecoming 2013 spans the state from October 16–26 as part of UMass Amherst’s 150th anniversary celebrations! Return to campus for the Multiband Pops Concert, 5K Revolution Run, UMass Iron Chef Competition, Homecoming Tailgate at Men’s Hockey vs. Michigan State, Pumpkin Festival, reunions and more. Then get out your maroon & white for UMass vs. Western Michigan Football at Gillette Stadium and UMass celebrations in Boston!
- Just for Kids (big and small)
Games, games, games! Try your hand at Ladder Ball, Cornhole Toss, Four Square, Shooting Challenges and more. Make your way through the Inflatable Obstacle Courses and Bounce Houses and become a pinball wizard at the Arcade on Wheels.
Show your UMass Pride.
Look like your favorite UMass football player with a UMass Eyeblack Tattoo! Face Painting is also available for children.
- Music and Entertainment
Don’t miss the Minuteman Marching Band as they perform at the Tailgate Tent, along with the UMass Cheerleaders and Dance Team, and get your picture taken with Sam the Minuteman. Entertainment Specialists of Boston will provide music.
Upgrade to the Big Chair
Come by the Tailgate Tent before each home football game to enter a drawing to sit in the Big Chair. You’ll see UMass football action up-close and personal from your on-field vantage point.
- Special Guests
Homecoming King and Queen
- 12:00 p.m. Minuteman March
- Be a part of the team’s pre-game march into Gillette Stadium. The UMass Football Team will arrive by bus outside the Tailgate Tent and greet alumni and fans as they head onto the field. Come cheer Coach Molnar and your Minutemen on to victory!
- 12:00 p.m. Get a Taste of Amherst!
- Come to the Tailgate Tent for Amherst favorites for only $10.
Menus: Black Sheep Deli “The Fowl Play” – Grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, herb mayo on a baguette; “The Carnivore” - Roast Beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, horseradish mayo on a baguette; “The Black Sheep Baguette” - Fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, balsamic vinegar on a baguette; Potato Salad, Mediterranean Pasta Salad, Assorted Cookies and brownies.
Antonio’s Pizza Cheese, pepperoni, BBQ chicken bacon ranch, buffalo chicken blue cheese and white pizza.
The Hangar/Wings Over Amherst Honey Bar-B-Que, Honey Mustard, Wimpy Buffalo Wings and more.
White Hut Burgers, Hot Dogs, Toppings include: Grilled Onions, Cheese, Ketchup, Mustard, Relish.
Moti Famous NY Lamb - Basmati rice topped with roasted lamb chopped pita and yogurt ranch dressing; Gyro - Juicy roasted lamb in a pita pocket topped with onions tomatoes and yogurt ranch.
Order your Tailgate Tent Tickets today!
- 1:30 p.m. Gillette Stadium opens
The Minuteman Marching Band take the field to perform our National Anthem at 2:50 p.m.
- 3:00 p.m. Kickoff vs. Western Michigan
Get your football tickets here.
- On-field Events
The 2013 Homecoming King and Queen will be introduced.
- UMass Amherst License Plate #1 will be presented to UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and UMass President Robert Caret will receive License Plate #1863.
- All schedules and activities are subject to change. Parking for UMass home games at Gillette Stadium is always free.