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Join KU Alumni for “Gameday at the Jayhawk Welcome Center” this fall

The University of Kansas Alumni Association is excited to welcome all Jayhawks to “Gameday at the Jayhawk Welcome Center” this fall.

Enjoy a fun, comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere before every KU football home game at the newest building on campus, the Jayhawk Welcome Center. The events are free and open to all Jayhawks: You do not need to be a member of the KU Alumni Association to attend. Cash bars and light snacks will be available. 

Each Gameday at the Jayhawk Welcome Center tailgate begins two and a half hours before kickoff and ends 30 minutes before kickoff.

Admission is free, but we ask that you RSVP so we know to expect you! Walk-ins are welcome, and there is no need to show proof of ticket at the door.

KU vs Missouri State

Friday, Sept. 1

Tailgate: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Register


 
KU vs Illinios

Friday, Sept. 8

Tailgate: 4-6 p.m.
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m.

Register

KU vs BYU

Saturday, Sept. 23

Tailgate: 12-2 p.m.
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.

Register


 
KU vs UCF
Saturday, Oct. 7

Tailgate: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Kickoff: 3 p.m.

Register


 
KU vs Oklahoma
Saturday, Oct. 28

Tailgate: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Kickoff: 11 a.m.

Register

KU vs Texas Tech

Saturday, Nov. 11

Tailgate: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Kickoff: 11 a.m.

Register


 
KU vs Kansas State

Saturday, Nov. 18

Tailgate: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Kickoff: 6 p.m.

Register

Pittsburg

Tuesday, May 9
5:30-7 p.m.
Crestwood Country Club
304 West Crestview Avenue
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Register



Wichita

Monday, July 25
5:30-7 p.m.
Chicken N Pickle – Wichita
1240 North Greenwich Road
Wichita, KS 67206

Register

Liberal

Tuesday, May 16
5:15-6:45 p.m.
Billy’s Ayr Lanes
2050 North Kansas Avenue
Liberal, KS 67901

Register



Wichita

Monday, July 25
5:30-7 p.m.
Chicken N Pickle – Wichita
1240 North Greenwich Road
Wichita, KS 67206

Register

Hays

Tuesday, May 23Aug. 12
6 p.m.
Corinth Square
83rd & Mission Rd.
Pairie Village, KS


We understand that game days present parking challenges. We have a few options to help make attending our gameday a little more convenient.

Central Bank of the Midwest Parking Lot:

A huge thank you to our sponsor Central Bank of the Midwest. The parking lot at their branch at 9th and Kentucky will be exclusive for KU Alumni Association members on gameday. There will be a sign that reads “Reserved for KU Alumni.”

Oread Hotel:

The Oread Hotel’s garage is available on gameday for a charge of $40 per vehicle.

Gameday Shuttle:

Kansas Athletics has graciously offered to add a shuttle stop near the Jayhawk Welcome Center. The gameday shuttle will periodically pick up outside the Allen Fieldhouse parking garage and drop off outside the Memorial Union. The shuttle’s route will continue to their final drop off in front of the Spencer Museum of Art. This route will only run during pre-game festivities and will not be available after the game.

Watch our Driving with Jayhawks video on the Gameday tailgates to learn more!

The 2023 Gameday at the Jayhawk Welcome Center tailgates are presented in partnership with:

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