Tailgating Policy

Delaware Valley University encourages alumni, family, and fans to create a great game day atmosphere at DelVal home athletic contests. Thanks to the enthusiasm of DelVal fans, tailgating has been an important tradition. Delaware Valley University promotes tailgating in a safe, responsible, and respectful way. Please keep these guidelines in mind when planning tailgates.

Respectful Environment

Delaware Valley University wants everyone to have a great experience! We ask that fans be respectful of those surrounding them, and remain mindful of their choice of language and activity. Individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on DelVal. Persons acting in a disruptive, disrespectful, or disorderly manner may be asked to leave the property. Students also may be charged with a violation of the Student Conduct Code. Please keep all music and audio at a volume that is respectful of tailgating neighbors.

Tailgating Locations

  • Tailgating is permitted in parking lots A and E, or in the grass areas adjacent to parking lots.     
  • To maximize parking availability for all fans, tailgaters should not use adjacent parking spaces for tables, chairs, etc. All parking spaces are reserved for motor vehicles on game days.
  • Tailgating in any traffic lanes or pedestrian pathways is not permitted.

Clean Up

Please help keep the DelVal campus beautiful. All groups are responsible for making sure their area is clean prior to departing from the game.


Groups may bring a propane grill for use during their tailgate. Charcoal or open fires are not permitted. Grills are not allowed in or around motor vehicles or on the paved surface of the parking lots. Grills may be placed in the grass areas adjacent to the paved lots.

Alcohol Consumption

  • Participants in tailgating are expected to follow all relevant Pennsylvania laws and College policies, including not serving minors and not driving while intoxicated.  
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Post-game consumption of alcohol is prohibited.
  • Distilled beverages/liquor and kegs are not permitted.
  • Glass containers are prohibited.

Other Information

  • Animals must be kept on a leash. 
  • The College is not responsible or liable for accidents, damage, loss or theft of materials, items, or personal property.
  • Large groups (20+) or groups requiring institutional support in planning of gathering and may be prohibited unless sponsored by a College department  and/or subject to additional College policies.
  • Tents/canopies must be securely anchored (no stakes) and must not obstruct driving lanes or pedestrian walkways.