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KOTM: Frequently Asked Questions

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If your question is not answered below, please see UCF’s full tailgating policies, or email






When can I reserve my space?

Reservations for each home game will open at 6 p.m. on the Sunday evening before the game.

UCF’s first home game will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, against South Carolina State. Reservations for that game will open at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

Can I sign up for a specific space?

Yes. Generally, student spaces will be in the sections closest to the Student Union and the middle section of Memory Mall. Alumni spaces will be in the section closest to the CFE Arena.

Can I make a reservation for the full season?

No. Reservations for each home game will be taken separately.

Can I reserve more than one space per game?

No, you may only reserve one space per game. Those who are current students and also alumni may choose which space they want to reserve once reservations are open. Anyone who signs up for multiple spaces will have all of their reservations voided.

What is included with my reservation?

Your reservation guarantees you a designated tailgating spot on game day. You must provide your own tent and other tailgating gear. Student reservations include a complimentary parking pass for Garage H.  Details for picking up your pass will be provided in your confirmation email after you reserve a space.

What happens if I register and later determine I cannot attend the game?

A link to cancel your spot will be provided in your confirmation email. Cancellations must be made by 5:00PM on the last business day leading up to the game. No shows on game day can result in the suspension of future reservation privileges.


When can I check in?

Check in will begin one hour before the start of game day activities on campus. Visit the Game Day website  for additional information about the times when tailgating activities begin for Knights’ home games.

Who can check in, and what do I need to bring for check in?

The individual who made the reservation must be present to check in for their group.  Students will need to bring their UCF Student ID, and alumni will need a valid photo ID.

Where do I go when I arrive?

Check-in locations are now located in all three sections of Memory Mall. You will arrive to the section where your tailgate spot is located, indicated by the letter (A, B, or C) in front of your spot number. Staff will be available on game day to help you find your check-in area as well as your spot.

How early must I check in to keep my space?

You must check in no later than three hours before kickoff. Any spots not checked in at that time will be released for standby students and alumni.

How do I get a space on game day if I don’t have a reservation?

Unreserved spaces will be available to students and alumni on a first-come, first-served basis starting when check-in begins. Students and alumni wishing to reserve spaces on game day should report to the Section B check-in tent.

Can I drop off my gear by Memory Mall before parking?

Yes, you may do so by the CFE Arena side of the Mall on Gemini Boulevard North. Drop offs must be done quickly, and please ensure that whomever is entering the mall with your gear is the individual whose name is on the reservation so he or she can check in.

How will I find my space?

Spaces will be numbered and marked with reserved signs. Staff will walk you to your space upon check-in.

Can I bring my grill?

Yes. Propane grills are preferred, however barrels will be supplied throughout the mall for disposal of charcoal.

Where can I find UCF’s tailgating policies?

Visit the Game Day website. Violations of tailgating policies could lead to the suspension of future reservation privileges.

What should I do when I am done tailgating?

Please clean up your area and enjoy the game!


Where can I call for more information before game day?

Students and alumni can call the Student Union Event Services office at 407-823-3677 or email

Where do I go if I have questions on game day?

We will be monitoring the email address and @UCF_KOTM social media on game day.

Where can I receive more information about game day?

For updates, like our Knights on the Mall Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram! UCF’s game day policies, including parking and traffic information, can be found at For the latest updates about the UCF football team, visit