USC Football Weekenders

We are excited to once again hit the road for Football Weekenders! Join the USC Alumni Association in this treasured tradition, as we cheer on the Trojans throughout the 2021 football season. Registration for pre-game tailgates and weekender activities is now open.

In partnership with the USC Alumni Association, local alumni host a variety of events and activities at away games, including pep rallies with the USC Trojan Marching Band, pre-game tailgates and alumni mixers. Click on individual tabs for each location for specific details.

Health and Safety Protocols

We look forward to welcoming you at our Football Weekenders!

Safeguarding the health and well-being of everyone attending our tailgates are our top priority. Please be prepared to follow the COVID-19 safety requirements for attending any of our pre-game tailgates.

Attendees must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test. This applies to all attendees ages 12 and older.

How to show proof of vaccination:

  • Show your COVID-19 vaccine card (physical card, printed image or digital picture on mobile device) with the date(s) of the vaccination, type of vaccine, and your name.
  • For CA residents, a digital download of your vaccine record is available to carry with you on your mobile phone. Visit https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov for instructions.
  • A photo ID will also be required for verification.

Note: Fully vaccinated means the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna (or single dose J&J/Janssen) must have been administered no later than two weeks prior to the tailgate you are attending.

How to show proof of a negative test:

  • A printed document or screenshot of a document from the test provider or laboratory, with your name, type of test performed, date of test, and negative test result. The test must be taken within 72 hours of entering the event.

Trojan Check
All guests will be required to conduct their Trojan Check symptom check on the day of the event prior to accessing USC tailgates, using the “Guest” option. Please be prepared to show verification of completion to USC Alumni Association staff at check-in.

Indoor Masking
The University requires masking at indoor facilities, for all attendees, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals unless actively eating or drinking.

Outdoor Masking
If you are vaccinated, masking is optional when outdoors, but encouraged when individuals are not eating or drinking.

Unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask outdoors when they cannot maintain a 6 ft. physical distance from those outside of their household. Unvaccinated individuals must maintain 6 ft. distance from others while consuming food or beverage.

Individuals refusing to comply with appropriate masking requirements are subject to removal from the event.

Game Tickets

To purchase football tickets, visit the USC Ticket Office or call (213) 740-GOSC.

Volunteer Opportunities

Don’t miss out on the limited opportunity to volunteer at a pre-game tailgate. All pre-game tailgate volunteers receive free admission to the tailgate and a complimentary game ticket. If you are interested, submit your information soon!

Trojan Businesses

Do you own or know of a Trojan-owned business in any of the Weekender locations? Then submit the Trojan-owned business, and we’ll feature the business on our website so local and traveling Trojans can visit during the Weekender!

All Weekender activities are subject to local and USC public health guidelines.

USC vs. Notre Dame
Saturday, October 23 | 7:30 p.m. EDT (4:30 p.m. PDT)
Where: Notre Dame Stadium

Pack your Trojan spirit and join us as the Men of Troy take on the Fighting Irish! Make the most of your time in Chicago by meeting up with fellow Trojans at events hosted by the USC Alumni Association. And don’t miss out on the official USCAA pre-game tailgate in South Bend! See below for more details on our weekend activities and tailgate packages.

Health and Safety Protocols

Safeguarding the health and well-being of everyone attending our tailgates are our top priority. Please be prepared to follow the COVID-19 safety requirements for attending any of our pre-game tailgates.

Attendees must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test. This applies to all attendees ages 12 and older.

How to show proof of vaccination:

  • Show your COVID-19 vaccine card (physical card, printed image or digital picture on mobile device) with the date(s) of the vaccination, type of vaccine, and your name.
  • For CA residents, a digital download of your vaccine record is available to carry with you on your mobile phone. Visit https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov for instructions.
  • A photo ID will also be required for verification.

Note: Fully vaccinated means the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna (or single dose J&J/Janssen) must have been administered no later than two weeks prior to the tailgate you are attending.

How to show proof of a negative test:

  • A printed document or screenshot of a document from the test provider or laboratory, with your name, type of test performed, date of test, and negative test result. The test must be taken within 72 hours of entering the event.

Trojan Check
All guests will be required to conduct their Trojan Check symptom check on the day of the event prior to accessing USC tailgates, using the “Guest” option. Please be prepared to show verification of completion to USC Alumni Association staff at check-in.

Indoor Masking
The University requires masking at indoor facilities, for all attendees, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals unless actively eating or drinking.

Outdoor Masking
If you are vaccinated, masking is optional when outdoors, but encouraged when individuals are not eating or drinking.

Unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask outdoors when they cannot maintain a 6 ft. physical distance from those outside of their household. Unvaccinated individuals must maintain 6 ft. distance from others while consuming food or beverage.

Bus Transportation

Alcohol and glassware are not permitted on the roundtrip bus transportation.

Individuals refusing to comply with requirements are subject to removal from the event.

Weekender Schedule

All times are listed in the local venue time zones

Friday, October 22
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Weekender Central: pick up event credentials and shop at the USC Bookstore pop-up shop
Westin Michigan Avenue (Chicago Ballroom)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Trojan Marching Band Pep Rally
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Visit Weekender Central for a complimentary beverage for all Tailgate Ticket Holders

*While you explore Chicago, visit The Lodge Tavern and She-nannigans for a USC vs. Notre Dame themed beverage!

Saturday, October 23
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Weekender Central reopens

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Bus Transportation to Notre Dame departs from Westin Michigan Avenue
Load on Delaware Street

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
USCAA Pre-Game Tailgate at Notre Dame Stadium

30 minutes after the game clock hits 00:00 (approx. 11:00 p.m.)
Bus Transportation depart Notre Dame to return to Westin Michigan Avenue

USCAA Official Pre-Game Tailgate & Transportation

*Refunds for Notre Dame Weekender activities are unavailable after October 18.

When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (EDT)
Where: Notre Dame Campus, click here to view a map

Tailgate Ticket Only: $175 adult | $100 child (ages 5-12)

Tickets include pre-game hors d’oeuvres and two (2) drink tickets per person

Transportation (Bus) Only: $100

Game Day Package: $250 adult | $175 child (ages 5-12)

Package includes ground transportation and admission to the USCAA pre-game tailgate

Game Tickets

If you would like to purchase game tickets, please visit the USC Athletics Ticket Office or call (213) 740-GOSC.  You can also visit the Notre Dame Ticket Office or call (574) 631-7356.

Hotel Accommodations

Find exclusive discounts for USC alumni on hotels around the world.

To stay at our host hotel, the Westin Michigan, book your room(s) right away!

Trojan Travel also continues to offer some of the best pricing and availability at hotels around the world!

Make your reservations with alumni discounts.

All Weekender activities are subject to local and USC public health guidelines.

USC vs. Arizona State
Saturday, November 6 | Kickoff: TBA
Where: Sun Devil Stadium

If you are interested in volunteering at the official USCAA pre-game tailgate, please submit your information soon!

Don’t forget to submit a Trojan-owned business here. We’ll feature the business on our website so local and traveling Trojans can visit during the Weekender!

Health and Safety Protocols

We look forward to welcoming you at our Football Weekenders!

Safeguarding the health and well-being of everyone attending our tailgates are our top priority. Please be prepared to follow the COVID-19 safety requirements for attending any of our pre-game tailgates.

Attendees must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test. This applies to all attendees ages 12 and older.

How to show proof of vaccination:

  • Show your COVID-19 vaccine card (physical card, printed image or digital picture on mobile device) with the date(s) of the vaccination, type of vaccine, and your name.
  • For CA residents, a digital download of your vaccine record is available to carry with you on your mobile phone. Visit https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov for instructions.
  • A photo ID will also be required for verification.

Note: Fully vaccinated means the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna (or single dose J&J/Janssen) must have been administered no later than two weeks prior to the tailgate you are attending.

How to show proof of a negative test:

  • A printed document or screenshot of a document from the test provider or laboratory, with your name, type of test performed, date of test, and negative test result. The test must be taken within 72 hours of entering the event.

Trojan Check
All guests will be required to conduct their Trojan Check symptom check on the day of the event prior to accessing USC tailgates, using the “Guest” option. Please be prepared to show verification of completion to USC Alumni Association staff at check-in.

Indoor Masking
The University requires masking at indoor facilities, for all attendees, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals unless actively eating or drinking.

Outdoor Masking
If you are vaccinated, masking is optional when outdoors, but encouraged when individuals are not eating or drinking.

Unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask outdoors when they cannot maintain a 6 ft. physical distance from those outside of their household. Unvaccinated individuals must maintain 6 ft. distance from others while consuming food or beverage.

Individuals refusing to comply with appropriate masking requirements are subject to removal from the event.

USCAA Official Pre-Game Tailgate

When: Saturday, November 6 | Time TBA (3 hours prior to kickoff)
Where: Four Peaks Brewery, 1340 8th E. Street #104, Tempe, AZ 85281

Tailgate Ticket: $60 adult | $40 child (ages 5-12)

Tickets include pre-game hors d’oeuvres and two (2) drink tickets per person

Game Tickets

If you would like to purchase game tickets, please contact the Arizona State Ticket Office website or via phone at (480) 727-0000.

Accommodations

Looking for a hotel room?  Check out our alumni hotel discounts!

All Weekender activities are subject to local and USC public health guidelines.

USC vs. California
Saturday, November 13 | Kickoff: TBA
Where: California Memorial Stadium, 2227 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720

Join the USC Alumni Association in the Bay Area and be part of this Weekender tradition. We are pleased to provide multiple ways to participate in the weekend festivities. See below for more details on our weekend activities and tailgate packages.

If you are interested in volunteering at the official USCAA pre-game tailgate, please submit your information soon!

Don’t forget to submit a Trojan-owned business here. We’ll feature the business on our website so local and traveling Trojans can visit during the Weekender!

Health and Safety Protocols

We look forward to welcoming you at our Football Weekenders!

Safeguarding the health and well-being of everyone attending our tailgates are our top priority. Please be prepared to follow the COVID-19 safety requirements for attending any of our pre-game tailgates.

Attendees must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test. This applies to all attendees ages 12 and older.

How to show proof of vaccination:

  • Show your COVID-19 vaccine card (physical card, printed image or digital picture on mobile device) with the date(s) of the vaccination, type of vaccine, and your name.
  • For CA residents, a digital download of your vaccine record is available to carry with you on your mobile phone. Visit https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov for instructions.
  • A photo ID will also be required for verification.

Note: Fully vaccinated means the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna (or single dose J&J/Janssen) must have been administered no later than two weeks prior to the tailgate you are attending.

How to show proof of a negative test:

  • A printed document or screenshot of a document from the test provider or laboratory, with your name, type of test performed, date of test, and negative test result. The test must be taken within 72 hours of entering the event.

Trojan Check
All guests will be required to conduct their Trojan Check symptom check on the day of the event prior to accessing USC tailgates, using the “Guest” option. Please be prepared to show verification of completion to USC Alumni Association staff at check-in.

Indoor Masking
The University requires masking at indoor facilities, for all attendees, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals unless actively eating or drinking.

Outdoor Masking
If you are vaccinated, masking is optional when outdoors, but encouraged when individuals are not eating or drinking.

Unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask outdoors when they cannot maintain a 6 ft. physical distance from those outside of their household. Unvaccinated individuals must maintain 6 ft. distance from others while consuming food or beverage.

Individuals refusing to comply with appropriate masking requirements are subject to removal from the event.

Weekender Central

Visit Weekender Central at our host hotel, the Westin St. Francis on Union Square, to pick up your credentials for all Weekender events and learn more about other events. Also, don’t miss your chance to visit the USC Bookstore on the road! They will have a selection of USC gear and commemorative items of purchase.

Weekender Central will be open the following hours:

Friday, November 12 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (PST)
Saturday, November 13 | TBA

The Trojan Marching Band Pep Rally

When: Friday, November 12 | Time TBA
Where: TBA

Free to all guests!

Alumni Reception

When: Friday, November 12 | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (PST)
Where: ThirstyBear, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $45

Tickets include pre-game hors d’oeuvres and two (2) drink tickets per person

USCAA Official Pre-Game Tailgate & Transportation

Join us on the campus of Cal Berkeley for a pre-game tailgate. Enjoy a buffet, beer, wine and soft drinks before the Trojans take on the Bears.

Round-trip ground transportation from the Westin St. Francis on Union Square to Cal Bears Stadium on game day is also available for purchase!

When: Saturday, November 13 | Time TBA (3 hours prior to kickoff)
Where: International House (iHouse), Berkeley, CA

Tailgate Ticket Only: $100 adult | $45 child (5-12)
Tickets include pre-game hors d’oeuvres and two (2) drink tickets per person

Transportation Only: $75
Round-trip bus transportation from the Westin St. Francis to California Memorial Stadium

Game Day Package: $150 adult | $70 child (5-12)
Package includes ground transportation and admission to the USCAA pre-game tailgate

Game Tickets

If you would like to purchase game tickets, please contact the Cal Berkeley Athletic Ticket Office website or via phone at (800) GO BEARS.

Hotel Accommodations

Find exclusive discounts for USC alumni on hotels around the world.

To stay at our host hotel, the Westin St. Francis on Union Square, book your room(s) right away!

Trojan Travel also continues to offer some of the best pricing and availability at hotels around the world!

Make your reservations with alumni discounts.

All Weekender activities are subject to local and USC public health guidelines.

USC vs. Washington State
Saturday, September 18 | 12:30 p.m. PDT

Thank you to everyone who cheered on the Trojans. Don’t miss our next Weekender at Notre Dame!

USC vs. Colorado
Saturday, October 2 | Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. MDT (11:00 a.m. PDT)
Where: Folsom Field

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the pre-game tailgate! Don’t miss us at the Notre Dame Weekender.

USCAA Official Pre-Game Tailgate

When: Saturday, October 2 | 9:00 a.m. MDT
Where: Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Due to capacity limits, walk-up tickets will not be available.

Game Tickets

If you are interested in purchasing football tickets, visit the Colorado Athletics Ticket Office website or via phone at (303) 49-BUFFS.

Hotel Accommodations

Looking for a hotel room? Check out our alumni hotel discounts in Boulder and Denver.

All Weekender activities are subject to local and USC public health guidelines.