Tonight, is the first official home football game! Are you ready, Warriors? Here is a checklist of seven things you should do to embrace the full game day experience:

  1. Finish your Homework Ahead of Time

I know this is total mom advice, but I think we can all agree that there is nothing more anticlimactic after a night of fun than having to come home to a boatload of homework. My advice is to be intentional throughout the day and finish all your homework before the game day festivities begin.

  1. Dress in Your School Spirit Attire

For most games, there will be a theme for the student section. Tonight, is a BLACK-OUT so be sure to dress in all black! To see the list of themes, click here.

  1. Eat from a Food Truck

This year the university is starting a new event called, The Game Day Experience. This event will happen before every home game near the intersection of Johnson and Mark streets. There will be inflatables for all ages, local food trucks, giveaways, live music, gaga ball, and more!

  1. Walk with Wazoo

The Warrior Walk is like a procession where all Warrior fans walk to the stadium together, with Wazoo leading. The Warrior Walk will begin at 4:55 p.m.

  1. Cheer on the Warrior Football Team

Let’s not forget that all this hype is not only to promote school pride and build community, but also to support the guys on the field. Let’s create a student section culture this year that cheers and chants all the way through the game; until the very end. Let’s show as much support for our team as possible!

  1. Watch the Halftime Show

For most games, the WSU dance team and cheerleaders will be performing during halftime. This is an upbeat routine that you will not want to miss! Let’s show support for their hard work too!

  1. Eat More Food at the 5th Quarter Party

If you’re like me, you tend to migrate towards the free food. Tonight, after the game, there will be a Fifth Quarter Party, hosted by WSU Chi Alpha, over at The Edge Student Center (across the street from Memorial Hall, on the corner of Main and Sanborn). There will be FREE nachos, hotdogs, pizza, and more! There will also be more Gaga Ball being played at the party. It is likely that a number of WSU football players will be in attendance shortly after the game!

Attending WSU football games and other athletic events is a great way to be a part of the Warrior community. WSU junior, Samantha Johnson, shared in a recent blog about how she wishes she would have attended more sporting events on campus her freshman year. You don’t want to miss out on these opportunities to embrace the full game day experience with your friends, and Wazoo, of course!

Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2017 Warrior Game Day Experience opportunities:

  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 4 – 6 PM Kickoff @ 6 PM
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, 11 AM – 1 PM Kickoff @ 1 PM
  • Saturday, Sept. 30, 11 AM – 1 PM Kickoff @ 1 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 21, 12 – 2 PM Kickoff @ 2 PM
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 5 – 7 PM Kickoff @ 7 PM
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Erin Kloepping

Erin is a Communications major with minors in Mass Communications and Training and Development. She will graduate in 2019. Erin is from Brodhead, WI and her interests include visiting unique coffee shops, collecting all things vintage, traveling and filmmaking.

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