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Groundhog Frequently Asked Questions

Groundhog 2022 Party in the Park will be on February 5th, 2022. Pre-sale is over and we are only selling in person. Limited tickets available. 

Groundhog Rules

  • Ticket AND Groundhog Sweatshirt ARE REQUIRED for entry.
  • Tickets AND sweatshirts are non-transferable.
  • State ID is required to enter the park.
  • If you are 21 years of age or older, you must receive a wristband prior to entering the Park.
  • You cannot obtain a wristband in the Park. If your wristband tears, you must bring the old one and get a new one at the entrance of the Park.
  • No admittance after 11 p.m. There will be no re-admittance at any time.
  • No bags, purses, or containers (including flasks) of any kind. Clear bags will be admitted after a search. 
  • Those publicly intoxicated will not be admitted to the event.
  • Public intoxication will result in removal from the event. The University Alcohol Policy remains in effect.
  • No refunds.

Groundhog 2022 FAQs

When and where is the rugby game?

The rugby game is at 2 p.m. on the McNab Rugby Pitch.

How can I sign-up for the 5k?

You can sign up for the Groundhog 5k in the J.M. Haggar University Center foyer Wednesday-Friday the week of Groundhog.

Can I only purchase the sweatshirt if I don't want to go to the Party in the Park?

We are not selling the sweatshirt without the ticket. Plus, we'd love to have you at the Party in the Park!

Where can I park for the Party in the Park?

You may park anywhere on campus in a non-reserved parking spot. The lot directly in front of Catherine Hall will be reserved for Tower ticket holders who are also attending the Alumni dinner. These ticket holders can begin parking in this lot at 11 a.m. The parking lot between Groundhog Park and Madonna Hall will be closed starting Friday at 3 p.m.

How do I enter the park?

There will be three entrance lines into the park: under 21, over 21, and Tower ticket holders. The park will open at 8 p.m.  To enter the park, you must have your Groundhog sweatshirt, ticket, and state ID. If you are a Tower ticket holder, and you bought a ticket for someone else, they must enter with you when you enter. 

How do I buy a ticket?

You may buy a ticket online until January 19th. Tickets will be sold on the 2nd floor of the J.M. Haggar University Center from 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday of Groundhog week (or until sweatshirts are sold out).  

I bought a ticket online. Where do I pick up my ticket and sweatshirt?

You may pick them up in Upstairs Haggar during normal ticket selling hours. There will also be will-call on February 5th outside the park until 10 pm.

Can I bring a bag into the park?

No bags, purses, or containers of any kind will be allowed into Groundhog Park. Clear bags and Diaper bags will be permitted after security searches your bag.

Can I smoke in the park?

Yes, you may smoke in the park. 

What is included in my ticket?

  • Tower Ticket
    • Admission to Groundhog Park, Sweatshirt, unlimited food, and beer.
  • Classic Ticket
    • All classic ticket items, Groundhog 2020 stein, and access to the Groundhog Den
  • VIP Ticket (Groundhog Homecoming Dinner): $125 

    • Sweatshirt, Groundhog 2022 stein, fast-pass admission into Groundhog Park at 8 p.m., reserved parking near Groundhog Park, access to the Groundhog Den (adjacent to the alumni tent with its own beer line and private restrooms), and a seated 4-course dinner on the second floor of Cardinal Farrell Hall in the Catholic Foundation Board Room, catered by alumni-owned Lamberti's Ristorante at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 4th. Limited tickets.

I’m a Tower ticket holder. Where do I pick up my pint glass?

Your pint will be available for you to pick up when you get your ticket.

What is the Groundhog Den?

A covered tent with restrooms and a beer line, exclusive for Tower ticket holders. Think of the Groundhog Den as a “fastpass” area!

Is the alumni tent different than the Groundhog Den?

Yes. All alumni and their guests are welcome to go into the alumni tent to meet and mingle with other alumni. The Groundhog Den is exclusively for Tower ticket holders.

I want to go to TGIT. Anything I need to know?

We will wristband all people over 21, so please bring your state and student IDs to TGIT. We will announce Groundhog King and Queen at 10 p.m. There will also be a beer tasting event from before Groundhog TGIT. Tickets will be $5.00 per person. Check back for details soon.

Can you ship my sweatshirt to me?

No, we will not be shipping sweatshirts this year.




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