Dean of Students

Michigan Stadium during a football game

From the energy of the student section to the thrill of a last-second victory, U-M athletic events are always highlights of the school year. As Wolverines, it’s important to show our maize-and-blue pride while respecting the Michigan community, other fans, and our competitors. Keep these tips in mind for a safe and fun game-day experience.

  1. Be a positive fan. Avoid the use of foul language, obscene gestures/messages, and threats. Don’t bring apparel and signs with profane or abusive language to the game.
  2. Don’t be a bystander. If one of your friends gets carried away, use your influence to discourage their inappropriate behavior.
  3. Enjoy the game without alcohol or other drugs. Inebriated guests ruin the experience of others around them and may risk removal from athletic events.
  4. Keep personal belongings to yourself. Do not throw, project, or drop any object that could cause injury in the spectator or playing area.
  5. Remain in designated seating areas. Do not enter onto the playing area before, during, or after the game.
  6. U-M is smoke free. Observe the no-smoking regulation in and around athletic venues.
  7. Respect athletic officials and law enforcement. Follow the instructions of law enforcement personnel. In the case of an emergency, remain seated until instructed otherwise and listen to announcements.

When you head to the Big House this fall, don't bring more than you need. There's a bag check at the Crisler Arena Gate for your convenience, but anticipate long lines should you use the service. Before you leave your house on game day, make sure you know what is/is not allowed inside the stadium:

Permitted Items

  • Seat cushions
  • Binoculars
  • Cell phones
  • Small cameras with a lens shorter than 6 inches 
  • Blankets and rain apparel 

Prohibited Items

  • All bags and purses
  • All bottles and containers (including water bottles, thermoses, and flasks)
  • Umbrellas 
  • Alcoholic beverages and food of any kind
  • Video cameras
  • Projectile toys (including footballs, Frisbees and beach balls)
  • Weapons