Welcome to Tailgate U

Our touring Friday night tailgate party is coming to your favorite college football towns.​​

Get your fan on the night before the big game at a blow-out thrown by Graduate Hotels, Duke’s Mayo, Bacardi Rum and a few other football-obsessed friends. Expect live music, free food + drinks, flip cup, giant beer pong, special guests, giveaways and more.​

Free with RSVP. Secure your spot now.


Graduate Gameday Giveaway

Just when you thought football season couldn’t get any better. We’re giving away two tickets to the college game of your choice, plus $1,600 in gift cards for your gameday stays, gear and more.

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Graduate Columbia Lobby

Graduate Columbia, S.C.

Friday, September 22 | 5–9 pm

Rally for the Gamecocks ahead of their game against Mississippi State.


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Graduate Minneapolis Lobby

Graduate Minneapolis

Friday, October 6 | 5–9 pm

Gear up for the Gophers' big game against Michigan.


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Graduate Knoxville Lobby

Graduate Knoxville

Friday, October 13 | 5–9 pm

Show your Volunteer spirit as the team gets ready to take on Texas A&M.


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Graduate Iowa City Lobby

Graduate Iowa City

Friday, October 20 | 5–9 pm

Throw one back with your fellow Hawkeyes ahead of Iowa vs. Minnesota.​


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Graduate Columbus Lobby

Graduate Columbus

Friday, November 10 | 5–9 pm

Buckeyes, assemble! Come pre-game the team's showdown with Michigan State.


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