Get Ready for Game Day Get Ready for Game Day

In order to ride the UBus shuttles, students must have their 'Cane Card and game ticket. Students may claim one ticket and purchase one additional student guest ticket for each football game.

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Riding with UBus:

  • Buses depart campus from the Plaza in front of Lakeside Village along Stanford Drive
  • Buses typically depart campus 3 hours prior to kick-off until 30 minutes prior to kick-off.
  • Buses returning to campus from the stadium will begin loading at halftime and continue until 30-minutes post-game
  • Buses are free and only for UM students and guests with a student section ticket
    • Only UM students and families participating in Family Weekend with a paid UBus ticket may ride UBus for Family Weekend on September 25 vs. Central Connecticut State
  • Masks must be worn at all times to and from the stadium
  • No food or beverages will be allowed on the bus
    • Students may bring a sealed or empty water bottle, 16oz or smaller
  • Students cited for disciplinary issues are subject to being banned from riding UBus and banned from attending UM home games for the remainder of the season

Other Transportation Information:

  • There will be no metered parking available on Stanford Drive on game day and Stanford Circle shuttle stop will be relocated
  • No personal cars, taxis, or ridesharing service will be allowed on Stanford Drive on game day and all riders should use Miller Circle or your on-campus residence for pick-up and drop-off

2021 Home Football Schedule

First Bus Departure
Saturday, September 11 at 7 p.m. Appalachian State 4 p.m. (3 p.m. for First-Year Walk)
Saturday, September 18 at 12 p.m. Michigan State 9 a.m. (8 a.m. for Second-Year Walk)
Saturday, September 25 at 12:30 p.m. Central Connecticut State (Family Weekend) 9:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. for Family Weekend)
Thursday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. Virginia 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. NC State 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 at 12:30 p.m. Georgia Tech (Homecoming) 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. Virginia Tech 4:30 p.m.

At the Stadium

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  • Hardrock Stadium Information

    Students will enter the Stadium through the  NW Gate Student Entrance which will close at the end of the 1st quarter. To locate the NW Gate here is the Hard Rock Stadium parking map.

    Stadium Policies:

    • All fans will be subject to security screening upon entrance to Hard Rock Stadium including metal detection and bag check
    • In accordance with NFL safety policies, the approved bags allowed into the stadium are limited to 1-gallon size clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags and/or a small purse/clutch the size of your hand
    • Backpacks and umbrellas are not allowed
    • No food or beverages will be allowed entering the stadium

    Ride-Sharing Service Information:

    Stadium Social Distancing Policies:

  • Student Fan Zone

    Student Fan Zone at Hard Rock Stadium’s North Plaza is hosted by the Division of Student Affairs, the Department of Student Activities & Student Organizations, Student Government and Category 5 prior to each home game.

    • Fan Zone will take place from 2 ½-3 hours before kick-off until half an hour before kick-off
    • Fan Zone will feature free food and water, along with music, games and other giveaways
    • Fan Zone is shaded and has access to bathrooms
    • Fan Zone is open to all students, and a valid 'Cane Card is required to enter
    • Alcohol is not permitted in the Student Fan Zone


    Category 5’s rewards program that allows students to earn points and redeem them for a variety of prizes and on-campus experiences. Students can earn points by checking in to the app at sporting events and Category 5 events. Download the app from your app store and starting checking in to all of our upcoming events

  • Fan Code of Conduct

    Students contribute positively to the energy and excitement of a Hurricanes home football game when they conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the University’s Student Code of Conduct. Students cited for misconduct on game days will be removed from Hard Rock Stadium and/or University shuttle buses and subject to loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the season. Disruptive students will also face disciplinary sanctioning by the Dean of Students Office. 

    Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to:

    • Violation of alcohol policies
    • Violation of UM identification card policies
    • Loud, threatening, or aggressive behavior
    • Damage to property
    • Failure to comply with any reasonable requests made by official game day staff