All students are welcome to attend a free, substance-free tailgate before most Hawkeye home games!

As a collaborative effort from many University campus partners, we extend this invitation to reduce negative consequences from substance use and for students to enjoy a safe, fun event. Each tailgate will occur three hours before home games and will have a variety of lawn games provided by Recreational Services, card and board games, music, and local Iowa City catered food!

Dates & Locations

Join us in the lawn space in between Slater Hall and the Pride Alliance Center on the below dates:

  • Saturday, Sept. 4 from 11AM - 2:30PM (Labor Day Weekend)
  • Saturday, Sept. 18 — 11AM - 2:30PM
  • Saturday, Sept. 25 — 11:30AM - 2:30PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 9 — 11:30AM - 2:30PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 13 — 11:30AM - 2:30PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 20 — 10AM - 1PM


Student and staff/faculty members are invited to help volunteer at all of the events. Please follow the link to volunteer for a date and time.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Emma Welch at or Karen Grajczyk-Haddad at


We appreciate the contributions from the following campus partners:

Contact Information

For more information, please contact co-chairs Emma Welch at or Karen Grajczyk-Haddad at

Black & Goal’d Remix Tailgates Committee

  • Kendal Arthur, University Housing & Dining
  • Scarlet Davis, Center for Diversity & Enrichment
  • Karen Grajczyk-Haddad, Student Wellness & Collegiate Recovery Program
  • Anna Holbrook, Office of the Dean of Students
  • Omar Mustafa, Undergraduate Student Government
  • Heidi Schmitt, University Counseling Services & Collegiate Recovery Program
  • Erin Sullivan, Recreation Services
  • Emma Welch, Pride Alliance Center