Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Hello Hawkeyes,

Like many of you, we are excited for the 2021 football season to begin Saturday. Students play a valuable role in the Hawkeye football tradition, both as players on the field and fans in the stadium. Respect for others is a key component of The IOWA Challenge, which calls on us to be good neighbors and make Iowa City a great place to live.

A few things to remember when attending Hawkeye football games this fall:


  • Arrive before kickoff and stay for the entire game.
  • Show your Iowa pride by wearing black and gold.
  • Be respectful toward other fans, visiting teams, officials, marching band members, and our neighbors with your words and actions.
  • Remember that COVID-19 is still present in our community. We strongly encourage you to get your vaccine and wear a mask, even if you are outdoors as you will be in close proximity to others.
  • If you choose to drink, limit your consumption of alcohol before, during, and after the game.
  • Limit tailgating to designated campus locations during the allowable hours.
  • Recycle (or use garbage cans for trash).
  • Watch the weather and dress accordingly.
  • Stay hydrated and remember to eat.


  • Consume alcohol under the legal age.
  • Carry open beer, wine, or hard liquor on public sidewalks and roads — it's against Iowa City's open container ordinance.
  • Use tobacco products, which include cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco. The University of Iowa is a tobacco-free campus.
  • Go on the field — for your own safety, as well as the safety of players, coaches, and other fans.

If you will be gathering with others to cheer on the Hawkeyes, please be mindful of the size of your group and please consider wearing a face mask. Even if your residence or gathering place is off campus, everyone still must do their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Your actions during football season can help with this effort.

For more ideas on how to support the Hawkeyes safely, check out these tips from University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Additional information about Iowa football game day and Kinnick Stadium policies can be found at If you are unable to attend the games, we hope you will still engage in ways to support our Hawkeyes in a fun, healthy manner.

On Iowa and Go Hawks!

Angie Reams

Associate vice president and dean of students

Gary A. Barta

Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair

Regan Smock and José Muñiz, Jr.

President and vice president
Undergraduate Student Government

Moala Bannavti and Walt Wang

President and vice president
Graduate and Professional Student Government