2016 Football Student Seating Frequently Asked Questions
2016 SEATING: Reserved seat locations will be assigned based on student priority points from the prior season. Six (6) points/game are the most points that can be earned. Student football season ticket holders earn points by:
- Arriving 30 or more minutes prior to kickoff -- 3 points
- Attending the game -- 3 points
Students can earn up to 42 points for the 2016 season, which is the equivalent to arriving to 7 games at 30 or more minutes prior to kickoff. In the case of students being unable to attend a game to due extenuating circumstances (e.g. holiday, university student breaks, weather, etc.) we will not count their "worst" game in their overall priority points. Thus, only 7 of the 8 games will be calculated for priority points. Priority points earned will be applied to the record of the student season ticket holder whose ticket is scanned.
Students will be seated by highest point totals in the lowest rows (42 points) and proceed to the upper rows. Incoming freshmen/new students will have not yet earned points and will be seated in the upper rows, but can quickly earn great seats in the lower rows after one season.
Students will be seated randomly within their priority point status (e.g. if 700 students have 36 points, they will be randomly seated within that priority).
Groups can be formed with a minimum of 2 students and a maximum of 100 students. These groups will be assigned seating based on the average priority point total of all group members. In the past, seating was based on the lowest student in the group.
There will be no priority point carry-over season to season, meaning all point totals will reset to zero at the beginning of each new season. The following season's location will be determined by these points.
Please note that new incoming students cannot be seated with returning students.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to order and maintain a Michigan football season ticket, a student must intend to register for enough credit hours at the University of Michigan to become at least a half-time student and maintain such registration for the entire Fall 2016 term. A half-time student is an undergraduate student registered for at least 6 credit hours or a graduate student registered for at least 4 credit hours. Students taking courses for auditing purposes only (i.e. non-credit earning) are not eligible for student football season tickets.
The Ticket Office will check your registration status with the Registrar's Office. If you are not properly registered prior to the beginning of the season, your season ticket will be held until you provide us with proof of such registration. If you are not properly registered after the season begins, the Ticket Office will deactivate the bar code on your season tickets for the remaining games and no refund will be issued.
TRACK YOUR PRIORITY POINTS ONLINE: Use your 8-digit ID number and password to sign in to your online student ticket account at mgoblue.com/tickets (My Account). By choosing "View My Student Priority Points" you can see the time you were scanned in at each football game as well as the number of points earned. There are no retroactive adjustments to 2015 student priority point totals. Priority points are updated by 10 a.m. on the Tuesday immediately following each home football game. Questions regarding points earned must be emailed to the Michigan Athletic Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday at 5 p.m. of the same week. All questions will be resolved by Friday at 5 p.m.
TICKET TRANSFER: You may give your ticket to another U-M student, who may use his or her ID to be admitted to the stadium. Electronic ticket transferring (via email) is available under My Account beginning in August. Students are responsible for correctly transferring their ticket and bringing the correct ticket to the game. Post-game priority points will not be granted in the event a transfer is done incorrectly. The deadline to transfer your ticket is three (3) hours prior to the game. Please note that if the student using your ticket does not scan in at the game, you do not receive priority points for that game. Student tickets must be validated to be used by a non-student. [ ID Policy for U-M Football Student Tickets ]
ORDER HISTORY: You can view your order history by visiting mgoblue.com/tickets (My Account). Sign in with your 8 digit student ID number and password.
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STUDENT SEATING FAQs
How do I create or join a seating group?
When you log in to your student account, you are provided directions on how to create or join a seating group. It is important that you choose your desired group from the drop down list before you complete your order or else your group request will not be recorded. If the group maximum (100 members) has been reached before you have joined, the system displays an error message. While you can accept multiple group invitations, you can only join one (1) group to have your seat assigned with for the season.
Once you complete your order, you will receive an email confirming your purchased items as well as your group information. Print and/or save the order confirmation for your records.
I joined the wrong group and I already submitted my order. What do I do?
Email the Athletic Ticket Office at email@example.com and include the following information: Student ID number, First and Last Name, Group Name and Password of the group with which you would like to be seated. We will confirm via email that the group change has been made to your account. Please note that the Ticket Office will make every effort to accommodate group changes, but cannot guarantee that all requests will be granted. Due to the nature and timing of the seating process, any group change requests made after April 10 (returning students) or June 21 (new students) will not be considered. If you have not yet submitted your order, you can log into your account (prior to the ordering deadline) and change your seating group.
How do I know know who joined my group?
Any student who has access the name and password of a group may join it as long as the group maximum has not yet been reached. The Athletic Ticket Office does not monitor the sharing of group information. Due to University confidentiality policies, the Athletic Ticket Office cannot share any personal student information (name, email address, student ID number, class status, etc.) with anyone other than the student to which it belongs.
How are seats assigned?
All student season ticket holders will be randomly seated based on student proirity points earned in the previous season. Students with the greatest number of points earned are seated in the lowest rows of the student section and progress upward to the students with the least number of points earned. Groups are seated based on the average points earned by group members. In the case of students being unable to attend a game to due extenuating circumstances (e.g. holiday, university student breaks, weather, etc.) all students will have the game with the "worst" attendance not counted in their overall attendance points.
I do not wish to join a seating group. How will this affect my seat assignment?
If you choose to sit as an individual rather than join a seating group, it does not affect your seat assignment. All students (groups and individuals) are seated randomly within their priority and/or class level.
How does a non-student use a student ticket?
A student ticket may be used by a non-student if it is validated. The price of a validation sticker varies by game. You can validate the ticket at the Michigan Athletics Ticket Office (1000 South State Street), the Michigan Union (530 South State Street), or Student Will Call (Michigan Stadium Gate 9). The price of a validation sticker for Penn State and Wisconsin is $60 and the other six home games are $40.
Where do I enter the stadium on gameday?
All students must enter Michigan Stadium at Gate 10.
I need student section accessible seating. What do I do?
Please contact the Athletic Ticket Office by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (734) 764-0247. We will be able to provide you with seating options that best accommodate your needs and also answer any questions that you may have.
Note: Online ticket sales for an event end five hours before game time. After that, tickets may be purchased via phone at (866) 296-MTIX during regular business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday) or at the door if an event is not sold out.