Purchase Tickets


NOTE: Information related to 2018 ticket sales will be posted soon. To be the first to hear about ticket sales, be sure to join our Friends List!


2017 Information:

If your school is unaffiliated and you’d like to join us at the event, you are still welcome to attend University Row!
Tickets purchased from any link below allow you full access to the entire event.

Click here to purchase a ticket.

Friends of the Row
Michigan & Big Ten Friends
Big XII Tent
 Howard & HBCU Friends
Ohio State &  Big 10 Friends
Partner Organizations:

  • Alumni Events Alliance

Partners include (more TBA):

  • University of California – Santa Barbara
  • Washington State University
Anchored by:

  • University of Michigan

Partners include (more TBA):

  • Rutgers University
Anchored by:

  • West Virginia University

Partners include (more TBA):

  • Colorado State University
  • Iowa State University
Anchored by:

  • Howard University

Partners include (more TBA):

  • Alabama State University
  • Alabama A&M University
Anchored by:

  • The Ohio State University

Partners include (more TBA):

  • Case Western Reserve University
Anchored by:

  • University of Florida
  • University of Alabama
  • Auburn University

Partners include (more TBA):

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Virginia Schools – SOLD OUT!
Ivy League
ACC Tent
Georgetown & Friends Tent
Anchored by:

  • University of Virginia

Partners include (more TBA):

  • College of William and Mary
  • George Mason University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Radford University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Anchored by:

  • Harvard University
  • University of Pennsylvania

Partners include (more TBA):

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale University
Anchored by:

  • Clemson University
  • Florida State University

Partners include (more TBA):

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Syracuse University
Anchored by:

  • Georgetown University

Partners include (more TBA):

  • American University
  • American University of Paris
  • Bates College
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
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Don’t see your school? Click here to find your local alumni chapter to purchase tickets.

If you are trying to sell a ticket, or want to search for tickets by contacting someone unable to use his or her ticket for Race Day, we recommend that post to our Facebook event page, or on our Row Facebook Page.  If you have any questions, please email us at info@universityrow.org.

NOTE: Once Tent Bus tickets sell out, we will likely still have a few Tent Only tickets available. If your Tent has run out of Tent Bus tickets, feel free to buy Tent Only tickets and either buy Parking Passes at any Harris Teeter store, or buy a bus ticket to/from Gold Cup from Lindy Promotions, the official Virginia Gold Cup bus transportation provider.

Thank you! And, we hope to see you at the Row!

About Ticket Sales

Each host school (a.k.a. “anchor” school) has a unique link to their tent-specific ticketing site. This link is distributed to their Partner schools so that all alumni associated with the schools can purchase tickets to University Row. Need help finding your alumni chapter? Fill out this form.

Types of Tickets

  • Tent/Bus tickets: Our most popular option. This all-inclusive ticket includes charter bus transportation to and from Arlington or DC, plus your admission to University Row. The most common of the tickets.
    • When purchasing a tent/bus ticket, select either Clarendon (leaving from Whitlow’s on Wilson, 2854 Wilson Blvd in Arlington), Crystal City ( leaving from Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 23rd Street S in Arlington), Dupont Circle (leaving from Madhatter, 1319 Connecticut Ave NW in DC), or Capitol Hill (leaving from Union Pub, 201 Massachusetts Ave NE in DC).
  • Tent-Only ticket: Includes admission to University Row, but does not include transportation. You’re on your own when it comes to getting there and getting home.
  • Car Pass: Allows vehicle access with up to five passengers on Gold Cup’s grounds. Each passenger will need to have a Tent-Only ticket to get into University Row.

Your Pass to University Row

University Row is an area along the North Rail at the Virginia Gold Cup where admittance is by ticket only. It is hosted by almost 60 different alumni chapters. Your admission to University Row provides access to every anchor tent, not just the school you purchased it with.

Each Anchor is allotted a number of tickets that they will make available to their alumni and the alumni of their partner schools. As this is an alumni-oriented event, initial sales are usually made available through each school’s local alumni chapter. A limited number of tickets may become available directly from University Row as the event approaches.

Parking Passes

There are a limited number of parking passes available for those who are planning to arrange their own transportation to The Virginia Gold Cup and University Row. These are physical passes that need to be clearly displayed on your windshield for entry to the grounds at Great Meadow. All Parking Pass will be available for pick up at the Virginia Gold Cup Will-Call desk at Great Meadow on Saturday, May 6th. Will Call is at the filling station across from the main Great Meadow Entrance.

A number of University flags wave in front of a tent at University Row 2012.