Tailgating & Traditions

The University of Notre Dame has a rich history deeply rooted in tradition and is committed to upholding them while always looking for ways to introduce new and exciting elements to the gameday experience. As guests and fans travel to Notre Dame for football games, there are various constants, but there is also something new and exciting to make each visit to campus distinctly memorable.


  • Stadium parking row 9 with 4 flags with the Notre Dame Leprechaun and Irish at Gameday Tailgates

    Tailgate Experiences

    Make your tailgating experience easy by letting us handle it with our turnkey packages.

  • Premium Experience suite overlooking Notre Dame Stadium

    Premium Experiences

    Customize your gameday premium experiences at Notre Dame Stadium.

  • Student section at the end of football game in green shirts in a line for the alma mater

    Alma Mater

    Partake in this time-honored tradition, whether you are with friends or those seated around you.

  • Bagpipe Band walking past Touchdown Jesus

    Bagpipe Band

    Listen for this distinct, unmistakable sound that can be heard across campus on gameday.

  • Basilica with red foliage and blue sky


    Join in the many celebrations on campus throughout the weekend.

  • Notre Dame fans enjoying live music at Football Fridays

    Football Fridays

    Participate in the many fun football Friday activities at the Eck Visitors Center.

  • Glee Club performing in front of Touchdown Jesus

    Glee Club

    Get excited for gameday by listening to this well-known, 75-voice, all male choral ensemble perform.

  • The ND Leprechaun dressed in green pointing at the camera. A group of male and female cheerleaders dressed in blue standing behind him.

    Leprechaun & Cheerleaders

    Raise the energy all around campus with the famed Notre Dame Cheerleaders and Leprechaun.

  • Midnight Drummers Circle playing in front of Gold Dome

    Midnight Drummers' Circle

    Watch this exciting performance under the stars to kickoff gameday when the clock strikes 12.

  • Student section at football game waving green pom poms

    Student Section

    Witness the key role the student body plays on gamedays, showing support for their classmates on the field in many ways.

  • Notre Dame Marching Band overhead shot coming out of the football tunnel

    The Band of the Fighting Irish

    Hear the nation's first University band provide dynamic performances during football weekends.

  • 3 versions

    The Shirt

    Show your Notre Dame pride with "The Shirt," a beloved tradition since its inception in 1990. The Shirt is more than a shirt.

  • Student's hand playing a trumpet with green shamrocks around it

    Trumpets at the Dome

    Be part of this well-loved tradition on Fridays and 2 hours before kick-off.

  • Irish Guard performing the Victory Clog on Notre Dame Stadium after a football win

    Victory Clog

    Celebrate every Notre Dame victory with this traditional Irish Guard performance.