Groundhog Frequently Asked Questions


Groundhog 2019 FAQs

When and where is the rugby game?

The UD Rugby Club will play the UD Alumni Rugby team at 2 p.m. at the Bob MacNab Rugby Pitch. No alcohol is allowed at the event; a food truck will be present for you to purchase food if you wish.

How can I sign-up for the 5k?

You can sign up for the Groundhog 5k in the J.M. Haggar University Center foyer Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. the week of Groundhog. Your 5k t-shirt is $10.

Where can I park for the Party in the Park?

You may park anywhere on campus in a non-reserved parking spot. The lot directly in front of Catherine Hall will be reserved for Founder’s Ticket holders starting at 11 a.m. The parking lot between Groundhog Park and Madonna Hall will be closed starting Friday at 3 p.m.

How do I enter the park?

There will be three entrance lines into the park: under 21, over 21, and Alumni/Founder’s ticket holders. The park will open at 8 p.m. (5 p.m. for Founder’s ticket holders). To enter the park, you must have your Groundhog sweatshirt, ticket, and state ID. If you are a Founder's or Alumni ticket holder, and you bought a ticket for someone else, they must enter with you when you enter. 

How do I buy a ticket?

You may buy a ticket online until January 25th. Tickets will be sold on the 2nd floor of the J.M. Haggar University Center from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday of Groundhog week.  

I bought a ticket online. Where do I pick up my ticket and sweatshirt?

You may pick them up in Upstairs Haggar during normal ticket selling hours. There will also be will-call on February 2nd outside the park.

Can I bring a bag into the park?

No bags, purses, or containers of any kind will be allowed into Groundhog Park. Diaper bags will be permitted after security searches your bag.

Can I smoke in the park?

Yes, you may smoke in the park. 

What is included in my ticket?

  • Classic Ticket
    • Admission to Groundhog Park, Sweatshirt, unlimited food, and beer.
  • Alumni Ticket
    • All classic ticket items, Groundhog 2019 stein, and access to the Groundhog Den
  • Founder’s Ticket
    • All classic and alumni ticket items, as well as reserved parking near Groundhog park and a 5:30 p.m. dinner in Groundhog park catered by Lamberti’s Ristorante

I’m a Founder’s or Alumni ticket holder. Where do I pick up my stein?

Your stein will be available for you as you enter the park. You must go through the Founder’s and Alumni ticket line to get your stein.

What is the Groundhog Den?

A covered tent with restrooms and a beer line, exclusive for Founder’s and Alumni ticket holders. Think of the Groundhog Den as a “fastpass” area!

Is the alumni tent different than the Groundhog Den?

Yes. All alumni and their guests are welcome to go into the alumni tent to meet and mingle with other alumni. The Groundhog den is exclusively for Founder’s and Alumni ticket holders.

Who is playing at Groundhog this year?

Fuzzy Butter (a student band), The Wonderfuls (a cover band based in Dallas), and Scythian.

I want to go to TGIT. Anything I need to know?

We will wristband all people over 21, so please bring your state and student IDs to TGIT. We will announce Groundhog King and Queen at 10:30 p.m.

Can you ship my sweatshirt to me?

No, we will not be shipping sweatshirts this year.




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