By Taylor Schafer–

The start of a new school year brings about exciting events, but one of the most thrilling of them all is football season – most importantly, tailgating. This can be a scary time for freshman, or anyone that hasn’t been tailgating before. Luckily, we have compiled some helpful tips from experienced upperclassmen to make sure you have a fun and safe tailgating experience.

1. “It’s never too early to show up, you never have enough Cardinal gear and always bring money for Arby’s on the way to the game.” –Hugo Schurr, sophomore accounting major

2. “Seek dead bodies for tickets.” –Josh Ferreri, senior communications major

3.“Don’t be afraid to walk around and mingle. Tailgate is an awesome place to meet new people so don’t get caught at one place.”  –Jarel Johnson, senior political science major.

4. “Pace yourself. It’s not about speed it’s all about endurance.” –Hunter Nelson, junior mechanical engineering major

5. “Wear your red and black, stay hydrated, and get ready for the best time of your life.” –Dishant Chhabra, junior mechanical engineering major

Happy tailgating and Go Cards!