Q: What is the gift deadline for my seating and parking donation?
A: There are different dates for football and men’s basketball.
- April 30 is the deadline for football season.
- June 30 is the deadline for basketball season.
Q: Why are the deadlines different for football and men’s basketball?
A: We begin allocation seating and parking for football at an earlier date than basketball.
Q: How does the Priority Point Program work?
A: The Priority Point Program is the system used by Rutgers Athletics to rank supporters for the systematic allocation and distribution of seating and parking, as well as away game and postseason ticketing requests. To learn more about the Priority Point Program, please click here.
Q: Can Priority Points be transferred?
A: No. Priority Points are shared by spouses, but cannot be transferred, even to members if immediate family.
Q: Is the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund seat gift an annual requirement?
A: Yes. The Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund seat gift will be required annually in order to renew season tickets in any of the defined seating sections.
Q: Must my seat gift be directed to the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund?
A: Yes. Unless you plan to make a gift(s) at or above $5,000 to any other athletic fund(s) within the current fiscal year, your seat gift must be designated to the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund.
Q: How can I obtain additional seats in one or more of the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund seating sections?
A: To become eligible for seating in any of the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund seating sections please contact a member of the Athletic Development staff at 848-932-7629. It is expected that only a fraction of requests for new/additional seats in any of the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund sections will be fulfilled each season as these locations are in high demand and openings are rare.
Q: May I utilize a matching gift to cover a portion of my seat gift obligation?
A: Yes. You may utilize a matching gift to cover your seat gift obligation. However, it is your responsibility to make certain the matching gift is received by the Rutgers University Foundation no later than April 30 for football seats and June 30 for basketball seats. If the matching gift is not received by these deadlines you may be required to forfeit any priority seating privileges you might have otherwise acquired. Please be advised that the use of a matching gift to cover a seat gift requirement is not advised due to the ever-changing nature of corporate matching gifts and the lack of control regarding the timing related to the disbursement of such funds.
Q: Can I lose my seat location to someone who donates more than me?
A: No. If you meet the ticket payment and gift requirements associated with your seating on time then you hold right of first refusal to you current seat locations.
Q: What is priority parking and how does it work?
A: It is a systematic way of allocating parking lot locations for season ticket holders based upon a combination of customer preference, priority ranking, and supply/demand. During the season ticket renewal process you will rank your preferred parking locations. Parking locations will be assigned in priority point order shortly after the April 30 deadline (football) and the June 30 deadline (basketball).
Q: There are two means to acquiring priority parking in football beginning with the 2012 season, correct?
A: Yes. All season ticket holders are eligible to benefit from the Traditional Priority Parking program, which provides lot assignments based upon priority point ranking and the customer’s preference. And, now there is Donor Priority Parking, which extends parking benefits to customers who reach certain annual donation levels.
Q: How are requests for Americans with Disabilities Act (handicap) parking treated in the priority parking process?
A: Request for ADA parking will be treated in the very same manner as all other priority parking requests. Season ticket holders eligible for ADA parking are eligible to receive priority preference based upon the Traditional Priority Parking program or the Donor Priority Parking program. As with other priority parking opportunities, ADA parking supplies are finite.