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Commodore Tailgates

What better way to #AnchorDown than with your friends at one of our Alumni Association and National Commodore Club (NCC) tailgates!

The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association, in conjunction with NCC, frequently hosts special events and activities for alumni, families and friends in support of Vanderbilt athletics.

During football season, the Reunion team hosts a tailgate tent in conjunction with the annual reunion festivities. The Alumni Association may host pre-game gatherings at select away games and post-season bowl games. Throughout the year, we may also host appropriate gatherings for football, basketball, baseball and other varsity level sports. We hope these events help you connect with your alma mater and stay engaged.

Pack up your BLACK and GOLD and cheer on the 'Dores in Hawaii! The Vanderbilt Alumni Association and National Commodore Club invite you to join us in Honolulu to cheer on football for the 2022 season opener.  We also invite you to a Welcome Luau on Friday and the Commodore Tailgate on Saturday. All alumni, parents and friends invited! 

Friday, August 26, 2022
Welcome Luau
Queensbreak Pool Deck, Marriott Waikiki
5–7 p.m. HT

Join Athletic Director Candice Lee to kick off the weekend with a Welcome Luau. Enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Pacific Ocean with traditional Hawaiian fare and tropical cocktails. The evening will include a special musical and dance performance.

$50 per person



Saturday, August 27, 2022

Vanderbilt vs. Hawaii Tailgate
Varsity Circle
Tailgate: 1:30 p.m. HT
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. HT

Join fellow fans prior to the football game for a tropical take on the Commodore Tailgate. Admission will include music, games, lunch buffet, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The Commodore Tailgate will be open  for the 3 hours prior to game time and close 30 minutes before kick-off.  Fans are welcome to stay in the Wahine Tailgate Village after the tailgate closes for a live game watch.

Location within  10–15-minute  walk to University of Hawaii stadium.

$50 for those 21+
$35 for those under 21



Vanderbilt v. Hawaii Game Tickets

Game tickets are limited due the capacity of T.C. Ching Football Stadium; information will be available soon and sent via email to National Commodore Club members and football season ticket holders.

Hawaii Hotel Accommodations
Marriott Waikiki has offered a discounted room rate for traveling Commodores. Reservations can be made directly through Marriott reservations at 800-367-5370 or 808-921-5444. Reference group name Vandy2022. Offer is good through 4:00 p.m. HT on Monday, July 25, 2022

Room Type Single Double Triple Quad
City View $339 $339 $439



Put on your BLACK and GOLD and Anchor Down with the Commodores! 

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association and the National Commodore Club invite you to join us in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the first SEC game of the 2022 football season! Join fellow alumni, parents, families and friends to celebrate our Commodores. The Commodore Tailgate includes buffet meal, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 3 hours prior to kickoff
Kickoff will be announced approximately 10 days in advance.

University of Alabama, Main Quad
Corner of University Blvd. and 6th Ave. | Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


$40 for those 21 +
$20 for those under 21

Attendance will be limited to 100 guests so reserve your tailgate ticket today. Guests are responsible for their own game tickets, transportation and parking.


Vanderbilt v. Alabama Game Tickets

Please contact the Vanderbilt Athletic Ticket Office at  615-322-4653 or

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Emily Korab

Alumni Association Athletics Liaison

(615) 322-2044