Tailgates in Paradise


A new era of Florida Atlantic Football is on the horizon, which means it’s almost time to tailgate in paradise!

Come back home to campus and celebrate the season in style at an alumni tailgate prior to each home football game this fall.

Enjoy refreshing beverages, fun food vendors, music, and air conditioning at the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center located across from FAU Stadium!

Tailgates in paradise are free to attend for all Florida Atlantic alumni, friends and families! 

Food vendors including Bolay, Larry’s Ice Cream, M.E.A.T Eatery and more, will be on-site for all guests to purchase food throughout the tailgates.

Unlimited beverages including Islamorada Brewery and Distillery beer, seltzers, and pre-mixed cocktails, soda, and water will be available for current Alumni Association members and drink package holders only at all six (6) home tailgates.*

If you are not a current Alumni Association member and would like to enjoy unlimited beverages, click here to become member for $45. Children of members and/or drink package purchasers under 21 years of age receive complimentary soda/water.

Please note, there will be no card or cash options to purchase alcoholic beverages at tailgates. Alumni Association membership is required. There will be no refunds for tailgate events or membership purchases.

*while supplies last

Annual Alumni Association Member Benefits:
Lifetime Alumni Association Member Benefits:
Does my child need a membership or drink package to drink soda and water?

Children of members/drink package purchases under 21 years of age receive complimentary soda/water.


What benefits do I receive as a lifetime Alumni Association member?

All lifetime members receive complimentary unlimited beverages* and one (1) food voucher to be redeemed for one (1) meal at any participating food vendor.

Does my guest need an Alumni Association membership or drink package for unlimited beverages?

Yes. All guests of annual and/or lifetime members are required to purchase a membership or season-long drink package.


To purchase an Alumni Association membership, click here.


To purchase a season-long drink package, click here.

Do I need to pay my membership dues in order to receive complimentary unlimited alcoholic beverages?

Yes. Your alumni association membership dues must be up to date since the last calendar year’s payment.

Please email Ryan Moran at [email protected] if you are unsure of your membership status.


What food options will be available at the tailgates?

Outside food vendors will be on-site with food options for purchase including Bolay, M.E.A.T Eatery and Taproom and others.


Additional food vendors will be released closer to the season.

Do I need to be a Florida Atlantic alum to purchase an Alumni Association membership?

No. Alumni Association membership is open to all friends of Florida Atlantic!


How do I know if my membership dues are up to date?

If you register for a tailgate and your dues are not up to date, you will be notified by Ryan Moran.


For all other membership questions please email Ryan Moran at [email protected].


Do I need to be an Alumni Association member or a have a season-long drink pass to enjoy soda and water only?

Yes. You will need to purchase a membership or season-long drink package to enjoy soda and water.


Children of members and/or season-long drink package purchases under the age of 21 receive complimentary soda and water.

Are football tickets included in my membership or drink-pass purchase?

No. Game tickets are not included in your purchase.


Please call 1-866-FAU-OWLS or email [email protected] to purchase tickets.

What is the difference between a membership and season-long drink pass?

A FAU Alumni Association annual membership is $45 annually and provides benefits including discounts at campus locations including the bookstore, access to the campus library and alumni exclusive events and news.


The season-long drink pass is $75 for six (6) home tailgates only and does not provide any additional benefits.

How much is a lifetime Alumni Association membership?

A lifetime Alumni Association membership is $750.


To purchase a membership, click here.

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