hey guys - i just got into michigan law off of the waitlist and will be attending. the first thing i did after getting in was to contact the ticket office about student tickets. apparently they are 'sold out' and there is a waitlist for those interested. do any current or former students have any experience with the student ticket waitlist? do i have a realistic chance at getting tickets off of this waitlist or am i better off searching out tickets through other avenues at this point? i'm even more anxious about this waitlist than i was about the law school waitilist so any insight/advice would be much appreciated!
Student Football Ticket Waitlist
No advice on tickets but congrats on getting in!
Not to threadjack, but I find myself in a similar situation, with basketball student tickets. If anyone has experience with that too, I'd like to hear about it.
jesus there's already a waitlist for basketball tickets? i thought i would be able to get those as the season doesn't start until november.... were there specific instructions for putting your name on that waitlist? - i'd be interested in doing that as well
Just email the ticket office about it.
I was surprised, too, I bought tickets last year like a month before the season iirc. I doubt they don't let people off the waitlist for the simple fact that there's no way they're going to sell out that many games... It's not like football where the 6 student tickets would be replaced with 6 other easily sold tickets.
I guess the athletic department might have jumped the gun by making the student section smaller. If you cannot get off the waitlist, I suggest finding a drunk undergrad who would rather nap or continue drinking instead. Also congrats and welcome to the Michigan family
Find Pregaming with Pat, he knows a plethora of drunk girls with student tickets that don't really know anything about football.
I know those pregames are right along Hill Street by Ross. Any fraternity pregame will be easy to find drunk girls like that...Ive actually seem them give away tickets which is crazy
from frat pregames throughout 2011. It was pretty stress free except for the biggest games.
Your problem is the late admission, student tickets were sold back in the Spring. I would assume there is a 90+% chance you will not get off the waitlist. Reach out to the secondary market and attempt to buy an entire pack of student tickets off someone, lots of people buy them just to resell. You'll have to pay significantly over face for the tOSU game, but that is life. Get in early and aim for the entire season and buy the entire year, since if both Michigan and tOSU have good seasons, the price for that will skyrocket.
You'll be able to buy tickets with everyone else in the spring next year and be garaunteed a spot, unless the law school is somehow different from everyone else.
The law school is not different from everyone else when it comes to tickets. At various points I had season tickets for football, basketball and/or hockey. Same procedure as everyone else.
Ah, so kakusei will be fine next year.
kakusei, just to explain the processs a little more clearly, the normal sale for football tickets is in the spring (there will be emails and such, along with dates listed on MGoBlue). You buy the tickets then. After that sale ends, the athletic department starts selling out the rest of the space to non students. I've seen the student section expand and contract across sections over the years, as they honor every order placed in the spring, but now you're SOL since all the seats have likely been sold. You're basically hoping someone doesn't pick up their student tickets for whatever reason (they decided to go to another school, they screwed up and are no longer eligible for admission, etc).
Don't bank on that, buy an entire season early (some other people have mentioned groups on Facebook). You'll get a better price if you go in early and offer someone a quick deal to resell all of their tickets in one transaction.
I'd say this is probably right. The tickets have already been sold - to the point at which they shrunk the student section and are now selling those off to the general public. I don't think they turn students away. I suspect that the chance to get tickets this year, through normal athletic department means, is over.
It's only a problem for people who get admitted late in the year, or really don't have their shit together.
Waitlist sucks. You may get tickets out of it, but they will likely be scattered around the stadium, varying week to week where you'll be sitting, as you'll be stuck with unwanted leftovers. Ask around, search craigslist etc to see if someone wants to unload their entire season.
law school?!? why??
But there are always tickets being sold all the time. I will say the best bet for now in terms of buying football tickets (and probably basketball tickets at this point in time) is to check out the message boards, Craig's List, etc., and put out feelers to friends. Tickets always turn up so I don't think it should be a problem for you--even in the student section's brave new world.
Congrats on getting into Michigan Law...Go Blue (and Hoya Saxa from here on the Hilltop).
thanks and hoya saxa!!
No idea about the waitlist, but there is a facebook group "Michigan Free and For Sale" that I have nabbed student tickets to hockey, football, and basketball from. You'll probably pay face value to most games (the price will sky rocket for the ones you'd expect them too). Just a heads up. Good luck.
blame people like ceasar, he was fortunate enough to get student tickets, but instead has Choosen to sell them
This is why they shrunk the student section. I was at Michigan from 03-07, I didn't know anyone who sold their student tickets, to me you should be banned from the athletic department for selling your tickets
I said THEY should!!! give them to the students and people who actually want them not the big game fans
oh p.s poor baby, youre in debt because you happen to get into one of the top public university's in the country Boo woo.
You should be able to find plenty of students willing to sell tickets. Pretty sure I remember seeing a few posts in the last few days about people selling on mgoblog
There will be tickets for sale for every game, you'll just be paying in the hundreds for ND and ohio. I'd wait until the week of the games to buy them though if you're doing it indivudually as the prices always come down.
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I got my student tickets past the deadline around July 20th. I would not be surprised if there is still availability.
Depending on if you were a student at Michigan before, you could just renew your student season tickets. It should automatically allow you with your username and pass to renew without a new application.
If you're new to the university, contact the mtickets email address. They probably need to give you a pin to login. Also, follow the protocol for waitlisted tickets -- they got back to me in under a week.
As both an alumnus and a new grad student, the process was pretty confusing because they have a separate page for alumni season tickets and a separate page for students. I called in and they said it's a common error. Best of luck on your tickets, and congrats on law school.
Michigan alum, starting law school this year.
Call the ticket office and see what you can do. They were super helpful in figuring out the site, and if you explain the situation they might at least bump you up in the waitlist.
Once you start orientation and classes, ask around. There will be plenty of students who decided to buy tickets but don't really want them. Each year I was in law school, I would pick up and extra set or two of season tickets from classmates for when friends were visiting. I never paid more than fave value for a set.
Congrats on T14, op!
Now go buy your books and start reading. Although from the Law students I knew, you seemed to have a lot more time your first year than your next two.
As long as you have an M-Card (you will), your chances are pretty decent that you'll get to go to all the games you want and come out ahead versus buying season tickets. ND and ohio are going to stretch your budget, but you can always find some honest person that'll sell you them for a reasonable price. The other games can usually be had for a song. Ever since they started requiring ID for student tix, the secondary market just doesn't have that much demand anymore. With general admission, it's even easier to buy some random ticket and still get to sit with your friends.
As an M-Law grad myself, don't worry about tickets too much if you don't get them from the waiting list. Because you're a 1L, tons of your friends who have season tickets will be giving them away for free every week to spend Saturdays freaking out and outlining contracts/property in the law library (despite it being an overreaction and unnecessary). For regular games you'll get them much cheaper than face value, and for ND/OSU you'll be able to get them around face value (particularly OSU, as so many of your classmates will go home for Thanksgiving).
In short: just make friends and you'll get to every game you want to. With the new GA policy the location of your ticket won't matter anymore anyway.
^^^ - this post is the best advice I've seen yet. The only thing I'd add is that with the exception of ND & OSU, you will be able to get tickets very cheaply at the stadium. Non-students (like myself) can't easily buy and use tickets from you. Inevitably, there will be students near the gate letting them go for close to nothing, or for nothing. With GA, no student tickets are better than others, so you either need to get to the stadium way early (for good seats) or if you don't mind being high up, you can wait until close to gametime and pay maybe $5 for a ticket, if that. I guess I'd advise NOT buying the whole season, but trying to buy ND & OSU now, and take your chances with all other games. Remember, there may be some Saturdays where you are the one stressing out about studies and spending your day in the Law Library, or others when because of weather, etc., you don't want to go to the game.