Parking and Tailgating
Franklin & Marshall
Franklin & Marshall College welcomes all who want to
attend athletic competitions at Tylus Field,
Sponaugle-Williamson Field, Baker Campus Field and other places
where athletic events occur that may provide an opportunity to take
part in tailgating activities. In the interest of
everyone's safety and wellbeing, the College has adopted the
following parking and tailgating policies. Please
respect the needs of others by keeping sidewalks and roadways clear
of obstructions for those using wheelchairs or walking with
assistive devices; respect the beauty of the grounds; and follow
the directives of our parking attendants, Public Safety Officers
and special-events staff.
- Parking is permitted only in designated
spaces. Parking on islands, medians or berms is not
permitted. Parking remains subject to all College parking rules and
- Parking on grass is not permitted except in designated areas
and as directed by parking attendants and special-events
- Parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served
basis and cannot be saved.
- Parking areas must be cleared two (2) hours after the
conclusion of an event..
- The Department of Public Safety and Lancaster Bureau of Police
will monitor parking areas for compliance with this policy and City
- All recreational vehicles (RVs) must preregister with the
Office of Public Safety at (717) 291-3939 prior to arrival and may
park only in assigned locations.
- RVs may enter campus five hours prior to a scheduled
- RV spaces must be vacated two (2) hours after the conclusion of
- The Department of Public Safety will monitor compliance.
The College allows tailgating without alcohol in College-owned
parking areas. Spaces are available on a first-come,
first-served basis and cannot be saved.
- Tailgating activity cannot obstruct the flow of traffic and
must comply with all College regulations. Tailgating that uses or
infringes on an additional adjacent parking space is not
- Only small, weighted tents may be erected in tailgating/parking
lot areas. Larger tents that require staking must be rented and
erected under the supervision of F&M facilities staff. Those
using larger tents must notify the associate athletic director at
least five (5) days prior to the event. Call (717)
358-4406 for information.
- Waste food items and trash, including charcoal, must be
disposed of in appropriate containers, which are provided
throughout the grounds.
- Any tailgating involving alcohol:
- Requires advance written permission from the Dean of the
College at least three (3) days in advance of the
event. The request must state how many people will be
attending and if minors will be present.
- Is restricted to a designated area by the College.
- Requires all consumption of alcohol to be limited to the
- Requires all attendees aged 21 or older to wear a wristband
issued by the College.
- Requires responsible consumption of alcohol. Kegs,
party balls and large quantities of alcohol are not allowed.
- Requires that alcohol consumption begin no earlier than three
(3) hours prior to the start of the event and end no later than one
(1) hour after the start of the event.
- Requires that approved alcohol consumption shall only be
permitted in accordance with College policy and all State
- College-Approved, Closed Invitation Tailgates: These are events
that are restricted to "an invited guests only" such as
Alumni-Office-sponsored tailgates, F&M Football alumni
tailgates, and corporate sponsor tailgates. Major
requirements include but are not limited to: the event
must be approved by and registered with the Office of the Dean of
the College; signs about the legal age for consumption must be
posted; alcohol must be dispensed by a trained, professional
bartender—not an undergraduate; and alcoholic beverages must
not be served to anyone intoxicated or under 21.
- College Open-Invitation Scheduled Events: These are
College-sponsored events that are open to the entire College
community and, frequently, to non-college personnel as well. Such
College-sponsored events must be alcohol free, without
- Any violation of tailgating regulations may result in immediate
termination of tailgating privileges and criminal prosecution or
disciplinary action through the Office of Public Safety, the Office
of the Dean of the College or local law enforcement
- The College, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to
cancel or end a tailgating event without notice should
For information or questions, call (717) 358-4406
(Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 pm)