Q. Who is invited to Hawktoberfest?
Everyone! All campus and local community members are welcome to join in our combined homecoming and family weekend celebration.
Q. Is this event family-friendly? What about pets?
This event is family-friendly, however you must be over 21 to enter the fenced-off hospitality tent or purchase alcohol at the Crab Feast.
We recognize that for many, pets are family members; however, for the safety and comfort of the community, we ask that you please leave your four-legged, furry friends at home. In addition, NCAA policy requires that pets aren’t near the varsity games.
Q. Do I need to preregister for Hawktoberfest?
We highly encourage all guests to preregister and the deadline is Sunday, October 7. There are many free activities to enjoy; however, walk-up guests or anyone who tries to register after the deadline cannot be accommodated for ticketed events and meals.
If you register online or over the phone, you will receive an immediate email confirmation with a unique link that can be used to change or add to your registration at any time up to the registration deadline. If you do not receive an email confirmation, there is a chance that your registration was unsuccessful. If you have any questions about your registration, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (240) 895-3311.
Q. How do I change or add to my registration once it has been submitted?
You may add to your registration by clicking the unique link in your confirmation email. You may add events and/or guests or remove unpaid events to your original registration at any time before the registration deadline. Registration closes on Sunday, October 7, and walk-up guests or anyone who tries to register after the deadline cannot be accommodated for ticketed events and meals.
If you would like to request a refund, please address the Hawktoberfest refund policy below.
Q. What is the refund policy for Hawktoberfest?
Refunds will be granted until 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 7 (when registration ends); however the registration fee is non-refundable and a mandatory 5% refund processing fee will be assessed to all refund requests. Refund requests made after midnight on Sunday, October 7 will not be granted. Please note that refunds may take upwards of five business days to process.
To request a refund, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (240) 895-3311.
Q. Where should I park?
Guests may park in any lot for this event. Overflow parking will be available on Admissions field. Please refrain from parking in fire lanes, in front of dumpsters, handicapped spaces (unless you display the appropriate tag), or on the grass (except for Admissions field, if necessary). Learn more about parking at SMCM…