UBC Homecoming is a time to welcome students to campus, welcome back alumni, reconnect with friends and classmates, start some new traditions, and really show our school spirit. This year’s Homecoming starts with some fun activities around campus and concludes with the big game. Saturday, September 16th is your chance to watch the UBC Thunderbirds take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

Break out the blue, get out your gold, celebrate the Thunderbirds and show your UBC pride with 10,000 of your closest friends. Buy your tickets in advance online to avoid any lines on game day.

You’ve got options:

Buy and print at home

Pick up a ticket from the UBC Athletics booth outside the UBC Bookstore from Monday – Thursday the week of the game 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Purchase on the the Ticketmaster app and scan your phone on game day.

UBC Thunderbirds events

Wednesday, September 13

Pep rally and barbecue | 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at University Boulevard and East Mall

Saturday, September  16

The Great Thunderbird Trek | 2:30 p.m. starting outside the UBC Bookstore

Homecoming Street Party | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Thunderbird Stadium

UBC Thunderbirds vs Saskatchewan Huskies football game | 5 p.m. kickoff at Thunderbird Stadium

Event details

The Thunderbirds had an incredible season last year, winning 8 national championships and a number of conference championships.  Homecoming is the ultimate UBC Thunderbirds celebration and kickoff to what is sure to be an epic 2017-18 season. Don’t miss any of the action.

Pep rally and barbecue


Details: Wednesday, September 13 at 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. | University Boulevard and East Mall

Pick-up your ticket to UBC Homecoming, grab your Thunderbirds gear and then join the football team for a free BBQ and pep rally.

The Great Thunderbird Trek

Details: Saturday, September 16 at 2:30 p.m. | Square outside Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

Come celebrate the success of UBC Thunderbird athletes during our annual Trek across campus. Lead by the Thunderbird Marching Band and our student athletes, paint your face, bring your noise makers and wear your Thunderbird gear as we make our way to the Homecoming Football Game. Everyone is welcome.

 Join the Great Thunderbird Trek

2:30 p.m. | Leave square outside Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

3:00 p.m. | Leave Place Vanier

3:15 p.m. | Leave Totem Park

3:30 p.m. | Arrive at UBC Homecoming Street Party

Homecoming Street Party


Details: Saturday, September 16 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Thunderbird Stadium

The Homecoming Street Party is the ultimate place to connect with friends and make some new ones before the football game. Come out to Thunderbird Stadium to try your hand at some inflatable games and pick up some great samples from one of our many sponsors.   Rock out to some live music, have a cold beverage in the licensed area if you’re of legal age, and munch on great food from the UBC Food Trucks.  

UBC Thunderbirds vs Saskatchewan Huskies football game


Details: Saturday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. | Thunderbird Stadium

Come cheer on your UBC Thunderbirds Football team, as they take on the University of Regina Rams. Break out your blue, get out your gold and show off your UBC pride and school spirit.

Sound like fun? Don’t miss out.

Keys to quick entry

Buy your ticket in advance.  Tickets can be purchased online here and printed off or displayed on a smartphone at the entry gate.

Tickets are also available at the Stadium on game day. Make sure to bring exact change (or card) for quick lines at the box office.

If you plan to drink, be prepared with your ID. If you look under the age of 40, you will be asked for ID. Only fans that have received a wristband are permitted to purchase alcohol at the Stadium.

Pack light. All fans with a bag will be subject to a soft bag check upon entry. An easy way to skip the line is to travel light and not bring a bag at all.

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