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Student accommodations package announced for Dollar General Bowl

The University is offering a special rate for hotel accommodations, as well as a game and pregame party ticket, to all UT students traveling to the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

For $50, a student will receive a hotel room at the Hampton Inn & Suites (1028 West I-65 Service Road in Mobile, 241.343.4007) for the nights of Friday, Dec. 22, and/or Saturday, Dec. 23. Check-in is at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 and/or 23, and check-out is at noon Dec. 24. Incidentals are not covered and must be paid for by each individual guest. 

There will be a complimentary breakfast buffet for UT students in the hotel between 6:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, and Sunday, Dec. 24. 

A reservation also includes entry to the pregame party hosted by the UT Alumni Association. The event will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, prior to the 6 p.m. kickoff. The heated, outdoor tent will be located inside the gates of Ladd-Peebles Stadium, 1621 Virginia St., Mobile.

The pregame party menu will feature fried shrimp; catfish and chicken tenders; hush puppies; fried green tomatoes; Cajun seafood gumbo; peeled shrimp; red beans and rice with sausage; Creole coleslaw; marinated corn and tomato salad; cookies; brownies; sweet tea; and lemonade. UT President Sharon L. Gaber, the UT Rocket Marching Band and UT cheerleaders will be at this event.

Student registration is only available online and must be completed by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 to secure a room. To register, click here.

The hotel will not offer students complimentary lodging directly. Four students, of the same gender, are assigned to each hotel room. Students who wish to room with friends must enter their names on the registration page in the space provided. If this information is not provided, there is no guarantee you will room with them. Each student must register himself or herself through the webpage; students cannot register for friends.

A liability waiver and a travel expectation form must be completed during the registration process online. All trip participants will be required to show a valid Rocket ID upon check-in at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Mobile. 

Students must make their own travel arrangements for the trip to Mobile and to the Dollar General Bowl game.

Refunds will not be issued after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.

For questions or more information, contact Marcus L. Sneed or Amanda Schwartz of the UT Alumni Relations Office at at marcus.sneed@utoledo.edu and amanda.schwartz@utoledo.edu