When students return to campus for the fall semester, a big part of "Welcome Week" at the University of Michigan is the first football game of the season. This year, however, things will be a bit different with Michigan's season opener taking place in Texas against Alabama. Michigan's first home game isn't until the second week of the season, and the majority of students will be in Ann Arbor rather than Texas for the Alabama game.
Even though the game is in Texas, students will still be able to be at Michigan Stadium on the first Saturday of college football season. They won't get to watch a game in person, but they will be able to watch Michigan play Alabama on the scoreboards as part of a viewing party.
Michigan students are invited to open the football season in the Big House for a Go Blue Pep Rally on the field and to watch the first away game! Experience the Michigan tradition of our stadium, cheer on Maize & Blue, and have fun with multiple activities and free food as the Wolverines tackle the Crimson Tide in Texas. Be sure to bring your MCard for entry. Let's Go Blue!
The Michigan Daily has more details on the event.