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Center for Alumni and Donor Engagement
4510 Dorr St., MS #830
Toledo, OH 43615-4040

We welcome all alumni, students, faculty, staff and all Rocket football fans to visit the William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion for our Pregame Parties two hours before kickoff of each home football game (three hours before the Homecoming game).

No two Pregame Parties are alike! Special performances, UToledo student organizations and departments, games, and more will rotate throught the season.

Complimentary hot dogs will be served and are limited to one per guest, similar to the 2022 season.

2023 HOME schedule

Sept. 9 (Sat) at 3:30 p.m.: Texas Southern
Sept. 16 (Sat) at 7 p.m.: San Jose State
Sept. 23 (Sat) at 1:30 p.m.: Western Michigan
Sept. 30 (Sat) at 3:30 p.m.: Northern Illinois (Homecoming)
Oct. 31 (Tue) time TBD: Buffalo
Nov. 8 (Wed) time TBD: Eastern Michigan


The William and Carol Koester Alumni Pavilion is a unique spot on UToledo's Main Campus to gather and share your Rocket Pride with fellow fans. Thanks to the leadership philanthropy of William ('59, '60) and Carol Koester, and the generous gifts from alumni and friends, this facility will continue to serve the UToledo alumni and the UToledo community well into the future.

This space is available for alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community to host their own events! For more information, including pricing and capacity, click the button below:



The Alumni Pavilion honors our outstanding alumni, past Alumni Association presidents and donors. It also serves as a meeting place for alumni, community events and of course, our Pregame Parties.

Last Updated: 9/19/23