Student Ticketing 101

General Information

All undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students who have paid the University’s Regular Session Comprehensive Fee are granted free admission to all regular season home athletic events, excluding men’s basketball. Students paying special session fees, who want access to ticket opportunities, may pay the Athletics portion of the Mandatory Fees or purchase tickets at the Athletics Ticket Office. Please note that admission to postseason tournament events held at the University (including NCAA Tournament games) and away games is not included in the student athletics fee.

Information unique to each ticketed sport may be found below.


  • To gain admission to football games, students present a physical valid UVA student ID card at any of the Scott Stadium gates for the ticket takers to scan upon entry. The designated UVA student section is located in portions of Sections 101-105 (East Lower Level) and 501-503 (East Upper Level). Students may also sit on the grass hillside behind the North end zone. All student seating is on a first-come, first-served basis within the designated student sections.
  • UVA students may purchase Student Guest tickets for all regular season home games through their UVA ticketing account. Ticket prices vary based upon the game. Guest tickets offer seating in the regular student sections on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Capacity for student admissions and Student Guest tickets for home football games at Scott Stadium is 13,000. Once 13,000 students and Student Guest ticket holders have entered Scott Stadium, no additional students will be admitted to the stadium. Student Guest ticket holders may enter Scott Stadium at any time after the gates open.


Men’s Basketball


  • Students utilize their SHOTS student ticket account to request tickets for men’s basketball games. Specific ticket request periods are set for students to have the opportunity to obtain tickets to home games. Each student may request 1 ticket for their own personal use. Click here to log in to your SHOTS student ticketing account.
  • Should the demand for any game exceed the supply of available tickets, a lottery will be held to determine which students will have the opportunity to claim tickets to that game. Each student requesting a ticket during the specified request period will receive 1 entry into the lottery. Students requesting a ticket will receive additional entries into the lottery equal to the number of Sabre Points they have earned during the season.
  • Tickets not awarded to students (if available) will be made available during an On Demand period to students who were not awarded a ticket. Tickets cancelled by students will also be made available for other students to claim during the On Demand period.
  • Sabre Points will be used to determine the assignment of entry groups for men’s basketball. Once all tickets have been allocated, the list will be sorted in order of Sabre Points from highest to lowest, and sorted into groups from the point order.

Sabre Points

  • Students will not gain Sabre Points for attendance of men’s basketball games.
  • Students who claim a ticket but later decide not to attend the game for whatever reason must cancel their ticket online no later than 12 p.m. the day prior to game day to avoid losing Sabre Points. Students who cancel after 12 p.m. the day before, but before tip-off on game day will lose one Sabre Point. Students who do not attend the game and fail to cancel will lose two Sabre Points.

Seating & Entry

  • Student seats are located in Sections 101-105, 116-119 and 301-302; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis within these sections. Student sections will be converted to reserved seats and sold to the general public when students do not utilize all of their allocated seats.
  • Students enter men’s basketball games by presenting their physical student ID along with their ticket secured through the lottery or on-demand at the student gate located near the corner of Emmet Street and Massie Road.   The name of the ticket must match the name on the student ID.
  • Students entry time at John Paul Jones Arena is based upon their assigned group. Group intervals are roughly 5 minutes apart with the Group 1 entering one hour prior to tipoff.

Student Guests

  • UVA students who have paid the student activity fee will have the opportunity to purchase up to three (3) Student Guest tickets for select home men’s basketball games. Student Guest tickets are only available during the On Demand phase if students have not fully claimed the allotment of tickets for each game. Guest tickets will only be available for purchase online at Ticket prices vary based on the game.

Additional Information

  • No away game tickets are available through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office. Check with the home team for ticket availability.
  • The University of Virginia athletics department is committed to ensuring its events and programs are inclusive and accessible for all patrons. To that end, if you are a ticket holder with a disability, we encourage you to let us know at your earliest convenience and preferably at least five (5) calendar days in advance of the event, if there is a disability-related accommodation need. You may contact the Athletics Ticket Office at or by calling (434)924-8821. Limited wheelchair- accessible seating and parking is available at all athletics venues. Athletics events held in John Paul Jones Arena also feature real-time closed-captioning. Should you require additional accommodations, we encourage you to reach out to Melvin Mallory, ADA Coordinator, at or (434)924-3295 or Barbara Zunder, Director of the Student Disability Access Center, at or (434)243-5180.

Women’s Basketball

  • Student seating is within the general admission sections and based on availability.
  • The physical ID must be scanned for the student to earn Sabre Points for attending the game. Sabre Points will not be earned by students arriving after the end of halftime.
  • Sabre Points earned by attending athletics events will display on a student’s ticketing account on the Monday following the event, when Sabre Points are updated.


  • Students may enter soccer, lacrosse and baseball games by scanning their physical student ID at the Klöckner Stadum/Disharoon Park main gate, located on Copeley Road across the street from the University Hall parking lot. Student seating is within the regular general admission sections and is based on availability.

Student Ticketing Policies

  • Students must present a valid physical student ID that is in their name for entry. For men’s basketball, a student ticket with matching name is also required.
  • Students that do not posses in hand a valid physical student ID upon entry will be directed to the box office. Screenshots of student ID cards or providing the nine digit ID number to the ticket taker will not be accepted for entry. Repeat offenses will result in denied entry.
  • Misuse of a student ID and/or student ticket will result in a student being subject to suspension from attending future events and the individual attempting to use the student ID and/or ticket will be denied entry at the event.
  • Student guests may only enter with the student. Student guest tickets are non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring their student ID or game ticket is scanned or returned to ensure Sabre Points are accurately scored.

Postseason Events

  • For Football bowl game and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games, approximately 10 percent of Virginia’s ticket allotment will be held for Virginia students to purchase after internal department needs are satisfied. Virginia students will request tickets online through the SHOTS system. If demand exceeds supply, a lottery will be held. Students will be notified by email if they received tickets with instructions for ticket payment and pick-up. Student tickets for football bowl games and NCAA men’s basketball tournament games will be in a designated student seating area within Virginia’s seating block.
  • Students may be required to purchase tickets for ACC and NCAA Championship events held on Grounds.
  • Students may also have opportunities to purchase tickets for other postseason events (bowl games, ACC and NCAA Championships) held in other locations.

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