Opening Ceremony Cheer Line Volunteers
Use the following information to learn more about the details of your volunteer position.
The Opening Ceremony Cheer Line is a non-credentialed, non-uniformed position. You will have the opportunity to redeem a complimentary Opening Ceremony ticket in advance if you choose to stay for the Opening Ceremony.
You will receive an email in mid-June regarding your position on the cheer line whether you are with a group or individual. You will be directed to simply show up on the line by 9:00am. You can wear whatever you like and are encouraged to bring cheer gear such as cow bells, tambourines, pompoms and drums.
Cheer Line FAQ
Can I bring my dog?
DO NOT bring your dog to the cheer line and no dogs are allowed inside Husky Stadium.
Will any food and beverage be provided?
No, please plan to bring your own coffee, water or snacks, but be advised that there are not many restrooms available along the line.
Are there any restrooms along the cheerline?
Restrooms will be available at the Husky Union Building and porta-potties will be available outside Husky Stadium near the light rail station.
How can I get to my spot on the line?
Limebikes will be available in key locations throughout campus and free codes will be available to ride to your spot on the line. You can always walk and should not find yourself walking more than a mile from any parking or public transit location.
What can I bring to the cheer line?
If you will be going inside Husky Stadium for the Opening Ceremony please bring only clear bags. All other bags must be checked or returned to your vehicle.
What is the timing of the cheer line?
The athletes will begin leaving the residence halls at 9:30am. We estimate that it will take 4,000 athletes and coaches approximately 75 minutes to complete the walk and fill Alaska Airlines Arena where they will gather for the coach’s rally.
There will be approximately an hour between the end of the cheer line and the beginning of pre-show entertainment inside Husky Stadium which begins at 12 noon. You will be able to enter the stadium anytime after 11am but will find yourself with enough time to take a food break on University Avenue, return to your vehicle or visit the Fan Zone.
What about parking?
Parking is $6 all day in the large lot on the East side of Husky Stadium. You can also choose to park in the underground lots or other surface lots on the University of Washington campus. There is no free parking provided for Cheer Line guests.
What other ways can I access the UW for the Opening Ceremony Cheer Line
Please consult Sound Transit and King County transit schedules for route schedules and pricing.
Paid parking is available at the University of Washington $10 all day in the Husky Football Parking Lots.
On the day of the Opening Ceremony (Sunday July 1, free parking will be available in the E12 for all volunteers working during the Opening Ceremony and showing their credential. One vehicle per credential. This parking does not include the Opening Ceremony Cheer line.
Cheer Line volunteers are encouraged to ride light rail or are welcome to access any of the paid lots available on campus that day.