Requirements For Sitting in Bleachers

Students with a ticket in the bleachers are required to WEAR MAIZE. Michigan shirt (preferably basketball related), a Michigan basketball jersey, or a costume. Students who do not comply with this requirement may be moved to a seat in the upper bowl. It is also required that students in the bleachers stand up during game action and are not on their cell phones.

Line Policy

2023-2024 Basketball Student Line Policy

This year, the Maize Rage, in partnership with Michigan Athletics, has implemented a digital wristband policy for all Big Ten Conference games.

How can I receive a digital wristband?

  • Priority Line Access is based on student basketball priority points, and provides the opportunity for select students to sit in the lower bowl (Bleacher Seating & Section 130).
  • Priority points are earned by attending and scanning your ticket at any men’s basketball game. For each game your ticket is scanned, you earn three (3) priority points. If your ticket is scanned 30 minutes before tip-off, you will earn an additional (3) priority points.
  • Priority point totals are based on each student’s cumulative scans, from the start of the season up until the home game prior to the event listed above.

Additionally, this year the line for the wristband line will open 2 hours prior to tip-off, and will close 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to tip-off, with the gates to Crisler being opened an 1 hour before tip-off.

Note: No overnight camping is allowed and alcohol, heaters, open flames, and tents are strictly prohibited in the student line. Students should also be aware of the prohibited items list for Crisler Center to know what can and cannot be brought into the arena.

Once gates open (typically 60 minutes prior to tip-off), students will enter the arena through the Maize Rage entrance where their ticket will be scanned.

Students who have properly claimed their ticket will then receive either their game day ticket and a wristband, allowing them to sit in the Maize Rage bleachers, or a game day ticket identifying a specific section to which they have been assigned (ranging from Section 130 to the upper bowl). Once all bleacher wristbands have been distributed.


Michigan basketball student tickets are sold through the University of Michigan Athletic Ticket Office.  Tickets are sold to currently enrolled students in March at the same time as football tickets.  Incoming students can order their basketball tickets in June.

Claiming Tickets

In order to attend basketball games, students who have purchased season basketball tickets will have to “claim” their tickets through their student account during specified “claim periods” (these claim periods will be announced via e-mails from the Athletic Department). Once a student has claimed their ticket to one or more games during each specified claim period, the ticket(s) will be transferred to the student’s Michigan Athletics account.

Seating Policy

Upon arrival at Crisler Center, students will present their tickets to be scanned (there are NO tangible ticket vouchers).  Seats will be filled in the bleachers (the yellow highlighted area of sections 118-128) first.  If a student has arrived in time to get a “bleacher seat” then the student will receive a wristband immediately following the scanning of their ticket. Wristbands are required for sitting in the bleachers.  There will be no saving of wristbands for friends. Once the bleachers are filled, students will be placed in section 130, and then in sections of the upper bowl.