Welcome home to Pauley Pavilion Denizens! Below is all you need to know about going to games with your Den Sports Pass.
Seating is first come first serve. Your Den Pass does not guarantee admission into basketball games, instead it gives you access as long as space is available. The best and only way to guarantee a seat inside the building is to GET THERE EARLY!
All students must have a priority number and Bruin Card to enter Pauley Pavilion. All students must have also purchased the Den Sports Pass. If you do not have a Den Sports Pass, please visit the single game ticket page for information on how to obtain a single game ticket.
What’s a priority number, you ask? This numbered piece of paper states your priority, or the order in which you get to enter the student section. Get it?! Students will obtain a priority number on game day, either in the morning or before the game.
How to Get Priority Number
Morning Pass Out
- Priority numbers distributed in the morning will give access to Arena Level Seating and will be blue colored.
- To get the lowest (and best) priority numbers, students should take part in the long standing tradition of campouts. For more on campouts click here.
- Priority numbers will be distributed on the morning of the game beginning at 6:30 am.
- FOR THE ARIZONA GAME, passes will be distributed after the taping of ESPN College GameDay from 5-9am. You or your partner must be present at College GameDay to receive a priority pass. Remember to wear blue!
- If there are still numbers for lower level seating once all the campers have received their numbers, Den members that did not camp out can pick up a number until 6:30 am. (For the Arizona game, you can only get a number if you attend ESPN College GameDay from 5:30-9:00am) Please note the earlier time and plan to be in Pauley until 9am. Students must also wear blue to be admitted into Pauley for ESPN College GameDay.
- FOR THE ARIZONA GAME: Blue and yellow passes will be distributed at the morning pass out! If you attend ESPN College GameDay, you will be able to get a priority pass upon exit, even if you are not one of the first 500 students.
- All students with a blue priority number must report back to the Northwest Corner of Pauley Pavilion 90 minutes prior to tip off with their Bruin Card and number in hand.
- If lower level priority numbers still remain at 7:00 am, they will be put away and distributed at the afternoon pass out.
Second Pass Out
Priority numbers distributed at second pass out will get you into Pauley Pavilion. Blue numbers will allow you to sit in lower level seating while yellow numbers will allow you to sit in the upper level student section or overflow seating areas.
- Priority numbers will be distributed starting 2.5 hours before tip-off near the Northwest Entrance of Pauley Pavilion (at the light post in front of Acosta).
- If you receive a blue number, you may leave and report back to Pauley Pavilion 90 minutes prior to tip off (2 hours for Opening Night).
- If you receive a yellow number, you may report back 60 minutes before tip-off.
- One student may pick up two priority numbers, if they have two Bruin Cards in hand.
No Priority Number, No Access
In the event that all priority numbers are distributed, any student without a priority number will not be allowed entrance into Pauley Pavilion. Priority numbers correspond with the total amount of student seating, in addition to overflow seating for students. UCLA will attempt to accommodate as many Den sports pass holders as possible for each game by utilizing public seating inventory as overflow for the student section. That being said, there may be games at which not all students can be accommodated.
Students without priority numbers will be asked to leave the line and find an alternative place to watch the game. The priority number system helps ensure that no student will waste time waiting in line without being granted access into the building.
The Den Facebook page will provide updates on priority number distribution and camp out timing. For live updates on game day, we encourage you to visit the Den Facebook page. And if you are interested in camping out, read the Campout Policy page!