March Madness Road Trip!
NCAA Division II Tournament, Elite Eight
Tuesday, March 25th to
(potentially) Saturday, March 29th
The Southern Connecticut State University NE-10 Champion Men’s Basketball Team is heading to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division II Tournament and YOU could be there! They will begin competing on Wednesday, March 26 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana and this is your chance to take a road trip to watch them play live!
Student Cost- $100
Includes: Transportation via a coach bus from campus to the hotel and transportation to the Ford Center to watch YOUR SCSU Owls compete!
Includes: Quad Occupancy Lodging in the Howard Johnson, Evansville East for up to four nights. (http://www.hojo.com/hotels/indiana/evansville/howard-johnson-evansville-east/hotel-overvie )
Includes: Game Tickets for each game that YOUR Southern Owls compete in beginning with their game on Wednesday, March 26th at 1pm vs the University of Central Missouri.
Includes: Three Meals which will be a boxed lunch to start your trip, a pizza dinner after the first game on Wednesday night and, if we advance to Thursday’s game, a special lunch on Thursday, March 27th.
ALL Additional Meals while you are away will be your financial responsibility. The hotel is located in a commercial area in Evansville with local and chain restaurants. Please be sure to prepare accordingly.
Return to Campus: Following the Southern Owls final game, the bus will depart Evansville to return to campus. While we believe that our Southern Owls will be hoisting a trophy on Saturday evening, should their run come to a close earlier, we WILL NOT be staying for the remainder of the tournament. If we are unsuccessful on Wednesday, the bus will depart on Thursday morning (time TBD). If we are unsuccessful on Thursday, the bus will depart on Friday morning (time TBD). Following the championship game on Saturday, we will immediately depart. Plan to arrive back to campus approximately 24 hours after departing.
Times and Details: The bus will be departing from campus at 11am on Tuesday, March 25th from the front of Moore Field House and will arrive in Evansville at approximately 11am on Wednesday, March 26th. The drive time from New Haven to Evansville is approximately 24 hours accounting for stops.
Academics First! Please know that it is your responsibility to communicate with your faculty members regarding potential absences. Participating in this experience will not be considered an excused absence.
Next Step: If you are interested in this experience, you can purchase your ticket NOW ONLINE. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are very limited. Payment must be made via Visa or Mastercard. Once you have purchased your ticket, we will send you an email confirmation and another email with further details on Monday.