Priority Point FAQ
What are priority points and why do they matter?
- Priority Points are the system Cal Athletics uses equitably assign donor and season ticket benefits. While the annual giving level determines the benefits received (click here for the current benefit chart), priority points are used to rank patrons receiving those benefits and determine items such as season ticket locations, parking lot locations, and single game or postseason ticket locations.
Example: Oski donated $1,200 this year to be a Golden C level member, and ensure he received his complimentary football parking pass. Oski has 288 priority points. During the parking survey time period, Oski requested his top 3 parking lot preferences, listing Underhill, Dana/Durant, and Dwinelle in order. When assigning passes, the final pass in Underhill was awarded to a donor with 312 points. Oski was awarded a pass in his second choice lot, Dana/Durant.
How much must I give to receive priority points?
- Donors at the Cal Club ($100) will receive the 5 points for consecutive years of donating. Points awarded for donations do not calculate decimal points. A full $100 or $200 of giving must be reached before a full point is awarded.
How do I find out my priority point total?
- Your priority point total is available through the on-line box office. Simply log in to your on-line ticket account using your account number or email address and password, select the "My Account" section, and then click the "View My Priority Points" link. Points can also be accessed by using the link CalBears.com/ViewMyPoints.
What happens if I do not donate or do not buy season tickets? Do I lose all my points?
- By not making an annual donation or purchasing season tickets for a given sport, only those portions relating to consecutive years of donations or season tickets are lost. Points for lifetime donations, alumni and letterwinner status and volunteer activities are never lost.
I split season tickets with someone else. Who gets the points?
- It is important to know that season ticket and donor accounts are created as an individual, and individual and spouse, or a business entity. Accounts may not be created for two or more individuals (i.e. siblings, neighbors, friends, parents, children, etc.) to share. Therefore, priority points are awarded to the person whose name is on the donor/season tickets account. For two individuals to earn points, both individuals must maintain separate accounts.
I cannot attend games anymore. Can I give my points to someone else?
- No, priority points are not transferable. Priority points are intended to represent an individual's donation and ticket history with Cal Athletics. Transferring points to a new individual would unfairly elevate the new individual ahead of other longstanding donors. If you feel you know someone who may want access to points in the future, the best course of action is to begin their own donation and ticket history as soon as possible.
Why aren't GoldZone and BlueZone purchases included as season ticket purchases before 2008?
- Prior to 2008, the "Family Plan" options in the GoldZone and BlueZone did not constitute a full season ticket, as they did not include the Big Game when played in Memorial Stadium. When the GoldZone and BlueZone were converted from general admission seating to reserved seating for the 2008 season, Big Game tickets were included, making them eligible for points.