Dawgapalooza is a huge party held before the first home football game of the season. This event is a fundraiser, with the work and proceeds divided equally between the Music and Athletic Boosters.

Volunteer requests are sent out via email in early to mid August, depending on the date of the event. Volunteers are needed for setup, concessions, wrist band sales, and cleanup. Each volunteer receives a free Dawgapalooza T shirt.