Re: Alma Mater Etiquette Question
We had a giant thread on this a couple years ago. It blew up.
The alma mater is different than the fight song. The fight song is for everyone, it's for the athletic teams and their supporters. The alma mater is just that, for the school. The definition of alma mater is "the school, college, or university that one attends or once attended."
I grew up in Columbia going to games and was told it was only for students and alumni. I never did it until I was a student.