Priority Point Program

The Priority Points Program is a comprehensive measure of your support for the University and Michigan Athletic Department. It provides a framework for the equitable allocation of donor experiences, such as eligibility for tickets and parking.

Calculating Priority Points

Please note:  You begin accumulating points (including alumni points) after your first gift to Michigan Athletics. Priority points do not update automatically as gifts are made. Points are updated once a month.

Priority Points are assigned as follows:

1 Point – Athletic Donations
One point is awarded for every $100 in lifetime giving to the Michigan Athletic Department, including Preferred Seat Donations.

1 Point – Marching Band/Recreational Sports Donation
One point is awarded for every $100 in lifetime giving to the Michigan Marching Band.

1 Point – University Donations
One point is awarded for every $1,000 in lifetime giving to the University of Michigan to schools, colleges, and units outside of athletics.

1 Point – Ticket Loyalty
One point is awarded for each year of season ticket purchase in every season-ticketed sport since 1992, which was the first year of electronic record-keeping.

20 Points – Michigan Alumni
Twenty points are awarded for alumni status. The maximum amount of points for alumni status is 40 priority points with 2 alumni per account, spouses and domestic partners are eligible to share accounts and points

40 Points – U-M Letterwinner
Forty points are awarded to those who earned a varsity letter at Michigan with a maximum of eighty points per account.

To view your current priority point total and different priority point scenarios, please visit: Priority Point Calculator.

Priority Point Ranking out of 56,184 all-time donors to Michigan Athletics:

 Ranking  Priority Points
 Top 100  8,779
 Top 500  2,252
 Top 1,000  1,128
 Top 2,500  500
 Top 5,000  271
 Top 10,000  146
 Top 20,000  81

Priority Point Ranking out of 26,517 donors to Michigan Athletics in 2017-18:

 Ranking  Priority Points
 Top 100  6,466
 Top 500  1,712
 Top 1,000  905
 Top 2,500  402
 Top 5,000  210
 Top 10,000  115
 Top 20,000  42


**Points as of July 2018.