From the Provost's Desk

October 1, 2010

Letter about the Nebraska Game and Affected Schedules

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

This year our home football schedule includes a Thursday night game on October 7 when our Wildcats host the Nebraska Cornhuskers at 6:30 p.m. in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our university and football program since the game will be nationally telecast on ESPN. As this will be the final time Nebraska plays here as a member of the Big 12 Conference, we know K-Staters will welcome Huskers fans to our campus with the very best hospitality.

Obviously, a Thursday evening game poses some unique challenges for our academic schedule. We want to be very clear that our academic class schedule will not be changed due to the football game. Classes will be in session as usual for the entire day as will evening classes. All classified and non-classified staff are expected to maintain their normal working hours.

Traffic on and around campus, particularly near the stadium, will be heightened as fans arrive for the game. We have been informed by Athletics that normal football gameday parking procedures will be in place for lots at the stadium and the auxiliary lots located along Kimball Avenue, at the recreation complex and north of the fire station on Denison. Football parking will open at 1:30 p.m., five hours prior to kickoff.

In order to accommodate faculty, staff and students, the parking lots at the College of Veterinary Medicine will be available for class parking only and not available for football gameday usage.

All faculty, staff and students are asked to be aware and allow extra time and caution as they move about campus that afternoon and evening. Safety for all our K-State and Nebraska fans is important.

We are looking forward to a great football game Go Cats!

April C. Mason

Provost and Senior Vice President