Friday, Oct. 26, game day campus plan

stadium at sunset

Colorado State University will be hosting its first weekday home game at Canvas Stadium on Friday, Oct. 26. With an 8 p.m. kickoff, campus will transition throughout the day in preparation for game day activities.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re a student, faculty or staff member.

Classes will not be canceled, but access to parking and roads will be limited

The university will not cancel classes or close university offices early. Students are expected to attend class.

View 8 a.m. campus snapshot map

Parking

  • Several parking lots will be closed all day.  All vehicles parked in these lots after 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, will be towed.
    • Lot 240 directly west of the stadium (for students who commute and A permit holders)
    • Lot 475 at Aylesworth Hall
    • Lot 236 at Newsom Hall
    • Hughes Way parking in area 210 east of the Rec Field restroom building
    • Lot 165 at Green Hall/Scott Bioengineering
    • Lot 470 at Braiden Hall
  • Parking availability in two lots will be impacted by the 1 p.m. road closures.  Cars not already parked in these lots cannot enter the lots after 1 p.m.; cars parked there before 1 p.m. must leave by 3 p.m.
    • Morgan Library Lot 425
    • Hartshorn Lot 412

View 1 p.m. campus snapshot map

  • All other campus parking lots, parking garages and street parking will close by 3 p.m. Vehicles that are not removed from campus by that time will be ticketed, towed or both. (Residence hall students who have moved their vehicles per the repark program will not be towed or ticketed.)

View 3 p.m. campus snapshot map

  • Hours for student repark, which applies to students who live in the residence halls, have been extended. Students should move their vehicles to the designated lots starting as early as 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, and have them moved by 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 to avoid a ticket or having their vehicle towed. Residence Hall students who park in lots 236 and 470 – Newsom and Braiden Halls – must move their vehicles by 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Students will receive direct messaging about their repark hours and locations. This will include three direct email messages from Athletics the week of the game, along with additional messaging from Housing and Dining Services.

Getting around campus

  • Roads near the stadium will be closed no later than 1 p.m. to prepare for the game, and may be restricted use earlier during the day.
    • Meridian between Lake Street and Hughes Way
    • Pitkin Street between Meridian and Shields Street
    • Lake Street between Meridian and Shields Street
  • The traffic pattern on campus streets will transition for game day by 5 p.m.; virtually all access roads to and from campus will be in-bound traffic only, so plan your day accordingly. You will not be able to drive off campus once the pattern is in place.

Biking to campus and riding Transfort

  • Bike racks near the stadium will be removed Thursday evening to accommodate the road closures. These racks will be relocated to Pitkin Street east of Canvas Stadium and will be available for bike commuters at that location on Friday.
  • Around the Horn will provide regular shuttle service across campus with all stops open until 1 p.m. on Friday.
    • After 1 p.m., the route will be abbreviated (see maps) and serve the east side of campus, with continued service to the Research Boulevard lot until 5:15 p.m.
    • The last shuttle to serve campus will likely leave the LSC Transit Center at or shortly after 4:45 p.m., completing the abbreviated route to the south, and then transitioning to game service.

Campus after 5 p.m.

  • Take alternative transportation to and from campus or make arrangements for a ride to drop you off and pick you up. You may need to walk to an off-campus destination because all access roads to campus will be inbound traffic only after 5 p.m.
  • Park at the Research Boulevard lot on the South Campus, but be aware that Around the Horn shuttle service to that lot will end early.
  • Around the Horn will provide regular shuttle service across campus with all stops open until 1 p.m. on Friday.
    • After 1 p.m., the route will be abbreviated (see maps) and serve the east side of campus, with continued service to the Research Boulevard lot until 5:15 p.m.
    • At 5:15 p.m., Around the Horn will transition to serve game attendees and run only from Lake and College to Canvas Stadium.
    • The last shuttle to serve campus will likely leave the LSC Transit Center at or shortly after 4:45 p.m., completing the abbreviated route to the south, and then transitioning to game service; plan to catch Around the Horn at a campus stop on the abbreviated route before or by 4:45 p.m.

View 5 p.m. campus snapshot map

Faculty and staff members

If you are an employee, you received a communication from Provost Rick Miranda on Sept. 20 with details about planning for this game.

  • Supervisors are encouraged to accommodate requests from employees who can work from home or other remote locations on Friday, Oct. 26. This allows faculty and staff to avoid coming to campus.
  • See pages 8-9 for the university telecommuting policy: http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/pdfs/hrs-manual-1-general-provisions.pdf.
  • Faculty and staff are advised that some offices and units will need to be fully staffed for most or all of the day to provide services to students and employees, and they may be required to physically report to campus, depending upon their supervisor’s decision about unit needs.
  • If you must come to campus, follow the best practices below, including a request that you leave campus by 3 p.m.
  • Anyone without a game ticket and associated parking pass must remove their vehicle from campus lots, garages, meter and street parking by 3 p.m., unless you have an employee game-day work permit issued by your department head. Vehicles that are not moved by that time will be ticketed, towed or both.
  • Game-day parking passes allotted to employees via Department Heads will be valid during the game. These passes, which are offered in limited quantities, can be used after 3 p.m. when a vehicle is parked in the area designated by the pass, and those using the pass may leave after 5 p.m. from the east side of campus only. For more information, see the Sept. 20 communication.

Parking lots will open to game ticket holders by 5:30 p.m., after the conclusion of most university business and academic activities.