Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice and Assistant Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Rythee Lambert-Jones sent the following email to the campus community on Friday:
We hope that you have settled into your first week of the semester!
A new academic year also means another year of cheering on our student-athletes, and this fall, on Friday, September 15 at 7 p.m., Maryland Football will host the University of Virginia for a Friday night game.
We are excited to welcome many alumni, fans and other guests to our campus, and given the expected increase in visitors, we wanted to provide our community with some additional guidance.
The campus will remain open for instruction and is not closing early. Guidance about optional virtual or hybrid instruction has been issued to faculty and instructors. Students will hear from them directly.
While normal campus operations will remain in place, it is important to note that certain parking lots will be prepared for game parking beginning at 1 p.m. Alternative parking will be available for those who use these affected lots and wish to remain on campus. Please plan ahead and consult comprehensive parking information provided by DOTS.
There will be increased traffic in the late afternoon as fans arrive, so telework-eligible employees can consider speaking with their supervisor about requesting a telework day or schedule adjustment. You may also request the use of annual or personal leave for part or all of the afternoon. Anyone who wants to request one of these options should speak with their supervisor as soon as possible. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Thank you for your flexibility as we proudly support our Maryland Football team! Go Terps!
Jennifer King Rice
Senior Vice President and Provost
Assistant Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
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