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Employee Guidance Issued in Advance of Friday Night Football

By Maryland Today Staff

Maryland Football will host the Iowa Hawkeyes at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium at 8 p.m. Oct. 1—a Friday—so faculty are being asked to consider hybrid or virtual instruction, and employees can look into other adjustments to their workday.

While the campus will remain open for instruction and is not closing early, Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice has suggested that faculty explore remote teaching, learning and meeting opportunities in anticipation of significantly increased traffic.

“Our athletic programs provide rich opportunities for our students and our campus community, and while supporting our Terps, we must also keep our academic enterprise prioritized and in focus,” she said.

Certain parking lots will be prepared for game parking beginning at 2 p.m. Alternative parking will be available for those who use affected lots and wish to remain on campus. Please plan ahead and consult comprehensive parking information provided by the Department of Transportation Services.

Employees who want to avoid possible impacts on their commute and parking can consider the the following options:

  • Request telework for all or part of the day (telework-eligible staff)
  • Request a schedule adjustment for the day to begin and end the workday earlier
  • 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.

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