UCF will open the 2013 football season by hosting Akron at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. In order to accommodate several hundred additional classes and labs, we have established a later start time for game day activities on weekdays compared with prior seasons.

Classes, Library and Dining

On Thursday, Aug. 29, UCF will conduct classes on the main campus and in the adjoining Research Park through 3 p.m. Faculty members who teach classes that are in progress at 3 p.m. may choose to conduct the portion of their classes that occurs before 3 p.m.

The main campus and university offices in the Research Park will close for normal operations at 3 p.m. in order to allow adequate time for a smooth transition to game day activities. Classes and normal operations at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management and UCF’s regional campuses will also end at 3 p.m.

The John C. Hitt Library will be open until 5 p.m. The Marketplace, Knightro’s and the Student Union will be open for their regular hours.

UCF will reopen for normal operations, including regular class and activity schedules, at 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30.


Regular university parking policies will be in effect until 3 p.m.

Students who will be staying on campus after 3 p.m. should park in one of the following areas: garages A, B and I and lots B5, B9, B12, B13, H3 and H4. Parking is permitted in those areas throughout the day and overnight.

Staff and faculty members who will be staying on campus after 3 p.m. should park in one of the following areas: garages A, B and I, lots B1-B3, B5, B9, B12-13 and lots H1-H4. Parking is permitted in those areas throughout the day.

Students with permits for parking lots or garages reserved for Lake Claire, Academic Village and Towers at Knights Plaza residents are permitted to remain in those areas throughout game day, as well as overnight.

Gold Zone parking lots and garages (those closest to Bright House Networks Stadium) will be restricted to vehicles displaying official Golden Knights Club or UCF Athletics Association parking passes starting at 3 p.m. Gold Zone parking areas include the E lots, Baseball Lot and Garage F, plus garages C and D and parking lots C1, C2, D1 and D2.

All unauthorized vehicles in the Gold Zone (including any vehicle not displaying an event-specific, official parking pass), Garage H and Lot B4 are subject to towing beginning at 3 p.m. Students who have a game day parking permit for Garage H or a Gold Zone lot or garage may remain parked in their designated game day lot or garage after 3 p.m. as long as the official game day permit is prominently displayed.

Most of the campus will open for game day parking and tailgating activities at 4 p.m. However, the E lots, Baseball Lot and Garage F will open to authorized Golden Knights Club members for parking (and the E lots will be open for tailgating activities) at 2 p.m. For the entire campus, the open-container waiver that allows alcohol consumption for fans 21 and older will be in effect from 4 p.m. until game start.

Student Shuttles:

Daily student shuttles on the Orlando main campus will operate on their regular schedules from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The on-campus shuttle routes (Black and Gold routes) will not run after 3 p.m. Other off-campus shuttles will continue running to and from all normally serviced apartment complexes, except Tivoli and Northgate (Route #6) due to their close proximity to the stadium.

Regular student shuttle service to and from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management will conclude at 3 p.m. Game day shuttles will depart the Rosen College at 3 and 5 p.m. Shuttles to and from the Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona will run on their regular schedules.

UCF will follow the same weekday game policies for the Rutgers game on Thursday, Nov. 21.

For more information on game day policies, please visit www.UCFGameDay.com.

Thank you for helping us make a smooth transition from classes to game day activities. GO KNIGHTS!