The University of Central Florida will play its first 2013 football game against Akron next Thursday at BrightHouse Stadium and below is information on classes, parking and tailgating for the weekday game.

The game is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29. In order to accommodate several hundred additional classes and labs, UCF has established a later start time for game day activities on weekdays compared with prior seasons.

On Thursday, Aug. 29, UCF will have classes until 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.

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.

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.

Tailgating for weekday games begins at 4 p.m.

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. Shuttles will continue running to and from all normally serviced apartment complexes, except Tivoli and Northgate (Route #6) and NorthView (Route #13) due to their close proximity to the stadium.

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

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