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SuperBowl Update: Library to Have Special Hours

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December 12, 2011

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Indianapolis is abuzz with excitement as the city prepares to host the 2012 Super Bowl. More than 150,000 guests are expected to visit downtown Indianapolis from Monday, Jan. 30 through Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.

It is expected that given traffic associated with the Super Bowl, people will encounter difficulties trying to reach IUPUI on Friday, Feb. 3 and until about 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.

University Library will operate on a special schedule during Super Bowl week. The library will close early at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6. Operating hours are subject to change Feb. 2-7 based on traffic conditions and campus access. The library's electronic resources, including thousands of journals, ebooks and databases, are always available via the website: http://www.ulib.iupui.edu .

IUPUI students, staff and faculty should monitor the campus Super Bowl Information website, http://www.iupui.edu/superbowl/ , to stay informed of events and activities that may affect travel plans to and from campus.

A recap of campus-related Super Bowl announcements as of Dec. 12 follows:

•Since the Super Bowl will be played on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, the IUPUI campus will remain open on the weekend, but classes, except those in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry will be cancelled on Saturday, Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 5. Some administrative and academic offices will also close on the weekend. Information on class cancellations is available at http://registrar.iupui.edu/superbowl.html .

•Staff members should work with their supervisors to consider the following options – flex/start stop; compressed work week; telecommuting – to help reduce the level of activity on campus on Friday, Feb. 3; and Monday, Feb. 6.

•Faculty may wish to cancel the face-to-face class on Monday morning, Feb. 6, and make arrangements to cover the missed material at other times during the semester.

•Faculty also have the option of using technology to deliver the Monday class in order to avoid having students come to campus. To assist faculty, the Center for Teaching and Learning, in partnership with the new UITS Collaboration Technologies team, will develop a series of workshops designed to introduce faculty to the variety of technology options available for conducting classes online.

To stay informed, go to http://www.iupui.edu/superbowl/ for the latest in campus Super Bowl news.