Plan Ahead for Football on Halloween

September 13, 2019

Dear Baylor Students, Faculty and Staff:

With the absence of a football game on the schedule for this weekend, it is an opportune time to look ahead to an important — and unique — event on our calendar that will affect our entire campus, from academics to student life. In a little more than a month, Baylor will welcome West Virginia to campus for an ESPN nationally televised football game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, which is also the night of Halloween.

Here is what our students, faculty and staff need to know about the impact this upcoming event will have on our campus:

  • All Waco-based classes that begin at 12:30 p.m. or later on Oct. 31 will be canceled.
  • All non-essential Baylor personnel will be allowed to leave work at 12:30 p.m.
  • At 1 p.m., the following parking lots will be closed to general access and reserved for event parking, with any unauthorized cars remaining in these lots after this time subject to towing and citation: Dutton Parking Garage, Speight Parking Garage, Robinson Tower, Mayborn Museum, Highers-Simpson, Ferrell Center and the Law School.
  • At 4 p.m., the following roads and exits will close: University Parks Drive (Law School/Dutton Garage to Bagby Avenue), Baylor Avenue between University Parks Drive and Third Street and the Northbound exit on I-35 for 4th and 5th Streets (Exit 335A).
  • Tailgating operations at McLane Stadium and the student organization tailgating site will function as they do for a normal game, with areas opening at 8 a.m.
  • The day after the game — Friday, Nov. 1 — the campus will operate as usual, with classes held as regularly scheduled and all parking available as normal.
  • The University will share more information on this exciting football game and its related activities in the future. As we continue to move through the fall semester, don’t forget to wear green and gold for every Spirit Friday!


Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.

Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D.

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