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Below you find the latest news and updates regarding the football game and how you can best stay prepared.

April 24, 2019

Jerry R. Strawser

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Football Thursday Update

On March 20, President Young announced Texas A&M will once again host its first game of the football season on Thursday, August 29, 2019 against Texas State University.

I have reconvened a task force that includes faculty, staff, student and community groups to provide recommendations for this event to ensure a successful class day and game experience. Similar to last year, the university has processes in place to support having classes and hosting a football game on campus. Some actions have been added or modified based on the knowledge gained from last year, including:

  • Exploring a possible early release time for non-essential staff;
  • Providing later entry and exit times for students, faculty and staff in affected parking areas;
  • Increasing flexibility and convenience for faculty parking in affected parking areas;
  • Providing all-day parking options in certain areas;
  • Providing bus service for on- and off-campus destinations;
  • Permitting access to all academic facilities on normal university schedule (unless specifically requested by the college or unit);
  • Extending the add/drop date for classes to Sept. 2, 2019.

To help us be successful, you should:

  • Plan ahead and know your parking and transportation options;
  • Visit the Football Thursday website and download the Destination Aggieland app so you will have up-to-date information on parking, tailgating, and more.

For additional questions or information not addressed by the website, send an inquiry to footballthursday@tamu.edu. The website will continue to provide the most up-to-date information of what to expect as you plan your activities for this day.

See original memorandum



March 20, 2019

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

MICHAEL K. YOUNG

PRESIDENT

March 20, 2019

Howdy!

Texas A&M has once again been invited to move our first football game of the season from Saturday, August 31 to Thursday, August 29. We have agreed to this Thursday game, as, similar to last year, this opportunity allows us to highlight our university and wonderful student athletes for a national audience.

We will hold classes as usual that Thursday and will take numerous actions to ensure that we can continue our normal class and research activities, including providing access to all academic facilities on the normal university schedule and more flexible and accommodating parking privileges for faculty and essential staff. Many of these actions were taken last year, while others have been added or modified based on knowledge gained from last year’s game.

The information we have at this time that may affect students, faculty and staff is available at the Football Thursday website. Similar to last year, additional updates will be provided as game day approaches.

Jerry Strawser, Executive Vice President and CFO, will once again convene a task force including all campus constituent groups to provide further recommendations as needed.

Thank you for your patience as we all work together to ensure both a successful class day and game day.

Gig 'em Aggies!

Michael K. Young