Published: Oct. 11, 2019

The Colorado Buffaloes will host the USC Trojans for a nationally televised football game at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Here are some of the impacts community members can expect as the campus gears up for the evening event.

Academics and building access

No classes will be canceled because of the football game. All students, faculty and staff will be able to access the below buildings, which will be locked starting at 3 p.m., as long as they have Buff OneCard access. Those who do not have a Buff OneCard need to work with the building manager or building proctor if they need to conduct work, research or projects after 3 p.m. in the following buildings:

  • Carlson Gymnasium
  • Duane Physics and Astrophysics
  • Benson Earth Science and Earth Sciences & Map Library
  • Porter Biosciences/Gold Biosciences Building
  • Muenzinger Psychology
  • Folsom Field and Stadium
  • Engineering Center
  • Mathematics Building and Gemmill Library

For reference, see the campus map.

Furthermore, the Folsom Field southwest plaza, which includes the Muenzinger breezeway, Carlson/Porter/Gold walkway, Duane crosswalk and southwest stadium entrance, will close at 3 p.m. for game preparation. Pedestrians and others traveling through this area will be rerouted.


In support of game day operations, entry to Main Campus parking lots will close at 1 p.m. on Friday. Vehicles parked in the lot prior to this time do not need to be relocated; however, arrivals after 1 p.m. will be directed to park in Lot 327, the Center for Community parking garage, located off Regent Drive under C4C.

Permit holders from lots with further impacts (359, 360, 378, 380, 384, 386, 390, 391, 398, 399 and 434) will receive emails with specific details and should follow those emailed instructions.

If you have questions, please call Parking Services at 303-735-PARK (7275), or email during business hours.

Buff Buses

The timing of buses will be affected on all routes due to gameday traffic impacts.

From 2 p.m. until end of service, the Williams Village/Bear Creek and Stampede buses will run on their alternate football routes.

The Marine Street Express will see no route changes due to gameday operations.

Clear bag policy and security

Fans are allowed to bring items into the stadium using a clear bag only, which is becoming more standard at sporting events across the country.

The bag can be a one-gallon resealable clear plastic storage bag, no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. Fans are also allowed one small purse that can be no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

On football game days, concrete barriers are used to close Colorado Avenue at Folsom Street and 18th Avenue, as well as sidewalks around Folsom Field. These barricades replaced the standard, light-weight barriers that had been used in the past and provide better protection for pedestrians.

Show your spirit

Fans are encouraged to wear black to match the Buffs' uniform combination and create a unified atmosphere at Folsom Field. Go Buffs!