Published: Oct. 4, 2023

The Colorado Buffaloes will host the Stanford Cardinal at Folsom Field on Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. The game is sold out and will be aired on ESPN. 

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to plan ahead for parking and commuting impacts. Below is important information to help community members as the campus prepares for the evening event.


Classes will not be canceled because of the football game. Gemmill Library and the Earth Sciences and Map Library will close at 3 p.m. due to restricted building access. All other university libraries, including Norlin Library, will remain open and will follow normal closing times for Fridays.

Building access

Access to Folsom Field and the plaza area around the stadium will be restricted beginning at 3 p.m. Only credentialed game day staff will be allowed in these areas after 3 p.m.

  • Those with classes in the Gold, Porter and Muenzinger buildings will not be able to pass through the plaza, and will need to enter and exit those buildings through other entrances.  

All students, faculty and staff will be able to access the buildings, listed below, 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 should 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 Sciences
  • Porter Biosciences/Gold Biosciences Building
  • Muenzinger Psychology
  • Engineering Center
  • Mathematics Building

For reference, see the campus map.


In support of game day operations, entry to Main Campus parking lots will close at 1 p.m. Friday.

Lots 360, 378, 380, 384, 386, 390, 391, 416, 434 and motorcycle lots 398 and 399 will experience full day closures. Permit holders in those lots will receive a separate email detailing these closures.

Vehicles parked in all other Main Campus lots prior to the 1 p.m. closure do not need to relocate. If arriving after 1 p.m., you will be directed to park in Lot 327, the C4C parking structure, located off Regent Drive under the Center for Community building, or East Campus.

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

Buff Buses

The timing of buses will be affected on all routes due to game day traffic.

From 3 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.

Clear bag policy and security

Folsom Field has a clear bag policy in place.

Re-entry is not permitted. Ticketed fans who choose to leave will not be granted access back into the stadium. Visit for full game day info and Folsom Field policies.

To help protect pedestrians on game days, concrete barriers are used to close Colorado Avenue at Folsom Street and 18th Avenue, as well as sidewalks around Folsom Field.

Show your spirit

The Oct. 13 game is a “gold rush.” Fans are encouraged to wear their gold Buffs gear to show their spirit in front of a national TV audience. Go Buffs!