footballPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has finalized the logistics surrounding the Thursday, Oct. 31, home football game, including discounted tickets for faculty and staff who want to stay and attend the game.

WSU will host Arizona State University in a Pac-12 Conference contest at 7:30 p.m. in Martin Stadium, broadcast nationally by ESPN. WSU, like all Pac-12 schools, is obligated to play weeknight games once every three years as part of the Pac-12 television contract with ESPN.

In an effort to ensure safety and ease of travel throughout the campus for faculty, staff, students and incoming fans, classes have been cancelled from noon on for the Pullman campus. Morning classes are optional at the discretion of the faculty member.

Despite the cancellation of afternoon classes, the Pullman campus will observe normal business office hours. Working with their supervisors, employees may have the option to:

  • Flex their schedule for the work week to accommodate being gone;
  • Telecommute; or
  • Take annual leave, personal holiday or leave without pay.

Human Resource Services has a detailed FAQ webpage for all categories of employees at http://hrs.wsu.edu/File/ParkingLotClosureFrequentlyAskedQuestions.pdf.

Although the Pullman campus will observe normal business hours, all parking lots on campus must be vacated by 1 p.m. Parking options, including free shuttles from park-and-ride locations, are available for employees who must work after 1 p.m. Complete details about parking and alternative transportation are available from WSU Transportation Services at http://www.parking.wsu.edu/gameday_thurs.html

The University Administration appreciates the flexibility of all WSU employees in accommodating this unique situation. In appreciation, the Athletic Department is offering discounted tickets of just $10 per ticket for WSU employees who wish to attend the game. Pullman employees can pick up their tickets by showing their WSU identification at the Athletic Ticket Office at Martin Stadium East; WSU employees outside of Pullman can purchase discounted tickets by calling 1-800-GOCOUGS.