Super Bowl Message from Dean Elmore and Chief Robbins

February 5th, 2012

The following is a message sent via email to the University community on Friday, February 3, 2012 regarding the Super Bowl and police closings of the Kenmore Square area.

Dear Members of the Boston University Community:

We’re writing with a quick update regarding preparations Boston University and the City of Boston are doing related to Super Bowl Sunday – this Sunday, February, 5 – and to encourage you to join festivities – regardless of who you’re cheering for – at a free party scheduled at the Agganis Arena beginning at 5:00 PM.

The Boston University Police Department is working with the City of Boston, the Boston Police Department, and surrounding agencies, universities, and colleges to ensure that this weekend’s Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants is celebrated free of personal injuries and vandalism. These agencies are prepared to respond quickly to disorderly conduct and will make arrests, if necessary. In addition to criminal sanctions, Boston University students who are arrested for illegal conduct may also face administrative and disciplinary sanctions from the University.

We also want you to know that the area surrounding Kenmore Square will be closed during and after the game – we recommend you avoid biking, driving, or walking through or around Kenmore Square. If you need to go past Kenmore Square on foot or by bike, please use Bay State Road.

Our community has a chance to come together at the largest Super Bowl Party around (no trash-talk here). The event includes free food and skating while the Super Bowl is being televised on the Arena’s four, new color video screens. At the conclusion of the football game, the event will extend for an hour and will include some special giveaways.

We hope you’ll meet up; enjoy the spectacle of Super Bowl Sunday; root for your team; and, stay safe.

Kenneth Elmore, Dean of Students
Thomas Robbins, Chief of Police

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