Earlier today, Auburn University sent a letter to the faculty letting them know that classes would be held on January 10, 2011, the same day that Auburn takes on the Oregon Ducks in the BCS National Championship Game. A few hours later, the students got this letter:
Classes for the Spring 2011 semester will begin as scheduled on Monday,
January 10, 2011.
That same day, the Auburn University football team will play in the BCS
National Championship game in Glendale, Arizona. Many faculty and
students have expressed interest in attending the game. Students must
notify their instructors and/or internship coordinator in writing (email
is acceptable), if they are missing classes January 10 or January 11 to
attend the BCS Championship game. Students are encouraged to notify
their instructors as soon as possible but no later than January 9, 2011.
Students should direct specific questions and concerns to the Dean’s
office of their school or college.
Arrangements are being made for viewing the game on campus. Stay tuned
to the University website for further information.
Dr. Ainsley Carry
Vice President for Student Affairs
I obviously do not care because I am no longer a student, but I do remember making fun of Alabama for canceling class for their game. So if we can do something that Alabama didn’t do, I’m all for it. By the way, I highly doubt most teachers would have class that day anyway, unless you’ve got one of those that sleeps under his desk and hasn’t shaved since Vietnam.