Most students do not mind when school gets canceled, but a few who attend IUPUI do. The university is letting the city use 4,000 of its 16,000 parking spots on the days leading up to the Super Bowl, and student Andrew Reno says IUPUI is selling students‘ parking spaces which are paid permit holder spaces.
“A lot of us have taken out loans to pay for our classes, and now we‘re being given less time in the classroom,” he says.
IUPUI spokesman Rich Schneider says the parking restrictions are on days when few students are on campus and canceling some classes will save students from getting stuck in traffic and showing up late to class.
“[We are] trying to make it as easy as possible on students by not requiring them to attend face to face classes if their professors think that‘s best,” Schneider says.
Some students like said that although they are excited about the city hosting the big game, they paid a lot for parking permits and classes and are being temporarily denied both.
“I think the Super Bowl is a great thing for the city, but it shouldn’t hinder our education,” IUPUI student Chris Gault says.