December 16th, 2011 at 12:12 PM
No official absence excusal on January 4th
Since I work in the Physics department despite still being a student, I'm on a lot of faculty email lists. The Dean of LSA sent out a message to all faculty this morning stating that no official arrangements are being made for students who miss class on January 4th. He doesn't cite football, but rather just "travel delays"... This means that it's up to you, students, to work out your Sugar Bowl absence ahead of time with your professors themselves; no official waiver is coming and you'll likely be dropped from any class you miss without permission.
This doesn't affect me because I'm poor, but just thought I'd pass it along in case you're still holding out for an official statement.