Message to Boston Area College and University Students

Dear Students,

I hope this letter finds you well and that you have all survived the recent storm and enjoyed a short break from your studies.  I want to take this opportunity to give you some general information relative to the Boston Police Department's plan for Super Bowl Sunday and ask that you take an active role in celebrating responsibly.

In the interest of public safety, the Boston Police Department has requested certain temporary parking and access restrictions to several locations in the city due to both the Super Bowl and the recent storm.  These traffic restrictions cover many streets in/around the Brighton area, Kenmore Square, Northeastern, Faneuil Hall and North Station areas.  Please pay close attention to the signage.  Additionally, there will be restrictions on when and where people can move about on Sunday, February 1st beginning at approximately 6:00 PM.  Kenmore Square is one area that will be shut down after the third quarter of play in the Super Bowl.  Boylston and Hemenway Streets will be affected as well.  We also want to remind you of your part in celebrating in a responsible and safe manner. The BPD will have extra patrols monitoring licensed premise locations, as well as those neighborhoods where we typically see an increase in activity.  Should you behave in a way that warrants the attention and intervention of police because of misconduct, your name will be turned over to your respective Dean of Students for appropriate discipline. Please, if you are out and about, we ask that you also pay particular attention to vehicular traffic due to the decrease in visibility and sight lines from the snow storm.  Do not walk with headphones on, walk in single file, and pay attention to your surroundings, especially vehicular traffic.

We are fortunate to have exceptional athletic teams and the most loyal and enthusiastic fans. It is our hope that you enjoy the festivities and celebrate in a safe and responsible manner.  Please remember that there will be zero tolerance for disruptive and illegal behavior.  Keep in mind that you all play a role in our effort to ensure that the City of Boston is a shining example of stellar sports teams and their fans! Go Pats!   

Police Commissioner William Evans