Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemon on Campus - What You Need to Know

We found these Pokemon fans on campus and reminded them of the rules. They were very nice about complying. Please don't chase monsters through landscaping or in construction areas.
The new Pokémon Go cell phone app has become a global craze. We want folks to have fun if they're playing Pokémon on Vol State campuses, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First and foremost- be safe. We have seen people nearly fall down stairs playing the app. You also need to keep from going places you wouldn't normally go - even if your Pokémon monster is hiding in a hard to get area. This includes all construction areas, flower beds and other landscaping areas, offices and classrooms for which you don't have a class. Just because there is a Pokémon monster with big points waiting doesn't mean you can go where you are not normally allowed.

Campus police tell us that they found a couple of students playing Pokémon Go on the Gallatin campus late at night. Vol State is a public campus, but only during class hours. Generally that is 7am to 9pm on weekdays and 7am to noon on Saturdays. No one is allowed on campus outside class hours, unless there is a special public event. So, enjoy Pokémon Go on campus, but only during our normal hours. 

The easy rule of thumb (no pun intended) is to be respectful of other people while playing Pokémon Go, be careful and don't do anything you normally would not do while walking through campus. In the meantime, good luck and happy monster hunting!

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