The Yahooer who passed on this internal e-mail regarding Tom Cruise's Tuesday campus visit says: "It's like we're expecting royalty (or something close) on campus tomorrow for chrissake! I don't recall (although I could be wrong) getting an email like this when the Governator was here."
Subject: Tom Cruise @ URL's - Tuesday, 3/21
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE TOM CRUISE EVENT:
WE WILL EVACUATE AND CLOSE URL'S AT 9:45A.M. ANY YAHOOS SEATED IN URL'S AT 9:45 WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE. THE DOORS WILL RE-OPEN FOR SEATING AROUND 10: 00A.M. Yahoos are permitted to wait in line outside URL's. ONLY MARKED DOORS WILL BE OPEN FOR ENTRY SO BE SURE TO STAND IN LINE AT THE APPROPRIATE DOOR.
How many people may attend?
Once we open the doors, Yahoos will be welcomed into URL's on a first -come first -serve basis until we reach the capacity. "Capacity" is defined by the fire code and prohibits Yahoo! from filling all of the standing room areas. Once we have reached capactiy, the doors will be closed. If you are interested in watching Mr. Cruise's talk on a monitor, we will have an overflow area on the 2nd floor of building C and will also play a live feed on Backyard and on the TVs in the lobbies and coffee bars. If you wish to view the event from C2, please line-up at the doors near the stairs to C2.
Who is permitted to attend?
All Yahoos (and Yahoos only) are permitted to attend the event. You must show a purple, yellow or blue Yahoo! badge to be admitted into URL's. Friends, relatives, reporters, etc. will not be permitted to attend the event.
After the jump: When can I get back into URL's and eat lunch, damn it.
Photo: Terry Semel (Yahoo CEO), Joanna Stevens (Yahoo spokesperson), Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes [Joanna Stevens on Flickr]
What time can I get in?
THE DOORS WILL OPEN FOR SEATING AT AROUND 10:00A.M. Yahoos are permitted to wait in line outside URL's. ONLY MARKED DOORS WILL BE OPEN FOR ENTRY SO BE SURE TO STAND IN LINE AT THE APPROPRIATE DOOR. URL's will stop serving breakfast and close at 9: 45a.m. and the coffee bar in building C will close at 9:40a.m.
Will there be an opportunity for autographs?
No, due to the tight schedule, time will not permit for autographs or photo opportunities.
I am coming from the mission college buildings, will there be extra shuttles?
Yes, there are extra shuttle buses from mission college from 9am - noon. Space is available in URL's on a first come first serve basis.
What if it rains?
There is a possibility it may be raining while Yahoos wait in line outside URL's so dress appropriately and bring those umbrellas!
Can we reserve a seat?
No, you may not enter URL's early and reserve a seat. A very limited number of seats will be reserved for event related needs and the remainder of the chairs are open seating. Anyone who arrives in URL's early to save a seat will be asked to leave when we close URL's at 9:45a.m. Once the doors re-open, it is first-come, first- serve and you may not save seats.
Will Tom be answering questions?
Questions have already been submitted through Backyard and Mr. Cruise will be answering as many as we have time for.
How long is the event?
We expect the event to last until about 11:15/11:30. After that, we ask everyone to exit URL's quickly so we can re-set the cafeteria for lunch time seating. Mr. Cruise will not be staying in URL's after the event.
What time can I get lunch at URL's?
URL's will open for lunch approximately 15 minutes after the end of the event.