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Freshman Arrive At VCU Saturday

Expect Traffic Around The University

August 16, 2018 - 4:04 pm
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Richmond, Va. (wrva.com) - Virginia Commonwealth University will be moving in its largest freshmen class ever this Saturday.   The freshman class is expected to comprise approximately 4,600 students. The previous record freshman class had 4,234 students in the fall of 2016. Thirty-three percent of this year’s freshmen are first-generation college students.

About 90 percent of VCU’s freshman class is from Virginia, including more than 2,000 students from Northern Virginia and about 900 from the Richmond metro area.

Because of move in, there will be road closures and restrictions around the university.  They are as follows:

Franklin Street: One lane will be open for through traffic between Harrison and Belvidere streets; traffic arriving for move-in will be reduced to one travel lane between Harrison and Belvidere streets.

Grace Street: Travel lanes will remain open, however, drivers may experience some congestion between Ryland and Belvidere streets.

Cary Street: Travel lanes will remain open, but drivers may experience some congestion between Cherry and Jefferson streets.

Laurel Street: The street will be closed between West Grace and West Main streets. Parishioners of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will be allowed to park in designated spots on Cathedral Street and in the West Main Street Parking Deck (until 2 p.m.). Drivers may experience some congestion between Cathedral and Cary streets.

Floyd Ave: This street will be closed to through traffic but parishioners from the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will be able to utilize it.

 

Traffic restrictions and closures will be in effect on Saturday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. VCU Police will handle traffic control as students move in.

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