Approximately 3,600 Freshmen will be attending VCU this fall.
The Fan is about to get more crowded as a big chunk of the 3,600 freshman VCU students and their armfuls of Ikea furniture will be arriving this weekend. Move in is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday starting at 8:30 AM. Expect traffic near all VCU residence halls and hundreds of students obliviously jaywalking in front of your car. There are the official Welcome Week activities but what really matters to most residents are the road closures.
- Franklin Street: Traffic will be reduced to one travel lane between Harrison and Belvidere streets
- Main Street: Traffic will be reduced to one travel lane between Belvidere and Laurel streets
- Laurel Street: The street will be closed to through traffic between W. Franklin and W. Grace streets
- Pine Street: The street will be closed to through traffic between W. Cary and W. Main streets
Traffic restrictions and closures will be in effect on Friday, Aug. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 17 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.