More information to be posted soon. Please communicate this information to faculty in your school. Draft preview of mass email to be sent: 4/3/2014 PM (overnight):
To the VCU community,
On May 2- 4, Richmond will host the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, bringing approximately 800 athletes representing more than 100 colleges and universities to the city. The race courses of this three-day event run through VCU and the VCU Medical Center and will have significant impact on our campuses each day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
A team of university and medical center personnel has been working with city officials to plan and to make provisions to address the disruptions to normal operations that will be created by the race. Below is a listing of plans and provisions.
Class schedules and exams
Monroe Park Campus exams scheduled for 8-10:50 a.m. on Friday, May 2, will be held in the same room at 8-10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30. Likewise, Monroe Park Campus exams scheduled for 1-3:50 p.m. on Friday, May 2, will be held in the same room at 1-3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. With these changes, there will be no exams centrally scheduled on the Monroe Park Campus on May 2.
Health sciences students with classes scheduled on the MCV Campus will follow a different set of instructions and are urged to check with their dean’s and program or curriculum offices for updates on class, lab and exam schedule changes and any modifications to clinical requirements on May 2.
Friday, May 2, will be an official work day of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Faculty and staff must consult with supervisors to determine the best way to accommodate their unit’s needs. Employees may take annual leave, or with the approval of their supervisor and an approved scope of work, they may telecommute for the day.
Transportation and parking
Broad Street, Franklin Street and other major campus thoroughfares will be closed to traffic. VCU Police are working closely with city officials to identify traffic routes to campus. Once identified, these routes and directions will be posted to Navigate VCU, navigate.vcu.edu, a traffic and logistics website to give you up-to-date information about closures and route changes.
All parking facilities will remain open and operational. VCU parking officials recommend arriving to campus by 8 a.m. and leaving after 4:30 p.m. to avoid detours and road closures. If you plan on arriving after 8 a.m. or leaving before 4:30 p.m., you will need to follow detours listed at navigate.vcu.edu.
RamRide will continue operations on May 2, 3 and 4; however, all routes will be significantly modified during race times. Visit the RamRide website for more information and the real-time bus tracker.
Dining Services and bookstores
Dining Services and VCU Bookstores will operate their normal schedules.
Your safety and security at VCU remains a top priority for the university. As we approach May 2, we will continue to send updates and alerts through various channels of communication, such as VCU Alert, TelegRAM and mass email, to the VCU community.
Vice President Finance and Administration
Dr. Michael Rao
Mr. William Cole
Ms. Marti Heil
Ms. Pamela Lepley
Dr. Francis Macrina
Dr. Wanda Mitchell
Dr. Sheldon Retchin
Mr. Mark Rubin
Dr. Beverly Warren
Presentation to Faculty Senate 4/1/2014