Largest freshman class in VCU’s history to move-in this weekend


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia Commonwealth University is ready to welcome their record-setting freshman class this weekend. 

The class of 2022 which is comprised of 4,600 students, will move into the university’s residence halls on Saturday. The previous record freshman class had 4,234 students in the fall of 2016.

VCU just completed the construction of the new $96 million, 12-floor Gladding Residence Center, where more than 1,500 students will call home. 

On Saturday, drivers should expect traffic congestion near the dorms and there will be limited street parking available. Students will move-in from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

VCU lists on their website the following streets that will have travel restrictions or will be closed: 

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.

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