The annual traditional New Student Convocation and Spirit Walk takes place today, Tuesday, August 22. Around 1,000 students will walk from the Stuart C. Siegel Center to the 1000 block of Floyd Avenue.
As a result, roads will be closed for about 20 minutes starting around 5:20 PM.
Starting at approximately 5:20 p.m., VCUPD will briefly close the eastbound and westbound lanes of West Broad Street at the north intersection of Harrison Street. (The exact start time and length of the closure are subject to change.)
The Spirit Walk route will continue south on Harrison Street, crossing Grace and Franklin streets, and then head east onto the 500 block of Park Avenue. The route will continue south on Linden Street and end at the intersection of Floyd Avenue and Linden Street.
VCU Police will briefly close Harrison Street between Broad Street and Grove Avenue to allow participants to walk the route. Police will block intersections along Harrison Street and will reopen streets for vehicular travel as soon as participants pass through. VCUPD officers will lead and follow Spirit Walk participants.
Floyd Avenue will be closed between Harrison and Cherry streets for a student block party until 8:30 p.m.
Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes through the area during this time. Suggested alternatives include Leigh Street, Cary Street, Interstate 95 or the Downtown Expressway.
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