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The Students are Coming, The Students are Coming

Slow down and have your patience handy as new arrivals to Richmond settle in.




Shout out to the Fan District Association Facebook that provided this excellent summary of the expected arrival dates of students at our local colleges/universities. (For the record I’ll be driving my child up to GMU on Friday and would appreciate y’all staying out of my way.)

Local university students will be returning to campuses across Richmond throughout August. Even if you’re not dropping off a student, college move-in processes will impact traffic during peak commuting hours. Slow down and be patient.
We’ve outlined when and where certain neighborhoods could see some traffic.

Virginia Union University

Move-in days: Thursday, Aug. 17-Friday, Aug. 18
Neighborhood: Northside
Traffic: I-64, North Lombardy Street, Brook Road

Virginia Commonwealth University

Move-in days: Friday, Aug. 18-Sunday, Aug. 20
Neighborhood: VCU, Fan
Traffic: I-64, streets between Grace and Cary from Harrison to Belvidere

University of Richmond

Move-in days: Sunday, Aug. 20 and Wednesday, Aug. 23
Neighborhood: Tuckahoe
Traffic: I-195, College Road, River Road, Grove Avenue, Libbie Avenue
More Info from UofR

Also expect a bit more chaos in Carytown and your favorite restaurant as families explore.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.