High School Graduations

The Stuart C. Siegel Center and Altria Theater will be hosting the 2018 high school graduation ceremonies.  These important events will take place from Tuesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 16 and will provide many prospective college students and their families an opportunity to experience Virginia Commonwealth University.

Attendance at each graduation ceremony will range from 2,500 to more than 6,000 high school graduates, parents and guests.  Attendees will park primarily in the West Broad Street Deck at 1111 West Broad Street and Bowe Street Deck at 609 Bowe Street.
 
VCU Police and VCU Parking and Transportation will work to minimize inconveniences as much as possible. Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal, with the greatest delays occurring 45 minutes before and after each ceremony. VCU Police have collaborated with VCU Parking and Transportation, the City of Richmond, the Richmond Police Department and the Virginia Department of Transportation to develop a comprehensive, regional traffic plan to mitigate traffic impacts and maintain guests’ safety.
 
As part of this plan, West Broad Street Deck subscribers will be temporarily relocated, beginning on June 6, to the Henry Street Decks (East/West), West Cary Street Deck and Jefferson Street Deck during graduations, and reciprocal parking on the West Braod Street Deck will be temporarily disabled. A dedicated shuttle service will be available to assist subscribers during the relocation period.  

Aerial footage of high school graduation ceremony letting out at Siegel Center

 
All subscribers are encouraged to allow ample time to travel to and from your parking facility.
 
If you are a VCU employee who is attending graduation ceremonies at the Siegel Center and will have a red, blue, green or yellow parking pass issued by area schools, please view the Directions for VCU Employees Attending Graduation Ceremonies [PDF].

 

You may also view the full graduation schedule: 2018 High School Graduation Schedule

 

 


Subscriber Parking:

To ensure subscribers can park safely and with minimal impacts, West Broad Street Deck subscribers will be temporarily relocated to alternate facilities beginning on June 6; however, shuttle services will be provided. All subscribers utilizing alternate parking facilities will be able to enter the facility using their VCUCard and/or VCU hangtag permit.

In the event you are a subscriber requiring additional parking accommodations due to a disability, please contact VCU Parking and Transportation directly at 828-PARK (7275).

West Broad Street Deck Subscribers:

  • From June 6 to 8 and June 12 to 16, West Broad Street Deck subscribers will relocate to the West Cary Street Deck, located at 1101 West Cary Street, Jefferson Street Deck, located at 100 South Jefferson Street, or Henry Street Decks (East/West), located at 200-201 Henry Street.
    • Subscribers will have the option to relocate on Monday, June 11, as shuttle services will continue to run as scheduled.

*Note: Shuttle service not provided to/from Henry Street Decks. 

**While graduation ceremonies begin on June 5, this ceremony will not impact subscriber parking, and relocation is not necessary.

West Main Street Deck Subscribers:

  • West Main Street Deck subscribers are encouraged to park in the West Cary Street Deck, located at 1101 West Cary Street, Henry Street Decks (East/West), located at 200-201 N. Henry Street, or Jefferson Street Deck, located at 100 South Jefferson Street, on June 12, 13, and 15.

*Note: Shuttle service not provided to/from Henry Street Decks.

UU/SP Lot Subscribers:

  • UU and SP Lot subscribers will be able to access the UU and SP Lots with a valid VCU permit from June 6 to June 16.

Bowe Street Deck Subscribers:

  • During the graduation period (June 6 to 8 and June 12 to 16), Bowe Street Deck subscribers may relocate to the West Cary Street Deck, located at 1101 West Cary Street, Jefferson Street Deck, located at 100 South Jefferson Street, or Henry Street Decks, if preferred, but are not required.

*Note: The first level of this facility will be reserved for graduation parking.

Reciprocal Parking:

  • Reciprocal parking will not be permitted in the West Broad Street Deck from June 6 to 8 and June 12 to 16.  MCV Campus subscribers who need to reciprocal park on the Monroe Park Campus may park on the West Cary Street Deck, Jefferson Street Deck, located at 100 South Jefferson Street, or Henry Street Decks (East/West), located at 200-201 N. Henry Street, during these times.
 
If you are a VCU employee who is attending graduation ceremonies at the Siegel Center and will have a red, blue, green or yellow parking pass issued by area schools, please view the Directions for VCU Employees Attending Graduation Ceremonies [PDF].
 

Subscriber Transportation:

  • To assist with relocation efforts for those parking subscribers affected, a dedicated shuttle service will operate from June 6 to June 8 and June 11 to June 15. RamSafe shuttles will run in a continuous loop to and from the West Cary Street Deck, Jefferson Street Deck and on-campus locations during the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 6: 30 p.m.

Note: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, only one shuttle will be in service. Three shuttles will remain in service during all other times.

  • Shuttles will travel to and from these four locations:
    • Jefferson Deck entrance
    • West Cary Street Deck entrance (across the street)
    • Intersection of Harrison and Franklin streets
    • Intersection of Franklin and Laurel streets
    • Intersection of Shafer and Franklin streets
  • In the event subscribers will need transportation outside of the shuttle operating hours, a RamSafe ride request  may be placed by calling 828-SAFE (7233), using the RamSafe mobile app, or by visiting ramsafe.vcu.edu.

View the VCU Parking Subscriber Shuttle Service Route.


RamRide/RamSafe:

  • Campus Connector passengers may experience extended wait times due to surrounding traffic. Passengers are encouraged to utilize the RamRide tracker at vcu.transloc.com or the VCU Mobile app to view estimated arrival times.
  • RamSafe will operate as normal (from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.); however, portions of campus surrounding the Siegel Center may not be serviced while graduation activities are taking place.

Community Parking:

Hourly/Visitor Parking:

Sports Medicine Visitors:

  • Guests holding sports medicine appointments will be permitted to utilize the SP Lot; however, guests must notify the lot attendant of your appointment.

Helpful Tips:

  • Ensure your VCU parking permit is properly displayed on your rear view mirror at all times.
  • Use alternate routes when possible, and plan for delays. View the full graduation schedule: VCU Parking Subscriber Shuttle Service Route.
  • If you are attending a graduation ceremony, leave early to allow enough time for traffic and parking.
  • In the event you encounter any ingress/egress issues while in the parking deck, please press the “i” button, located on the entrance/exit lane readers, for assistance.