From: Human Resources
Subject: Monday, Sept. 3 football game to impact parking, traffic; some offices to close at 3 p.m.
Virginia Tech will host a weekday, nationally televised football game on Monday, Sept. 3. Kickoff is 8 p.m.
The traffic impact on the university community for events like these is especially acute on a weekday. Therefore, the university will take steps to ensure the orderly flow of traffic and minimize impact on class schedules.
President Charles Steger has approved the closing of all university offices at 3 p.m. on Sept. 3, with the exception of faculty and staff directly supporting classroom instruction and other critical university operations.
Classes will not be cancelled.
Employees who are departing campus are strongly advised to remove their vehicles from the parking lots by 3:30 p.m. on Monday to avoid the traffic and parking challenges associate with the game.
Normally, football traffic begins arriving on campus four hours before game time (around 4 p.m.). Given that this is a holiday weekend, there may be increased traffic throughout Blacksburg and the campus throughout the day and preceding weekend.
Parking lot clearance activities for the game effecting resident students begin early on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. when all resident student cars must be removed from the Stadium and Chicken Hill resident lots. Resident students can park in resident section of Duck Pond Drive Lot (the “Cage”).
All vehicles not in compliance will be subject to towing.
Please visit the Parking Services website to learn which lots are affected, what times vehicles must be removed, and other parking and transportation options.
If you have any questions concerning this information, please call Parking Services at 231-3200 or, after regular business hours, the University Police Department at 231-6411. If you have questions concerning reserved "Hokie Club" lots, please call the Athletic Department at 231-9963.