With high school graduation ceremonies starting next week, the VCU Police Department expects an increase in traffic near Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park Campus. High schools from Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and New Kent counties, St. Gertrude and ECPI will host ceremonies at the Stuart C. Siegel Center between June 2 and June 13.
Graduating students, and their guests, are advised to arrive early at the Siegel Center and give themselves adequate time to park. Attendance for the ceremonies may range from 2,500 to more than 6,000. VCU Police, VCU Parking and Transportation, the City of Richmond Transportation Engineering Division and the Richmond Police Department have established a collaborative, regional traffic plan and have added staffing to keep traffic moving before and after each ceremony.
Doors at the Siegel Center will open one hour prior to the start of each ceremony. Attendees can park in the West Broad Street Parking Deck at 1111 W. Broad St. and at the Bowe Street Parking Deck at 601 Bowe St. The Siegel Center is located at 1200 W. Broad St.