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The UCI Worlds is truly one of the great global sporting events. It is covered by more than 500 media outlets from around the world and is broadcast live to a global audience of more than 300 million people. Richmond city officials anticipate a total of 450,000 visitors to the area.
Richmond 2015, the organizing group for the UCI Worlds, has created a website with maps and other information about each race course. VCU will be publishing maps later this year regarding commuting and parking logistics.
Yes! Richmond 2015 is currently seeking volunteers. VCU employees may use up to a maximum of 16 work hours to volunteer. These hours will be treated the same as regular work time and not as leave. To do this, you will need prior approval from your supervisor by submitting your official Richmond 2015 volunteer registration confirmation indicating the days/shifts you are assigned to volunteer. Visit Richmond 2015 to register.
VCU Medical Center is the exclusive medical sponsor for UCI Worlds, which means that in addition to providing care as usual to the Richmond region, these health care professionals will treat the athletes and fans attending the championships. Check out the Shift for Health website for more details.
Yes! Use the VCU Navigate tool to help you find the best way to get you where you need to be on campus, including directions to parking decks and lots. If you do not currently subscribe to a VCU deck or lot, you can pre-purchase a spot for $10/day at vcu.clickandpark.com.
All residence halls will remain open during this period so that students will have the option to stay on campus and participate in work or meaningful community service, education or event-related activities.
Regularly scheduled classes will not be held on the Monroe Park Campus from Sept. 19–27. Rather, reading days will be observed. Students in the health sciences schools (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Allied Health Professions) will need to check with their academic program contact as each schedule will be managed separately. Please be assured that academic integrity will not be compromised as adjustments to the calendar have been made to ensure sufficient teaching hours are maintained.
VCU is offering special one-credit bike race courses for a reduced tuition rate of $50 per course. All courses run from Aug. 24 through Oct. 9. To register, log on with your eID through the myVCU portal and search for the course using the Course Registration Number (the five-digit number) listed just before the course abbreviation. Review the course descriptions.
The university has established special courses with assignments that occur during the bike race. Though these days are university “reading” days; due to the extended length of the reading days and the timing of the bike race near the beginning of the semester, assignments can be set during these reading days. We encourage faculty to develop course-related assignments thematically related to the bike race to encourage student engagement.
While the university encourages bike race related-assignments during the reading days, because the university does not normally give exams during either reading days or spring break, exams/quizzes/tests should not be given during this time.
The academic calendar has been adjusted to account for the additional reading days scheduled during the bike race. The normal semester counts fourteen (14) contact days during a semester. The adjusted academic calendar also contains fourteen (14) contact days which accounts for the normal academically scheduled activities during the semester.
Telecommuting will be available at the discretion of the VCU department and will depend on staffing and business operating needs.
Telecommuting is at the discretion of the department and depends on staffing and business operating needs. Employees must have prior approval from their supervisor to telecommute.
Before agreeing to the special telecommuting agreement, supervisors must evaluate individual jobs for telecommuting suitability and employees for performance and reliability.
Pedestrian crossing is available at various locations along the racecourse. Look for course marshals who will assist pedestrians with the right time and location to cross.
Vehicular crossing will be at designated points on the race course throughout each day of the race. The main course crossings are at the following locations:
Visit the Richmond 2015 website to see course crossings by day. If you need to leave during race times, use vehicular course crossings and allow extra time as you will need to wait until the course is clear of cyclists.
Yes! Access RamSafe (ramsafe.vcu.edu) via desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone or call 828-SAFE (7233).RAMSafe will continue under normal operations 5 p.m.-8 a.m. each day, except for Friday, Sept. 25. On Friday. Sept. 25, during to the Conquer the Cobbles event scheduled from 7-10 p.m., the area that will be covered by RAMSafe will be the area within these boundaries:
VCU Parking and Transportation and the Office of Equity and Access Services will provide two ADA buses during the work week. One bus will be stationed at each campus to accommodate point-to-point requests from mobility impaired faculty, staff and students. Call (804) 828-2890 to request pick up.
Yes. The RamRide Campus Connector, A/I Lot and M Lot will continue service during UCI Worlds, but with modified schedules and routes to accommodate road closures. Use TransLoc to follow the bus routes during race days. Routes will resume normal paths on Monday, Sept. 28.
Campus Connector will run three buses each day (including weekends), 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and will run at half-hour intervals, based on traffic flow. These times are approximate Two stops:
A/I Lot will run four buses Monday-Friday (no weekend service), 5 a.m.-8 p.m., and will run at 15-minute intervals, based on traffic flow. Stops include:
M Lot will run two buses Monday-Friday (no weekend service), 5 a.m.-Midnight, and will run at half-hour intervals, based on traffic flow. Stops include: