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University offices to close at 2 p.m. for Sept. 3 football game

From: Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

The university has approved the closing of administrative and non-instructional university offices on the Blacksburg campus at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3. The closing will reduce on-campus faculty and staff presence to help relieve traffic congestion and facilitate other operational procedures for the football game that night against the University of North Carolina. The kickoff for the game will be at 6 p.m.

Classes will not be cancelled and other critical operations will remain open. Faculty and staff directly supporting classroom instruction and other critical university operations should work their normal schedule. Employees supporting classroom instruction or other critical university operations during the authorized closing will receive compensatory time based on the start and end time of their work schedule.

Faculty and staff who telework on authorized telework arrangements on this day are expected to continue working their normal schedule and will not receive compensatory leave.

On-campus locations for COVID-19 testing will close at noon Friday.

Employees who are departing campus are strongly advised to remove their vehicles from the parking lots before 2:10 p.m. in order to avoid traffic and parking challenges associated with the game. Details related to leave reporting will be provided in the monthly leave notice which will go out via email on or around Sept. 10.

Lots/roads that must be cleared include:

  • Stadium Lot
  • Coliseum Lot
  • Track/Soccer Lot
  • Maintenance Lot
  • Chicken Hill Lot
  • Engel Hall Lot
  • Beamer Way
  • Washington Street
  • The perimeter of the Duck Pond (Cage) Lot

Employees that remain on campus after 2 p.m. must move their vehicles to the Perry Street Garage, the interior section of the Duck Pond Lot (cage), or spaces around the Drillfield.

For questions about leave during an authorized closing, refer to University Policy No. 4305: Authorized Closings Leave and Compensation Policy. If employees have additional questions, contact your supervisor or HR representative.

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