September 6, 2013
Next Tuesday, September 10, 2013, expect heavy traffic on and off campus for the Fall Out Boy concert at the Patriot Center. The concert begins at 7pm with doors opening at 5:30pm. Traffic and parking will be busiest between 5 - 7pm. As with any weeknight Patriot Center event, it is highly recommended to utilize alternative transportation. If you must drive, please avoid Braddock Road approaching campus and use alternate routes and entrances to campus, including University Drive and Roberts Road.
With respect to parking options, it is best for those NOT going to the concert to park on the north end of campus in Rappahannock River Deck and Lot H (which is open to General student permits from 5 - 11pm). Overnight restrictions in the General parking area of Rappahannock River Deck will be waived Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
After 5pm, the upper levels of the Shenandoah Deck permit area will be opened to General permit and event parking overflow - all must be out by midnight. The roof of Rappahannock River Deck and the reserved permit area of Mason Pond Deck may be opened as well depending on need. Parking, Police, and Patriot Center staff will be directing traffic on roadways and in parking areas. Please follow their direction to save time and for your safety.
With the increase in traffic, also expect delays on Mason Shuttles routes. Please allow plenty of extra time coming to campus whether you drive or take a bus. Consider carpooling - find or share a ride at zimride.gmu.edu.