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Homecoming Safety Announcement

October 27, 2017

Dear Virginia Union University (VUU) Community,

In an effort to keep our campus safe, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and VUU Police remind you that safety is everyone’s responsibility. Therefore, if you see something, say something, by reporting suspicious persons or activities to Campus Police immediately at 804-257-5777.

With the increased homecoming and Halloween activities, the campus will be locked down from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. starting today (Friday, October 27, 2017) until Wednesday, November 1, 2017. This means that all gates will be closed and locked. You must have a valid ID and parking decal to enter and to park on campus. If you are parking on campus without a decal, you will be ticketed and potentially towed. In addition, we require all students to carry your ID. You will not be able to enter events without a valid Panther ID. If you are a residential student, you must sign your guest in with a Resident Assistant or Security Officer. Over the next few days, you will see an increase in police and safety officers, but we need you to help us keep our campus safe. Please note the following:

  1. If you need a parking decal:
    1. Visit the Cashier’s Office in the C.D. King building.
    2. Take your receipt to Campus Police to obtain a decal.
  2. We will be enforcing “no trespassing” at 10:00 p.m. each night. Trespassing occurs when someone unlawfully enters VUU property or premise without permission.
  3. Underage drinking and the use of an illegal drug is a criminal offense.
  4. Remember to sign-up for Campus Alerts at https://www.vuu.edu/about-vuu/campus-police/emergency-alert-system.

We know that homecoming is an exciting time, and we encourage you to participate, but remember that your safety our top priority.

Dr. Allia L. Carter                                                                                Chief Carlton G. Edwards

Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs           Chief of Police