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WVU FallFest event, traffic restrictions announced.

FallFest, West Virginia University’s annual welcome back concert, will take place Tuesday, Aug. 15, on the Evansdale Rec Fields adjacent to the Student Rec Center. FallFest will include performances by Cage the Elephant, 21 Savage and RL Grime. Certain traffic restrictions and event restrictions apply. This is an alcohol-free event. Event-goers should note that no smoking will be permitted in accordance with WVU’s tobacco-free campus policy. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with FallFest set to begin at 5 p.m. and conclude at 9:30 p.m. This event is rain or shine.

Rec Center Drive     CLOSED – Tuesday noon to Wednesday 12 a.m.

FREE parking will be available beginning at 3 p.m. in WVU Short Term Lot ST9 across from the Art Museum and in WVU Short Term Lot ST1 off Patteson Drive.

Gate 1 – Towers PRT station exit
Gate 2 – Rec Center Drive between the Student Rec Center and the CPASS building
WVU Students with valid WVU IDs are permitted one guest age 17 and older. WVU Students with guests may enter any gate. Guest tickets are not required, but guests should be prepared to show proof of age. WVU IDs will be scanned at the gates. Students are encouraged to check with Mountaineer Card Services to be sure their IDs are working properly.


NO professional cameras*
NO coolers or hard containers
NO video or audio recording
NO weapons
NO laser pointers
NO bottles or cans
NO pets
NO one under 17 admitted
NO umbrellas
NO purses, backpacks, or bags of any kind**
NO commercial solicitation
NO selfie sticks
NO drones

All concert-goers will be subject to a random security check and wanding before entering the gates.
*Media will need prior approval.
**Wristlets must measure no larger than 9.5” x 4.25” to be permitted.

Buses will run continuously between the Mountainlair and the Evansdale Residential Complex from 4 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The PRT will run until 10:15 p.m. FallFest is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment.  Stay connected with the latest event updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @wvuevents.