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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 85. University of Virginia
Chapter 20. Regulation of Weapons, Fireworks, and Explosives
6/17/2019

8VAC85-20-30. Weapons, Fireworks, and Explosives Prohibited.

A. The safety of the university community is promoted by the reasonable regulation of weapons, fireworks, and explosives.

B. Members of the university community. The possession, storage, or use of any weapon by any university student, faculty, employee, trainee, or volunteer, except a law-enforcement officer, on university property is prohibited.

C. General public and visitors. The possession, storage, or use of any weapon by the general public or visitors, except a law-enforcement officer, on university property in academic, administrative, athletic, entertainment, or student residence buildings, child care or dining facilities, or the University Medical Center, or while attending sporting, entertainment, or educational activities is prohibited.

D. Exceptions. In the following circumstances, the Chief of the University Police Department, or his designee, may authorize in writing a person to possess, store, or use a weapon: (i) educational or artistic display, parade, or ceremony in connection with a university-sponsored activity (unloaded or disabled only and with other specified safeguards, if appropriate); (ii) official military or Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) activities; (iii) university contracted protection or security details; (iv) any university-approved training, course, or class; or (v) university personnel, other than law-enforcement officers, required to possess a weapon as part of their official duties. A request for permission pursuant to one of the exceptions in this subsection shall be addressed in advance to the Chief of the University Police Department where it will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with state and federal law, university policy, and the safety of the university community.

E. Fireworks and other explosives. Except as approved by authorized university personnel or otherwise authorized by applicable university policies and procedures, the possession, storage, or use of any firework or other explosive or any lethal combustible chemical or combination of chemicals on university property or while attending sporting, entertainment, or educational activities is prohibited.

Statutory Authority

§ 23-76 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 28, Issue 07, eff. December 5, 2011.

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