The University’s regulation distinguishes between visitors and the U.Va. community. The former group is formally prohibited from carrying weapons into University buildings. However, the latter is banned from bringing weapons onto “University property,” which encompasses the Grounds, whether inside a building or outside. After being published in the state administrative code, the new regulation went into effect Dec. 5.
While the University’s new regulation sparked some controversy among firearm owners and state legislators, it was not altered by the 2011-12 Virginia General Assembly.