Blacksburg, VA, part of the New River Valley, is situated on a plateau in the Appalachian Mountains -- North America's oldest mountain range. It has become a vibrant community over the years with activities suited for everyone's taste. There are a number of restaurants and lodging facilities in and around Blacksburg -- something for everyone. Weekend activities range from crafts, movies, cultural events, golf, or enjoying the mountains and the New River. The Visiting Virginia Tech page contains driving directions and detailed information about local accomodations, dining, and more. If you're interested a campus tour, please contact the Admissions Office.
Click here for an information sheet providing general guidelines and a parking lot map for Virginia Tech Visitors.
Visitors (non-students or non-faculty/staff) may park in any faculty, staff, visitor, or student parking space if they have a valid visitor parking permit and if the space is not restricted by signs. Some restricted areas include handicap spaces, carpool spaces, loading zones, service vehicle zones, timed areas, sidewalks, grass, admission areas, teaching assistant spaces, Owens and the Dietrick Dining Hall Lots. Visitors may park around the Drillfield with a valid visitor parking permit. Visitors are recommended to use the Faculty/Staff section of Perry Street Lot, Litton Reaves Lot, Coliseum Lot, Derring Lot, Washington Street, Litton-Reaves Extension Lot and Shultz Lot.
Visitor parking permits are available at the Visitor Center on 965 Prices Fork Road or at the University Police Department in the Maintenance Complex off Southgate Drive all other times. The Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday-7:30 am — 6:00 pm, Saturday-8:30 am — 2:30 pm, and Sunday- 1:00 pm — 5:00 pm. Visitor permits must be signed and dated by an authorized parking services or police official and displayed 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted by a sign.
If a department has a visitor coming to campus, they may email Parking Services in advance for a visitor parking permit(s) to be picked up by the department. Please e-mail 24 hours in advance for preparation of permits. Students should direct their visitors to pick up a visitor permit themselves at the Visitor Center during regular office hours or the Police Department at all other times.
Visitor permits are not needed on weekends (Friday, 5:00 p.m. to Monday, 7:00 a.m.), unless otherwise noted by a sign. Metered parking spaces are also available for short-term visitors on campus. Visitors with parking permits may not park free at parking meters.
Visitors who park an RV on campus need to obtain a Visitor Permit from the Visitor Center, located at 965 Prices Fork Road. RV parking on campus will cost the same amount as Visitor Permit which currently is free. All RVs parking on campus will park in the Duck Pond Overflow Lot (except during the football season). For more information please see the recreational vehicle (RV) parking page.
Contact us at email@example.com or 231-3200.
455 Research Center Dr. (0540)
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0540
Satellite Office on ground level of the Perry Street Parking Garage
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.