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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 in a campus tour, please contact the Admissions Office.

Visitor Parking

Click here for an information sheet providing general guidelines for Virginia Tech Visitors.

Visitors (nonstudents or nonfaculty/staff) may park in any Faculty, Staff, Visitor, or Student (R/C/G) 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, and the Owens and 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 925 Prices Fork Road during regular business hours or at the Virginia Tech Police Department in the Maintenance Complex off Southgate Drive at all other times. The Visitor Center is open Monday through 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 and Transportation or police official and displayed Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM—5:00 PM and on the Drillfield Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM—8:00 PM unless otherwise noted by a sign.

Virginia Tech Departmental Requests

If a department has a visitor coming to campus, they may email Parking and Transportation 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 PM to Monday, 7:00 AM), 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 925 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.

Questions? Comments?

Contact us at or 540–231–3200.

Location and Contact Info

Parking and Transportation
Mail code: (0540)
605 Research Center Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061–0540

Phone: 540–231–3200
Fax: 540–231–3027
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM.

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