From: Division of Operations

First-year and returning students will move into the residence halls on Aug. 21-24. As all the new and returning Hokies and their families come to Blacksburg, traffic and congestion can cause issues around campus. Keeping yourself informed will help limit the frustrations and will keep the move-in experience as efficient as possible.

As we prepare for Move-In 2019, please make note of the following disruptions and lot closures below.

Parking information for students and families

Students moving into the residence halls will receive a 30-minute loading permit good in the spaces surrounding the halls. Residence Hall move-in zones are highlighted in the following maps:

Please note: Kent Street and Washington Street will operate as one-way streets during move-in.

Move-in parking is available in:

  • Engel Lot
  • Owens Lot
  • Coliseum Lot
  • Ag Quad Lot and surrounding areas
  • Dietrick Lot
  • Washington Street
  • Kent Street
  • Along the south side of the Drillfield (War Memorial and Sandy Hall side)

Faculty and staff parking information for move-in

During move-in, faculty and staff will not be able to park in the following lots:

  • Engel Lot
  • Owens Lot
  • Coliseum Lot
  • Ag Quad Lot and surrounding areas
  • Dietrick Lot
  • Washington Street
  • Kent Street
  • Along the south side of the Drillfield (War Memorial and Sandy Hall side)

All cars with F/S permits parked in those lots will be ticketed or towed. Faculty and staff who regularly park in those lots are asked to use alternative areas of campus to park during move-in, including such perimeter parking lots as:

  • Chicken Hill Lot
  • Duck Pond Drive Lot (“the Cage”)
  • Perry Street Garage
  • Litton Reaves
     

Please refer to the Campus Parking Map for reference.

Leveraging Blacksburg Transit and alternative transportation

All perimeter lots are accessible by Blacksburg Transit buses (free of charge for employees that show their Hokie Passports upon boarding). Blacksburg Transit serves the Chicken Hill lot every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. via the CRC bus. From the Duck Pond Lot, you can take the Hokie Express (HXP) every 10 minutes to travel to the east side of the Drillfield or catch the Campus Shuttle (CAS) every 20 minutes to go to the west side of the Drillfield.  Click here to view Blacksburg Transit routes and schedules.

Additionally, alternative transportation options at Virginia Tech are plentiful. Along with Blacksburg Transit, employees may want to consider biking or walking to campus, carpool, or utilizing Roam NRV bikeshare to commute or get around.

For parking questions, please contact Parking and Transportation at 540–231–3200 or parking@vt.edu.

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