Update: Aug. 7, 9:40 a.m.

Students will receive their parking pass via email to print and bring on Move-in, not in the mail, as previously shared. This has been corrected below.

Original Notice:

From: Virginia Tech Transportation Services

As 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 the university prepares for Move-In 2020, Aug. 14 – 23, please make note of the following disruptions and lot closures below.

Parking information for students and families

1. Students moving into the residence halls will have a 2-hour timeslot to unload. Students will receive a parking pass via email that they should print and bring with them. Whenever the vehicle is parked, please have this pass on the dashboard.

2. Plan ahead by visiting the 2020 Move-in Map to determine the closest Move-in zone.

Lots designated for use during Move-in will include:

  • Ag Quad Lot and surrounding areas
  • Architecture Annex Lot
  • Basketball Ext. Lot
  • Coliseum Lot
  • Dietrick Hall Lot
  • Engel Hall Lot
  • Kent Street
  • Litton-Reaves Hall Lot nearest to Hill Crest Hall
  • Price Hall Lot
  • Squires Lot
  • Washington Street
  • Along the south side of the Drillfield (War Memorial and Sandy Hall side)

3. Unload belongings.

4. After unloading, please park in one of the following lots on the perimeter on campus (and leave the parking permit your student received on the dashboard):

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

Please note, parking is not permitted in service or handicapped parking spaces, on grassy areas, or on sidewalks.

Faculty and staff parking information for move-in

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

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

Please visit 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 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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