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Location, maps, directions, parking

Smith Career Center

Corner of Washington Street & West Campus Drive [see mailing address]
Virginia Tech | Blacksburg, VA 24061

Online mapping

Mailing (not mapping!!) address

Parking passes

Directions and parking from Prices Fork Road

Directions and parking from Southgate Drive

Handicapped access

For PEDESTRIANS oriented to other campus buildings:

Career Services Building

Smith Career Center

Corner of Washington Street & West Campus Drive.
- Adjacent to the traffic roundabout.
- Across Washington Street from McComas Hall.

- Adjacent to Student Services Building to our east.
- Across West Campus Drive from Litton-Reaves to west.

 

For AUTOMOBILE TRAVELLERS:

Online mapping:

  • CAUTION: Do not map to our mailing address! Since campus mailing addresses were implemented on 6/10/13, and still applicable April 2014: our university-assigned mailing address, 870 Washington Street, SW, will NOT CORRECTLY MAP you to our physical location. That address will be unfound, or will map you to somewhat lost or very lost. Career Services is very sorry about this, but we have no control over assigning the address or over the mapping service providers. So again, do not map to our mailing address!
  • Smith Career Center closest parking: Coliseum Lot
    This is a very congested area on weekdays around 5pm.
    Coliseum Lot is closed to evening parking during home basketball games.
    Map to: "Intersection of Washington Street and West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA"
    OR "Coliseum Parking Lot, Blacksburg, VA"
    Coliseum lot is across from Smith Career Center accessible from Washington Street or Spring Road.

  • Parking when Coliseum Lot is full or off-limits due to athletic events
    Lots behind VBI, bounded by and accessible from Duck Pond Rd. & Washington Str.
    Map to: "VBI (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute), Blacksburg, VA" and turn into parking lots from Duck Pond Rd. or Washington Str.

Parking passes at Visitor Center, Prices Fork Road

Visitor 
                                Center on Prices Fork Road opened in July 2011.

Visitor Center
On Prices Fork Road

  • PARKING PASSES ARE REQUIRED FOR VISITORS.
  • Weekday visitors (who have not received a parking pass in advance, or who are not attending an event that supplies parking passes) must obtain a parking pass at the Visitor Center [opened July 2011] on 925 Prices Fork Road; use entrance to The Inn at Virginia Tech.
  • With a visitor parking pass you may park in any section for F/S (faculty/staff) or C/G (commuter/graduate student). DO NOT PARK in spaces designated C/P (carpool passes only). SEE YOUR PARKING PASS FOR ALL RULES.
  • Career Services has no authority over parking and cannot void parking tickets.
  • Directions to the Visitor Center.
  • Visitor Center hours and parking on campus.

 

Directions and parking for Smith Career Center from Prices Fork Road
— from The Inn at Virginia Tech and the Visitor Center:

Note that except at traffic lights with pedestrian crossing signals, vehicles should stop for pedestrians at crosswalks on campus.

Option: Parking in Coliseum Lot
This is a very congested area on weekdays around 5pm.
Coliseum Lot is closed to evening parking during home basketball games.

  1. From The Inn or Visitor Center:
    1. At main entrance, turn right onto Prices Fork Road; go 0.2 mile; at traffic light use right turn lane to enter West Campus Drive; travel 0.8 mile to next point.
      OR
    2. Use west-side entrance/exit for The Inn to turn right onto West Campus Drive; travel 0.7 mile to next point.
  2. West Campus Drive ends at the roundabout (traffic circle) where it meets Washington Street (Smith Career Center on your left at that intersection). Follow the roundabout to second exit onto Washington Street, eastbound.
  3. Travel 0.1 mile to first right into Coliseum lot.
  4. West Campus Drive to roundabout to
    east on Washington Street to Coliseum lot.

  5. With a visitor parking pass you may park in any section for F/S (faculty/staff) or C/G (commuter/graduate student). DO NOT PARK in spaces designated C/P (carpool passes only). SEE YOUR PARKING PASS FOR ALL RULES.
  6. Smith Career Center is across Washington Str. from Coliseum lot.
  7. Main reception desk on 1st floor.
    Employers conducting interviews may come directly to 2nd floor reception desk.

Option: Parking when Coliseum Lot is full or off-limits due to athletic events:

  1. Same as above.
  2. At the roundabout turn right onto Washington Street westbound.
  3. Travel 0.1 mile to take the first right into the lots behind Litton-Reaves and VBI.
  4. Same as above.
  5. Smith Career Center is across West Campus Drive from Litton-Reaves.
  6. Same as above.

Directions to Smith Career Center from Southgate Drive
— access Southgate Drive from Route 460:

Note that except at traffic lights with pedestrian crossing signals, vehicles should stop for pedestrians at crosswalks on campus.

From Southgate Drive to alternate lots when Coliseum Lot is full or closed for basketball game parking:

  • From intersection with Route 460, travel 0.5 mile; turn left at first traffic light onto Duck Pond Road.
  • Travel 0.3 mile; turn right at 4-way stop onto Washington Street.
  • Travel 335 feet and turn left into to the lots behind Litton-Reaves and VBI.
  • See 4., 5., and 6. above for parking and entering Smith Career Center.

Option 1 from Southgate Drive to Coliseum Lot:

  • From intersection with Route 460, travel 0.5 mile; turn left at first traffic light onto Duck Pond Road.
  • Travel 0.3 mile; turn right at 4-way stop onto Washington Street.
  • At 0.2 mile, at traffic circle/roundabout continue straight to stay on Washington Street; travel 0.1 mile; turn right into Coliseum lot. Smith Career Center is on your left after roundabout.
  • See 4., 5., and 6. above for parking and entering Smith Career Center.

Option 2 from Southgate Drive to Coliseum Lot:

Coliseum parking lot is gray area. Link to more campus maps.

Coliseum parking lot
is gray area.

  • From intersection with Route 460, travel 0.8 mile; turn left at second traffic light onto Spring Road. [Lane Stadium will then be to your right on Spring Road.]
  • Travel 0.2 mile; turn left into Coliseum lot [across from Lane Stadium gates]. Smith Career Center is on opposite corner of Coliseum lot.
  • See 4., 5., and 6. above for parking and entering Smith Career Center.

 

View of 
                                Smith Career Center from roundabout turning onto Washington Street

View of Smith Career Center
from roundabout.

 

Handicapped access

If you are a person with a disability and need assistance or accommodation, please contact us at:
(540) 231-6241 or
career.services@vt.edu.

 

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