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Virginia Tech Visitor & Undergraduate Admissions Center

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You’ll never really “get” the Hokie Spirit until you’ve visited campus and walked among the Hokie Nation. When you first arrive on campus, you will want to stop first at the Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center. One of the Visitor Center staff will be happy to help you with your parking needs...they can issue you a parking pass, campus map, directions, and other pertinent information that will help you navigate campus. They can also show you some interesting places to visit while on campus that will make your visit more complete. (Please have your license plate information ready when requesting a pass.) The center is located at 925 Prices Fork Road, which is located at the corner of Prices Fork Road and University City Boulevard, near The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Look for it at the southwest corner of Prices Fork Road and University City Boulevard. The visitor center is open 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the months of November through February), 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Undergraduate Admissions staff is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Experience the past. Invent the future. Prepare to spend some time browsing the center’s interactive exhibits that showcase Virginia Tech’s history, mission, academics, student life, and ongoing research and outreach — and get your picture taken with the HokieBird! Meet the staff: Sharon Sarver, visitor center supervisor, is the face of the Virginia Tech Visitor Center, assisting visitors and managing the daily operations of the center. Visitors tell us that their visit simply wouldn’t have been complete without her personal welcome. Stephanie Battleson, Pat Mullins, and Sherrilyn Aldridge, visitor center receptionists, are also available to help welcome our more than 60,000 visitors to the Virginia Tech campus, while providing them with a map and directions to their destinations. Contact the Visitor Center for Parking passes, maps, and other visitor information which can be shared by contacting them at 540-231-3548, or by Emailing Sharon at: Contact Undergraduate Admissions: For information related to open house events, campus tours, or admissions activities, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 540-231-6267 Email:

  • Directions: Getting to the Virginia Tech Visitor Center: Virginia Tech and the Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center are easily accessible from both major interstates in southwest Virginia. To reach campus from Interstate 81 (southbound and northbound): From I-81 take Exit 118B. This will put you on the RT 460W By-pass. Staying on the by-pass, follow signs to Blacksburg/Virginia Tech for approximately 10 miles. Take the Prices Fork "Downtown" exit onto Prices Fork Road. At the first traffic light on Prices Fork Road, turn "right" at the entrance to "Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center". Take another immediate right to the "Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center." To reach the campus from Interstate 77 (northbound): Merge onto I-81 North via Exit 32 toward Roanoke. Continue on I-81 North to exit 118B, and follow the directions above. To reach the campus from Interstate 77/West Virginia Turnpike (southbound): In West Virginia, take Exit 9, "U.S. 460-Princeton/Pearisburg, VA." Turn left onto US-460E (Crossing into Virginia) Continue on U.S. 460 East for approximately 44 miles. Take the Toms Creek Road exit. At the stop sign, turn left onto Toms Creek Road. At 2nd light, turn right onto University City Boulevard. Continue on University City Boulevard for about 1.2 miles until reaching the Prices Fork intersection (3rd light on University City Boulevard). Be careful to stay in "right lane, which will allow you to continue straight ahead. Continue on University City Boulevard to the light at the intersection of Prices Fork Road. Continue straight through the traffic light to the entrance of the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Take the next right up the hill to the Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center. How Far is Virginia Tech From ... Driving distances from regional metropolitan areas. Washington D.C. 4 hours Richmond, Va. 4 hours Virginia Beach, Va. 5.5 hours Pittsburgh 5.5 hours Philadelphia 5.5 hours Charlotte 3 hours Raleigh, N.C. 4 hours New York City 9 hours Atlanta 6 hours Nashville 7 hours Newark, N.J. 8 hours Charleston, W.Va. 2.5 hours
  • Major Access Routes: I-81; I-77; and RT 460
  • Miles from I-81: 10 miles
  • Additional Information: Please call visitor information center at 540-231-3548