Student Move-In Information for Virginia Tech

I happen to love when the students come back to Blacksburg.  It seems to wake the Town up, I think.

Bringing your VT student back to campus this year?  Here’s information related to move-in and parking:

Student Move-In Traffic and Parking Information

From August 17-20 (Wednesday-Saturday), over 9,000 students and their families will be arriving at Virginia Tech to check into the residence halls.  This will cause a significant change in parking and traffic patterns on campus. 

During the four days of check-in, streets and parking lots closest to the residence halls will be designated as “30 minute unloading zones” and reserved for resident student move-in.  These areas include the following parking lots:

•     Owens

•     Dietrick

•     Coliseum

•     Hutcheson (Ag-Quad)

•     Engel/Harper

The following streets will also be affected:

•     Old Turner

•     Kent

•     Washington

•     Ag-Quad Lane

•     South side of the Drillfield (both sides of the road) from Sandy Hall to the Library 

•     Alumni Mall

Please do not park in these areas.

ALL vehicles parked in these areas, other than for the purpose of unloading, will have to be ticketed in order to provide space for the move-in process.

Additionally, Washington Street will become a one-way road.  Traffic on Washington Street will be allowed to move from west to east (from the Coliseum toward Kent Street & Downtown Blacksburg).  We expect very slow moving traffic along this corridor and strongly recommend avoiding Washington Street during these days (August 17-20).

Faculty and Staff members should park in areas not designated for “30 minute loading.”  We recommend using C/G section of the Litton-Reaves Lot (located behind Litton-Reaves Hall, off Washington Street) or the Perry Street Lot/Prices Fork Lot (located off Prices Fork Rd).    A map of the parking lots can be found at If you have questions please contact Parking Services at or 231-3200.

For directions and information from the Division of Student Affairs on new student check-in stations, unloading zones and other key points, please visit

For more information, contact Hilary West at 540-231-0235.

First issued on: Aug 8, 2011

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