Smith Career Center

Career and Professional Development is located in the Smith Career Center.

Our mailing address is:
870 Washington Street, SW, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Please note the mailing address is not always accurate for Google or MapQuest mapping. 
You may map to Smith Career Center.

For pedestrians oriented to other campus buildings

Corner of Washington Street & West Campus Drive.
- Adjacent to the traffic roundabout.
- Across Washington Street from McComas Hall.
- Adjacent to the Student Services Building to our east.
- Across West Campus Drive from Litton-Reaves to the west.

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.

CAUTION if mapping with the mailing address: 
Google Maps = Accurate.
MapQuest = Not accurate. (Maps 0.27 mile west of our parking lot entrance.)
Google Maps maps to traffic circle (roundabout) near our parking lot entrance.
Google Maps correctly maps to "The Garnett E. and Patsy T. Smith Career Center" or "Smith Career Center." MapQuest will not recognize these.
Please use the information we provide on this page to help you with navigating and parking.

Smith Career Center closest parking: Coliseum Lot
- Congested area on weekdays around 5 p.m.
- Closed to evening parking during home basketball games.
- Across from Smith Career Center accessible from Washington St. or Beamer Way.
- Entrance: Google Map to "770 Washington St. SW, Blacksburg, VA"

Parking when Coliseum Lot is full or off-limits due to athletic events
- Lots behind Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
- Bounded by and accessible from Duck Pond Rd. & Washington St.
- Google Map to "Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, VA"
- Turn into parking lots from Duck Pond Rd. or Washington St.

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 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 and Professional Development has no authority over parking and cannot void parking tickets.

Visitor Center location, hours, and parking on campus.

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 5 p.m.
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 that feeds directly onto 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. 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.
  5. Smith Career Center is across Washington St. from Coliseum lot.
  6. Main reception desk on first floor.
    Employers conducting interviews may come directly to second floor reception desk.

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

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

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:

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

Option 1 from Southgate Drive to Coliseum Lot:

  1. From intersection with Route 460, travel 0.5 mile; turn left at first traffic light onto Duck Pond Road.
  2. Travel 0.3 mile; turn right at 4-way stop onto Washington Street.
  3. At 0.2 mile, at traffic circle/roundabout continue straight to stay on Washington Street; travel 0.1 mile; turn right into Coliseum lot.
  4. 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.
  5. Smith Career Center is across Washington Str. from Coliseum lot.
  6. Main reception desk on 1st floor.
    Employers conducting interviews may come directly to 2nd floor reception desk

Option 2 from Southgate Drive to Coliseum Lot:

  1. 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.]
  2. Travel 0.2 mile; turn left into Coliseum lot [across from Lane Stadium gates]. Smith Career Center is on opposite corner of Coliseum lot.
  3. 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.
  4. Smith Career Center is across Washington Str. from Coliseum lot.
  5. Main reception desk on 1st floor.
    Employers conducting interviews may come directly to 2nd floor reception desk