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
The mailing address is not reliable 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 cpd@vt.edu.

CAUTION: Don't map using our mailing address.
Google Maps is close, but not fully accurate.
MapQuest is not accurate.
Google Maps does correctly map to "The Garnett E. and Patsy T. Smith Career Center" or "Smith Career Center."  MapQuest does 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 is 440 feet from traffic roundabout traveling east.
- You can Google Map to "Coliseum Parking Lot Sbnd, Blacksburg, VA"

Parking when Coliseum Lot is full or off-limits due to athletic events
- Lots behind Life Sciences 1 and Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech.
- Bounded by and accessible from Duck Pond Rd. & Washington St.
- Google Map to "Life Science Circle, Blacksburg, VA"
- Entrance is 0.1 mile from traffic roundabout traveling west.

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 Life Science 1.
  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 approx 0.5 mile; follow traffic roundabout onto Duck Pond Drive.
  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 (through roundabout); turn left at traffic light onto Beamer Way. [Lane Stadium will then be to your right on Beamer Way.]
  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