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Please note all our services are currently virtual, by email, phone, and Zoom, in accordance with the university's guidelines during Covid-19.

Smith Career Center

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

See contact us for our mailing address and whom to contact for what.

MapQuest will not give you our correct location using our mailing address.
Mapping to our building will not tell you where to park. We provide the information below to help you obtain a parking pass and find authorized parking. Career and Professional Development has no authority over campus parking and cannot void parking tickets.

For pedestrians:

  • 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.
  • Adjacent to New Hall West to our north.
  • Across West Campus Drive from Litton-Reaves to our west.
  • SCC is a 15-minute walk from Squires Student Center, and a 15-minute walk from The Inn at Virginia Tech.
  • Google map to Smith Career Center

Accessibility parking and transportation:

If you are a person with a disability and need assistance or accommodation, please call us at 540-231-6241 or email cpd@vt.edu. You may also wish to see Virginia Tech accessible parking and transportation information.

For auto travelers: directions to Virginia Tech

  • Virginia Tech maps and directions. Use directions to campus "if you're coming by car" to reach Prices Fork Road from U.S. 460.
  • Please note that mapping to a campus building will not necessarily provide the parking information you need, including university rules about parking and parking passes. Please use the resources below that we have developed and assembled to help you obtain a parking pass and locate authorized parking.

Caution! Online mapping is not always accurate using our mailing address.
Google Maps has corrected their mapping.
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. Google map to Smith Career Center.
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 5:00 pm.
  • Closed to 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
(See HokieSports.com for schedules.)

  • Lots behind Life Sciences 1 and Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech.
  • Bounded by and accessible from Duck Pond Rd. & Washington St.
  • You can 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. See Virginia Tech Parking and Transportation; Visitor Parking, for information on how to purchase a visitor parking pass. You may purchase a pass online in advance of your visit.

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 campus parking and cannot void parking tickets.

The Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center is currently closed, and provides information and links about how to obtain parking passes through Virginia Tech Parking and Transportation.

To reach Prices Fork Road and The Inn 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 5:00 pm.
Coliseum Lot is closed to evening parking during home basketball games. (See Hokie Sports for schedules.)

  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 in Litton-Reaves lot when Coliseum Lot is full or restricted for athletic events:
(See HokieSports.com for schedules.)

  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.

Enter Southgate Drive from exit ramps from Route 460.

To Litton-Reaves parking lot when Coliseum Lot is full or closed for basketball game parking:
(See HokieSports.com for schedules.)

  1. On Southgate Drive, follow signage to Duck Pond Drive.
  2. Travel 0.3 mile; turn right at 4-way stop onto Washington Street.
  3. Travel 335 feet and turn left onto Life Sciences Circle to the lots behind Litton-Reaves and Virginia Biocomplexity Institute (Litton-Reaves lot on the campus parking lot map).
  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 West Campus Drive from Litton-Reaves.
  6. Main reception desk on 1st floor.
    Employers conducting interviews may come directly to 2nd floor reception desk.

To Coliseum Lot, via Duck Pond Drive:

  1. Same as above.
  2. Same as above.
  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 (view on campus parking lot map).
  4. Same as above.
  5. Smith Career Center is across Washington Str. from Coliseum lot.
  6. Same as above.

To Coliseum Lot via Beamer Way:

  1. On Southgate Drive, continue to intersection with Beamer Way.
  2. Turn left at traffic light onto Beamer Way. [Lane Stadium will then be to your right on Beamer Way.]
  3. Travel 0.2 mile; turn left into Coliseum lot [across from Lane Stadium gates] (view on campus parking lot map).
  4. Same as above.
  5. Same as above.
  6. Same as above.