The following parking changes and shuttle schedule will be implemented to support the families and guests of the university’s graduating students.

Parking

Thursday, May 12

  • The Coliseum Lot will be reserved for students moving out until 12 p.m. After that, and until the end of the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, the lot will be reserved for handicapped and special needs guests and the commencement stage party.

Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14

  • The Coliseum Lot will be reserved for handicapped and special needs guests and the commencement stage party.
  • The Stadium Lot will also have a number of spaces reserved for handicap/ADA parking.
  • Parking for the general public will be available in the:
    • Track/Field House Lot
    • Chicken Hill Lot
    • Maintenance Lot
    • Litton-Reaves Lot
    • Duck Pond Drive Lot (the cage)

Shuttles

Free shuttles will from central campus (Drillfield area) to the Cassell Coliseum/Lane Stadium area during the commencement ceremonies on Friday (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Saturday (from 1-5 p.m.), and Sunday (from 8-11 a.m.). Paratransit service will be provided from the Coliseum Lot on Beamer Way to the South Stadium Lot at the other end of Beamer Way. Guests who park in satellite parking lots (Litton Reaves/Wallace Lot, Duck Pond Lot (the cage) at intersection of Duck Pond Drive and Washington Street can also use Blacksburg Transit shuttles by showing a Hokie ID or paying the applicable fare. Blacksburg Transit will provide continuous shuttle service from satellite parking lots to the Coliseum/Lane Stadium area.

Parking areas/shuttle stops:

  • Litton Reaves/Wallace Lot
  • Duck Pond Drive Lot (the cage) at intersection of Duck Pond Drive and Washington Street

For questions concerning the shuttle service, contact Blacksburg Transit at 540-443-7100 or btransit@blacksburg.gov.

Visit the Virginia Tech Commencement website for more commencement details.

Contact

Parking and Transportation
605 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061 (0540)

Phone
540–231–3200
540–231–3027 (fax)

Email
parking@vt.edu

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