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Directions to Housing & Residence Life Offices


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Housing & Residence Life has moved to the newly constructed office wing of Gibbons House, in the Alderman Road Residence Area.

Driving Directions

From the North:

Follow US 29 South. As you approach the University, US 29 is called Seminole Trail, then Emmet Street. Turn right onto Massie Road (the John Paul Jones Arena is on the right).

At the first traffic light, turn left on Copeley Road. At the next traffic light, continue straight onto Alderman Road.

Continue straight through the traffic light at the intersection of Alderman Road and McCormick Road. The Housing & Residence Life offices are on your right, across the street from the Aquatic & Fitness Center. Please enter through the front door of the two-story office wing at Gibbons House.

From the South, East or West:

If driving from the South, follow US 29 North. Take the first exit after going under the I-64 overpass (US 29 business, Hospital exit). At the stop sign at the end of the ramp, turn right onto Fontaine Avenue.

If driving from the East or West, follow I-64. Exit to Charlottesville at Exit No. 118-B. Travel north on US 29 and take the first exit (US 29 business, Hospital exit). At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Fontaine Avenue.

At the second traffic light, turn left on Maury Avenue. Continue straight through the 4-way stop. Please note, the street name changes to Alderman Road.

Continue on Alderman Road just past Whitehead Road. The Housing & Residence Life offices are on your left, across the street from the Aquatic & Fitness Center. Please enter through the front door of the two-story office wing at Gibbons House.

Air Travel

The Charlottesville/Albermarle Airport (airport symbol CHO) is about 10 miles north of the University, and provides daily nonstop flights on Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Express and US Airways Express.

In addition, the Richmond International Airport (RIC) is 80 miles east of the University, or about one hour by car. Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Reagan National Airport (DCA) are 100-120 miles north in the Washington, D.C. area, or about two to two and a half hours by car.

Train and Bus Information

There is an Amtrak train station in Charlottesville at 810 W. Main Street, within 2 miles of the University. For reservations and schedules, call 1-800-872-7245. For departure and arrival status, contact the local station at 434-296-4559.

Greyhound Bus Lines offers bus service to and from the Charlottesville area. The Bus Station is located at 310 West Main Street, about 2 miles from the University. The Charlottesville ticket counter can be reached at 434-295-5131. For information about fares and schedules, call 1-800-231-2222.