Charlottesville is 68 miles from Richmond, Virginia, and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. It is accessible by car, train, bus, and air.

Parking Information by Session

Sessions A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H: Parking will be located at the Emmet/ Ivy Garage (EIG), 123 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Driving directions to the garage can be found here.  After parking at the EIG, there will be shuttle buses available to transport students and guests to the Student Activities Building, where both students and parents will officially check in for Summer Orientation.

Session J (International Session): Parking will be located at the Slaughter Recreation Center, 505 Edgemont Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904. After parking, students and guests will be directed across the street to the Ern Commons, where both will officially check into Summer Orientation. Upon checking in you will get information on long-term parking located in the Emmet/Ivy Parking Garage for the remainder of Session J.

Check In Location for Summer Orientation

Sessions A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H: Check in will be at the Student Activities Building. (Marked on the map below with  the Information symbol ).

Session J: Check in will be at the Ern Commons located in the Alderman Road Residence Area. (Marked on the map below with  the Information symbol ).

From I-64 to Student Activities Building

Following signs to the U.Va. Information Center, get off at exit 118B for the Route 29/250 Bypass. Go approximately 2 miles and take the off ramp for Route 250 East Business (Ivy Road). Turn right off the exit ramp and follow Ivy Road. At the third traffic light, turn right on Alderman Road. Continue 1 mile.

From I-66 via US Route 29 South to Student Activities Building

Take I-66 from Northern Virginia past Manassas. Take the exit marked “Route 29 South—Gainesville.” Proceed to Charlottesville, where Route 29 becomes Emmet Street. Pass John Paul Jones Arena on the right. Proceed straight through the traffic light at the intersection with Route 250 Business (University Avenue/Ivy Road). Continue past the blinking light. Take the ramp on the right to McCormick Road. At the top of the ramp turn right. Continue ½ mile. At the light, turn left onto Alderman Road.

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