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Visiting Virginia Western

Virginia Western is located on Colonial Avenue in Roanoke, Virginia. The address to use for GPS or other mapping programs (Mapquest, Google Maps, etc.) is:

3094 Colonial Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24015

For information about hotels, attractions, shopping, events, restaurants, and more in the Roanoke Valley, please visit the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau web site.


From Interstate I-81 (Exit 143)

  1. Take I-581/220 South to the Colonial Ave. exit (~ 8 miles).
  2. Turn left at the stoplight at the end of the exit ramp.
  3. VWCC is located on both sides of Colonial Ave. at the 3rd stoplight.

From Route 419 (SW)

  1. Coming from the Salem direction, turn left onto Colonial Ave.
  2. Continue straight through the next stoplight.
  3. VWCC is located on both sides of Colonial Ave. approximately 2 miles from Rt. 419.

From Route 220 South

  1. Take the Colonial Ave./Wonju St. exit.
  2. Turn right at the end of the ramp and continue to the stoplight.
  3. Turn left onto Colonial Ave.
  4. Continue straight through the next stoplight.
  5. VWCC is located on both sides of Colonial Ave in approximately 1 mile.

To Admissions, Records, Financial Aid, and Advising (Chapman Hall)

  1. From Colonial Avenue, turn onto Winding Way Drive.
  2. Chapman Hall is located between the bookstore and the Community Arboretum.


30-minute visitor spaces are available in Lots 1, 4, 5, and 7. Spaces are available in lots 1E and 11 for handicapped individuals. Visitors can park in other spaces with a permit obtained from the Cashier's Office, any Division Office, or the Police Office.

More detailed parking information can be found in our Safety & Security section.

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Campus Map

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