Parking and Directions
  • Parking is available at the Central Grounds Parking Garage
  • For the Career Fair at John Paul Jones Arena, see the directions and map at the bottom

From Richmond (68 Miles)
Take Interstate 64 West to Charlottesville. Take Exit 118B onto US Route 29/250 Bypass. Go approximately 1.5 miles and take a right onto Route 250 East Business (Boar's Head Inn/Ivy Road). Turn right towards Charlottesville and follow Ivy Road to the third traffic light (approximately 1-mile) to the Emmet Street/Route 29 Business intersection; the Best Western-Cavalier Inn will be on the left. Turn right onto Emmet Street, and go 1/2 block just pass the blinking light; the Central Grounds Visitor Parking Garage will be on your left. When walking to Thornton Hall, take a right from the Parking Garage / Bookstore level onto Newcomb Road South (going along Brown College), and then take a right onto McCormick (going over Rt. 29). Thornton Hall is the first building on your left.

From Washington, D.C. (110 Miles)
Take Interstate 66 to Gainesville (US Route 29 South). Follow 29 South into Charlottesville, where Route 29 becomes Emmet Street. Follow Emmet Street to the intersection with Route 250 Business (University Avenue/Ivy Road); the Best Western-Cavalier Inn will be on your right. Go straight through the light on Emmet Street and continue 1/2 block just past the blinking light; the Central Grounds Visitor Parking Garage will be on your left. When walking to Thornton Hall, take a right from the Parking Garage / Bookstore level onto Newcomb Road South (going along Brown College), and then take a right onto McCormick (going over Rt. 29). Thornton Hall is the first building on your left.

From Boar's Head Inn / 250 West
Take 250 East which becomes Ivy Road. Follow Ivy Road to the intersection with Emmet Street; the Best Western-Cavalier Inn will be on your left. Turn right onto Emmet Street/Route 29, and go 1/2 block just pass the blinking light; the Central Grounds Visitor Parking Garage will be on your left. When walking to Thornton Hall, take a right from the Parking Garage / Bookstore level onto Newcomb Road South (going along Brown College), and then take a right onto McCormick (going over Rt. 29). Thornton Hall is the first building on your left.

From Omni Hotel / Downtown Charlottesville
Take East Main Street which will become University Avenue. Follow University Avenue to the traffic light at Emmet Street/Route 29; turn left. Proceed 1/2 block just pass the blinking light; the Central Grounds Visitor Parking Garage will be on your left. When walking to Thornton Hall, take a right from the Parking Garage / Bookstore level onto Newcomb Road South (going along Brown College), and then take a right onto McCormick (going over Rt. 29). Thornton Hall is the first building on your left.

John Paul Jones Arena

Directions to JPJ