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    Students leave Pamplin Hall

With most buildings constructed in the neo-Gothic (or Gothic Revival) architectural style using Hokie Stone — a native limestone throughout Southwest Virginia — the Virginia Tech campus is both dramatic and beautiful. But you needn’t take our word for it: See for yourself! 

Getting around campus couldn’t be easier; and if handheld maps aren’t your thing, we have the technology and the mobile apps to guide your exploration virtually.

  • Download and print campus maps in PDF format.
  • Request printed maps from the Marketing and Publications office by calling 540-231-6333 or by e-mailing
  • Browse all buildings on campus, including images, descriptions, histories, and unique facts. You can even use the handy links to check in and leave tips and photos on Foursquare.
  • Use your mobile device to view our campus maps, including performing arts venues, athletics facilities, and campus landmarks.
  • Download the “Visit Virginia Tech” mobile app available from iTunes. Featuring an electronic map, driving directions, a self-guided walking tour, admissions information, restaurant and hotel information, historical sites, and more, this app is available free of charge.  
  • Take the campus PodTour. Download the MP3s and print the accompanying PodTour campus map before arriving on campus — or just listen online. The PodTour is also available via the Virginia Tech mobile site.
  • Schedule an undergraduate admissions information session as part of your visit. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers sessions daily when the university is open, as well as on many Saturday mornings.
  • The award-winning Blacksburg Transit, which provides town-wide public transportation at a reasonable cost, also furnishes a game-day shuttle for football and basketball games.

Step into Blacksburg


See what Blacksburg has to offer for activities, dining, entertainment, and more. 

Photo: Virginia Tech landmarks

    Students are seen passing through the Eggelston Arch

Since Virginia Tech was established in 1872, some aspects of campus have become dear to all Hokies.

About Blacksburg

Home to about 41,700 local residents, Blacksburg is considered small by most any standard, but don’t let its size or location fool you. Because of the town’s award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.

Blacksburg lies within Montgomery County. Bordered by the Blue Ridge Parkway to the east and the Appalachian Trail to the west, Montgomery County is the heart of the New River Valley, encompassing Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties and the city of Radford.


Did you know?

  • The New River Valley is home to one of the oldest rivers in the world, the New River, which is also one of the few rivers in the world that flows south to north.
  • Mountain Lake, located in Giles County, was the on-site location for the 1987 box-office hit “Dirty Dancing.” The lake is also one of only two naturally occurring lakes in the state of Virginia.
  • Daniel Boone — yes, the Daniel Boone — has a pending arrest warrant in Montgomery County for not paying his bills.
  • The first duel with rifles in the state took place in the Christiansburg town square and influenced the outlawing of dueling in Virginia.

Virginia Tech has a robust social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Foursquare, just to name a few.

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