Gateway takes place on our beautiful 2,600 acre campus located in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Driving Separately

Gateway is an admitted student-only program. Family members are responsible for securing their own accommodations and meals. A list of dining options and other campus activities taking place that weekend will be provided. If you plan to drive separately, please use our directions to Virginia Tech.

Bus Transportation

There is limited charter bus transportation for students (only) departing from Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Northern Virginia areas. Each bus will have an adult chaperone accompany the students.

Falls Church Bus

Falls Church High School
7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042
7:00am Departure


Target Parking Lot
The Shops at White Oak Village
4521 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231
8:00am Departure


Sports Authority Parking Lot
2106 Coliseum Dr. Hampton, VA 23666
6:45am Departure

Whether you drive yourself or use the transportation provided, you must register for Gateway online.

Parking Pointers

You can park in almost any parking place on the weekends, with the following exceptions:

  • metered parking spaces at the University Bookstore (meters elsewhere on campus are generally not enforced on weekends)
  • parking lots marked 24-hour faculty and staff (F/S 24-hour)
  • a designated handicapped parking space without a handicapped permit