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From I-64:

Following signs to the UVA Information Center, get off at exit 118B. Almost immediately thereafter take the Route 29 Business exit. Stay on Fontaine Avenue for approximately one mile, then turn left on Alderman Road. After about 0.2 miles, turn right on Stadium Road. Turn left on Whitehead Road. Scott Stadium is on the left side of Whitehead Road.  Olsson Hall is the second building on the right.  Olsson Hall: UVA Online Map G, building 38

From I-66 via US Route 29:

Take I-66W from Northern Virginia past Manassas. Take exit 43A (Route 29 South - Gainesville). Continue to Charlottesville, where Route 29 becomes Emmet Street. Proceed straight through the traffic light at the intersection of Route 250 Business (University Avenue/Ivy Road).  Approximately 1/2 mile later the road forks; stay to the right, turning right onto Stadium Road. Take the first right onto Whitehead Road.  Scott Stadium is on the left side of Whitehead Road.  Olsson Hall is the second building on the right next to Rice Hall. Olsson Hall: UVA Online Map G, building 38

From Olsson Hall to the Nuclear Reactor Building:

Take Whitehead Road west (so the Stadium is on the left), and make a right onto Alderman Rd. Next, make a left at the light (the next intersection) onto McCormick Rd. At the 3 way stop, turn left (which is also McCormick Rd.). Make the next right onto Old Reservoir Rd. Go straight through the fenced gate and up the big hill around the reactor. Parking is available there. There is a call button at the front door that must be used in order to gain access to the building. Nuclear Reactor Building: UVA Online Map H, building 12

Visitor Parking:

  • Departmental Parking Spot - Please park in the Wide Area Networks spot (indicated on map). Otherwise, please park anywhere in the same lot. Please go to room 114 Olsson Hall to obtain the appropriate parking pass. Please  give the office staff the name of the faculty member/group with whom you are meeting.
  • University of Virginia parking garage (with hourly fees) -- located on the left about half a block after the blinking light on Emmet Street. Olsson Hall is about a ten minute walk - proceed down Newcomb Road and turn right on McCormick Road. The Engineering School is right across the street - the main office is in Thornton Hall. Olsson Hall is located after Darden Court and Thornton D-wing.
  • UVA Health Sciences Parking garages (across from University Hospital).
  • Hourly parking on "the Corner" in municipal garages on Elliewood Avenue, Fourteenth Street, and Wertland Avenue.


Hampton Inn and Suites

900 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 923-8600
fax (434) 923-8601

Near the UVA Hospital (about a 15 minute walk across campus to the Engineering School). Complimentary shuttle to and from the UVA Hospital (which cuts a few minutes off the walking time). 75 rooms, 25 suites. Handicapped rooms. Complimentary continental breakfast and USA Today. Exercise room. Complimentary laundry room. Suite shop. Free local calls. High speed internet connections in all rooms and suites. Coffee makers. Cable TV, HBO. No pets. Major credit cards.

Courtyard by Marriott

1201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 977-1700
(800) 321-2211
fax (434) 977-2600

Located across the street from the Hampton Inn and Suites. 137 rooms, 7 suites, 6 jacuzzi rooms. Spacious guest rooms all feature individual climate control, large work desk, in-room coffee, 2 telephones, voice mail, 2 phone lines, speaker-phones, data ports, color cable TV, ironing board and hairdryer. Complimentary airport shuttle provided by Van on the Go. Amenities include indoor pool and hot tub, fitness room, restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, meeting rooms, wheelchair accessible rooms, express check-in, express check-out available. No pets. Major credit cards.

Best Western Cavalier Inn

105 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-8111
(888) 882-2129
fax (434) 296-3523

Located about ten minutes' walking distance to the Engineering School. Shuttles offered to different areas on campus, including the Engineering School. The University rate is $64. 118 newly renovated rooms. Complimentary continental breakfast. Data ports, business center, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, AC, TV (HBO, ESPN, TBS, USA), outdoor pool. Complimentary airport shuttle. No pets. AAA/AARP discounts. Major credit cards.

Red Roof Inn

1309 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 295-4333
(800) 843-7663
fax (434) 295-2021

Near the hospital, slightly closer to the University than Hampton Inn and Marriott. No airport shuttle, can use Van on the Go (434) 975-8267. 135 rooms, 6 deluxe rooms. Mellow Mushroom Restaurant and Chesapeake Bagel Bakery on property. Complimentary morning coffee and newspaper, guest laundry facilities, cable TV (ESPN, CNN, ShowTime), data ports, voice mail, security, free local calls. No pets. Major credit cards

Other lodging:

Charlottesville, Virginia Visitors' Guide