Moving out? Thanks for a great year, Hokies. See you in August!

    Moving out

End-of-year check-out is May 13-15. Students must check out of their rooms within 24 hours of their last exam and no later than noon Thursday, May 15.


Be prepared for heavy congestion and limited parking on Washington Street, Kent Street, Drillfield Drive, and Old Turner Street as students move out of the residence halls.

The following areas will be designated for 30-minute student spaces for checkout:

  • Coliseum Lot
  • Washington Street
  • Kent Street
  • Owens Lot
  • Engel Lot
  • Drillfield Drive (War Memorial Gym side)
  • Ag Quad Lot (behind Hutcheson Hall)
  • Dietrick Lot

Faculty and staff are asked to avoid these areas if possible and to park in unaffected areas, such as the Litton-Reaves Lot, Perry Street, and the Prices Fork Lots below Durham Hall.

For more information, visit the Parking and Transportation Office, call 540-231-3200, or download the campus parking map.

Find a ride home

Students have several options to find a ride home.

Megabus is a low-cost, daily express bus service from Christiansburg to Washington, D.C., New York, Knoxville, and Atlanta. Book your trip on the Megabus website.

Home Ride of Virginia
Home Ride is a weekend and holiday bus service between Virginia Tech and Northern Virginia, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Hampton. Schedules and booking are available on the Home Ride website.

Smart Way and Smart Way Connector
Smart Way links the New River Valley with Roanoke and Lynchburg, including the airport and Amtrak station. Find schedules on the Smart Way website.

Zimride helps you offer or request rides for commutes, road trips, and popular events. Sign up on the Zimride website.

For additional information, visit the Alternative Transportation Office website or contact Kathryn Zeringue at 540-231-2701.

Update your mailing address

Update your mailing address in HokieSpa before leaving for summer break or if you are graduating. Resident students also need to check mailboxes and pick up any packages before leaving. For more information, visit Mail Services or call 540-231-4085.

Don't want to haul it home? Donate to Ytoss.

Ytoss is a recycling event run by the YMCA at Virginia Tech.

From May 9-15, students can donate unwanted, gently used items at seven collection points on campus from 11 7 p.m. Off-campus students should bring donations to the YMCA Thrift Store at 1000 N. Main St.

Items collected are cleaned, tested, and stored over the summer, then sold to incoming students during move-in to support the YMCA's community outreach programs.

New this year, Ytoss and Virginia Tech's Office of Sustainability will include cap and gown recycling. From May 16-18, collection points will be set up in Squires Student Center, Cassell Coliseum, the Graduate Life Center, and within commencement housing units for graduates to donate their used regalia.

For more details on Ytoss, including a collection point map and volunteer information, visit the YMCA at Virginia Tech website, email, or call 540-231-3734.

Graduating in May? Follow these steps

Students who are graduating in the May commencement ceremonies are advised to follow these steps before they leave:

Dining Center closing hours

These dining centers will close for the semester on Wednesday, May 14, at these times:

  • Au Bon Pain Cafe, Graduate Life Center: 3 p.m.
  • DXpress, Dietrick Hall: 3 p.m.
  • Hokie Grill & Co. and Dunkin Donuts, Owens Hall: 3 p.m.
  • Owens Food Court: 8 p.m.
  • Burger ’37, Squires: 3 p.m.
  • Turner Place at Lavery Hall: 3 p.m.
  • Vet Med Cafe: 1:30 p.m.
  • West End Market: 8 p.m.

These dining centers will be open for commencement:

  • Au Bon Pain Kiosk, Squires: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 15
  • Au Bon Pain Cafe, Squires: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday May 17
  • Deets Place, Dietrick Hall: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15; 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 16; and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17.
  • D2, Dietrick Hall: Special meals will be offered. See the commencement schedule.

Return your checked-out items to the library

Still have library materials checked out? Check those return dates and try to return all items before you leave for the summer.

Commencement parking

Staying for commencement? The following parking changes will be implemented on Friday, May 16.

  • The Coliseum Lot will be reserved for handicapped and special needs guests, as well as the graduation stage party.
  • The Stadium Lot will have a portion reserved handicapped and special needs guests.

Parking for the general public will be available in the

  • Track/Field House Lot
  • Chicken Hill Lot
  • Maintenance Lot
  • Litton-Reaves Lot
  • Duck Pond Road Lot (The Cage)

A campus parking lot map is available at Contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 540-231-3200 or with questions.

Commencement Shuttle

A Blacksburg Transit shuttle will be available for the graduation ceremony. The shuttle will circulate from the Litton Reaves Parking Lot, the Duck Pond Road Lot (The Cage), and Lane Stadium.

More details are available at Contact Blacksburg Transit at 540-443-7100 or with questions.

Visit the Virginia Tech Commencement website for more commencement details.