With its blend of historic buildings and new, innovative research and learning spaces, the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science is beautiful and inspiring. We welcome visitors to walk Engineers Way, take a tour or visit faculty and classes. And while you're here, enjoy the full University and Charlottesville experience.
Take an In-Person Tour
During the academic year, engineering tours are offered Monday - Saturday (except for home football game days and when classes are not in session) at 1 p.m. (this is a change from the previous semester when tours started at noon). All tours last about 50 minutes. Visitors wishing to take a tour should meet at the entrance of Thornton Hall's A-wing. No reservation is required for engineering tours. Please note there will be no tours when classes are not in session.
Following signs to the UVA Information Center, get off at exit 118B for the Route 29/250 Bypass. Go approximately 2 miles and take the off ramp for Route 250 East Business (Ivy Road). Turn right off the exit ramp and follow Ivy Road. At the fourth traffic light, turn right on Route 29 Business/Emmet Street. Continue 1/2 block just past the blinking light. Turn left into the University of Virginia Central Grounds Parking Garage at 400 Emmet Street South (hourly fees), which is directly in front of Newcomb Hall.
From I-66 via U.S. Route 29 North:
Take I-66 from Northern Virginia past Manassas. Take the exit marked “Route 29 South - Gainesville.” Proceed to Charlottesville, where Route 29 becomes Emmet Street. Pass University Hall basketball arena on the right. Proceed straight through the traffic light at the intersection of Route 250 Business (University Avenue/Ivy Road). Continue 1/2 block just past the blinking light. Turn left into the University of Virginia Central Grounds Parking Garage at 400 Emmet Street South (hourly fees), which is directly in front of Newcomb Hall.
Getting to the Engineering Complex:
From the University of Virginia's Central Grounds Parking Garage at 400 Emmet Street South (hourly fees), take the elevator up to the bookstore level. Walk on Newcomb Road toward McCormick Road and make a right on McCormick. Walk across the overpass/bridge. Thornton Hall is the first building on the left. Engineers Way is to the right of Thornton Hall and leads to the rest of the Engineering School complex — with the exception of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is housed near the Medical School.
The nearest public parking to the Engineering School is available for an hourly fee in the University of Virginia Central Grounds Parking Garage at 400 Emmett Street South.
To see other UVA visitor parking, click here.
Navigating the Engineering School - Map
UVA Engineering strives for a welcoming and accessible experience for visitors. See our map for details of buildings and amenities, such as restrooms and elevators.
Contact an Engineering Department
Faculty, staff and students are eager to share information about their departments. Contact your department(s) of interest to learn more.
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