Planning Your Visit

Industrial partners and researchers from government or outside academic institutions are encouraged to make use of NMCF instrumentation with the assistance of a laboratory specialist. Arrangements for a consultation or tour of our facility can be made through facility staff. The public is encouraged to visit NMCF during our open house events in the Spring and Fall.


Location

The Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility is housed within two buildings on grounds at UVA: Jesser Hall (formerly: Materials Science Building) on the 1st floor and Wilsdorf Hall in the B-basement. Meeting location by prior arrangement through your instrument contact.

Parking

When available, limited parking may be arranged by advanced reservation in one of the two Materials Science spots (148 & 149) within the T-4 parking lot adjacent to the UVA stadium.

Walking directions are available on Google maps. Additionally, hourly parking is available at the Central Grounds Garage located off of Emmet Street below the University Bookstore and metered parking is available in front of Bryant Hall, located at Scott Stadium.

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Additional parking information can be found here: Parking and Transportation at UVa

Driving Directions:

 


  •  With GPS:

    If you use GPS, look for 141 Chemistry Drive, Charlottesville, VA, there is no parking available on McCormick Road. The T4 parking lot is off of Whitehead Road across from Chemistry Drive. The Material Science Department parking spots #148 and #149 are located adjacent to the pedestrian walkway to the Stadium and are labeled by the Department.

    From I-64:

    Following signs to the UVA Information Center, get off at exit 118B for the Route 29/250 Bypass. Take the next exit to 29 BUS and turn right onto 29 BUS, make sure you take the left lane on 29 BUS to continue straight. At the second traffic light turn left onto Maury Ave. When you pass Scott Stadium, turn immediately right at the clock tower onto Whitehead Road. The T-4 parking lot is the first on the right at the bottom of the hill. The Material Science Department parking spots #148 and #149 are located adjacent to the pedestrian walkway to the Stadium and are labeled by the Department.

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    From the Charlottesville Airport (CHO):

    From the airport drive down Airport Road and turn right onto US-29. Proceed to Charlottesville, where Route 29 becomes Emmet Street. Pass JPJ 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.south on Emmett, under a pedestrian bridge and under McCormick Rd. As Emmett St. curves left, continue straight onto Stadium Road. Take the first right onto Whitehead Road. Turn into the T-4 parking area, this is the second parking lot on your left. The Material Science Department parking spots #148 and #149 are located adjacent to the pedestrian walkway to the Stadium and are labeled by the Department.

    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 JPJ 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.south on Emmett, under a pedestrian bridge and under McCormick Rd. As Emmett St. curves left, continue straight onto Stadium Road. Take the first right onto Whitehead Road. Turn into the T-4 parking area, this is the second parking lot on your left. The Material Science Department parking spots #148 and #149 are located adjacent to the pedestrian walkway to the Stadium and are labeled by the Department.

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Lodging and Food

The University of Virginia operates a number of overnight accomodation options on or near Grounds, including the Inn at Darden, the Colonnade Club, and the Boar's Head Resort. Alternatively, Charlottesville has numerous possibilities for lodging in local or chain hotels or inns that are convenient to UVa, as well as downtown. Local restaurants are concentrated on Emmet/Rt. 29N, Main Street/University Ave., and on the Charlottesville Downtown (pedestrian) Mall. In addition, meals, snacks and coffee can be purchased for cash or with a credit card on Grounds in the dining halls and cafes.