Just look for the land of bricks and tri-cornered hats.
Big blue highway signs will be your friends as soon as you leave interstate 64 at exit 234 (if traveling from the west) or exit 242-A (if traveling from the east). If you're visiting a particular department, however, be sure to check the department website for more specific building and location information.
By Air or Train
There are three airports convenient to Williamsburg: Richmond International Airport (RIC), Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Newport News/Williamsburg Airport (PHF). Richmond and Norfolk are each approximately one hour from the College by car, and the drive from Newport News takes forty minutes. The tunnel between Norfolk and Williamsburg can cause traffic delays, especially during rush hour.
Amtrak train service is available to Williamsburg. Rail travel can be especially convenient for travelers from New York, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. Check Amtrak's special rates for campus visitors.
Directions to our Graduate Schools
Driving Directions to Campus
From the Richmond Airport and points west:
- Interstate 64 East
- Exit 234 to the right (199 East)
- Travel 8 miles, then turn left down Jamestown Road
From the Norfolk Airport and points east:
- Interstate 64 West
- Exit 242-A (199 West)
- Travel 5.2 miles, then turn right down Jamestown Road
Undergraduate Admission Visitors
Learn about Information Sessions and Tours.
After traveling 1.7 miles down Jamestown Road, bear right to the yield sign and around the corner. (You will pass the admission office on your right). Follow the continued directions below.
For convenient off-campus parking:
During our heavy weekday visitation times, we recommend that you park off campus in the nearby Colonial Williamsburg P6 parking lot. After bearing right around the corner, turn left onto Route 5 East/Francis Street by Berret's Seafood Restaurant. The P6 parking lot is located immediately to your right. There is a $1 per hour fee, and our campus visitor parking permits are not honored.
To walk to Undergraduate Admission from P6:
Exit the parking lot on the Francis Street side. Cross the street at the cross walk, and proceed left up to the corner by Berret's Seafood Restaurant. Turn right, and cross the street at the first cross walk. Follow the brick path up Jamestown Road to the admission office on the left. (If you were directed to a different building other than the admission office for the information session/tour, please follow the campus map directly to that building, or stop by the admission office for further assistance.)
For free college parking:
After bearing right around the corner, continue straight less than 0.1 mile and turn right onto Grigsby Drive. Follow Grigsby drive around the bend and park in either the small admission lot or the larger parking lot at the bottom of the hill. These lots are behind the undergraduate admission office. After arriving, obtain a required parking permit from the admission staff. This provides for free parking in any space designated for admission visitors, faculty/staff, day student or metered spaces on campus. Free campus parking on weekdays may be limited. Please allow extra time for parking.
Handicap parking is available directly across the street from the admission office on Jamestown Road.
The physical address of the undergraduate admission office is: 116 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Parking for Other Visitors
If you're not visiting the undergraduate admission office, be sure to obtain a required parking pass from the Parking Services Office at 201 Ukrop Way or from the circulation desk at Swem Library for $5 per day, or $25 per week. With a Visitor Parking pass, you may park in the garage at 201 Ukrop Way or in any campus space designated for visitors, faculty/staff or students, unless the space is marked as reserved at all times. Metered spaces, though few in number, are also fair game for visitors. In some areas adjacent to the College, street parking is available (subject to restrictions), and paid parking and hourly lots may be found in the nearby Colonial Williamsburg area.