CPAP Blacksburg

Blacksburg Campus

Situated on the main Virginia Tech campus in beautiful southwest Virginia, the Thomas Conner House is home to a thriving academic community for Master's and Doctoral students. The majority of students at the Blacksburg campus are dedicated to full-time study. However, part-time study is also an option.

With 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students, a top 50 research library, a number of athletic activities, and a wide array of social organizations the Blacksburg experience offers the traditional atmosphere of a division 1 university. The vast resources of the university and the community of learners at Thomas Conner offers the Blacksburg student the best of all worlds.

Students, faculty, and staff on the Blacksburg campus engage in rich community life, featuring alternating roundtable discussions and Madeira social hours. The Thomas Conner house is always open to students for studying, engaging in lively conversation, or just hanging out.

Please direct inquiries to:

Brian Cook
Chair
Center for Public Administration and Policy
School of Public and International Affairs
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Virginia Tech

brml27@vt.edu
540- 231-3438

Laura French
Office Manager
Center for Public Administration and Policy
School of Public and International Affairs
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Virginia Tech

lhf@vt.edu
540- 231-5133

Location and Directions

The Thomas - Conner House
104 Draper Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Postal Code: 0520

From Interstate 81 (southbound and northbound):

  1. Take Exit 118 to reach the exit ramps for all three of the exits at this location. There is only one exit ramp serving the exits; missing the ramp means a trip north to Exit 128 or south to Exit 114 to turn around.
  2. Take Exit 118B onto U.S. 460 West. This exit connects directly to the Christiansburg Bypass. Follow the signs for Blacksburg/Virginia Tech. The U.S. 460 bypass between Blacksburg and Christiansburg is a limited-access highway from I-81 to the campus entrance at Southgate Drive.
  3. Watch signs carefully for routes and directions. From the bypass, Bus. U.S. 460 - South Main Street, exits to the right (take South Main Street as one route to reach downtown Blacksburg). Stay on U.S. 460 West, signed for "Virginia Tech, Bluefield" to continue directly to the university.
  4. Drive for 2.5 miles on U.S. 460 to the traffic light at VA 314, Southgate Drive. Turn right onto Southgate Drive. There is a campus map a quarter-mile on the right and the Visitor Information Center is a half-mile from U.S. 460 on the right.
  5. To reach downtown Blacksburg, continue on U.S. 460 for about a mile to the Prices Fork Road exit for "Downtown". At the second traffic light on Prices Fork Road is access to campus via a right turn onto West Campus Drive. Prices Fork Road ends at North Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street to reach downtown proper.

From Interstate 77 (northbound):

Take exit 32 onto I-81 North. Continue for approximately 29 miles and follow the directions above for Interstate 81 northbound.

From Interstate 77/West Virginia Turnpike (southbound):

  1. In West Virginia, take exit 9, "U.S. 460-Princeton/Pearisburg, VA". Turn left at the stoplight at the end of the ramp onto U.S. 460 East.
  2. Continue on U.S. 460 East for approximately 47.6 miles (11.6 in W.Va., 36 in Virginia) to the traffic light at VA 314, Southgate Drive. Turn left onto Southgate Drive. There is a campus map a quarter-mile on the right and the Visitor Information Center is a half-mile from U.S. 460 on the right.
  3. To reach downtown Blacksburg, take the Toms Creek Road exit on U.S. 460 (two miles from the North Main Street turn-off). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Toms Creek Road and travel for about one mile. The second traffic light is at the intersection with Prices Fork Road. Go straight to access campus via Stanger Street. Turn right and go to the next light, then turn left to access campus via West Campus Drive. Turn left onto Prices Fork Road, which ends at North Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street to reach downtown proper.