Campus and Facilities
Health Sciences and Technology Campus
Located in Roanoke, Virginia, the Virginia Tech Health Sciences and Technology Campus is an academic center that is made possible through the university's robust public-private partnership with Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion.
The university operates two shuttles that connect the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus with the Roanoke campus. Buses are equipped with WiFi. Click here to open the Roanoke to Blacksburg Campus Shuttle Schedule.
The service is available on a first-come, first-served basis (at no cost) to anyone with a valid ID from Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, or Radford University Carilion. To learn more, please visit Virginia Tech's Parking and Transportation page.
During business hours, visitors may park in designated visitor parking places at the entrance to the parking garage at 2 Riverside Circle. Visitors may also park on the 2nd - 6th floors of the parking garage located at 6 Riverside Circle. On nights and weekends, visitors may park anywhere in the 6 Riverside parking garage, as well as the surface lot and parking deck. All parking is free.
The City of Roanoke operates a bus service called the Starline Trolley, which has two stops near the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. The Starline Trolley runs from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. with stops every 10 minutes along its route, which extends into South Roanoke and to Market Square downtown. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., service runs every seven minutes. The last buses leave the Market Building and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital at 6:50 p.m.
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Facilities
The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute operates in approximately 250,000-square-feet of laboratory and teaching facilities on the Virginia Tech Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, Virginia. The university is also extending the research institute's laboratory space into Washington, D.C. at the Children's National Research & Innovation Campus. These laboratories will be dedicated to pediatric nervous system cancer research, in alignment with the university's investment in the Virginia Tech Cancer Research Alliance and health sciences research.
This building, shared with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, includes wet and dry laboratories, classrooms, administrative offices and graduate student work areas, the Addiction Recovery Research Center, the Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research, which also has laboratory space in 4 Riverside; the Center for Neurobiology Research; the Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer; the Neuromotor Research Clinic; the Computational Psychiatry Unit; and the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory.
The following Virginia Tech teams and centers are located in 1 Riverside Circle: Health Sciences and Technology Leadership Team, Health Sciences and Technology Advancement Team, Human Magnetometry Laboratory, Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine and Health Graduate Program Administration and Classrooms, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors, and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and Health Sciences and Technology Finance and Grants Offices.
The brand new 139,000-square-foot Biomedical Research Addition provides state-of-the-art research laboratories that focus in six thematic areas of research:
- Biomaterials and body-device interfaces
- Cardiovascular science
- Comparative oncology
- Infectious disease and immunity (COVID-19 Research)
- Metabolism and Obesity
These facilities will be home to 20+ new research teams by 2027. The new space already houses an active cardiovascular research lab, a brain cancer research lab, a high-field magnet for brain and heart imaging in small animals, and the veterinary college’s new Animal Cancer Care and Research Center. The expansion also includes Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 testing laboratory, and a new biological safety level three facility where our researchers will work on identifying the mechanisms of COVID-19-induced disease and therapeutics.
The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and Virginia Tech are expanding research operations on the Children's National Research & Innovation Campus in Washington, D.C. The new laboratories in D.C., anticipated to open in 2021, will be home to a team of Virginia Tech scientists who will work alongside researchers and clinicians at Children's National and Johnson and Johnson's JLabs to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics to treat pediatric nervous system cancers.