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.
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.
Students, employees, the community, and guests of the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences and Technology campus can sign up for two emergency alert systems and are encouraged to register for both.
The Carilion Clinic Police are the first responders for emergencies on our campus. The department uses the Everbridge emergency notification system to send emergency alerts.
Students, faculty, staff, family members, the community, and campus guests may enroll. Users can set preferences for alerts after creating an account.
Virginia Tech also maintains its own emergency alert system, which covers events on the Health Sciences and Technology campus. Options are available for students and faculty and vistors and community members.
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 Vascular and Heart Research, which also has laboratory space in 4 Riverside; the Center for Neurobiology Research; 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 Health Behaviors Research, and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and Health Sciences and Technology Finance and Grants Offices.
The 139,000-square-foot Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Addition at 4 Riverside Circle, formally opened on Oct. 12 2021, is a state-of-the-art research facility with labs and equipment dedicated to in six thematic areas of research: biomaterials and body-device interfaces, neuroscience, cardiovascular science, comparative oncology, infectious disease and immunity (COVID-19 Research), and metabolism and obesity.
Quick Facts about 4 Riverside Circle
- 139,000-square-foot Expansion
- Building Cost: $90 Million
- Wet Lab Space for 20-25 Research Teams
- Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory for COVID-19 Testing
- Siemens 3.0 Tesla Prisma MRI
- MRI-Guided Insightec Focused Ultrasound [Read Story]
- 3D Printing Lab and Bioprinting Facility
- CT Imaging Core - Siemens Somatom Confidence CT Scanner
- Human Metabolism Research Facilities - Whole Room Calorimeters, Metabolic Kitchen
- Patient study and support facilities
- Small Bore Pre-Clinical Imaging Core - High-field Bruker MRI with PET Insert, and Micro PET/CT System
- Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core - Thermo Fisher Scientific Scanning Serial Block Face Electron Microscope, Nikon Inverted Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope
- Histology Core for Tissue Processing
- Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometry High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Core
- Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicince Animal Cancer Care and Research Center
- Linear accelerator for cancer treatment in companion animals
- Virginia Tech Center for Biostatistics and Health Data Science
- Classrooms for Virginia Tech and for Carilion Clinic
- The William Jacob & Barbara Boyle Lemon Family Garden Roof
- Labs, meeting spaces, and offices to accommodate more than 400 additional researchers, students, and support staff
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 laboratory space in D.C., which opened 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.