Finding Your Way Around

Finding Your Way Around


The Law School is located on the North Grounds of the University of Virginia, about a mile from Central Grounds. (Map of the Law School Grounds)

Central Grounds begins at the corner of Rt. 29 (Emmet St.) and Ivy Rd./University Ave. To get to that intersection from the Law School, go down Arlington Blvd. and turn right on Emmet St. (Rt. 29). Alternatively, you can follow Massie past Darden to Copeley Rd., turn right on Copeley and then left on Ivy Rd.

The Rotunda, the heart of the University, is two blocks east of the above intersection on University Ave. Alderman and Clemons libraries are across McCormick St.

To reach UVA Medical Center go east on University Ave. past the Rotunda, under the railroad bridge, to Jefferson Park Ave. and turn right. Or continue on Emmet St. past Ivy, veer left with the road as it turns onto JPA, then make a right into the hospital.

Just one block east of the Rotunda, the Corner is the restaurant and shopping strip along University Ave. that serves Central Grounds. Elliewood Ave. is a sidestreet at the west end of the Corner.

University Transit System 

UVA Parking and Transportation, Millmont St (behind Barracks Road Shopping Center)

UVA's blue-and-orange buses are free to University students, faculty, and staff. From a bus stop directly in front of the Law School, you can catch a bus every 10 minutes to Central Grounds and the surrounding areas. See the website for routes and schedules.


Charlottesville has one major north-south corridor, Rt. 29, where most of the major shopping centers are located. The closest shopping area to the school is the Barracks Road Shopping Center. For a full list, see Shopping Centers:

Barracks Rd. Shopping Center 
Near the Law School
A 10-minute walk down Arlington Blvd. from the Law School. Corner of Barracks Rd. and Rt. 29 North.

Downtown Mall
Charlottesville's community showpiece, this pedestrian outdoor mall with its patio restaurants is the best place to hang out and people-watch outside the University. From the Rotunda, take University Ave./W. Main St.east. When W. Main turns into Water St., park in the parking lot to the right or in the parking garage just beyond it. Cross Water St. and walk one block north. Additional parking is available on Market St. or on any of the sidestreets off Market St. or on Jefferson Ave.

Charlottesville Transit System

296-RIDE (7433)
CTS Office, City Yard, 315 4th St. N.W.
Buses serve many parts of Charlottesville Mon-Sat. Some evening service.

UVA students, faculty, and staff may ride free by showing a valid UVA ID card. The fare-free program does not apply to the football shuttle service or to CTS LINK service.

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