The Virginia Tech Southwest Center is located in the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC).
The SVHEC is located in beautiful and historic Abingdon, Virginia, home of the Barter Theatre. We are located .4 miles off Exit 14 of I-81 on the Virginia Highlands Community College Campus, (approximately 120 miles west of Roanoke, 330 miles west of Richmond, 360 miles west of Washington, DC, and 400 miles west of Norfolk) between Interstate 81 and West Main Street in Abingdon, Virginia.
- From Bristol, Tennessee, and west: Take I 81 north to Exit 14, bear right off the ramp toward Abingdon, go ¼ mile, and turn right at stop light onto Route 372E.
- From Wytheville, Virginia, and east: Take I 81 south to Exit 14, bear right off the ramp toward Abingdon, go ¼ mile, and turn right at stop light onto Route 372E.
- From Bluefield, West Virginia, and north: Take Highway 19 south to the stop light at West Main Street (Highway 11), turn right, go one mile to the second stop light, turn left onto Jonesborough Road, left again at stop light onto Route 372E.
The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center has free on-site parking.