…to the Roanoke Higher Education Center (RHEC):

The Roanoke Higher Education Center (RHEC) is housed in the renovated Norfolk & Western Railroad building at 108 North Jefferson Street, next to the Hotel Roanoke. The main entrance closest to parking is on the west side of the building, facing Jordan Alley.

From 581 heading south, take Exit 5. Turn right onto Wells Avenue. Proceed past the Hotel Roanoke and cross Jefferson Street. Take the next left onto Jordan Alley to Parking Lot (1) (see numbered circle on map above).

From 220/581 heading North, take Exit 4E. Immediately turn right onto Williamson Road. Proceed south to Wells Avenue, and turn right onto Wells Avenue. Cross Jefferson Street and take the next left onto Jordan Alley to Parking Lot (1) (see numbered circle on map above).

…to the Claude Moore Education Complex (CMEC):

The Claude Moore Education Complex is located adjacent to the Roanoke Higher Education Center in the LEED Gold Certified building (formerly Strand Theater) located at 109 North Henry Street, across from the Dumas Center.


Visitor and Event Parking

Visitor and event parking is located in lots (1) and (3). A parking fee or monthly parking permit is required. Lots are owned by the City of Roanoke and operated by PARK Roanoke (540-346-0585). Student parking is available in lots (2) and (4).

Paid parking is available as follows:

(1) “Higher Ed” surface parking lot (West side of RHEC). This is “pay by space” parking. Payment is required at electronic parking meter kiosks by cash or credit card prior to entering the building.

(3) Gainsboro parking garage (use entrance on Centre Ave). Payment is accepted upon exit before 4:00pm and upon entrance after 4:00pm. An attendant is stationed until 10:00pm.

Parking Rates
Mon – Fri, 7:00am to 9:00pm

$0.50 per half hour or $6 per day
$3 flat rate when parking after 4:00pm

PARK Roanoke’s Higher Ed Lots and the Gainsboro garage are free on weekends.

Parking validation for tickets issued from the Gainsboro parking garage is available upon request for day rental clients, who will be billed for validated parking related to their event.


Additional Parking Information

Monthly Parking: Monthly parking permits are available for the RHEC surface parking lot (1) and the Gainsboro parking garage (3) during the day. Parking permits may be purchased from PARK Roanoke (540-343-0585).

Towing Information: In the event you have a towing issue, please contact Fat Boys Towing at 540-342-7041.

Parking on the Street: Students and staff may park on the city streets in designated areas for limited time periods. Read parking-related signs carefully; parking regulations are strictly enforced. Students, faculty and staff are requested not to park in residential areas.

Parking Safety: Parking garages and lots are well-lit and patrolled frequently by RHEC security. As always, exercise caution going to a from your vehicle. Security is available upon request to accompany you to your vehicle and may be reached at 540-767-6001. Walking between parking areas and the Center in groups in always recommended.

Assistance for Persons with Handicaps/Disabilities: The entrance for persons with handicaps or disabilities is located in the front of the West Entrance (Main Entrance) on Jordan Alley. There are designated handicap/disability parking spaces in the parking lot adjacent to the entrance and in student lot (2). Both Valley Metro and Radar provide public transportation for those who require assistance.