Directions

…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, adjacent to the Hotel Roanoke. The main entrance closest to parking is on the west side of the building, facing Jordan Alley. The Jefferson Street and Centre Avenue entrances are NOT open to visitors or students.

From 581/US Rte 220 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; the Center is the second building on the left before arriving at the Gainsboro Garage.

From 581/US Rte 220 heading north, take Exit 4E. Immediately turn right onto Williamson Road. Proceed south to Wells Avenue, and turn right onto Wells Avenue. Proceed past the Hotel Roanoke on your left, crossing over Jefferson St. and take the next left unto Jordan Alley. The Center is the second building on the left before arriving at the Gainsboro Garage.

…to the Claude Moore Education Complex (CMEC):

The Claude Moore Education Complex is located across the parking lot from the Roanoke Higher Education Center, located at 109 North Henry Street.

 

Visitor and Event Parking

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

Paid parking is available as follows:

(1) Higher Ed. Center Lot. This is “pay by space” parking. Payment is required at electronic parking meter kiosks by cash or card prior to entering the building.

Parking Rates:

$1 per half hour or max $8 per day
$3 flat rate when parking 4pm – 5am
$3 flat rate for Saturday & Sunday

(3) Gainsboro Garage (use entrance on Centre Ave). Payment accepted upon exit.

Parking Rates:

$1 per half hour or max $8 per day

Parking validation for tickets issued from the Gainsboro 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 Higher Ed. Center Lot (1) and the Gainsboro Garage (3) during the day. Parking permits may be purchased from PARK Roanoke.

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.

Parking Safety: Parking garages and lots are well-lit and patrolled frequently by RHEC security. Security is available upon request to accompany and/or shuttle you to your vehicle and may be reached at 540-767-6001.

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.