We welcome you to Southern Virginia University. We hope this quick reference will help you during your stay on our campus. If you have additional questions, please contact the scheduling and events staff at 540-261-8487, Main Hall 223.


Visitor parking is available in front of Main Hall in the visitor parking area only. Please do not park in loading zones or in faculty and cafeteria personnel areas.

{expander}Campus Maps

If you need a map while on campus, please go to the information desk on the first floor of Main Hall.


The use or possession of alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea and controlled substances are prohibited on campus at all times.

No soliciting is allowed on campus except when under contract with the Events Office.

Campus visitors are excepted to abide by the campus standards of honesty, integrity, chastity, morality, and virtue. All recruiting companies or anyone interacting with students should dress neatly and modestly.

{expander}Public Areas

You are welcome to browse the campus. Be considerate if classes are in session. Please do not enter residency halls without permission from the information desk in Main Hall.


The Southern Virginia Bookstore sells a variety of books, supplies, toiletries, clothing, treats, drinks and memorabilia. The Bookstore hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. Although the bookstore is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, it will be open on Saturdays for select events (Homecoming, Open Houses, etc.). Summer hours will be based on campus needs.

{expander}Office of Public Safety + Security

OPSS is available 24 hours. The phone number is 540-261-4911. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911 for Buena Vista Police or Fire Departments.

{expander}Emergency Procedures

In the event of a fire, DO NOT USE AN ELEVATOR. Calmly and quickly proceed to the nearest exit. Put a considerable distance between the building and yourself. Do not re-enter the building until the Fire or Police Department has indicated it is safe. False alarms and tampering with fire equipment or smoke detectors are serious violations. Fines up to $500 will be issued to individuals or groups violating fire regulations. To report a fire, health and safety emergency, dial 911 from any phone on campus.

{expander}Firearms + Fireworks

Firearms and other weapons are not permitted on campus. If you have a weapon in your possession, a security officer must check it into a locked security closet. To make the proper arrangements, please call 540-261-4911. Failure to do so will result in being asked to leave campus immediately. Fireworks and all explosive devices are not permitted on campus. Possession or use will result in fines and/or a request to leave the campus.