Map & Directions

Southern Virginia University is located in Buena Vista, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

Buena Vista is a town of just over 6,000 residents. It is approximately six miles east of Lexington, 50 miles north of Roanoke, and 165 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.

Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are located in Lexington and offer many additional services to students. The nearby Blue Ridge Mountains offer opportunities for skiing, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Many American historical sites are nearby, including Monticello, Appomattox, Williamsburg, and Jamestown.


Southern Virginia University is located at:
One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, VA 24416

By Car

From I-81, take exit 188A onto US-60 E toward Buena Vista. After 6 miles, turn right onto US-501 S. Turn left at the first light and the entrance to the university will be immediately on your left. Get Directions from Google Maps.

By Plane

There are three airports near our campus:

Campus Map

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