Driving Directions & Parking
Driving Directions and Parking at the VSU Office of Testing / Powell Hall East
VSU Campus Map (Powell Hall is #14)
If using a GPS navigation system, you may use the address 106 Georgia Avenue, which is the parking lot across the street from Powell Hall. Please note: this lot is only available to examinees who are persons not affiliated with the University. For more information regarding VSU Parking Policies please see below.
US 84: When entering Valdosta, US 84 becomes Hill Street (traveling east) or Central Avenue (traveling west). Follow Hill Street/Central Avenue to Oak Street. Turn north on Oak Street. Follow Oak Street for approximately one mile to Georgia Avenue. Turn right on Georgia Avenue. Powell Hall East will be on the right hand side approximately halfway down Georgia Avenue (if you reach Patterson Street, you have traveled too far).
I-75 Exit 18 (GA 133/GA 94): Exit I-75 and go east on St. Augustine Road. Turn left on Gornto Road at the traffic light. Go one block to Baytree Road. Turn right on Baytree Road and go east approximately one and a half miles. Baytree Road will end at N. Oak Street. Turn left on N. Oak Street and proceed north to Georgia Avenue. Turn right on Georgia Avenue. Powell Hall will be the on the right hand side approximately halfway down Georgia Avenue (if you reach Patterson Street, you have traveled too far).
I-75 Exit 22 (North Valdosta Rd.): Exit I-75 and go east on North Valdosta Road approximately four miles to the Patterson/Ashley Street split. Take the right side of the fork (Patterson Street/GA Business Route 7). You will travel approximately one mile and turn right on Georgia Avenue. Powell Hall will be on the left hand side approximately halfway down Georgia Avenue (if you reach Oak Street, you have traveled too far).
US 221 E (Lakeland Hwy.): US 221 will become Park Avenue when you reach Valdosta. Stay on Park Avenue until you reach N. Patterson Street. Turn left on N. Patterson Street. You will travel approximately a third of a mile and turn right on Georgia Avenue. Powell Hall will be the on the left hand side approximately halfway down Georgia Avenue (if you reach Oak Street, you have traveled too far).
One-day temporary parking permits for Faculty/Staff parking lots located on Georgia Ave are available in the Office of Testing for persons not affiliated with Valdosta State University and/or South Georgia State College taking exams in the Office of Testing. Temporary parking passes are provided only for students and persons not affiliated with the University. If you are a VSU student who is online only and do not have a Commuter parking permit, you must get a Visitor parking pass from the Parking & Transportation Department. For instructions please refer to http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/finance-admin/auxiliary-services/parking/documents/visitor-parking-guide.pdf.
Valdosta State / South Georgia State students must park in lots that allow student parking. The Georgia Lot northeast of the Georgia Ave./Oak St. intersection is the only student parking on Georgia Avenue (Map). Current students parking in the Faculty/Staff parking lots on Georgia Avenue will be subject to being ticketed and fined. (SOURCE: VSU Parking and Transportation Policy)