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The UVA Northern Virginia Center, located at 7054 Haycock Road in Falls Church, is easily accessible from I-495, I-66, Route 7, and is adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro (orange line).
Travel by Car
From I-495: Take Exit 47B Route 7 East for 2 miles, passing under Route 66. Turn left at the next major traffic light onto Haycock Road. At the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking.
From I-66: Exit onto Route 7 East towards Falls Church. Turn left onto Haycock Road. turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking.
From Route 7 East: Turn left onto Haycock Road. At the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking.
Travel by Metrorail
Take the Orange Line to the West Falls Church Station. Walk approximately 200 yards from the Metro lobby, across the parking lot. For route and fare information, visit www.wmata.com
Travel by Bus
MetroBus and the Fairfax Connector make stops at the West Falls Church Metro Station. Route information may be obtained from Metro at 202.637.7000 or the Fairfax Connector at 703.339.7200.
Parking is $4.85 per weekday, cash or credit. Parking is free on weekends. If the University parking lot is full, please use the Metro parking lot across the street. A SmarTrip Card is needed to exit the Metro lot. To purchase a SmarTrip Card, visit http://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/
Light refreshments will be provided.
Gresham W. Harkless Jr. is an entrepreneur and blogger. “Gresh” is the founder and Blogger in Chief for CEO Blog Nation (CBNation.co) and is the founder and digital marketing specialist behind Blue 16 Media. He currently works to help support small businesses and entrepreneurship with Blue 16 Media and CEO Blog Nation (CBNation.co). Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing company providing digital marketing services to small to medium sized businesses and organizations. CBNation.co is a community of niche blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. He was also an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College. He also is a member of a BNI Positive Power located in Alexandria Virginia and on the marketing committee for Alexandria West End Business Association (WEBA).
He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Howard University, Washington, D.C., and a Masters in Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management (Business, Management Operations concentration) from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. He also recently graduated from Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Program.