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When you come here, you’ll learn why students say this community feels like family. You’ll feel it, too, because you’re never just a visitor. You’ll be a personal guest of the D&E family!

See Our Campus and the City of Elkins

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our visit opportunities. Currently we are offering individual campus visits one family at a time. Please click the Personal Visit link below to learn more about individual campus visits.

Our Open House events will be conducted virtually. To register for our next Open House event, click on the Virtual Open House link below.

If our open house times and in-person individual visits are not convenient with your schedule, view our individual virtual campus visit options.

Visit Virtually

We understand that during these challenging times it may not be possible for you to visit our campus in person; however, we would like to get to know you and share information to assist you in making your college decision. Check out our individual virtual campus visit opportunities.

Elkins,

West

Virginia

Explore the Town and Surrounding Country

Elkins, West Virginia is a charming town with a population of about 7,000 with arts and culture as its heartbeat. Nestled in the gorgeous Allegheny Highlands, the area offers myriad options for hiking, fishing, kayaking, and skiing in the winter months.

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Student at Free Friday

Where to Go

Dining options in Elkins include the Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar, the history-themed 1863 Grill, CJ Maggie’s all-American grill, Mexican cuisine at El Gran Sabor and the Railyard Restaurant, with balcony seating that overlooks the historic rail line.

Other attractions in town include the shops downtown, including bookstore Main Line Books and Artists at Work, where you can purchase handmade artworks by local artisans. The Randolph County Community Arts Center has exhibits of local and regional artists.

Beyond the City of Elkins, the Rail Trail is a fun biking or walking path that takes you out into the countryside. The nearby Cheat River is a popular destination for fishing or canoeing. A short drive away, the vast Monongahela National Forest is a wondrous sight, with the Dolly Sods Wilderness among the most breathtaking areas. Canaan Valley Resort and other ski lodges are also nearby if you’re visiting during the winter months.

Need Directions?

Google maps and Apple maps are wonderful. But it’s still easy to get turned around in mountain country, even when your smartphone is fully charged and the apps are working correctly.

Below you will find directions to help you keep your bearings. We’ve also included information about nearby airports and local transit on our Elkins Community page.

Maps & Directions

Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, a charming, 7,000 population town nestled in the Mountain Highlands of West Virginia. Although it has a rural feel, D&E is only a few hours away from some of the Mid-Atlantic’s best cities!

  • Baltimore, Md. – 4.25 hours
  • Charleston, W.Va. – 2 hours
  • Morgantown, W.Va. – 1.5 hours
  • Pittsburgh, Pa. – 2.5 hours
  • Richmond, Va. – 4 hours
  • Washington, D.C. – 3.75 hours
From Ohio & West:
  • Follow I-70 East to I-77 South.
  • Follow I-77 South to Parkersburg, W.Va. and change to U.S. 50 East.
  • Follow US-50 East to Clarksburg, W.Va. and change to I-79 South.
  • Take I-79 South to Exit 99 at Weston. Follow U.S. 33 East, approximately 40 miles, to the Elkins exit (Rts. 33E, 250S, 219S). Turn right at stop sign and follow signs to Elkins. At the intersection traffic light turn left, proceed through one more traffic light, continue straight for approximately 200 feet, then turn left at the Iron Horse statue onto Sycamore Street.
  • The College is on the left.
From Kentucky:
  • Follow I-64 East to I-79 North.
  • Follow I-79 North to Exit 99 at Weston. When you get to the Weston Exit 99, follow same directions as above.
From Western Pennsylvania & Western New York:
  • Follow I-79 South to Exit 99 at Weston. When you get to the Weston Exit 99, follow same directions as above.
From Central and Eastern Pennsylvania and the rest of the Northeast:
(There are two routes. We will leave the choice to your discretion.)
  • Follow I-81 South from Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Change to I-70 West at Hagerstown, Md. and follow to I-68 West.

Route #1: fewer road changes

  • Follow I-68 West to U.S. 219 South (Keysers Ridge Exit).
  • Follow U.S. 219 South all the way to Elkins.
  • When you get to Elkins turn left at the first traffic light. Pass through the next traffic light and continue going straight for approximately 200 ft. Turn left at the Iron Horse statue onto Sycamore Street.
  • The College is on the left.

Route #2: better roads and a little faster

  • Follow I-68 West to Cumberland, Md.
  • Use the Greene Street Exit and turn left on U.S. 220 South.
  • Follow U.S. 220 South to Keyser, W.Va.
  • Follow U.S. 220 South to Route 972 South. (Stay straight. U.S. 220 will turn off left.)
  • Continue on Route 972 South to Route U.S. 50 West.
  • Take U.S. 50 West to 93 West. You will fork left to get on Route 93 West.
  • Stay on Route 93 West to Union, W.Va.
  • Take U.S. 48 West to Davis, W.Va.
  • Turn onto Route 32 South.
  • Follow Route 32 to U.S. 33 West in Harman, W.Va.
  • Follow U.S. 33 West to Elkins.
  • When you get to Elkins, turn left at the first traffic light. Go through one more traffic light. Continue straight approximately 200 feet, then turn left at the Iron Horse statue onto Sycamore Street.
  • The college is on the left.
From Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Eastern Maryland:

Route #1: most highway

  • Follow I-66 West from D.C.
  • Change to I-81 South (Stay on I-81 for only about 2 minutes.)
  • Exit to U.S. 48 West. Follow 48 West.
  • Turn left onto Route 32 South near Davis.
  • Follow Route 32 to U.S. 33 West in Harman.
  • Follow U.S. 33 West to Elkins.
  • When you get to Elkins, turn right at the first traffic light. Go through one more traffic light. Continue straight approximately 1,000 feet, then turn right at the Iron Horse statue onto Sycamore Street.
  • The College is on the left.

Route #2

  • Follow I-66 West from D.C.
  • Change to I-81 South. (Stay on I-81 for only about 2 minutes.)
  • Exit to Route 55 West. Follow 55 West to U.S. 33 West; passing through the towns of Moorefield and Petersburg.
  • Follow U.S. 33 West to Elkins.
  • When you get to Elkins, turn right at the first traffic light. Go through one more traffic light. Continue straight approximately 1,000 feet, then turn right at the Iron Horse statue onto Sycamore Street.
  • The College is on the left.
From Richmond Area and Southern Virginia:

Route #1

  • Follow I-64 West to I-81 North.
  • Take I-81 to U.S. 33 West (Harrisonburg Exit).
  • Continue on U.S. 33 West all the way to Elkins.
  • When you get to Elkins, turn right at the first traffic light. Go through one more traffic light. Continue straight approximately 1,000 feet, then turn right at the Iron Horse statue onto Sycamore Street.
  • The College is on the left.

Route #2: This route adds time but is less mountainous and is recommended during inclement weather.

  • Follow I-64 West to I-81 North.
  • Take I-81 to Hwy 259 North at Broadway, Va.
  • Follow 259 North, crossing into W.Va. to U.S. 48 West.
  • Take 48 West to U.S. 220 South in Moorefield.
  • Follow 220 South to Hwy 28 South in Petersburg.
  • Take U.S. 33 West to Elkins at Seneca Rocks.
  • When you get to Elkins, turn right at the first traffic light. Go through one more traffic light. Continue straight approximately 1,000 feet, then turn right at the Iron Horse statue onto Sycamore Street.
  • The College is on the left.

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