A DMV 2 Go mobile office will be at Cranwell International Center today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing students to fulfill any DMV needs on campus rather than going to the office in Christiansburg.
Students will be able to renew ID cards or driver's licenses, test for a new driver's license, register to vote and anything else that would normally be done at the local DMV office, no appointments necessary.
DMV 2 Go buses travel to various businesses, universities, military bases and government centers in order to expedite the normal hassle of the DMV process.
John Shannon, a junior in industrial systems engineering, said that he would take advantage of the service even though he does not have a car on campus himself.
"I think it would be a good idea," Shannon said. "I know several friends that could have used it recently, especially since you need to get your license renewed when you're 20. It makes it easier."
The service has been run at Tech in the past, most recently last spring to primarily assist international students in completing necessary governmental work.
"For some of the international students, especially those getting state IDs, getting to Christiansburg can sometimes be a challenge,” said Kim Beisecker, director of the Cranwell International Center. “It's a little easier for us in assisting with the proper documentation if the DMV is right here with us.”
All members of the Tech community and those in the area are invited to use the service. It comes to Tech with no cost.
"This is not limited to international students, it's meant to provide a service to the Virginia Tech community," Beisecker said. "We had 60 individuals who used the service when they were here a couple of weeks ago," Beisecker said.
Kassandra Gianinoto, a sophomore in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina, believes that the DMV 2 Go would be helpful given that her and her car have moved to Virginia, although the vehicle is still registered in North Carolina.
"That would be a benefit for me, as I spend most of my time up here for now, instead of North Carolina," Gianinoto said. "It can only help and be a benefit."