Directions

Directions to parking at the Festival Conference & Student Center. Parking Lot R-4.

From the North

Drive Interstate 81 South. Take the 245 exit, Port Republic Road off I-81. At the light, turn right onto Port Republic Road. At the next light, make a right turn into the main entrance of campus, on Bluestone Drive. At the next light, turn right onto Carrier Drive and cross the interstate bridge that connects the 2 sides of the campus. After crossing the bridge, go through two stop signs.  Continue past parking lot C-12 on your left and Festival Conference and Student Center on your right on Carrier Drive. Make a left turn at the stop sign onto University Boulevard. Park in Lot R-4 which will be on your left in front of Blue Ridge Hall. From here, walk to the northwest staircase in the corner of the lot and walk to the Festival Conference and Student Center. Parking permits are not required and you may park in any spot unless it is a metered or handicapped spot. 

Campus Gates:
Traffic flow through the Bluestone section of campus is restricted by gates for service vehicles access only. Please follow the specified directions above to access your designated parking in a safe and timely manner. Shuttle bus services will be provided throughout the entire campus to accommodate your movement during your visit to JMU.

From the South

Drive I-81 North. Take the 245 exit, Port Republic Road off I-81. Turn left off the exit ramp onto Port Republic Road. Cross over I-81 and at the second light, turn right into the main entrance of campus, on Bluestone Drive. At the next light, turn right onto Carrier Drive and cross the interstate bridge that connects the 2 sides of the campus. After crossing the bridge, go through two stop signs. Continue past parking lot C-12 on your left and Festival Conference and Student Center on your right on Carrier Drive. Make a left turn at the stop sign onto University Boulevard. Park in Lot R-4 which will be on your left in front of Blue Ridge Hall. From here, walk to the northwest staircase in the corner of the lot and walk to the Festival Conference and Student Center. Parking permits are not required and you may park in any spot unless it is a metered or handicapped spot.

Campus Gates:
Traffic flow through the Bluestone section of campus is restricted by gates for service vehicles access only. Please follow the specified direcpartions above to access your designated parking in a safe and timely manner. Shuttle bus services will be provided throughout the entire campus to accommodate your movement during your visit to JMU.

From the East or West

Take Route 33 to Interstate 81 South. Follow "From the North" directions (listed above).

A detailed map of campus parking lots can be accessed here. (PDF).

JMU is unable to offer transportation/hotel accommodations for this event.  
Please see the hotel accommodations webpage for more information.