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Check-in is from 8am - 8:45am at the Festival Conference & Student Center (1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807)

The Open House program will begin at 9am at various locations throughout campus.

Shuttle buses will be provided for on-campus transportation to Open House program areas from 8am - 5pm.

Please note that Saturday's Open House begins promptly at 9am and will conclude at approximately 3pm.

From the North:

Take I-81 S and get off at Exit 245. Turn left at the light onto Port Republic Road and get into the left lane. At the 2nd stoplight, turn left onto Forest Hill Rd. At the stop sign, make a left onto Oak Hill Drive. Oak Hill becomes University Boulevard. Pass the JMU Convocation Center on your left and the Arboretum entrance on your right. Make a left onto Carrier Drive at the JMU sign and the Festival Conference & Student Center is 0.25 mile on the left. Open House parking is available on the right, across from the Festival Conference & Student Center in lots D-3, C-11, and C-12.

From the South:

Take I-81 N and get off at Exit 247A onto Rt. 33 - East Market Street towards Elkton. At the second stoplight, turn right onto University Boulevard. Go through three traffic lights, crossing over Reservoir Street at the third light. Make a right onto Carrier Drive and the Festival Conference & Student Center is 0.25 mile on the left. Open House parking is available on the right, across from the Festival Conference & Student Center in lots D-3, C-11, and C-12.

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 CHOICES movement during your visit to JMU.

Parking

Visitors should follow the signs posted along University Boulevard to the lots designated for CHOICES attendees. We are using multiple parking locations and on-duty public safety personnel will direct you to the correct parking lot. Shuttle buses will transport you from your parking lot to the CHOICES Check-In and Opening/Welcome location.