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PLEASE NOTE: INTERNAL CAMPUS GATES WILL BE DOWN DURING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY CEREMONIES. DO NOT ENTER CAMPUS VIA THE MAIN STREET/BLUESTONE DRIVE ENTRANCE.
To access campus from Interstate 81, you will avoid much of the city traffic if you get off the following exits:
- 240 or 243 if you are coming from the south. Take Route 11 north to get to JMU. There are many parking options just off of Route 11 (also called Main Street in Harrisonburg) north of Port Republic Road and south of Martin Luther King Jr. Way. If you are able to walk, this is a great option with less traffic and a lovely short walk for the stadium or Quad areas.
- 251 if you are coming from the north. Take Route 11 south to get to JMU. You will travel through our downtown area filled with restaurants and shops. This will also get you around much of the traffic. Parking is plentiful off of Route 11 (also called Main Street in Harrisonburg) just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and north of Port Republic Road. You will have much less traffic and travel time and it's a lovely walk through the Quad to get to the stadium. But a few college ceremonies are in the area as well.
Information for handicap-accessible parking is available through the links below based on the ceremony you will be attending. These lots are available to those with a DMV-issued handicap parking tag.
For parking information for the University Ceremony, please click HERE.
You may visit the home page and choose a college for all college ceremony parking information.
For a downloadable Commencement map, click HERE.
For a general map, please click HERE.