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Arrival & Reservation Form


Plan your trip wisely and accordingly:

Transitions will be taking place on August 18, 2014 starting at 8:30am. In order to attend, you will need to arrive either earlier. The general transportation options are somewhat limited, which is why you should carefully take the following information into consideration:

Transportation & Overnight Lodging:

  • On Sunday, August 17, 2014 - transportation assistance will be provided (to students who traveling by themselves) only at :
    • @ 9:30am - The [Purple] JMU Bus will be picking up new students from the lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton Sterling hotel near the Dulles International Airport (iAD). A special rate of $75 per night (breakfast included) has been arranged for anyone staying over in this hotel. Follow this link to make sure to that you receive the Study Group rate. The DoubleTree By Hilton Sterling hotel provides a free courtesy bus to and from the airport. 
    • @ 17:30 (or 5:30pm) - The [Gold] JMU bus will be picking up new students from Baggage Area 11 of the Dulles International Airport (IAD).
  • If you should need to arrive earlier in Harrisonburg, you should consider taking a connecting flight from Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Staunton/ Shenandoah Regional Airport [SHD]. You will also need to reserve (online) a shuttle to get you from the airport to Harrisonburg/ JMU. Once in Harrisonburg, we recommend that you stay at the Best Western hotel due to its convenient location and the special JMU rate of $60 [make sure to ask for or to mention: JMU student rate]. 

Early Move-In:

  • If you live on-campus, the oIP- International Student and Scholar Services will arrange for you to move-in early (only if you complete the Arrival Form). The earliest that you can move-in to your assigned residence hall is on August 17, starting at 12pm.
  • If you live off-campus, make sure that you figure out when you will be arriving in Harrisonburg. If you should arrive late at night, or even during the weekend how will you obtain the key to your new place? Will you need to arrange for an overnight stay at a hotel?

Arrival Form

In order to ensure that you:

  1. can fully participate in Transitions
  2. be picked up from the Dulles International Airport (IAD) to JMU 
  3. can move-in early (if you live on-campus)
Make sure to complete this Transitions Arrival Form no later than August 1st, 2014.

F. Name: L. Name:
Student ID: E-mail:

I will NOT be using JMU transportation. I will make my own arrangements and will arrive in Harrisonburg, Virginia at JMU on Sunday, August 17
I request to ride the 9:30 a.m. JMU [Purple] bus which will pick me up from the DoubleTree Sterling Hotel in the lobby area on Sunday, August 17
I request to ride the 17:30 (or 5:30 p.m.) JMU [Gold] bus which will pick me up from Baggage Area 11 of the Dulles International Airport (IAD)on Sunday, August 17

Keep in mind that you should add an extra hour after your expected arrival time (considering that going through customs and immigration will take a considerable amount of time). 

Airline Company to IAD Airport:

Departing Flight # to IAD Airport:

Departure Date & Time to IAD Airport:

Final Arrival Date & Time to IAD Airport:

(a) Where will you be living? (be as specific as possible if you already know the exact location)?

(b) Use this field to share any additional information and/ or concerns

Signature: Date:

Thomas Lavenir will follow-up with you to confirm and to provide you with more specific information.