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Arriving or departing by plane:

The following is a list of the nearest airports to JMU's campus:

  Distance from campus: About 30 minutes. This airport provides a shuttle service to and from its airport. You can register and pay  online at the airport's website. [This is our  recommended airport.] 

  Distance from campus: About 1 hour

  Distance from campus: About 2 hours. [Make sure NOT to confuse this airport with Dallas Airport in Texas]


University Transportation Webpage

Make sure to refer yourself to the university's transportation webpage to obtain an extensive a detailled list of on and off-campus transportation options


Obtaining a Driver's License:

To obtain a driver's license, you will need to bring the following documents with you to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV); the office located about 8 minutes away from downtown Harrisonburg:

  • An official JMU transcript as a proof of VA residency
  • Your passport with your stapled I-94 form as your primary proof of identification
  • Your I-20 or DS-2019 as a secondary proof of identification

You will then need to complete the following steps:

  • A computer Knowledge Test
  • A machine Vision Screening Test
  • A Road Skills Test - For this test you will need to provide your own vehicle with a valid inspection sticker, license plates, registration card, working brakes, safety belts, horn, lights, turn signals, mirrors and speedometer.