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January Symposium 2019: Thu, Jan 3 from 1-5 PM & Fri, Jan 4 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, dietary, etc.) you want us to know about when you register. You may also reach out to us personally at by contacting Tiffany Runion, or 568-4846.

Rose Library, James Madison University (January Symposium general registration)
1251 Carrier Drive 
HarrisonburgVA 22807 

Rose Library's front entrance is zero-entry with automatic doors. Left side entrance zero-entry with outside automatic doors to the 24-hour space. There is not an automatic door between the 24-hour space and the library.
There is elevator access between all floors.
Gender neutral restrooms. Two single-occupancy restrooms are located within the 24-hour study space on the ground floor. A JACard is required for entry to the 24-hour space or CFI staff can assist with access.
Private rooms are available for nursing mothers in the CFI suite; rooms 5119 & 5109.


Festival Conference and Student Center,  James Madison University (Professional Grant Development Workshop)
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Accessible Parking: D3 lot
Accessible Entrance:  Front and back entrances both with automatic door
Access between floors: Elevator or exterior ramp
Visual fire alarm system: Yes
Building features:
Accessible restroom
Family/Gender Neutral restroom
For building floor plan and more info please click here

Parking: Enforcement officers have been requested to avoid issuing citations to unregistered campus visitors in C10, C12, D3 and D1 lots between the hours of 8 AM – 5 PM on January 3 and 4, 2019. No visitor parking permits will be necessary. All regulations for JMU students, faculty and staff will remain in effect, and students attending the event are required to park in appropriate student parking lots with a JMU parking permit.

Handicapped parking spaces are available, with permit, adjacent to Rose Library and in D3 for Festival Center.

 JMU parking map

Event hospitality 

The CFI appreciates that one's diet reflects cultural and religious preferences, as well as personal needs (e.g., gluten-free, vegan). To that end, any meals will feature simple options that will be labeled with common allergens and preferences.

Friday lunch menu  (Rose Library Third Floor Flex Space.)

  • Autumn Vegetable Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette (vegan)
  • Zucchini, Tomato and Squash Blend (vegetarian)
  • Penne with Marinara Sauce (vegan)
  • Lemon Artichoke Chicken Breast
  • Rolls with Butter
  • Bread Pudding with Caramel Apple Sauce
  • Iced Water & Iced Tea

Thursday PM (Festival only), Friday AM, Friday PM breaks ( Rose Library Third Floor Flex Space & Festival)

  • Coffee, hot tea, iced water
  • baked goods and/or snacks

 Changing or canceling registration: Contact the CFI at

Inclement weather: While we hope this does not happen, we want to be prepared for inclement weather. If the University closes, January Symposium will be canceled. If the university delays opening or closes early, we will cancel affected sessions accordingly.

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