SUMS will take place on the second floor of the Health and Human Services (HHS) building on the east side of the JMU campus in Harrisonburg, VA. This is the same location as 2011 and 2012.
People who must fly should fly into one of:
Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided free at the conference for everyone registered by October 1.
Persons staying at the Jameson can walk or drive down Evelyn Byrd Avenue to the Harrisonburg Crossing shopping center. There are several affordable local and chain restaurants in this center, including Franco's (pizza and Italian food in a comfortably gracious atmosphere), Xenia (Mediterranean food), Chipotle(burritos), Panera Bread (sandwiches, soups and baked goods), and a Starbucks inside the Barnes and Noble. Lunch or dinner at any of these restaurants could be bought for under $15.
For more local flavor, the Little Grill Collective at 621 North Main offers home-cooked vegetarian and non-vegetarian favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An large number of restaurants offering many different styles and costs of food can be found at Court Square and downtown (where Route 33 intersects Main Street) environs.
We recommend the Quality Inn , (formerly the Jameson) or the Marriot Courtyard Hotel. Quality Inn will hold a block of rooms at the goverment rate of about $80 per night. To get this rate, make your reservation by September 14. Marriott may also honor the government rate if you let them know you are coming for the SUMS conference at JMU.
For local flavour, a charming bed-and-breakfast located between the historic downtown and the university is the Joshua Wilton House.