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Congratulations to Andrea and Dan Birchfield, parents of Ben Birchfield!
JMU Students were given this opportunity to nominate their parent for this unique award and thank them for all they have done.
Ben stated in his nomination that the best piece of advice his parents gave him was “to be true to yourself” and described his parents as “irreplaceable.” Click here to read the entire award speech.
On-campus parking is very limited. Prior to 5 p.m. Friday and anytime on Sunday, visitors may park in any standard space in parking lots throughout campus. For parking, after 5p.m. Friday and all Saturday, please see the football parking map on page 9 of the Family Weekend brochure. On football game days, public parking is available at no charge in R2, D3, C5, C10-12, Convo F/G, as well as the Warsaw, Grace and Cantrell parking decks. Designated ‘reserved parking’ lots are for Duke Club members only. See campus map on pages 12–13 of brochure for locations. Please keep in mind when parking that enforcement of violations such as meters, fire lanes and handicap spaces will continue. Once in Harrisonburg, please tune your radio to AM1610 for up-to-date parking information and any last-minute changes in the weekend’s itinerary.
Special Parking is available for vehicles with DMV-issued handicapped license plates or permits. Please contact the JMU parking office, (M–F), 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at (540) 568–3300 to discuss special parking needs.
NOTE for Saturday: Shuttle buses will run every half–hour from 8 a.m. until two hours after football game on Saturday. Shuttles will run pick up/drop off at Warsaw Deck on campus at most all hotels (check with your hotel), at the Kmart and Royal Cinema parking lots and the off-campus apartment complexes.
QUESTIONS? Please visit our Family Weekend FAQ page!