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Campus Parking

Beginning Friday of Family Weekend, all JMU parking lots are open to visitors with the exception of reserved football lots during the times indicated below. Be sure to park in general spaces not designated for special use by signage. Parking meters are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call Parking Services at (540) 568-3300 for recommendations on parking lots close to your destination. Lot reservation for football begins at 4:00 PM on Friday and continues until the conclusion of the football game on Saturday. Any vehicles left in reserved lots after 9:00 PM on Friday may be cited and towed. View parking map »

Lots closing at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 5:

  • Champions Drive Parking Deck (adjacent to Bridgeforth Stadium)

Lots closing at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 5:

  • P Lot (across from Showker Hall)
  • G Lot (in front of JMU Bookstore; bookstore patrons may park in metered spaces in G Lot until 6:00 PM)
  • F Lot (adjacent to the Athletics Performance Center
  • C4 Lot (adjacent to the Hillside, McGraw-Long and Bell residence halls)
  • R1 Lot (adjacent to D-Hub and the Village residence area)

Refer to the map at for a complete list of lots to be vacated Friday night in advance of the game.

Football Game-Day Parking

Shuttle Buses: Shuttle buses will operate continuously both on and off campus, beginning two hours prior to the football game until at least one hour post-game. On campus, JMU buses will circulate from the parking lots at Convo, Festival (C11/C12 Lots), D2 Lot and the Godwin Transit Center (GTC) by the stadium.  Buses will also circulate between the Warsaw parking deck and the GTC. Off campus, Harrisonburg Transit buses will operate between virtually all of the City hotels, and the off-campus apartments to the GTC. These schedules are available at

Shuttle bus services will also be provided for handicapped visitors. These buses will operate from the handicapped parking lot (R8 Lot) near the MLK Parkway to the Gate A and Gates C/D at the stadium. In addition, paratransit buses will be available on demand at any time throughout the campus and the City by calling HDPT at 540-432-0492.

General Parking: Visit for more information on general football parking lots. On game day, all lots not reserved for Duke Club members with season passes are general parking lots and may be used at no charge.  For more information about joining the Duke Club, visit

Recommended parking facilities close to Bridgeforth Stadium:

  • Grace Street Parking Deck (adjacent to Student Success Center)
  • Warsaw Avenue Parking Deck (adjacent to Forbes Center)
  • Festival area parking lots C10, C11, C12, D1 and D3

RV Parking: RV parking is available in the R11 Lot and must be purchased in advance at

Ticket Information

Meal Ticket Orders

Tickets for the football game, Family Weekend Picnic, D-Hall Favorites and Fantastic Feast will be delivered no later than two weeks prior to the event. Tickets may also be purchased in advance at the Athletic Ticket Office (inside entrance D) in the Convocation Center, located at 895 University Boulevard, between 9 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday or by phone at (540) 568-3853. Orders received within 10 days of the event will not be mailed, and tickets may be picked up at venue locations on day of event.

Family Weekend Picnic (Hanson Field): JMU students with meal plans need tickets (must have “meal punch” available) and must present JACard at the entrance to attend this meal at no additional cost. If inclement weather, tickets can be used at D-Hall and E-Hall.  |  Purchase tickets »

Fantastic Feast at E-Hall: Seating is limited, and all tickets must be purchased in advance. JMU students with meal plans need tickets (must have “meal punch” available) and must present JACard and their ticket at the door to attend this meal at no additional cost.  |  Purchase tickets »

D-Hall Favorites: JMU students must have a "meal punch" available. No reservations necessary for students.  |  Purchase tickets »

The Doo Wop Project and JMU POPS!: For tickets and information visit, or purchase tickets in person at the Forbes Center Main Box Office (Monday – Friday 10 am to 5:30 pm). No refunds or exchanges. Night of tickets may be purchased at the door. 

Football Ticket Information: Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended! Tickets may be ordered by phone (540) 568–3853, online at or by sending your student to the Convocation Center Ticket Office. Reserved and general admission seating available. Please note, JMU student tickets are free (w/ student ID number) but must be requested with the family’s paid order to be seated together. See game day parking information above or visit | Purchase tickets »

Register early! Many Family Weekend ticketed events are limited and sell out early. Don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Food Menus

D-Hall Favorites

North/Northwest Transformation Kitchens: (Tailgate Area) Chicken Wing Bar, Pork Ribs, Selection of hot sauces and BBQ sauces, Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower, Roast Pork Sandwich with Broccoli Rabe and Sharp Provolone, Mac and Cheese

Deli: Roasted Pork Belly "BLT," Made to order deli sandwiches, Cold salad offerings

Salad Bar: Abundant Fresh Salad Bar, Build Your Own Pasta Salad

Pizza: Made to order Personal Pizzas, Classic Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Margherita Pizza featuring House-made Fresh Mozzarella

Asian: Made to order Sitr-fry station, Steamed Dumpling Station

Grill: Fresh-cut French Fries, Chili Cheese Fries featuring Beef Chili and Vegan Chili, Slider Station featuring Seven Hills Beef Burger and Home-made Black Bean Burger with Your Choice of Gourmet Toppings, Funnel Cakes

South Transformation Kitchen: Taco Bar Featuring: Flame roasted chicken and beef, salsa bar, home-made tortillas and a selection of hot sauces, Tamales

True Balance: Rotisserie Style Chicken, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Purple and Gold Beets, Garlic Broccoli, Allergen Free Salad Offerings

Bakery: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Floats, Assorted Petit Fours, Assorted House Made Dessert

E-Hall Fantastic Feast

Bistro Left: Braised Lamb Shank, Herb Parmesan Risotto, Haricot Verts Gremolada

Bistro Right: Citrus Glaze Grilled Salmon with Burre Blanc, Polenta, Roasted Asparagus

Vegan Station (Evo): Florida Palm Cake, Tagliatelle with Vegan Pesto and Roasted Grape Tomato,

Grille Both Sides: Grilled NY Strip with House Made Steak Sauce (Cooked to Med Rare other Temps available on Request), Purple Potatoes, Roasted Baby Carrots

Allergen: Ropa Vieja, Black Bean Cake, Yellow Rice, Sofrito Sauce

Raw Bar (Produce): Cocktail Shrimp with Assorted Sauces, Oysters on the Half Shell, Sushi

Hearth: Anti Pasto Station, Cheese Station, Bread & Crostini Station, Salad Station

Tandoori: Tandoori Chicken, Sambhar Rice, Curry Broccoli & Cauliflower

Dessert Station: Carrot Cake, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Lemon Cake, Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cupcake, Krinkle Cookie, Vegan Cookie, Vegan Gluten Free Sorbet, Gluten Free Whoopie Pie, Fruit Display

Family Weekend Picnic (Hanson Field)

Spinach Salad with Sweet Potato Croutons, Balsamic Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Purple and Gold Potato Salad, Apple Cider Coleslaw, Valley Style Chicken, House Smoked Pulled Pork with Rolls and Sauce, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers with Multi-Grain Roll, Roasted Corn on the Cob, Chili Station (traditional beef chili, white bean vegetarian chili, cheese, onions, sour cream, corn chips, tortilla chips, jalapenos, hot sauce), Cornbread, Paw Print Chocolate Brownies, Paw Print Blondies, Assorted Craveworthy Cookies, Purple & Gold Ice Cream Novelties, Spiced Cider, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water

Football Concessions

Pizza by the slice, hamburgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage, nachos/cheese, soft drinks and bottled water, cotton candy, popcorn, soft pretzels, funnel cakes, cupcakes, candy. For all the information and policies for football game days, please visit Available inside Bridgeforth Stadium 90 minutes before kickoff until the end of the game; a la carte pricing.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where can my family find lodging?
Area accommodations fill up quickly, so make your reservations early! See a list of hotels/motels in Harrisonburg and surrounding areas here.

When should I plan to arrive and depart?  
Parents arrive as their work obligations and other commitments permit. The more popular events (student conferences, shows and football game) are generally scheduled for midafternoon on Friday into Saturday evening. 

Do we need to register somewhere when we arrive on campus? 
There is no need to formally register upon arrival. Please review individual event descriptions for registration information. 

What is the refund policy?  
No refunds or exchanges. For questions regarding your order, please contact the JMU Athletic Ticket Office at (540) 568-3853 or 

Are family members/guests invited?
Family members and/or guests are welcome at events. 

What is the dress code for Family Weekend?
We see many styles of dress ranging from casual to business attire. We recommend that you dress comfortably and in layers as temperatures throughout each day may vary. (Please note that the Fantastic Feast is casual attire.) 

My mailing address information is incorrect. How is this information updated?
JMU students are responsible for maintaining accurate home mailing addresses. For inaccurate addresses, please ask your student to update his or her home address in MyMadison.

Where can I purchase JMU clothing and other logo items?
The JMU Bookstore

Is tailgating allowed and if so, where?
Yes, on football game day, you may tailgate in any of the general parking lots on campus. General parking is free and available on a first come basis. Tailgating in general lots is permitted four hours prior game time. Reserved parking is available for Duke Club Members, call (540) 568-3853 for more information.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
For general questions, please contact the Parent Relations Office at (866) 399–8432. For Football, Fantastic Feast, Fan Favorites at D-Hall or Family Weekend Picnic (Hanson Field) ticketing questions please contact the JMU Athletic Ticket Office at (540) 568–3853. 

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