James Madison University is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley just off of I81. The Valley is served by the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave just 15 minutes from campus. Alternative airports include Charlottesville Ablemarle Airport approximately a 1 hour drive from Harrisonburg and Dulles International Airportwhich is about a 2 hour drive away. For local hotels, motels, and restaurants check here. Driving to campus?

  • From I81 Take exit 245 for Port Republic Rd toward VA-253 (This is a right off the exit if on I81S and a left off of the exit if travelling on I81N
  • Go along VA-253 W/Port Republic Rd to the first stop light just past the exit and take a right onto Bluestone Drive.
  • Follow along Bluestone Drive for approximately 0.5 miles until reaching Carrier Drive. Turn right onto Carrier Drive.
  • Follow Carrier Drive along for approximately 0.5 miles. The Physics & Chemistry Building will be on the right side. The main Physics & Astronomy Office is on the 2nd floor in room 2186.

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