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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 »  |  View Accessible Parking Map »

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

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, D-Hall Fan Favorites, Family Weekend Picnic 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.

D-Hall Fan Favorites: Door rate $13/person  |  Age 5 & under free  |  Reservations and walk-ins welcome  |  Early seating 4-6 PM  |  Late seating 6:15-8 PM  |  JMU students free with meal punch (must present JACard at the entrance)  |  Click here for tickets.

Family Weekend Picnic (Hanson Field): 10 AM - 2 PM  |  $15/person  |  Ages 6-12 $8/person  |  Age 5 & under free  |  JMU students free with meal punch (must present JACard at the entrance)  |  If inclement weather, tickets may be used at D-Hall and E-Hall  |  Click here for tickets.

Fantastic Feast at E-Hall: Door rate $23/person  |  Age 6-12 $13/person  |  Age 5 & under free  |  Reservations Only - No walk-ins  |  Early seating 4-6 PM  |  Late seating 6:15-8 PM  |  JMU students free with meal punch (must present JACard at the entrance)  |  Click here for tickets.

Forbes Center Show 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! Single game and season tickets are on sale now. 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

UREC Programs: For tickets and information click here. Advance registration is required and the deadline is October 10.

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 Fan Favorites

North/Northwest Transformation Kitchens: Chicken Wing Bar, Selection of house made hot sauces, Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower, Roast Pork Sandwich with Broccoli Rabe and Sharp Provolone, Mac and Cheese Made with a Blend of Artisan Cheeses

Deli: 4ft Italian Sub Carving Station, Made to order deli sandwiches, An Abundance of Chilled Salad Offerings

Salad Bar: Bountiful Fresh Salad Bar, Create Your Own Pasta Salad Station

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

Asian: Made to Order Stir-fry station, Gua Bao Style Steamed Buns, Variety of Fried Pot-stickers

Grill: Fresh-cut French Fries, Loaded French Fry Bar featuring an assortment of sauces and toppings, Slider Station featuring Seven Hills Beef Burger and Home-made Black Bean Burger with Choice of Gourmet Toppings

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, House Made Bread Station


E-Hall Fantastic Feast

Bistro: Steamship Round Carving Station served au Jus with assorted Condiments, Hot Snow Crab Legs with Drawn Butter, Mashed Potato Bar with Toppings, Glazed Baby Carrots

Vegan Station: Vegan Chicken Mole, Yellow Rice, Corn and Black Bean Hash

Grille: Grilled Salmon with a Blackberry Herb Sauce, Potato Cake, Asparagus

Allergen: Braised Chicken, Polenta, Guacamole, Diced Tomato, Grilled Onion

Raw Bar: Cocktail Shrimp with Assorted Sauces, Oysters on the Half Shell, Sushi and Seared Tuna

Evo Grille: Soup and Salad Station, Kale Andouille Soup, Spinach Salad with Pancetta, Strawberries, Gorgonzola and a Champagne Vinaigrette

Hearth: Create your own pasta with a variety of fresh vegetables, sauces and chicken; Bread display with flavored butters

Tandoori: Tandoori Lamb, Jasmine Almond Rice, Aloo Goobi

Dessert Station: Grand Dessert Buffett, Fruit Display


Family Weekend Picnic (Hanson Field)

Spinach Salad (with tomatoes, red onions, goat cheese, raspberry vinaigrette); Balsamic pasta salad with grilled vegetables; Purple and gold potato salad; Creamy coleslaw; Valley style chicken; House smoked pulled pork with rolls and sauce; Hot dogs; Veggie burgers with multi-grain roll; Vegetable crudité; Chili station (with traditional beef chili, white bean vegetarian chili, cheese, onions, sour cream, jalapenos, corn chips, tortilla chips and hot sauce); Cornbread muffins with butter; Paw print chocolate brownies; Paw print blondies; Assorted cookies; Purple & gold ice cream novelties; Spiced cider; Iced tea; Lemonade; Bottled 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?  
Families 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, D-Hall Fan Favorites or Family Weekend Picnic (Hanson Field) ticketing questions please contact the JMU Athletic Ticket Office at (540) 568–3853. 


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