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General 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. Pay station parking is 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.

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Football Game Day Parking

Find information regarding the following areas at the link below:

  • Reserved Game Day Parking
  • General Game Day Parking
  • Student Game Day Parking
  • Football Shuttle Service
  • Football Post-Game Traffic Patterns
  • Accessible Parking
  • RV/Bus Parking
  • Directions to Parking Lots

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Ticket Information

Ticket Orders

Tickets for the football game, D-Hall Fan Favorites, Family Weekend Picnic and Fantastic Feast may also be purchased in advance at the Athletic Ticket Office or by phone at (540) 568-3853. Family Weekend tickets will be available July 1!

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

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Food Menus

D-Hall Fan Favorites Menu

Saturday Oct. 1st from 4-8pm (those with reservations print tickets $15 tax included). No reservations required. $15.25 (plus tax if purchased at the door), kids 5 and under free (JMU students free with meal plan)

All-you-care-to-eat dining stations include:

  • Slow Smoked BBQ Ribs with three cheese macaroni and baked beans, collard greens, coleslaw, corn muffin
  • Pork Carnitas Tacos with cilantro rice and chipotle black beans, chips & queso
  • Italian Sandwich, house made BBQ chips served with 3 onion dip
  • Chili Fritos Cheddar Pizza, cheese and pepperoni Pizza
  • Vegan Nacho & Quesadilla Bar
  • Rotisserie Chicken with roasted potato wedges and corn on the cob
  • Tailgate Pasta Salad with salami, olives, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and roasted red peppers
  • Grilled and Fried Chicken Sandwiches with sides
  • Create your own Stir-fry!
  • Assorted Gourmet Desserts

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E-Hall Fantastic Feast

Saturday, Oct. 1st. Reservations required - no walk ins. Early seating 4:30-6:00pm, late seating from 6:15-8:00pm (print tickets). $25.50 plus tax, children (6-12 years) $16, 5 and under free (JMU students free with meal plan)

All-you-care-to-eat dining stations include:

  • Steamed Crab Legs: Served with drawn butter and fresh lemon
  • Gourmet Shrimp Cocktail: Chilled jumbo shrimp served with classic cocktail sauce, avocado lime cocktail sauce, and curry yogurt cocktail sauce
  • Smoked Salmon Bar: Smoked salmon served with capers, tomato, onion, boiled egg, and an assortment of flavored cream cheeses
  • Grilled Apple and Goat Cheese Salad: A bed of field greens topped with warm grilled apples, chilled toasted barley, acorn squash, pomegranate seeds, herbed goat cheese, pepitas, and drizzled with a berry vinaigrette
  • Butternut Squash Bisque: Velvety spiced roast butternut squash soup topped with maple crème fraiche, and ginger relish
  • Jerk Chicken: Jerk roasted quarter chicken served atop roasted sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts topped with chimichurri sauce
  • Sirloin Roast: Seasoned roast sirloin served atop potato au gratin with grilled herbed carrots and parsnips, topped with red wine balsamic reduction
  • Pork Loin: Carved pork loin served with grilled asparagus, wild rice pilaf, and topped with apple chutney
  • Artisan Charcuterie: gourmet meats, cheeses, bread & fresh seasonal fruit, served with assorted jams, jellies, mustards
  • Chicken Kabob: House-made naan bread smeared with curried potato-dal pâté, topped with tandoori chicken, pickled red onions, citrus yogurt sauce, crispy potato straws
  • Tempeh Tostada: Grilled southwest seasoned tempeh served atop a cinnamon-chili tortilla with salsa verde, radish, vegan lime coconut crema, vegan cheese, and salsa roja
  • Seasonal Fruit and Dessert: Fresh seasonal fruit display and house made gourmet desserts

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Family Weekend Picnic (Hanson Field)

Saturday, Oct. 1st. 10:00am - 2:00pm. Reservations required (print tickets). $16 plus tax, children (6-12 years) $9, 5 and under free (JMU students free with meal plan)

  • House Smoked Pulled Pork (with potato rolls, BBQ sauce)
  • Traditional Beef Chili, White Bean Vegetarian Chili, cheese, onions, sour cream, jalapenos, corn chips and hot sauce
  • Hot Dogs & Vegan Hot Dogs, ketchup, mustard, relish
  • Valley Style Chicken
  • Seasonal Salad: mixed baby greens, shaved carrots, cranberries, pickled red onions, tortilla strips, balsamic vinaigrette & ranch dressings
  • Pasta Salad
  • Redskin Potato Salad
  • Vegetable Crudité & Hummus
  • Assorted Craveworthy Cookies & Dessert Bars
  • Assorted Canned Beverages and Bottled Water
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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 for tickets?  
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 recommend that you dress comfortably and in layers as temperatures throughout each day may vary. (Please note that the Fantastic Feast is casual attire.) 

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 Family Weekend meal or Family Weekend Picnic (Hanson Field) ticketing questions please contact the JMU Athletic Ticket Office at (540) 568–3853. 


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