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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

Football Parking Information »

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 5!

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 Menu

Saturday 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)

Family Weekend tickets will be available this summer!

E-Hall Fantastic Feast

Saturday 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)

Family Weekend tickets will be available this summer!


Family Weekend Picnic (Hanson Field)

Saturday 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)

Family Weekend tickets will be available this summer!

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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