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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

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 are on sale now!

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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 Oct. 9th from 4-8pm. No reservations required. $14.25 (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:

  • Meatloaf Sub with Cheddar, Caramelized Onions, Spicy BBQ Sauce
  • Tailgate Burger topped with caramelized onions, bacon, BBQ sauce, Pickles, Potato Chips finished with Baked Beans
  • Loaded Cheese Fries
  • Slow smoked BBQ ribs with three cheese macaroni and baked beans
  • Smoked Brisket with Cilantro Rice and Chipotle Black Beans
  • Shredded Brisket Nacho Bar
  • Schmitter Sandwich- Roast Beef, Salami, American Cheese, Schmitter Sauce
  • Chili Fritos Cheddar Pizza
  • Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza
  • Vegan Chili Dog or Bowls assorted vegan toppings
  • Buffalo 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. 9th. Reservations required - no walk ins. Early seating 4:30-6:00pm, late seating from 6:15-8:00pm. $24 plus tax, children (6-12 years) $14, 5 and under free (JMU students free with meal plan)

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

  • Hot Snow Crab Legs with drawn butter
  • Carving Station Top Round served with au Jus and assorted gourmet condiments, Local Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes & Glazed Baby Carrots
  • Seared Salmon with a lemon dill cream sauce with Wild Mushroom Risotto & Roasted Asparagus
  • Southwest Quinoa Bowl
  • Cocktail Shrimp with assorted sauces and condiments
  • Spinach Salad with pancetta, strawberries, gorgonzola and a champagne vinaigrette
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Maple Bourbon Glazed Tofu served with riced cauliflower and roasted root vegetable blend
  • Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Soup
  • Artisan Cheeses, Charcuterie, Crudité & Flat Breads
  • Shish Tawook served with Jeweled Rice, Roasted Vegetables & Grilled Naan Bread
  • Assorted Gourmet Desserts

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Family Weekend Picnic (Hanson Field)

Saturday, Oct. 9th. 10:00am - 2:00pm. Reservations required. $15 plus tax, children (6-12 years) $8, 5 and under free (JMU students free with meal plan)

  • House Smoked Pulled Pork (with rolls, sauce)
  • Chili Station: traditional beef chili, white bean vegetarian chili, cheese, onions, sour cream, jalapenos, corn chips, tortilla chips and hot sauce
  • Hot Dog Station: beef & vegan hot dogs, cheese sauce, sauerkraut, onions, pickles, relish, jalapenos, traditional condiments
  • Grilled Chicken with Valley BBQ Sauce
  • Seasonal Salad: mixed baby greens, shaved carrots, cranberries, sliced red onions, feta cheese, maple balsamic vinaigrette
  • Fall Harvest Pasta Salad: roasted squash, spinach, cherry tomatoes, red pepper pesto (nut-free)
  • Purple and Gold Potato Salad
  • Vegetable Crudité
  • Assorted Craveworthy Cookies & Paw Print Blondies
  • Spiced Cider, Iced Tea, Lemonade & Water Stations
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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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