Travel & Lodging


James Madison University is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Distance from

Washington, DC
130 miles (~2 hours)
New York City
530 miles (~5 hours)
Nearest airport (SHD)
17 miles (~20 minutes)
Nearest train (Amtrak)
30 miles (~30 minutes)
Car rental (Zipcar)
on campus

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For travel by car, Harrisonburg is located on Interstate 81 between Roanoke and Winchester.

You may use the following form to look up driving directions from your address (courtesy of Google Maps).


Free parking will be available at Warsaw Avenue Parking Deck, 157 Warsaw Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Note: You may receive parking citations if parked in another JMU lot without an appropriate permit. Guests are prohibited from parking in specialty spaces such as service vehicle spaces, handicap spaces without proper permit, expired meters, or fire lanes.

Additional parking information and regulations can be found at JMU Parking Services.


A large block of rooms are reserved for the Southeast Horn Workshop at Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisonburg, with a special conference rate of $89/night (+taxes). Reserve rooms at the workshop rate.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisonburg
1946 Medical Avenue
Single: $89
Reserve by February 9
(540) 433-9333

Free workshop parking will be available close to the JMU School of Music.

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