James Madison University

The Ruth Symposium

*There is a different parking garage if you are arriving before 4pm on Friday. If you arrive before 4 p.m. on Friday please use the directions to Mason Street Parking deck located directly below. For those arriving Saturday and/or after 4 p.m. on Friday please scroll towards the bottom of the page and directions to the Grace Street deck can be found below *

Directions to Mason Street Parking (for arriving before 4pm on Friday)

GPS Directions from Exit 245 can be found here: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.4301271,-78.8757433/38.441029,-78.8712856/@38.4410026,-78.8714369,19.39z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0   

From Interstate 81 South

  • Take exit #245
  • At the end of the exit ramp there is a traffic light. Take a RIGHT onto Port Republic Road and remain in the right lane.
  • Proceed through the next light (passing JMU’s main entrance, Bluestone Drive) and take a RIGHT onto South Main Street.
  • Proceed down South Main Street and take a RIGHT onto M.L.K. Jr. Way
  • Proceed down M.L.K. Jr. Way and take a RIGHT onto S. Mason St.
  • Park on levels 3-5 of Mason Street Parking Deck. DO NOT park in the pay-by-spaces or the hotel parking spots.

From Interstate 81 North

  • Take exit #245
  • At the end of the exit ramp there is a traffic light. Take a LEFT onto Port Republic Road and remain in the right lane.
  • Proceed through the next light (passing JMU’s main entrance, Bluestone Drive) and take a RIGHT onto South Main Street.
  • Proceed down South Main Street and take a RIGHT onto M.L.K. Jr. Way
  • Proceed down M.L.K. Jr. Way and take a RIGHT onto S. Mason St.
  • Park on levels 3-5 of Mason Street Parking Deck. DO NOT park in the pay-by-spaces or the hotel parking spots.

ENTRANCE TO THE HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES BUILDING

From the parking lot, you will have to go through the Student Success Center to get to the Health and Behavioral Studies Building. In the parking garage, proceed to the staircase that is the closest to S. Mason Street. Take the elevator to the Skybridge floor. As you exit the elevator walk to the left through the doors and into the building. Turn left to walk across the bridge and proceed into the Student Success Center. Go down the main staircase in the foyer. Turn left at the bottom of the staircase and walk straight through the building and out the doors. Once outside, bear left to walk along the metal fence, turn left and walk down the stairs and straight into the Health and Behavioral Studies Building. The Ruth Symposium will be held on the ground floor, in rooms G010 and G045. You will register/check into the conference on the ground floor.

Directions to Grace Street Parking (for arriving after 4pm on Friday and all day Saturday parking)

GPS Directions from Exit 245 can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/mryjKkr5XgQ2

From Interstate 81 South

  • Take exit #245
  • At the end of the exit ramp there is a traffic light. Take a RIGHT onto Port Republic Road and remain in the right lane.
  • Proceed through the next light (passing JMU’s main entrance, Bluestone Drive) and take a RIGHT onto South Main Street.
  • Proceed down South Main Street and take a RIGHT onto East Grace Street.
  • Continue on East Grace Street – you will come to a four way stop, proceed through the four way stop
  • You will come to another stop sign in front of Grace Street Parking Deck, drive straight into Grace Street Parking Deck.
  • Park on levels 2-7 of Grace Street Parking Deck. DO NOT park in the pay-by-spaces on the ground level of Grace Street Parking Deck.

From Interstate 81 North

  • Take exit #245
  • At the end of the exit ramp there is a traffic light. Take a LEFT onto Port Republic Road and remain in the right lane.
  • Proceed through the next light (passing JMU’s main entrance, Bluestone Drive) and take a RIGHT onto South Main Street.
  • Proceed down South Main Street and take a RIGHT onto East Grace Street.
  • Continue on East Grace Street – you will come to a four way stop, proceed through the four way stop.
  • You will come to another stop sign in front of Grace Street Parking Deck, drive straight into Grace Street Parking Deck.
Park on levels 2-7 of Grace Street Parking Deck. DO NOT park in the pay-by-spaces on the ground level of Grace Street Parking Deck.

ENTRANCE TO THE HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL STUDIES BUILDING

PHOTO: HBS building

You will enter the Health and Behavioral Studies Building through the main entrance (follow Ruth Symposium Signs), when exiting Grace Street Parking Deck the main entrance is on your right. The Ruth Symposium will be held on the ground floor, in rooms G010 and G045. You will register/check into the conference on the ground floor.

Please refer to the Campus Map labeled for the conference for more specific directions to the building.