Local Travel

Accommodations and Getting to Mason


Everyone will be staying at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, Fairfax, VA.

Transportation to and from GMU

The classroom portion of the Institute will be on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus, in Room L102 in Exploratory Hall.

Here is a campus map, and the Mason-to-Metro schedule (look for Sandy Creek stop).

Each morning at 8:30am a hotel shuttle will take you to the GMU campus, and each afternoon at 4:15pm, it will bring you back to the hotel. If you miss a shuttle, you may need to call a cab.

Other Transportation Options

  • Fairfax Connector bus, within the immediate area, and to other parts of Northern VA.
  • “Gunston Go” bus service from Sandy Creek shelter (our pick up and drop-off point at GMU), to Fair Oaks (near your hotel) and other shopping areas in Fairfax, including Fair Lakes (near a Target, Best Buy), http://shuttle.gmu.edu/13-14%20schedules/summer2014gunston.pdf
  • Metro, Try the Trip Planer to plot your course around Metro train (subway) and buses. The closest stop to you is Vienna/GMU at the end of the orange line.

Campus Fitness & Wellness Options

After Institute

What is Near the Hotel?

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