Venue & Directions
All symposium events will be held at the George Mason University ARLINGTON "MASON SQUARE" CAMPUS in Van Metre Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201. A PDF map of the Mason Arlington campus is available here. GMU-Arlington Campus is located directly up the street from the GMU-Virginia Square Metro Stop. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the larger George Mason University Fairfax Campus.
George Mason University’s Arlington campus is closest (6 miles) to Reagan National Airport (DCA). The metro (see below) connects DCA to this campus (blue line from DCA, transfer to Orange/Silver lines, see below). For those coming from states/countries that are more easily connected to Dulles International Airport (IAD), this airport is approximately 23 miles from Mason’s Arlington campus. A cab (Washington Dulles Flyer Taxi) or Uber/Lift is the best way to reach the campus and surrounding hotels.
The Mason Arlington campus is conveniently located next to the Virginia Square-GMU station (Orange and Silver lines). From the station take the escalator to the street level, and turn to face Fairfax Drive. Across the street and to the right, you will see the FDIC building. The Arlington campus is next door. Click here for a map. The Washington DC Metro connects to Amtrak at Union Station.
Participants are encouraged to use the Metro. However, there is also ample visitor parking directly under Van Metre Hall. The cost is $3 per hour ($15/day maximum). To access the Van Metre (formerly Founders Hall) garage, use the alley behind Van Metre Hall, turning off Kirkwood Drive to Founders Way North (the Alley between Hazel Hall and Vernon Smith Building). A PDF map of the Mason Arlington campus and its parking is available here.
There are a number of hotel options near the George Mason Arlington Campus and accessible by Metro. Those needing accommodations might consider: