ElderStudy Classroom and Parking Information, etc.
Where is Our Class Location, Listed as “CLL”
in the Schedules?
This refers to the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Lifelong Learning, at the UMW
Stafford Campus, South Building, Room 210; see below.
Directions to the University of Mary Washington’s Stafford Campus
The Stafford Campus is off of U. S. Route 17 North in Stafford County.
If using Interstate 95, take Exit 133 towards Warrenton (north).
Coming from Falmouth / Fredericksburg, go three miles past the I–95 interchange on Route
17. Pass Geico and pass the light at Cardinal Forest Drive. At the next light
(at Walmart), turn left onto Village Parkway (stay in the rightmost left-turn lane).
You will see the campus buildings. Drive past the buildings and take the first right onto
University Boulevard. Then, DO NOT take the first two right service roads; continue to the
parking lot. Our classroom is in the building on the right, with the flagpoles (the
Enter the building and go straight ahead to the stairway or the elevator. Our classroom is
on the second floor, just beside the elevator (Room 210).
The street / GPS address is:
121 University Boulevard,
Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22406.
Combs Hall is located on College Avenue between Brent and Buckner Streets. It is building
10 on the PDF map of the Fredericksburg Campus (see “Maps” below). The main
entrance is on the side away from College Avenue. Room 139 is the room you face as you come in
the main entrance. It is behind the large display case. There are two doors to Combs
139, on either side of the display case.
Combs 139 is only available to ElderStudy when the University is not using it. This means
that we can usually only use it during academic breaks.
Klein Theatre is located in DuPont Hall, which is on College Avenue between Powhatan and Thornton
Streets. It is building 35 on the PDF map of the Fredericksburg Campus (see
Ridderhof Martin Gallery
The gallery is located on College Avenue between Thornton Street and Seacobeck Street. It
is building 32 on the PDF map of the Campus (see “Maps” below).
The entrance is on the side away from College Avenue. Most of our gallery tours meet here
first, then later go to the DuPont Gallery, which is just next door (to the right in the photo).
Luncheon Near the Stafford Campus
This section is a work in progress; suggestions are welcome.
The Route 17 corridor includes a Vinny’s and a Pancho Villa, both on Plantation
Drive. Perkins is on the left just after the I–95 interchange. There is a
Subway inside Walmart. 5 Guys is located near Giant. Panera Bread and Aladin are
located near Target. All of the “fast-food” places can be found along route
17. Dunkin’ Donuts is coming.
Luncheon on the Fredericksburg Campus
ElderStudy members and guests may have lunch in the Faculty & Staff Dining Room in Seacobeck Hall,
which is open between 11:30 and 1:30 on weekdays when the university is open for regular class
sessions. The entrance is on the side away from College Avenue. It is a buffet lunch
with very good food and great desserts, for about $9.63. More information can be
found by Clicking Here
and scrolling down to “The Historic Dining Room at Seacobeck.”
Fredericksburg Campus Parking
Parking in on-campus lots and on College Avenue is not easy to find. Parking on certain
residential streets near College Avenue is restricted to residents; please check carefully, or
you may get a ticket. Many members park on Augustine Avenue, which is one block over from
College Avenue and is legal.
Another option is the UMW Parking Deck. From Route 1,
take Alvey Drive, which is just down the hill from the pedestrian bridge and just up the hill
from the Hospital stoplight. You enter the deck on the top level, which is visitor parking
(we are visitors). Walk off the end away from Route 1, and if you don't know the way ask a
student. This is the best place to park for Woodard sessions, but is a little longer
(but pleasant) walk to get to Combs, etc.
NOTE — Ongoing construction
requires a detour in the sidewalk between the parking deck and ElderStudy locations.
Instead of walking in front of the library, the detour takes you up the hill (in a covered
arcade) behind the library. Then you walk across the parking lot behind the library,
and you have two choices. Turn left and take the sidewalk back down the hill to the Campus
Walk in front of the Woodard Student Center. Or turn right to DuPont, Ridderhof Martin,
A PDF map of the University of Mary Washington campuses can be found on the UMW web site
(Click here to view it
). This map can be magnified to see more
detail, and you can print it out. You must have the Adobe Reader installed.
Some tours require advance registration, and some have an attendance limit. If you sign up
for a tour but cannot attend, please notify the sponsor so they can try to accommodate someone on
a waiting list. Attendees are responsible for transportation to the tour site; please
make sure that you understand any instructions, and give yourself plenty of time.
Some tours outside of Fredericksburg may encourage carpooling.  One usual carpool
forming area is the parking lot of the Greenbrier Shopping Center on Route 3; meet near
Altoona Drive. Another carpool forming area is the UMW Stafford Campus parking lot.
Check the tour’s description to see if, when, and where carpools may form.