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 “South Building”).
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.
To see some photos of the location, CLICK HERE.  For luncheon information near the Stafford campus, CLICK HERE.
UMW Stafford Campus Library
The library for the UMW Stafford Campus is the glass-walled area across the hall from the CLL (at the top of the staircase).
Combs 139
Combs Hall is located on College Avenue between Brent and Buckner Streets.  It is building 17 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
Klein Theatre is located in DuPont Hall, which is on College Avenue between Powhatan and Thornton Streets.  It is building 21 on the PDF map of the Fredericks­burg Campus (see “Maps” below).
Ridderhof Martin Gallery
The gallery is located on College Avenue between Thornton Street and Seacobeck Street.  It is building 9 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
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Luncheon on the Fredericksburg Campus
We may have lunch in the campus dining hall on the fourth floor of the Chandler University Center.  The cost is about $9.91 ($6.00 for retired faculty).
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 a reasonable place to park for Gallery Tours and Play Discussions, but there is an uphill stretch.
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.