Estimated costs for STAR



  • Lodging at the EMU guest house or private homes near campus for 5 nights costs about $30.00 per night. Total cost is estimated at $150 per 5-day training session. Contact for booking. Please note that the Guest House will no longer be available after June 30, 2015.
  • The average per night fee for other lodging is $75.00 per night. Total cost is estimated at $375 per 5-day training session. More information about local hotels and motels…


Estimated cost is $21.00 per day for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the EMU Dining Hall. Total cost is estimated at $105 per 5-day training session. Hours and prices of the dining hall are:

  • Hot breakfast 7 – 9 a.m. $6.00
  • Lunch 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. $7.00
  • Supper/dinner 5 – 7 p.m. $8.00


There is no public transportation to Harrisonburg from local airports. Once in Harrisonburg, there is local bus and taxi service around town.

Travel to and from EMU

By Plane

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
Dulles International Airport
Reagan National Airport
Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport
Richmond International Airport

Airport Shuttle Services

  • The Valley Connector is great option for transportation from the airport. Please contact them directly from their website for a quote and to schedule. They are a local company that offers door to door shuttle service from and to Washington Dulles International Airport, National (Ronald Reagan) Airport, BWI, and Charlottesville Regional Airport.

By Train

Amtrak: 20 minutes away in Staunton, Va.

NOTE: Average cost for a rental car picked up at DC airports is $250 for one week.


You will be required to pay for any DHL charges, wire transfer fees that have been incurred during the registration process. Estimated cost for this is $100.