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Places to go…

Don’t ever feel trapped in your dorm! Here’s a list of convenient places to go ranging from general grocery stores to getting a cheap haircut:


Walmart in Harrisonburg Crossing: Take the SHOPPER bus route from the bookstore or walk across the street from east campus.

There’s also a Martin’s, Kroger and Food Lion. All threeoffer value customer cards and accept FLEX! You could also look into signing up for a membership at Costo. Stock up on a semester supply of toiletries and Ramen noodles.

Oil Change

Jiffy Lube: Located on East Market Street next to Kroger. Jiffy Lube offers cheap oil changes and student discounts! Bring your JACard and experience their speedy work and great customer service.


Fantastic Sam’s: Located on Port Republic Road next to Jimmy John’s and Starbucks. Get a fresh new look within walking distancefrom campus. Fantastic Sam’s offers great deals on haircuts and styles. Look out for student coupons!

SmartStyle Family Hair Salon: Located inside Walmart! Walk-ins are available for quick and convenient haircuts!

Sun Kissed Skin

Beach Bum Tanning: Located near Walmart in Harrisonburg Crossing. There’s also Kokomo Tanning, which is located at the intersection of Port Republic Road and Devon Lane. Get your Vitamin D this winter from local tanning salons that offer several packages and lotions.

Manicured Hands

Hollywood Nails: Located near the Valley Mall near Kohl’s and Red Lobster. They receive great reviews for acrylics and have fabulous prices!

Valley Nails: Located on South Main Street. Parties with four or more receive a 5 percent discount!

Tattoos and Piercings

Feel like getting some ink and a new piercing? Make sure to check out the local tattoo parlors near campus!

Painted Lady: Located on South Avenue, which is off of South Main Street.

Alley Cat Tattoo: Located across from CVS near the intersection at Reservoir Street and Cantrell Avenue.


Money on your FLEX account? Before paying with cash, look for the JACard image and ask if you can pay with FLEX! Don’t let it go to waste! Here’s a short list of stores, restaurants and businesses that accept FLEX:

  • Beach Bum Tanning
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Campus Cookies
  • Chipotle
  • Dave’s Taverna Express
  • Martin’s
  • Sweet Bee Premium Frozen Yogurt
  • Subway
  • Sheetz

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