Installation and Investiture- Campus Information

Installation and Investiture 2016

Directions to the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences

Any guests to the University who do not have an active, retired or dependent military ID card, or a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) must be escorted onto the base by a valid ID cardholder.  Important note:  If you plan to take the Metro, please call the USU Protocol Office at (301) 295-2114, or (301) 295-9805, to arrange escort/transportation from the Medical Center Metro station to the USU campus. 

VIA METRO:

Take the Red Line Metro to the Medical Center station.  Please allow extra time as the Red Line is undergoing track repairs under Metro’s SafeTrack initiative.

BY AUTOMOBILE:

From Downtown Washington, DC:

Take Wisconsin Ave north to Bethesda. Turn right onto Jones Bridge Road.  Go to the third traffic light and turn left to enter through Gate #5 (USU Gate) of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda.  Stop at the ID checkpoint and let the guard know you are attending the Installation of the USU President.  You will be asked to provide a government-issued photo ID card.  Once cleared, you will be escorted/directed by a representative from USU to the University parking garage.  The guard in the booth in the USU parking garage tunnel will direct you to appropriate parking area.  Escorts will be available to direct you to the check-in area.

From I-495 Virginia:

Take 495 towards Rockville. At the 1-270/1-495 split, stay to the right on 1-495. Take the exit for Rt. 355-Wisconsin Avenue-Bethesda.  Starting with the light at Pooks Hill Road, go to the 7th traffic light, and turn left onto Jones Bridge Road.  Go to the third traffic light and turn left to enter through Gate #5 (USU Gate) of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda.  Stop at the ID checkpoint and let the guard know you are attending the Installation of the USU President.  You will be asked to provide a government-issued photo ID card.  Once cleared, you will be escorted/directed by a representative from USU to the University parking garage.  The guard in the booth in the USU parking garage tunnel will direct you to appropriate parking area.  Escorts will be available to direct you to the check-in area.

From I-495 P.G. County/Baltimore:

Take 1-495 towards Silver Spring. Exit at Connecticut Avenue-Chevy Chase, just after passing the Mormon Temple. When the exit splits into three lanes, get in the middle lane and turn left onto Connecticut Avenue.  Once under the I-495 overpass, immediately get into the far right lane to make a right turn at the first traffic light – Jones Bridge Road.  At the second traffic light, turn right to enter Gate #5 (USU Gate) of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda.  Stop at the ID checkpoint and let the guard know you are attending the Installation of the USU President.  You will be asked to provide a government-issued photo ID card.  Once cleared, you will be escorted/directed by a representative from USU to the University parking garage.  The guard in the booth in the USU parking garage tunnel will direct you to appropriate parking area.  Escorts will be available to direct you to the check-in area.

From I-270:

Take I-270 south. Stay to the left at the split and go towards Bethesda/Silver Spring.  (please note: the far left lane before the split is an HOV lane that will circle underneath and go towards Northern Virginia, so be aware of the appropriate lane).  After you pass the split, stay to the left and take the left exit at Rt. 355-Wisconsin Avenue-Bethesda. Starting with the light at Pooks Hill Road, go to the 7th traffic light, and turn left onto Jones Bridge Road.  Go to the third traffic light and turn left to enter through Gate #5 (USU Gate) of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda.  Stop at the ID checkpoint and let the guard know you are attending the Installation of the USU President.  You will be asked to provide a government-issued photo ID card.  Once cleared, you will be escorted/directed by a representative from USU to the University parking garage.  The guard in the booth in the USU parking garage tunnel will direct you to appropriate parking area.  Escorts will be available to direct you to the check-in area.