Directions and Attractions - Divine Mercy University

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Ground Transportation/Car Travel

Students and their guests are completely responsible for arranging their own transportation throughout their stay in the Northern Virginia area.  Please specifically note the following:

Event Specific Address and Parking Information

DMU Sterling Campus
45154 Underwood Lane
Sterling, VA

Free parking is available outside the building

Metro: This location is not easily accessible by Metro or bus.

This location will be hosting all Graduation Post-Events on Saturday, May 8, 2021

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
46833 Harry Byrd Hwy
Sterling, VA 20164

The parish has a generous size parking lot.

This location will be hosting the Graduation Mass & Ceremony

For travel between DMU’s Campus and Christ the Redeemer Parish. 

  • DMU’s campus and the Fairfield Inn of Sterling are approximately 5 miles from Christ the Redeemer Parish. The commute time is approximately 13 minutes.

For travel between DMU’s Campus and the Fairfield Inn and Suites

    The hotel is within walking distance of the University. Please use caution when walking between the two locations as there are double lane roads.

Transportation Notes

  • For Graduates without a car: Collaborate to save money!  Connect with other graduates, stay near or with each other and consider sharing taxi/Uber/Lyft costs.
  • The map feature on your phone or other electronic device is also great for route planning!
  • Even if you are familiar with the area, consider using WAZE or Google Maps to ensure the fastest route during heavy traffic.
  • The University is unable to arrange taxi rides for guests.  Anyone planning to use a taxi service during any part of their transportation is responsible for those arrangements.

Other Modes of Transportation

  • Metro information:  https://www.wmata.com/ *Please note that no metro lines run to Sterling. If you intend to use public transportation to travel from/to that area, it will require a significant amount of pre-planning, and most likely multiple modes of transportation.
  • Parkmobile: allows you to pay for parking on your phone in the D.C. and Northern Virginia area. No more digging for quarters! Get the app HERE.
  • Rental Car (an especially recommended option if accommodations are in Sterling)
  • Uber/Lyft
  • Taxi

Air Travel

There are 3 major airports that are near DMU’s new location in Sterling, VA

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

  • ~5 min drive to DMU Campus (Sterling) and the Fairfield Inn and Suites

Reagan National Airport (DCA)

  • ~40 min drive to DMU Campus (Sterling)

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

  • ~70 min drive to DMU Campus (Sterling)

Book flights as early as possible! We recommend booking travel and accommodations as early as possible as the spring is a busy travel season in the Washington D.C. area.