Ceremony Date/Time
Friday, October 13, 2023
2:00–4:30 p.m. EDT
NIH Main Campus
Building 35A
Rooms: 610/620/630
35A Convent Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
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Contact Information
For ceremony-related questions please contact:
Michelle Murray


Ceremony Location

NIH Main Campus
John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Building 35A)
Rooms: 610/620/630
35A Convent Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

Security Information

All visitors without an NIH badge must enter the campus through the NIH Gateway Center. You will be asked to submit to a vehicle or personal inspection. Please allow 30 minutes to get through security.

The NIH Gateway Center is located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station at the South Drive entrance to the campus from Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355). It combines visitor parking, non-commercial vehicle inspection, and visitor identification processing, all in one location. NIH will process all visitors arriving in vehicles or as pedestrians.

Visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID-driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and state the purpose of the visit to gain access to the campus.

Getting to the NIH Campus

Driving Directions: Please visit the NIH website for directions.

Metrorail/Subway: The NIH campus is accessible by Metro on the Red Line at the Medical Center Station. Please visit the Metro website to access a map of the Metrorail system.

Parking at NIH: Visitors should park in the multi-level parking garage (located at the NIH Gateway Center past South Drive) as there is limited visitor parking on the main campus. Visitors parking in this garage should proceed to the Gateway Center (Building 66) to obtain a visitor badge.

The maximum daily rate for parking at the NIH Gateway Center is $12.00.

Transportation to Building 35A from the NIH Gateway Center on NIH Main Campus

After exiting the Gateway Center, there is a shuttle pick-up and drop-off terminal located past the black gates. Take the Redline "Campus Shuttle" bus to Building 35A/MLP-6 (Lincoln Dr). The shuttle bus departs every 15 to 20 minutes. Please visit the NIH website to access the shuttle schedule.

NIH Campus Map: Please visit the NIH website to view/download the NIH campus map.