Information for those attending the meeting
The meeting will be held at the FDA’s White Oak Campus. The address is 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Building 31, Silver Spring, MD 20993. The meeting will be held in Room 1503A, also called the Great Room. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. The room is expected to be at full capacity, so we recommend that you arrive early to clear security and get a seat.
Entering the Building and Security
All participants must enter though Building 1 where they will go through the routine security check procedures for building entry. You will need a photo ID for the security check. A visitor badge and escort will not be required to attend a public meeting in the Great Room. You will be allowed to bring coffee and food though the security checkpoint.
Driving and Parking
Parking: Park in the SE Quadrant Surface Lot. Proceed to the first stop sign and turn right on Southwest Loop Road. Follow Southwest Loop Road all the way around, passing the SW Garage on your left. Continue driving, enter surface parking lot on your left. Once parked, walk or take the Campus Circulator Shuttle which will service the SE Quadrant Surface Lot and take visitors to Building 1. See the FDA Campus Map for more information. The campus shuttle is handicapped accessible.
The closest Metro station to the White Oak Campus is located in the Silver Spring central business district and is accessed from the Washington subway system “Red Line.” The White Oak Campus is approximately 4 miles, a 20 minute cab ride, from the Silver Spring Metro Station. The the Montgomery County “Ride-On Bus”route 22 operates between the Silver Spring Metro Station and White Oak Campus. The FDA also has a shuttle bus that runs to the White Oak Campus from several area Metro stops including Silver Spring, Hillandale, Twinbrook, Medical Center, and College Park. Bus and FDA shuttle schedules.
From Reagan National Airport, board the Metro system directly at the airport and take the “Blue Line” to the “Red Line” (transfer at Metro Center) or the “Yellow Line” to the “Red Line” (transfer at Gallery Place) to Silver Spring Station. (see the Metro System Map). From the station, take a cab or the Montgomery County “Ride-On Bus” route 22 to the White Oak Campus.
From Dulles Airport, take a cab to the FDA campus.
More Taxi, Subway and Bus information is available on the FDA website.
Additional Meeting Information
There will be coffee available at the meeting. Those attending will be allowed to bring coffee and food though the security checkpoint, and eating and drinking is permitted in the meeting room. There is also a refreshment stand outside the Great Room where light refreshments and sandwiches can be purchased.
Those attending are welcome to move around the room, stand in the back, or leave the room and return during the meeting. There will also be a nap room available.