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Holding an on-campus recruiting event builds your brand at JMU and allows students to learn more about your opportunities and company culture. Make your request to hold a recruiting event in Handshake!

Types of events include Information Table, Information Session, Workshop, and other relevant options. View the Handshake Employer Help Center’s Events & Career Fairs section for instructions on How to Request an Event at a School and more.

Event Location

Please use the campus map to locate the facility in which you would prefer your recruiting event will be held. We will make arrangements to secure a location based on the information submitted on your request and provide you with details as soon as your confirmation is received concerning space reservation on campus from our Events and Conferences office.

Catering

JMU contracts exclusively with Aramark to provide catering and dining services on campus. If you would like to order refreshments, please contact the Special Events office at 540-568-6637 at least one week in advanceRefreshments from vendors other than JMU Dining Services/Aramark are not permitted at your event.

Office Hours

If you would like to meet one-on-one with students interested in your company and opportunities, please reach out to us at handshake@jmu.edu in regard to holding office hours in our Interview Center.

Telepresence

Our office has telepresence capabilities if you are unable to travel to James Madison University or would like to connect with our students remotely. You are welcome to conduct virtual information sessions or hold webinars through use of our video conferencing software.

Parking

Parking arrangements vary depending on the location of your event. 

If you are the recruiter coordinating your team’s on-campus activity and your event has been approved in Handshake, please review the information below and take action based on the location of your event. For additional details, refer to JMU’s campus map.

Parking will be provided in the Mason Street Parking Deck. Our office will reach out two weeks prior to your event date to request parking numbers. If your event has been rescheduled or you have any questions regarding your parking arrangements, email handshake@jmu.edu.

Parking will be provided in the Mason Street Parking Deck. Our office will reach out two weeks prior to your event date to request parking numbers. If your event has been rescheduled or you have any questions regarding your parking arrangements, email handshake@jmu.edu.

Our staff will review your event request two weeks prior to your event date and will reach out to the recruiter listed on the request. If the number of parking passes has changed since your initial request, please let us know immediately.

For requests of 5 or fewer passes, our office will check your event request and send the requested passes to the Festival Conference and Student Center, Room 2010 where you can pick them up prior to your event.

For requests of 6 or more passes, our office will reach out two weeks prior to your event date reminding you to submit Parking Services’ event parking request form, as we are unable to submit the form on your behalf.

Please note that the “Contact Person” on your parking request form is the point of contact within your organization the passes should be sent to, not your point of contact(s) at JMU.

At least 10 days prior to your recruiting event, contact Parking Services at (540) 568-3300 or parkingservices@jmu.edu.

Please note that the “Contact Person” on your parking request form is the point of contact within your organization the passes should be sent to, not your point of contact(s) at JMU.

At least two weeks prior to your event date, please contact Jennifer Nelson at nelsonjn@jmu.edu or (540) 568-4250 to request parking arrangements. 

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At least 10 days prior to your recruiting event, contact Parking Services at (540) 568-3300 or parkingservices@jmu.edu.

Please note that the “Contact Person” on your parking request form is the point of contact within your organization the passes should be sent to, not your point of contact(s) at JMU.

Hotels & Lodging
  • If a hotel stay will be part of your visit, view our list of local accommodations.
  • You can stay at Hotel Madison at a discounted rate! 
    • Click "Reserve Now," select your dates of stay, then click "Reserve Now" again.
    • Click the "Have a Promo or Corp Code" box, and add the discount code "JMU."
    • Select your room type and enter your payment details.
Questions

If you have questions regarding your parking arrangements prior to your visit, please email handshake@jmu.edu and our staff will be happy to assist you. Requests placed with Parking Services should be made at least 10 days in advance.

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