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RECRUITERS - NEW Location & Parking!

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Note that the location for the NSVR Graduate Fair has changed. This year, the Fair will be held in JMU’s newly renovated Madison Hall, the university admissions building. Madison Hall is near the center of the JMU campus. It is adjacent to our very busy Student Success Center and many academic buildings. We anticipate that the new location help us attract many students to this important event.



*Sorry, we have booked all our spaces for this year - send an email to with questions about next years event


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1:30-2:45 pm: Arrive at Parking R11, Take Shuttle Bus to Madison Hall and check in, and set up your table
3-6 pm: Graduate & Professional School Fair



  • Registration is now CLOSED - (all available spaces have been reserved).
  • Cancellation Deadline for 100% refund: September 1, 2017.
  • Cancellation Deadline for 50% refund: September 15, 2017.
  • No refund will be issued for cancellations received after September 15, 2017.
  • If the event is canceled by James Madison University due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued. 


  • All registration fees includes 4 feet of table space, event publicity, and lunch card for 1 representative.
  • $175: Registration Fee
  • $20: Additional Attendees (beyond the 1 person covered by the registration fee)

Travel & Parking

Please print and bring this information with you. If a hotel stay will be part of your visit, view a list of local accommodations.

Please allow at least 30 minutes for parking and taking the shuttle bus. You may be ticketed if you park in non-designated lots. We do not have an unloading area - you will need to bring your gear on the shuttle bus - therefore, pack light or mail your materials in advance.

There is shuttle bus service to the event in Madison Hall. Directions provided below are from Interstate 81. If you will be coming from a different location, or need a physical address for Google Maps or GPS, use: 605 Port Republic Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

You may also want to print and bring a JMU Campus Map.

  • From South of Harrisonburg:
    • Take Interstate 81 North to exit 245.
    • Get into the right lane of the exit ramp, and take a right onto Port Republic Road.
    • Stay in the right lane, and turn right into the first driveway R-11 parking lot.
    • Shuttle buses will be marked and take you to the Grad Fair event.
  • From North of Harrisonburg:
    • Take Interstate 81 South to exit 245.
    • Get into the left lane of the exit ramp, and turn left onto Port Republic Road.
    • Get into the farthest right lane as you cross I-81 bridge and take the first right into the R11 parking lot.
    • Shuttle buses will be marked and take you to the Grad Fair event.
  • For all recruiters, unloading and parking:
    • No one will be allowed to unload directly at Madison Hall - you will need to bring your materials via the shuttle bus to the event.
    • Park your car at the R-11 parking lot on Port Republic Rd. exit 245 (east side of I-81 bridge)
    • Shuttle buses will be marked and take you to the Grad Fair event.
  • At the end of the day, shuttles will be available:
    • To take you and your materials back to the R11 parking lot.

Mailing Materials

Need to send your material in advance?

email: for details.

Inclement Weather

If the university is closed or the opening of the university is delayed until 11am or later, the Fair will be rescheduled. If the university opens by 10am, the Fair will run as scheduled. In the event that the university closes during the day the event will be immediately canceled, and all employer fees will be refunded. For JMU cancellation information go to or call 540-433-5300.

Majors at JMU

Learn more about the majors available to JMU students as you plan your visit.


The Graduate School Fair is sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional (NSVR) Consortium.

For more information, contact The Graduate School, 540-568-6131,

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