University Announces Major Fall Weekends for 2011

From: Public Affairs

The following are the dates for the major fall weekends next year:

Homecoming – October 1-2, 2011
Family Weekend – October 15-16, 2011

About this time each year James Madison University announces the dates for next year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend celebrations. Due to the cyclical nature of the Jewish holidays and the university’s scheduling process, some university events fall on the same 2011 dates as some major Jewish holidays. JMU reached out to members of the Jewish faith seeking input on how the university could best handle the scheduling of events in October of 2011 and still display a sincere respect for those in the Jewish community.

Although the university intended to make the necessary adjustments, the established athletic conference guidelines prevented the university from changing the football schedule. This in turn impacted the scheduling of other major events, such as Homecoming and Family Weekend. It is our hope that those in the Jewish community will understand.