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  • Aug 28
    Fall 2015 Assessment Day

    All first-year students are required to participate.

    Assessments begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. (Session A), 12:15 p.m. (Session B), and 3 p.m. (Session C), so you should arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. You have been assigned to a testing location based on the last three digits of your JMU student ID number. To determine the time and location at which you will be completing your assessments, visit

    IMPORTANT! Use of any electronic device, such as a cell phone, laptop or tablet, is strictly prohibited. Unless you have been otherwise instructed by a proctor, please turn off your electronic devices and place them out of sight for the duration of the testing session. If you use your cell phone, laptop or tablet at any point during the testing session, you will be dismissed and required to attend a make-up session. Any student found to be in possession of content from the assessment session, which is the property of JMU and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, may be referred to the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices for violations of the code of student conduct.

    If you have additional questions about Assessment Day, please visit or contact

  • Sep 21
    Rape Aggression Defense Systems Classes

    Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12 and 19

    6-9 p.m. each Monday, JMU Police Department training room

    The women’s only, 15-hour class is divided into five three-hour blocks.

    The class includes instructional material such as risk reduction strategies, defensive mindset, and patterns of encounter. Students will learn physical defense techniques, such as strikes, knees and kicks. They will learn how to escape from abduction attacks such as wrist grabs, bear hugs and choke holds. There is a small section devoted to defense on the ground. The final day is a dynamic simulation exercise where the student can practice what they have learned in a controlled, safe scenario.

    Instructors are Sgt. John Campbell, events and crime prevention coordinator at the JMU Police Department, and Bob Hicks, an employee with the Bridgewater Police Department.

    To register for the class, email Campbell at or call (540) 568-6910.