First Year Experience
First year students will be invited by their RAs to numerous programs throughout the year.
Our goals of programming include to:
- Create connections to James Madison University
- Provide opportunities for our residents to get involved in their residence halls
- Plan workshops that enhance resident’s academic skills
- Share resources about how to stay safe while at JMU
- Educate residents about other cultures
- Offer evening and weekend activities to give residents an opportunity to meet other JMU students
- Support the Office of Residence Life mission by “designing and maintaining a caring environment that encourages academic success, personal growth and responsibility to one’s community.” (ORL Mission Statement)
C.A.M.P. Programming Model
The programs RAs put on for their residents are based on the C.A.M.P. Programming model that incorporates topics specific to first year students’ needs.
C-Community: these programs are centered on building community within the hall by bringing the residents together and challenging them to be active and positive citizens in their residence halls.
A-Academic: these programs provide information and activities to help the residents succeed academically in the classroom.
M-Multicultural: these programs focus on diversity and expanding students’ knowledge of the different cultures they will encounter here at JMU.
P-Pre-Requisites: these programs cover three specialty topics, Alcohol and Drug Education, Sexual Assault Prevention and Safety and Security in addition to a Hall-Wide Social.
Our Mission Statement
Roop Learning Community members take a trip to Kings Dominion in VA for a day filled with fun and physics study.