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Moving In!

We've compiled a useful move in guide that addresses many of the questions asked about moving in.

While you are here, please take a moment to review the sample Room Condition Form (RCF). The RCF is a document that shows the condition of your room when you move in.  It will be used as a tool to measure the condition of the room when you move out.  Examining the RCF when you check in and confirming the condition of the room will help you avoid unwarranted damage charges at the end of the year.  If there are damages in your room and they are not noted on the check in RCF, you could be held financially responsible for repairs after check out.  

If you have any questions about move in please contact the Housing Office at (540) 568-4663 or res-life@jmu.edu.

Making Your Room Your Home



What to Bring

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Bed linens, pillow(s), blankets(s)
  • Bicycle with a durable lock (there's a bike rack outside of each residence hall)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk Lamp
  • Fan
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Laundry basket, detergent, quarters
  • Message board
  • Personal toiletries
  • Postage stamps, envelopes, tablet, etc.
  • Posters
  • School supplies
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower shoes
  • Small bucket or basket for shower items
  • Surge protected power strips
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Wastebasket
 

A Note About Appliances/Electronics:  Appliances, coffee pots with automatic shut-off, desk lamps, radios, stereos, cable-ready televisions, UL-approved hot pots and BlueRay/DVD players are all fine to bring with you, but coordinate with your roommate first so you won't have two of everything.  All appliances not plugged directly into a wall receptacle must be plugged directly into a surge-protected power strip.

Click here for a more specific list for the Apartments on Grace Street.

What to Leave Behind

To ensure the safety of all of our students, JMU prohibits the use of the following items in residence hall rooms:

  • Appliances with open heating elements
  • Bed risers with electrical outlets built-in
  • Desk lamps with electrical outlets built-in
  • Curtains and valances that have not been treated and tagged as fire retardant
  • Candles
  • Duct tape
  • Extension cords
  • George Forman grill
  • Guns, including paintball guns or any form of BB gun
  • Halogen lamps
  • Incense
  • Knives
  • Microwave ovens (allowed in the Apartments on Grace Street)
  • Pets
  • Room air conditioners
  • Room heaters
  • Toasters
  • Toaster ovens
  • Weapons
  • Wireless routers and hubs
 

Click here for a more specific list for the Apartments on Grace Street.

Bed Type by Hall


Hall Name
Bed Type
Ashby Adjustable loft bed
Bell Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Chandler Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Chappelear Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Chesapeake Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Converse Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Dingledine Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Dogwood Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Eagle Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Frederikson Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Garber Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Gifford Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Hanson Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Hillside Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Hoffman Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Huffman Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Ikenberry Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Logan Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Magnolia Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Maple Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
McGraw-Long Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Oak Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Potomac Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Apartments on Grace Street  Adjustable loft bed
Shenandoah Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Shorts Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Spotswood Adjustable loft bed
Spruce Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Wampler Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Wayland Adjustable loft bed
Weaver Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
White Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"
Willow Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Internet

Wireless internet service is available in all of our residence halls through MyResNet.com. Residents can register for an account at www.MyResNet.com. Once a unique username and password has been created, residents can log in and access the ResNet on the day they arrive on campus. 

Ethernet Cable ports will still be avaiable in each room if residents prefer to connect their computers to a wall-mounted Ethernet port. There is one data port for each occupant of the room. 

Residents should not purchase wireless routers/hubs/servers etc. for use in the residence halls as these items are prohibited.

Carpet

See the Residence Hall Carpets website for ordering information.

Lofts

A loft bed is any temporary structure or device that is intended to elevate a single sleeping surface from floor level so that it creates additional floor space in a room.

If residents are bringing their own loft bed or constructing one, the structure must comply with the guidelines specified in the Hall Policy. Please be aware that storage is not available for bed pieces that are not used.

Purchasing a Loft

See the TimberNest website for ordering information and deadlines. Loft beds are available to lease or purchase through TimberNest. Select JMU, and enter the code XN94.

Linens

Mattresses in our residence halls are extra-long (36" x 80"). Students have the option to order from Residence Hall Linens.

Refrigerators

Refrigerator Information

Due to space limitations and electrical demand, only one refrigerator is permitted per double bedroom.  Students living in triple or quadruple rooms may have a total of two refrigerators in their room. The refrigerator may not exceed 5 cubic feet, total capacity.  Students are responsible for renting or buying their own refrigerators. 

Purchasing or Renting a Refrigerator

Students can visit the College Savers website as an option.

Shelves

Students interested in purchasing shelves can visit College Savers website for ordering information.

Televisions

Residence hall rooms and lounges are equipped with digital cable TV service. Before you bring your TV to campus, please review some important information from JMU Telecom regarding channel guides and television specifications.

Televisions are not to be mounted on any walls or university furniture.

Insurance

The university cannot be held accountable for loss, damage, or theft to any student's personal property. All students are encouraged to carry their own insurance coverage. Your family's homeowner or tenant insurance may provide coverage or you can arrange for personal property insurance through a private agency. Visit the National Student Services Incorporated website for more information about Theft, Fire, and Accident Insurance for students.