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Cynthia Ruff
  1. Be your authentic self.
  2. Challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone.
  3. Make the most out of every moment here at JMU. The next 4+ years will fly by before you even realize it.

-Cynthia Ruff, Hall Director, Potomac Hall

Sam SquyarsGet involved! There are so many clubs and organizations you can join! Even if you weren't involved in high school, now is your chance to try something different and make new friends!

-Sam Squyars, Hall Director, Chesapeake Hall

ORL logoFeeling anxious about finding out where you’re living and who your roommate will be?
Try not to worry! All of our residence halls have their perks and your roommate may end up being one of your very best friends!

-ORL Staff

ORL logoFeel like you’re buying/packing too many things?
LESS IS MORE! Once you’re all moved in and assess the things you really need, you can always make a store run!

-ORL Staff

ORL logoGot a hammock?
BE SURE TO ATTACH IT ONLY TO TREES! Attaching to light posts, poles or anything other than tree trunks or strong tree branches is an extreme hazard. HAPPY HAMMOCKING!

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ORL logoCan't decide whether to live on or off campus?
You have the rest of your life to live off campus! 35% of our first year students choose to live on campus for their second year. We'd love to have you back next year! Sign your On Campus Housing Contract for 2019-2020 today!

-ORL Staff

ORL logoGrilling Safety
Charcoal is a flammable solid material that when ignited remains hot for an extended period of time. Caution must be used when discarding coals. Never place coals in direct contact with anything combustile. Storage of flammable materials and grills are prohibited in residence halls. For more grilling safety safety tips, click here!

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ORL logoBring your bikes inside before Winter Break!

You'll want to protect your bike! It's best to bring your bike inside your room for Winter Break so that it won't be exposed to the elements should there be inclement weather.

-ORL Staff

ORL logoTake extra winter clothes and other non-necessities home with you when you leave for Spring Break!

Make your move-out process smoother and quicker! Before you know it, it'll be time to pack up for the semester and head home for the summer! Taking home things you don't need for the remainder of the semester will make your move-out process quicker!

-ORL Staff

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