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Summer Honors Institute

Registration is now open!

July 10-16, 2016

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The JMU Summer Honors Institute is a unique week-long program where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life in a dynamic university and its Honors college.

As a JMU Summer Honors student you can:

  • Experience the excitement of life at a great university
  • Take hands-on courses with outstanding faculty
  • Explore careers and academic majors from the sciences, humanities, arts, business, and social sciences
  • Learn about how college Honors programs can help you make the most of your college experience
  • Attend admissions workshops and enhance your college applications
  • Live in a residence hall and explore the JMU campus
  • Go hiking in the mountains, whitewater rafting, and do other fun activities in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley

Who can attend:
Up to 25 talented high school students who have completed their sophmore or junior year will be accepted to attend following a competitive application process.

Application deadline June 1, 2016. 

For any additional questions, contact Melissa Heatwole at or call 540/568-4226.