Parents and Family



Family Weekend Oct. 10-12, 2014

Join the Madison community to celebrate Family Weekend's 50th anniversary!

Fall into the Madison Experience amidst the excitement and energy of Family Weekend! Get the inside scoop on the community that is shaping your son's or daughter's life by sitting in on class lectures, familiarizing yourself with campus, and engaging with university staff members.

Family Weekend is your chance to connect with other Madison parents and siblings, as well as an opportunity to capture a weekend snapshot of student life. As you build a community of JMU friends, delve into our notable JMU spirit by attending any of the over 50 campus events. The brochure features the events of Family Weekend and serves as a useful guide for creating your own comprehensive and successful visit! The ticketed events often sell out quickly, so be sure to register soon!  

Tickets are now available for the Football tickets, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group, JMU POPS!, Fantastic Feast, Godwin Field Picnic, and many more events! Visit the Family Weekend website here for ticketing and to access the full list of fun-filled Family Weekend activities.


Welcome First-Year Families

The Madison Experience is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will shape your student's life and future. As JMU welcomes your sons and daughters, the university extends the same warm invitation to you as parents. To help you find your own place in the Madison Experience and to "follow along" as your child begins this important life transition, the Office of Parent Relations has assembled the Madison Family Handbook to guide you through the next four years. In it you'll find valuable information with which you can coach your student as well as the resources and contacts that you might need. You'll also find tips from other parents who've made this journey before. You, too, are a part of Madison. You, as well as students, the faculty and staff, and alumni....together....enrich your student's total Madison Experience. So welcome to James Madison University.

Click here for the Madison Family Handbook.

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