Parents and Family


Family Weekend Oct. 10-12, 2014

  Save-the-date! Visit the Family Weekend website here for more information.


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.

Madison Family Connection

Click on the image below, or click here to read the Fall 2013 edition.

What do you want to do?Traveling to JMU
Family Weekend and other events
Parents Council
Giving to JMU
Staying connected
Resources and advice
Parent Relations Office