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Student Transportation

Getting your student home for visits and getting back to campus may seem like a challenge. We compiled a list of options that may help!


The Madison Family Newsletter and the Madison Family Handbook are designed just for you. Click the image to read the latest and archived issues.

Parents Council

The JMU Parents Council is an opportunity to participate in the dynamic programs at JMU. The purpose is to involve parents in the affairs of the university and to serve as a forum for the exchange of information concerning the various activities and...

Resources and Advice

We know your student is important to you, so we've gathered a list of resources and advice just for you! These links allow you to learn and give you the tools to help your student through his or her journey.

Parent Relations


Please select your number one concern for your student this year:
Time Management/Study Skills
Campus/Community Involvement
Career Planning
Personal Relationships
Living Situation


Welcome JMU Family!

James Madison University's Office of Parent Relations provides parents and families of current students with programs, services and information that heighten their awareness of the JMU community. Our office provides parents and families with a better understanding of the student experience to support student learning, academic and social growth.

JMU Parents Facebook page provides an excellent opportunity to interact with with other parents and get answers from the Office of Parent Relations. We know you're on the go and don't have much time, so feel free to send us a question on Facebook and we will get back with you as soon as we can! 

Enjoy the journey! This is an exciting time for your entire family. If you need any assistance, advice, or are looking for a little support, JMU's Office of Parent Relations is here for you.

Quick Links


Family Weekend

First-Year Send Offs

Get Involved

JMU Parents Facebook

Madison Family Handbook

Madison Family Newsletter

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