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Welcome New Dukes!

Welcome to the Class of 2020 Families! We are excited to have you as a part of the James Madison University family.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2016 will take place September 30-October 2, 2016. Entertainment, adventure, dining and camaraderie are the universal themes of Family Weekend at JMU.


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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...

Parent Relations


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2016 Family Weekend

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.



Family Weekend

First-Year Send Offs

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Madison Family Handbook

Madison Family Newsletter

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University Events

  • Feb 15: Deadline for Graduation Application for August 2016
  • Feb 19: Online Room Selection Lottery Numbers Announced
  • Feb 19: RA Selection Notification
  • Feb 26: Room Retention Request Deadline
  • Mar 1: End of First Block Classes
  • More >