Staying Connected

Sending students to college is a time of tremendous transition for your family. Parents, we share your goal of helping students be successful. It is important that students have support and encouragement from home while being allowed to mature through their own experiences, and we want to connect you to the resources you need to support your student.

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  1. Madison Family Connection

    Madison Family Handbook

    Madison Family Connection newsletter

    Keeping parents informed about what's happening on campus

    All parents of incoming first-year students receive a hardcopy of the Madison Family Handbook. View current handbook.

    All parents of current students may receive the Madison Family Connection newsletter, published June, August, and March. This newsletter is sent to parents via email with hardcopies available on request ... View current and past issues or update your subscription information

  2. JMU Arboretum

    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Keep informed on on events and happenings pertaining to the JMU Arboretum by reading their quarterly newsletter.

    Fall 2013
    Summer 2013

  3. Office of Public Affairs

    Official JMU News

    Read headlines online or subscribe for e-mail notifications

    Madison's Office of Public Affairs is the source for press releases, weather-closings, emergency communications and other announcements. Visit the Office of Public Affairs' Web site for the latest JMU headlines

  4. Madison Magazine

    Madison magazine

    Distributed quarterly, Madison is JMU's official magazine

    The magazine of James Madison University connects you to the life of the university even when you can't be on campus. Meet the professors, students and alumni who make JMU what it is. Explore new programs. Share your own story!... Explore Madison

  5. The Breeze student newspaper

    The Breeze newspaper

    JMU's official student newspaper, released twice weekly

    The student-produced paper has been serving Madison since 1922, with stories, entertainment, opinion, and Darts & Pats, a time-honored campus tradition ... Read the latest issue


    JMUSports bulletin

    Sign up to receive e-mail updates on all the latest JMU sports

    JMU sponsors an 18-sport intercollegiate athletics program that competes at the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. JMU also is a charter member of the Colonial Athletic Association and with the Eastern College Athletic Conference ... Visit or Subscribe now

  7. JMU's Online Community

    The Online Community

    Join the conversation in one of JMU's social media networks

    Become a fan of James Madison University on Facebook, follow JMUNews on Twitter, and watch videos on JMU's official YouTube channel

  8. Madison Scholar

    Madison Scholar journal

    News of professors' academic activity

    Madison professors are unusually collaborative with their colleagues and their students. This willingness to involve others equips Madison undergraduates with a more practical understanding of the concepts taught in classrooms. Often they graduate with a firmer grasp of their fields than do students without this experience ... Read the latest issue

  9. Brightening the Lights

    Brightening the Lights newsletter

    A monthly e-newsletter for alumni

    The JMU Alumni Association offers a variety of methods for keeping in touch with classmates, friends and the university. One of these methods is its Brightening the Lights e-newsletter ... Subscribe to BTL or view other publications