Family Weekend
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Family Weekend, October 1-3, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can we find lodging?

Accommodations are very hard to find.  Facilities are filling up quickly.  Be patient.  Invariably rooms are cancelled, even in October.  Call the toll free numbers of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in the valley, which can be found on the traveling to JMU web page.  Most lodging facilities will not take reservations more than one year in advance. 

When is the date for Family Weekend announced?

The date for Family Weekend as well as Homecoming is determined when we are assured the football schedule will not change.  The date is posted to the Parents Weekend website as soon as the football conference schedule has been determined and confirmed.  Bookmark the page and check back often.

When will I receive information on Family Weekend?

A save-the-date postcard is mailed out during the middle of August, and the e-brochure is e-mailed to parents/families during the first week in August.  

I have already ordered my football tickets, so when will I receive them?

The football tickets are mailed out the second week in August.  Or, you may request to pick the tickets up at the Convocation Center Ticket Office.  

What if I don't receive a postcard by August 15?

Please ask your student what address they reported to the university as their "home" address. The postcar will be mailed to the "student reported home" address.   The brochure is posted on the Family Weekend website.  You may print it out, complete and return the registration form portion. 

Is there also a Freshman Family Weekend?
No, one was held a few years ago with very little interest.  There are no plans for this to be held again.


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