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Family Weekend

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Family Weekend dates of October 2-4. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Family Weekend fun..

Entertainment, adventure, dining and camaraderie are the universal themes of Family Weekend at JMU.

Most importantly, Family Weekend allows plenty of opportunity for parents to spend time with their students.

Madison Family Handbook

Welcome to the Madison Family! This handbook is designed to better acquaint you with the many services and resources available at JMU.

Madison Family Connection

This parent and family e-newsletter is published tri-annually. The current, and archived editions are simply a click away.

First-Year Send Offs

The tentative 2015 dates and location are now available, so check out the send off website for more information.

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

Family Weekend

WEATHER ALERT:  Family Weekend will continue as planned with the exception of the Godwin Field Picnic. The Picnic is moved to E-Hall and D-Hall.


Make your plans now to attend Family Weekend October 2-4! Click here for the full brochure of events and registration information.

First-Year Send Offs

Before you Embark on one of the most wonderful experiences of your life, come join the excitement as we congratulate and welcome our newest Dukes! We'll provide the food while you enjoy the fun; talk with parents, alumni, JMU staff and meet fellow JMU families from within your area. This is a great networking opportunity for parents and students. Find out more about the First-Year Send Off HERE.

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 Newsletter

Click on click here to read the most recent edition.