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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.

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.


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...

Parent Relations


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Welcome First-Year Families

First things first. As JMU welcomes your sons and daughters, the university extends the same warm invitation to you as parents. Keep your Madison Family Handbook handy throughout this journey. This handbook contains valuable information with which you can coach your student as well as the resources that you may need. The Academic Calendar will help you plan around your student's breaks and keep you up to date. Get connected with the JMU Parents Facebook page where you can stay in the loop with important information.

First-Year Send Offs. Come join the excitement as we congratulate and welcome our newest Dukes! View information for 2016 Send Offs here.

Family Weekend. Family Weekend 2016 will take place September 30-October 2. Attending Family Weekend provides a wonderful chance for you to spend quality time with your student. Information about Family Weekend can be found here

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.

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Family Weekend

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  • Jul 17: "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program
  • Jul 18: Course Withdrawal Deadline (6W2 GR)
  • Jul 20: "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program
  • Jul 22: Last day of summer 2016 classes (6W UG) (10W UG)
  • Aug 1: Fall 2016 open enrollment
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