Skip to Main Content


You are in the main content

ORL - Featured Stories

KA On Campus

KA On Campus

Located on the west side of Newman Lake the Treehouses, as it's currently known, originally served as JMU's Greek Row.
More >

12 Perks of Living On Campus a Second Year

Water fountain at Wilson

You've barely even signed your housing contract for your freshman year and you already have to start thinking about your sophomore year?
More >

More Stories

Freshman Year Reflection: Memorial is NOT on the Quad
After visiting JMU for a leadership conference in high school, Gabe Lee knew JMU was the place for him. Now looking back on his freshman year he can really see how much he has learned and grown as a person.

Gabe Lee

Summertime in ORL
While most people think of summer as a time to relax, the opposite is true for the Office of Residence Life.

Summertime in ORL

Spotlight: Ross Hawkins
It's easy to overlook who's on the other end of that work order when you submit it, or to be excited about your new dorm room without thinking about who moved the bed and desk in; but when you work in ORL, you know exactly who's responsible for getting those jobs done, and Ross Hawkins is one of them.

Ross Hawkins Feature Image

Why NOT to Fear Random Roommates
Every incoming freshman has felt the pressure of having to make the decision to either select a roommate or opt for a random one.

Random Roommate Feature Image

Residential Learning Communities: "Do it!"
Despite the fact that she's from Illinois and knew absolutely no one coming to the University, Caroline Prendergast had her heart set on JMU from the very beginning. So, she decided to start building a life at JMU as quickly as she could by joining a Residential Learning Community


Dr. Warner's Roots in Residence Life
For almost 40 years, Dr. Mark Warner has been a member of the JMU community.

Mark Warner Feature Image

ORL Staff Try Their Hand at Sustainable Farming
Wish you could participate in an Alternative Break but too afraid to dive into a full week of community service miles away from home?

Alternative Weekend Feature Photo1