Skip to Main Content

Stories

You are in the main content


ORL - Featured Stories

Residential Learning Communities: "Do it!"

Display Name only

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
More >

12 Perks of Living On Campus as an Upperclassman

Display Name only

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

More Stories

From Pre Vet to Water Bugs: Impacts of Joining an RLC
Like many, Jessie Doyle needed a little push in the right direction from good old Dad when it came to joining a Residential Learning Community her freshman year.

Jessie Doyle

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.

KA On Campus

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

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

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