ORL - Featured Stories
While most people think of summer as a time to relax, the opposite is true for the Office of Residence Life.
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.
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
South African Students Find New Friends at JMU
When you first meet Emily Jolly and Martie Theron you'd assume that they'd been friends for years. From their inside jokes to the way they sarcastically poke fun at each other these two are the picture of college friends, which makes it hard to believe that they met only a short week prior to our interview.
A community of similar interests
"Living with people that have the same interests is a real benefit. Discussions in class carry over outside of class," says athletic training major Andy Russo ('15). His home in the Huber Learning Community offers a transformational experience.
Building connections at home
Pre-vet student Clayton Poffenberger says living in JMU's Huber Residential Learning Community offers many advantages. "You build relationships with professors who will offer you guidance as you progress in your field. You learn a lot."