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Connections are the heartbeat of JMU. Come here and you'll join a community that fosters connections with people and learning, dreams and goals, ideas and the world. We care. We celebrate hard work. We cheer for our Dukes. We learn from each other. We are family.

Jabril Al-Hamdy

Hands-on learning is real-life problem solving. Jabril Al-Hamdy had some big dreams coming into college, and says that his JMU hands-on learning experience has exceeded his wildest imagination. Bringing the classroom to life in real-world settings happens everywhere at JMU. More »

Emily Warden

Life after JMU is marked by success. Emily Warden, a 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 Art & Style list honoree, found inspiration for her art while at JMU from many, including professors Mark Rooker and Allyson Taylor. More »

Elena Finelli

Getting involved helps you learn about yourself. For Elena Finelli, taking part in JMU’s Edible Food Forest Garden has changed so much of how she looks at the world. Getting involved often helps our students find their purpose in just the way it has for Elena. More »

N'Deye Sock

Living on campus sets you up well. N’Deye Sock says she has no doubt that living on campus got her amazing JMU journey off to the right start. Real friends. Foundational skills. Convenience. Memories to last a lifetime. Says Sock, living on campus really is the best. More »

Lucien Anderson

Exploring the area pays huge dividends. Lucien Anderson has found it easy to combine his geology major with his passion for all things outdoors at JMU. Living here offers endless chances to explore to your heart’s content. More »

Kamille Booth

JMU professors put students first. It’s easy to tell that Kamille Booth will be an amazing teacher. Add the JMU professors who are her guides, and the recipe for unmatched success is complete. More »

Miranda Stanhope

Explore our majors and find your passion. Miranda Stanhope followed her sharp mind and servant heart as she changed her major. She says the JMU system allows lots of flexibility to switch things up when needed. More »

Community Service
Community Service

Serving the community gets you ready. Community service matters here. Come to JMU and you’ll have the chance to make a huge difference. The possibilities are endless. So are the pay-offs. More »

Study Abroad
Study Abroad

Our classroom is global. Opportunities are endless. Study away opportunities give JMU students an amazing mix of classes, day trips and lifetime memories. More »


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