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Tentative Schedule

The following is a tentative outline of the Academic Open House. Upon check-in, families will be given a detailed program & campus map with exact times and locations of Open House events.

Please make sure to check-in from 8:00 - 8:45 am. because Open House programming begins promptly at 9 am.

Join us at a Fall Academic Open House:

Saturday, September 28
Saturday, November 9



About the Day

This event is designed to be flexible to the needs of our visitors, so there is no "set schedule" that must be followed - students and their families are encouraged to explore campus and various areas of interest at their leisure throughout the day.

The overview below is tentative and is subject to change. Session locations will be included on the event program available upon check-in.

Arriving in Harrisonburg on Friday? Take advantage Early Check-in at Madison Hall.

8 - 8:45 am

Check-In (Madison Hall or Festival Student & Conference Center - please refer to your confirmation email)

8:30 and 9:15 am: Admissions Information Session

A 30-minute session that includes a brief overview of the JMU Admissions process followed by a Q&A with Admissions staff and students.

8:30 and 10 am: AP/IB/DE and General Education at JMU

General Education is our core academic program and is required of all students regardless of major. Many of your AP, IB or Dual Enrollment credits will apply to these classes. Come hear how those credits are applied to JMU's curricular requirements and learn more about our awardwinning General Education Program.

9 am - 12 pm: Academic Fairs and/or Presentations

Each college will host an academic fair from 9 am to 12 pm and offer information sessions for majors within their college. Most major information sessions are at 10 am and 11 am.

10 am - 12 pm: JMU X-Labs Open House

Experience hands-on learning like never before. JMU X-Labs is a hub for innovation on campus where you can take workshops and courses, work together with other creative students and tackle real-world problems.

10 am - 1 pm: Questions for a Counselor

Got questions? Come meet with an Admissions Counselor for a 10-minute individual session to answer your questions about admissions. Please note that this is NOT an interview.

For an overview of the admissions process, we recommend attending the Admissions Information Sessions at 8:30 or 9:15 am.

11 am - 1 pm: Student Services & Organization Fair

Join us for a fair featuring more than 40 offices, clubs, and organizations that encourage success, involvement, and leadership for all JMU students.

11 am - 1 pm: UREC Open House featuring Sport Clubs & Adventure
  • Interested in joining a Sport Club at JMU? Come speak with Sport Club team members and administrators to learn more getting involved with the 50+ student-run clubs at JMU.
  • The UREC Adventure Center will be open for families to boulder/climb our rock walls and learn about the wide variety of adventure trips we send out each year in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • Group tours will leave the UREC Welcome Center at 11:30am, 11:40am, 11:50am, and Noon. Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour anytime UREC is open, from 9am-10pm on Saturday.
Campus Tours
  • East Campus Tours - offered continuously from 8 am - 9:30 am and 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • West Campus Tours - offered continuously from 8 am - 9:30 am and 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Tours - tours begin at 9:55 am, 10:55 am and 11:55 am

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