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Tentative Schedule

The following is the tenatative schedule for the Academic Open House on November 13. A printed schedule for the day will be available at check-in. 

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

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On-campus Academic Open Houses

Join us in person! You will have the flexibility to schedule your own on-campus adventure with as much or as little as you’d like; attend academic sessions, go on campus tours and much more!

Saturday, Nov. 13

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About the Day

This event is designed to be flexible to meet 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 schedule below is subject to change.

Session locations are in the Guidebook app and the event program available at check-in. 

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

8 - 8:45 am

Check-In at Atlantic Union Bank Center (please refer to your confirmation email for parking directions).

8 am - 10 am: Student Life Showcase

Come explore the opportunities you will have to be involved as a student at JMU, and learn more about services available to you during your time here.

9 am, 10 am and 11 am: Study Abroad Programs

Come to any of these three times to learn about all the interesting and unique study abroad options available to JMU students.

9 am and 10:30 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 award-winning General Education Program.

10 am - 1 pm: Academic Fairs and/or Presentations

Each college will host an academic fair from 10 am to 1 pm and offer information sessions for majors within their college. Most major information sessions are at 11 am and Noon.

11 am - 1 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.

11 am - 2 pm: All About Admissions

Come meet with an Admissions Counselor for a 10-minute individual session to answer your questions about admissions at JMU. Counselors will answer questions about the application process, admissions criteria and specialized opportunities at the University. Please note that this is NOT an interview. 

Noon - 2 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 about 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 on a rolling basis from Noon - 2 pm. 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 - 10 am and Noon to 2 pm
  • West Campus Tours - offered continuously from 8 am - 10 am and Noon to 2 pm
  • Forbes Center for the Performing Arts Tours - tours begin at 9:55 am, 10:55 am and 11:55 am
  • University Recreation Center Tours - tours leave the UREC atrium on a rolling basis from Noon - 2 pm. Self-guided tours are also available from 9 am - 10 pm.

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