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Teacher Recruitment Day

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Fair: 10am-12pm | Interviews: 12-4pm

Location: JMU Festival Conference & Student Center

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Contact us at or 540-568-6555.

Event Schedule:

  • 8:30-10am: Check-in at the Festival Ballroom
    • First, park in lot R-10 or R-11 and then take a shuttle to Festival Ballroom
    • Arrive, check in, and set up your table in the Festival Ballroom
  • 10am-12pm: Career Fair in Festival Ballroom
    • Students have not been pre-registered for this event and will be using this time to network and, if applicable, schedule afternoon interviews with you.
  • 12-4pm: Interviews
    • All interviews will be conducted in 20 minute increments at your table in the Festival Ballroom and/or Conference Room. In addition if you signed up for a conference room your interviews will be held in the room you reserved. Please note: Recruiters are responsible for scheduling all morning, afternoon, and lunch breaks.



  • Registration Opens: November 1, 2017
  • Registration Closes: March 16, 2018 or when all spaces have been reserved
  • Cancellation Deadline for 100% refund: January 26, 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline for 50% refund: February 23, 2018
  • No refund will be issued for cancellations received after February 23, 2018
  • If the event is canceled by James Madison University due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued.
  • Please submit payment within 30 days of completing the registration process.


  • All registration fees include table (8 foot by 2 foot), event publicity, and 2 representatives. Each organization is limited to 1 table only. Afternoon interviews will be conducted at the same table used for the career fair portion of the event.
  • $100: Basic Registration
  • $150: Basic Registration + Extra Interview Room (We have 10 extra interview rooms, reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis)
  • $10: Additional Attendees


  • The instructions below assume that you already have a NACELink/Symplicity account.
    • If you DO NOT have a NACELink/Symplicity account, you must first register your organization's information on Recruit-A-Duke. Within 24 hours of registering, you will receive a username and password to complete the registration instructions below.
    • If you DO have a NACELink/Symplicity account, continue reading below. It may be helpful to print these instructions for your reference.
    • Note: If you do not remember your password, select the Forgot Password button located on the Recruit-A-Duke login screen.
  • Go to the Recruit-A-Duke login page for Employers.
  • Log in with your username and password.
  • Select the tab labeled "Career Fair & Information Sessions".
  • Select the "Register" button next to the event that you wish to register for.
  • Proceed to filling in all of the required fields.
  • You will receive a confirmation from our office upon approval of your registration.

Travel & Parking

The event will be held in the Festival Conference & Student Center at 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

JMU Campus Map

Unloading and parking:

  • Pull into the Festival cul-de-sac and unload all materials for the Fair onto the sidewalk. Staff will ask you which organization you represent and bring your materials inside to your assigned table.
  • Exit the cul-de-sac as soon as possible out of consideration for other recruiters. You can check in when you return from parking your car.
  • Drive around the cul-de-sac and turn right onto Carrier Drive.
  • When Carrier Drive ends at the JMU sign, turn right onto University Boulevard.
  • Follow University Boulevard for less than a mile to JMU Parking Lots R-10 and R-11.
  • Park your car anywhere in the R-10 and R-11 lots. Parking anywhere else will result in a ticket.
  • JMU shuttles will be leaving every few minutes from the R-10 and R-11 parking lots. The shuttles will take you back to the Festival for the Fair.
  • When you arrive at the Festival proceed to the registration table (straight ahead through the entrance) to check in.

At the end of the day, shuttles will be available to either:

  • take you and your materials back to the parking lot -OR-
  • take you back to your car where you may drive back to the Festival (following the Fair signage) to pick up your materials

Please print and bring this information with you.

Inclement Weather

  • If the university opens by 10am, the Fair will run as scheduled that day.
  • In the event that the university closes when the Fair has already begun but is less than 2 hours into the event, the rest of the event on that day will be cancelled and all employer fees for that day will be refunded.
  • If the university closes when the Fair has already occurred for 2 hours, the rest of the event on that day will be cancelled and there will be a 50% refund offered for that day.
  • If JMU cancels schools on the day of the event, Teacher Recruitment Day will not be rescheduled and there will be a full refund.
  • For JMU cancellation information go to or call 540-433-5300.

Recruiting and Majors at JMU

Learn more about the majors and teaching licensure areas available to JMU students as you plan your visit.

To learn more about other recruiting options at JMU, visit our Employers website or contact our Employer Relations and Recruiting Staff at or 540-568-7379.

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