The Information Technology Help Desk serves as the central point of contact for the computing support needs of the JMU community. 

Who can use this Service?

JMU applicants, students, faculty, staff, affiliates and alumni.

How can I get this Service?

Online: IT Service Portal - submit a ticket or search for answers in the knowledge base

Phone: (540) 568-3555

Email: helpdesk@jmu.edu - provide eID, phone number and specific details (e.g. screenshots, errors, application, browser, etc)

In Person: 4th floor, Student Success Center (counter is closed, please call or email for initial troubleshooting which may result in an in-person appointment)

Due to COVID-19, the IT Help Desk team is providing a hybrid model of support from both on-campus and remote locations following these guidelines:

Remote diagnostic tools and troubleshooting will be utilized where feasible. After appropriate troubleshooting, an appointment may be made for additional support at the IT Help Desk counter in the SSC, or in an employee’s office. Safe practices including social distancing, sanitation and wearing a face covering are required. 

Office Support: allow for a distance of at least six feet between you and the support staff at all times. Please ensure sanitation wipes and hand sanitizers are nearby in your office to clean hands, mice, keyboards, and work surfaces. Please move your mousepad away from the computer area and free the work area from unnecessary items. Follow all required university safety guidelines for sanitation, social distancing and face coverings. Failure to do so will delay the delivery of support and may require rescheduling the appointment. 

Personally-owned equipment: IT support staff are not permitted to physically work on personally-owned computers and mobile devices.  Staff will attempt to provide support through documentation and verbal recommendations when possible.  

Where can I get Help/Support?

Information Technology Help Desk at (540) 568-3555 or helpdesk@jmu.edu


Does the Help Desk offer student employment opportunities?
Yes, positions are posted on joblink.jmu.edu under the title “ IT Help Desk Customer Support Representative”   We seek dynamic, customer service driven student employees that have the ability to learn quickly and the willingness to grow their technical expertise

Operating Hours

Walk-up counter support in the Student Success Center is by appointment only, see “How can I get this Service?”.

Normal Hours
Monday-Thursday:   8am-9pm
Friday:                       8am-5pm
Saturday:                   Closed
Sunday:                     3pm-7pm

Summer Hours
Session 1:  May 10-July 23
Monday-Thursday:   8am-7pm
Friday:                       8am-Noon
Saturday:                   Closed
Sunday:                     3pm-7pm*
*(no walk-in support)

Additional Hours
In support of Office 365 Email Migration (Faculty/Staff/Affiliates):
Saturday, May 15:       2pm-7pm*
Sunday, May 16:         2pm-7pm*
*(no walk-in support)

Summer Holidays
May 31:       Closed
July 5:          Closed

Session 2:       July 24-August 15
Monday-Thursday:    8am-5pm
Friday:                       8am-Noon
Saturday:                   Closed
Sunday:                     3pm-7pm*
*(no walk-in support)


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