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Basketball at Atlantic Union Bank Center

9:00am-11:00am | AUBC Practice Court

The practice court at the Atlantic Union Bank Center will be open for general use with no registration required. Shoot some hoops in the AUBC's state-of-the-art practice facility! You can organize a game of HORSE with some friends, or just do some free throwing-- it's up to you.


Football and Field Goals at Bridgeforth Stadium

9:00am-11:00am | Bridgeforth Stadium

Have you ever wanted to kick a field goal in Bridgeforth Stadium? You'll have the chance on Employee Appreciation Day. In addition, you can toss a football with friends on the field. You can enter through Gate C at the Godwin Transit Center.


TDU Takeover - Pool, Foosball, Darts and Board Games

9:00am-10:00pm | Taylor Down Under

It's all fun, all the time at Taylor Down Under this Employee Appreciation Day. Whether you want to play pool with a friend, play darts or foosball, sit down for a board game with a co-worker, or just relax in a comfy chair, everything TDU has to offer will be available from 9:00 AM until 10:00 PM.


The Trees of James Madison University

9:00am-3:30pm | Campus Trail

Tree Walk Brochure

Take a walking tour of the diversity of the trees on the JMU campus! The goal of this tour is to highlight the diversity of trees on campus, and provide information about each tree species. Three walking trails are featured in the linked booklet, each varying in length and starting location on campus.

  1. The Campus Trail begins in the Skyline area between the Bioscience and Physics / Chemistry buildings (3.26 miles).

  2. The East Campus Trail starts in the Skyline area in front of Bioscience (1.06 miles).

  3. The West Campus Trail starts in the Bluestone area on The Quad (1.93 miles).


Therapy Dogs International

10:30am-1:30pm | Festival Lawn

Need a dose of dog "therapy"?  Dogs from the local chapter of Therapy Dogs International will be walking around Festival Lawn, providing unconditional love.  Therapy dogs are trained to be gentle and friendly and to accept strangers hugging them or petting them. They are patient and unbothered.  Therapy dogs are sometimes called "comfort dogs." They support a person's mental health by providing attention and comfort. Their sweet demeanors and unconditional love may have a therapeutic benefit to those who face difficult health challenges. Unlike service dogs, however, anyone can enjoy a therapy dog. 

The Therapy Dogs and their owners will include:  Jen Steele (Manager of Fixed Assets and Surplus Property) & Indie: 10:30-11:30; Liana Bayne-Lin (Libraries Administration) & Sage: 11:30-12:30; Lenny McDorman (JMU Retiree), Lacey, & Maggie: 12:30-1:30.


Photo Booth

11:00am-2:00pm | Festival Patio

Open-air Photo Booth from Ward Photography offers tons of great features and options like stills + GIF images, awesome image quality, unlimited instant prints and social media sharing. Get silly with purple and gold props!

Printing & Social Sharing – Can’t wait to post your picture on Instagram? You don’t have to! The Photo Booth gives you the option to text your photo along with a custom message. You’ll be ready to post to your favorite social media site in seconds. Also offered are instant, high-quality 4×6″ prints.


Open Fishing

12:00-3:30pm | Newman Lake

Enjoy open fishing on Newman Lake. You must have a valid Virginia Fishing License to participate.




1:00-3:30pm | Festival - Conference Room 3

Come knit/crochet/sew/chat/unwind with us. UNWIND is a social group that meets to craft, chat, and support each other. We’re knitters, crocheters, and sewers of various ages, roles, and departments. There’s no program or agenda. You’re welcome to drop in.



4:30-6:30pm | Taylor Down Under

What happens when you combine karaoke and 50 ukuleles? KaraUKE! Join JMUke at TDU to sing and play along to your favorite tunes, from “Truth Hurts” to “Jolene”. We’ll bring the ukes and teach you some chords. No prior ukulele experience necessary!


Employee Discounts Available for EAD!

JMU Bookstore - 25% Off
JMU Arboretum - 10% Off





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