Nearly 350 retired faculty and administrative professional personnel enjoy membership in the JMU Faculty Emeriti Association. We invite all emeriti faculty and administrative professional personnel to be a part of our active association, which is a professional and social organization that encourages interaction among emeriti through meetings, interest groups and events. Membership is also available to spouses and partners of deceased association members in good standing and honorary members of the JMU community who have made notable contributions to the faculty and the association. By joining the JMU Faculty Emeriti Association, you will continue to receive mailings, invitations, the newsletter and be a part of our activities. Dues are only $10/year or $100 for a lifetime membership.

Member Benefits

  • JACard
  • Emeriti Parking Permit
  • E-mail account
  • On campus waiver of tuition
  • Use of libraries
  • Use of recreational facilities
  • Access to dining services
  • Bookstore discounts
  • Discounted tickets to sports and cultural events 
  • Name listed in catalog
  • Potential Opportunities: Equipped office space, submission of grants through the university, access to laboratory research space, advising theses

Annual Benefits

  • October: Luncheon
  • December: Holiday gala
  • April: Luncheon
  • August: Picnic
  • Outings throughout the year!
  • View upcoming events ›

Interest Groups

  • Beer and Hard Cider Tasting Group
  • Book Club
  • Breakfast Group
  • Bridge Group
  • Dinner Group
  • Friends Group
  • Lunch Group
  • Movie and Theater Group
  • Play Reading Group
  • Spanish Language Learners Group
  • Whiskey Tasting Group
  • Wine Social Group
  • More information on interest groups ›

For more information, or to become a member, please contact Jennifer Sommers at (540) 568-5255 or email

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