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.

Association membership is open to those retired JMU faculty and administrative personnel who have been granted emeriti status by the Board of Visitors. Associate membership is also available to spouses and partners of deceased association members or other Emeriti faculty in good standing, as well as adjunct faculty with at least ten years of service at JMU. Members of the JMU community who have made notable contributions to the faculty and the association may be granted honorary membership. Associate Members are non-voting members of the FEA and they are not eligible for the benefits that JMU confers on Faculty Emeriti. They also may not hold office on the Executive Board. However, they are welcome to participate fully in activities of 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 $25/year or $250 for a lifetime membership.

JMU Benefits of Emeritus/Emerita Status

  • JACard
  • Emeriti Parking Permit
  • E-mail account
  • On campus waiver of tuition
  • Use of libraries
  • Use of recreational facilities
  • 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 Association Member 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 Group
  • Breakfast Group
  • Bridge Group
  • Dinner Group
  • Emeriti Friends/Volunteers Group
  • Lunch Group
  • Movie and Theater Group
  • Play Reading Group
  • Spanish Language Learners Group
  • Whiskey Appreciation Group
  • Wine Social Group
  • More information on interest groups ›

For more information, or to become a member, please contact

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