Other Events

August 18: Freshman Ice Cream Social

August 19: Honors College Freshman Orientation

August 19: Faculty Welcome 2019

August 20: Residence Halls Open

August 20: Freshmen Montpelier Retreat

August 20: Move In Day #1

August 20: First Year Student Meal Plans Active

August 20: Res Hall Meetings

August 21: Move In Day #2

August 21: Residential Learning Community Lunch

August 21: Res Hall Meetings

August 22: Orientation Activities All Day

August 22: It's Complicated Facilitation - Campus Wide

August 22: Transfer Student Move In Day

August 23: Fall 2019 Assessment Day - First Year Students

August 23: Communities Activities Board (CAB) Applications Available Online

August 23: First Year Student Assessment Day

August 24: Upperclass Student Move In Day

August 24: Returning Student Meal Plans Active

August 26: 08-26-graduate-classes-begin

August 26: Fall Classes Begin

August 26: First Day of Classes - Fall Semester and 1st block

August 26: Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 26: Performance Management Information Session (TD1181)

August 27: Faculty Writing Studio

August 28: Honors College Open House/Meet & Greet New Faculty

August 29: Dukes From Day One: The Tradition Lives On

August 31: Football @ West Virginia: Morgantown, WV

September 3: Last Day to Add or Drop a Semester or 1st Block class

September 3: Add/Drop Deadline semester and 1st block

September 3: Cascade 8 Training

September 6: Honors Option Contracts Due

September 6: DanceWorks Chicago headlining the New Dance Festival

September 10: Honors Study Abroad Info Sessions and Fair

September 10: Student Employment Essentials

September 11: Team Excellence #7: Stages

September 11: SEA Committee Meeting

September 11: Honors Study Abroad Info Sessions and Fair

September 12: Add Departmental Permission - Semester and 1st Block

September 12: Teaching Civic and Political Engagement Across the Curriculum (Workshop)Display Name

September 12: Manager Moments: How to Excel in Tricky Situations (TD2237)

September 12: Understanding and Navigating Medicare (TD2293)

September 13: Withdrawal from University Deadline

September 13: DMV Connect on Campus

September 13: Teaching Civic and Political Engagement Across the Curriculum (Workshop)Display Name

September 13: Cascade Open Lab Training

September 17: Help... I Have To Pay For College! (TD2500)

September 18: JMU Services You Will Use (TD2379)

September 18: ORP Participants - What to Expect When You Retire (TD1352)

September 19: Green Dot: A Comprehensive Approach to Violence Prevention (TD2427)

September 24: 1st Block Class Withdrawal Deadline

September 24: Withdrawal deadline for 1st block classes

September 24: The Places You'll Grow! Info Session (TD2425)

September 24: Everybody

September 25: Optional Retirement Participants - What to Expect When You Retire (TD1352)

September 27: Cascade 8 Training

September 27: Spark Your Mind with Exercise (TD2426)

September 27: Furious Flower 25th Anniversary Celebration

September 28: Honors College Open House

September 28: Ranky Tanky

October 1: 10-01-practicing-digital-activism-computers-and-writing

October 1: I'm a Search Committee Member - Now What? (TD2338)

October 1: I'm a Search Committee Member - Now What? (TD2338)

October 2: The Places You'll Grow! Info Session (TD2425)

October 3: Religion and Migration Colloquium

October 4: Track II Orientation

October 4: Seamus Egan Project

October 8: Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement (TD1212)

October 8: Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement (TD1212)

October 8: I'm a Search Committee Member - Now What? (TD2338)

October 8: I'm a Search Committee Member - Now What? (TD2338)

October 8: Student Employment Essentials

October 9: SWaMfest

October 9: Twelfth Night

October 10: SEA Committee Meeting

October 11: First Block Classes End

October 11: Family Weekend

October 11: Last day of class - 1st block

October 11: Family Weekend

October 11: Whose Live Anyway?

October 12: Honors College Family Weekend Breakfast

October 14: Second Block Classes Begin

October 14: First Day of Classes - 2nd Block

October 14: Little Red Corvette (TD2288)

October 15: Applications due for May or Aug Graduation

October 15: Spring 2020 Graduation Applications Due to First Major Adviser

October 15: Graduation Application Deadline to the advisor- Spring 2020

October 15: SEA Board Meeting

October 15: I'm a Search Committee Member - Now What? (TD2338)

October 15: I'm a Search Committee Member - Now What? (TD2338)

October 16: Cascade 8 Training

October 16: Estate Planning (TD1924)

October 16: Little Red Corvette 2.0 (TD2289)

October 17: Amanda Johnston - Poetry Reading

October 18: Cascade Open Lab Training

October 18: Harlem 100

October 21: Last Day to Add/Drop 2nd Block Class

October 21: Add/Drop Deadline 2nd block

October 22: Event Planning at JMU: Everyone Can Benefit (TD1006)

October 22: Content Development and Design for Cascade and Beyond (TD2150)

October 23: Honors College Homecoming Week Celebration Lunch

October 24: Last Day to Withdraw From a Semester Class

October 24: Withdrawal deadline for semester classes

October 24: JMU JobLink (TD2510)

October 24: JMU JobLink (IT195)

October 25: Homecoming Weekend

October 25: Homecoming

October 29: Vinegar Tom

October 30: Add Departmental Permission - 2nd Block

November 1: AACP: Ready, Set, Go! (TD2277)

November 1: Cory Band

November 4: Spring 2020 Registration Begins

November 4: First day of registration for Spring 2020

November 5: Student Employment Essentials

November 6: DMV Connect on Campus

November 6: Social Security 101 (TD2333)

November 7: Time Management Strategies: Control Your Time Don't Let it Control You

November 7: McKinley Melton- Lecture

November 8: Faust featuring the JMU Opera Theater

November 12: 8 Dimensions of Leadership

November 12: Taj Express - The Bollywood Musical Revue

November 14: Last Day to Withdraw From 2nd Block Class

November 14: Withdrawal deadline for 2nd block classes

November 15: Spring 2020 Graduation Applications Due to Registrar's Office

November 15: Signed Graduation Application Deadline to the Registrar - Spring 2020

November 15: Cascade Open Lab Training

November 15: November 2019 Board of Visitors Meeting

Event Resources


Ongoing Attractions

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Open daily dawn to dusk
Off University Boulevard
Contains a wide variety of trees and plants native to Virginia; call (540) 568-3194 for tours; free.

JMU Meteorite Collection
Open daily
First- and second-floor hallways, Physics and Chemistry Building
Features fragments of meteoroids that survived passage through the atmosphere to fall to the earth's surface as masses of metal or stone; includes specimens from Diablo Canyon, Ariz., the Sahara Desert and the Central European Strewn Field; free.

Masks from Around the World Collection at the College of Education
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday
Lobby of War Memorial Auditorium, Memorial Hall
Featuring 50 masks, this collection was donated to the college for use by its students interested in studying the interplay between cultural ideals and masks; the collection includes masks used in performance, masks of Asia and masks of Europe; free.

JMU Mineral Museum
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Room 6139, Memorial Hall
The Department of Geology and Environmental Science opens its collection of over 550 crystals and gemstones from around the world to the public; for information, call (540) 568-6130; free.

JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies' Special Collections
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and by appointment
Room 207, Carrier Library
Features manuscripts, rare books and periodicals, oral histories and other resources for study, including many acquisitions focusing on the Central Shenandoah Valley; for information, call (540) 568-3612; free.

“Dressing for Shakespeare in Shenandoah” Exhibition
Open during library hours through February 2018
Historic west wing of Carrier Library
Presented by JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies, the exhibition illustrates the importance of the Bard in the first 50 years of JMU history, with a focus on 1916, when the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death was commemorated on campus and in Harrisonburg. The exhibition includes images and ephemera from JMU’s Special Collections showing the two-day celebration, which included a mile-long parade and an outdoor pageant. Also featured are items from the JMU School of Theatre and Dance’s historic clothing and costume collections, as well as Shakespearean costumes from the Federal Theatre Project (1935-39). Students and Shakespeare, a related exhibition on the second floor of the library, near the Special Collections Reading Room, is also available.

The little Gallery Underground
Open during music library hours
JMU Music Library, Room B59, Music Building
The gallery is a place for music visualized. It features rotating displays of art by local artists, both within the JMU community and beyond. What makes the gallery unique is the connection between visual art and music. For more information, visit https://www.jmu.edu/music/little-gallery.shtml.

John C. Wells Planetarium
Miller Hall
The planetarium offers full-dome shows and special events for the public; groups can schedule visits by calling (540) 568-4071; check the planetarium's website at http://www.jmu.edu/planetarium/index.shtml for the latest information; free.

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