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JMU's Annual Sibs & Kids Day

Sibs and Kids Day is on April 22, 2023! This event provides an opportunity for JMU students to invite their 12 to 17-year-old sibling(s) to campus and show them what it’s like to be a Duke. Dining vouchers, a scavenger hunt, free t-shirts and a variety of activities are included in this awesome experience for future Dukes. Registration is required. The full schedule of events is posted below.



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Sibs & Kids Day Schedule
Sibs & Kids Day Schedule

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Check-In (E-Hall)
Pick up activity schedule, scavenger hunt sheet, campus map, t-shirts, dining tickets, bookstore coupon and a JMU drawstring sling bag with goodies. Make sure to stop by the photobooth before heading to lunch! Guests may park in Ballard Parking Deck and C12 lots for the duration of the day.

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Lunch (E-Hall)
Enjoy lunch at E-Hall with the meal tickets provided at check-in for Sibs & Kids Day participants. (JMU students will need to use a punch or dining dollars.)

12:00-4:00 PM

Volleyball Scrimmage vs. UVA (Godwin Hall 201B Gym) Free Admission

1:00 - 3:30 PM

Spring Football Game (Bridgeforth Stadium)
Enjoy the spring football game with the Dukes. Admission is free and open to the public.

1:00 PM

Women's Tennis vs. Marshall (Hillside Courts) Free Admission

Pre-Registered Times

TEAM Challenge Ropes Course (Meet Shuttle at E-Hall)
Experience a fun teambuilding and open climb adventure on JMU’s high ropes course (ages 15 and over) accompanied by student. Note: Please attend pre-registered course only and at start time. Shuttles available at E-Hall front entrance 15 minutes prior to each session.

Pre-Registered Times

Climbing Wall - Atrium, UREC (Meet Shuttle at E-Hall)
Learn basic climbing and belaying techniques at UREC’s climbing wall. For ages 12-14 and accompanied by student. Note: Please attend pre-registered course only.

Pre-Registered Times

3SPACE 3D Printing or Vinyl Cutting (Classroom 101, Carrier Library)
VERY LIMITED! Only 8 sibling groups can be accommodated for each session.
Note: Please attend pre-registered course only and at start time.

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Underground Sound Earth Day Celebration (The Union Patio 1/Taylor Down Under Rain location)
Come enjoy the music!

2:00 PM

Men's Soccer vs. American University (Sentara Park) Free Admission

2:15 - 3:00 PM
3:30 - 4:15 PM

Planetarium Show “Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds” (Miller Hall)
With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction.

until 3:00 PM

Madison Motosports Car Show (C4 LOT)
There will be free food, music, and lots of cool cars! 10am-3:00pm

 until dusk

Visit the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum (780 University Blvd)
Poet-Tree workshops for kids and adults event in partnership with the Furious Flower Poetry Center. Book discussion of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring at 2-3 p.m. (limited seating)

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EARTH DAY/Engineering/School of Integrated Science Events (King Hall area)
JMU Environmental Stewardship Tour
 (outdoors & online)
Engineering xChange (until 2pm) Celebrating a year of good through innovation, research & design
School of Integrated Sciences Senior Symposium (until 3pm, King Hall)
Echoes of Silent Spring: 50 Years of Environmental Awareness Exhibit (after 3pm, King Hall)

Until 5:00 PM

Visit the bookstore with your coupon for JMU gear!

4:30-8:00 pm

Dinner (D-Hall)
Enjoy dinner at D-Hall with the meal tickets provided for participants. (JMU students will need to use a punch or dining dollars.)

 4:00 PM

Baseball vs. Louisiana (Veterans Memorial Park) Free Admission

4:00-6:00 PM

JMU BluesTones Spring Concert (Memorial Hall, 4410)
JMU’s BluesTones are an award-winning upper voices a cappella group! Free Admission

6:00 - 8:00 PM

University Recreation Center (UREC)
Take this time to explore UREC and utilize all it has to offer including the pool, track, racquetball, walleyball, basketball, and more. (Note: UREC will be available all day for Sibs & Kids Day participants.)

6:30-8:30 PM

UPBe Green- Earth Day Crafts with UPB (The Union, Taylor 306)
Join the University Program Board for a special Earth Day celebration! Crafts will begin at 6:30pm

7:30-9:30 PM

Movie: The Lorax (Grafton Stovall Theater)
April 22, is Earth Day and there is a special showing of The Lorax. The event is free for all to attend and there is free popcorn provided in JMU’s Grafton Stovall Theater.

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