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The International Student and Scholar Services staff, along with the International Study Center staff, and many other JMU faculty staff are eager to finally meet you!

We hope you find this general information helpful in your final preparations. Remember that you can refer yourself to the specific sections relevant to your status as an undergraduateexchange, or graduate student to obtain more specific and detailed information.

International Graduate Orientation Sessions

Meet on the 2nd floor of Madison Hall in the lounge area (above the Admissions Office)

 Tuesday, January 11

@ 11 am - 4 pm Adjusting to JMU/Harrisonburg! 

  • Obtaining a social security number (needed to complete your graduate assistantship paperwork)
  • Getting settled in Harrisonburg
  • Exploring the campus together
  • Meeting & eating with friends 
  • Shopping

Sunday, January 16

9am- Welcome & breakfast
9:15am
- Immigration, health insurance & Adjusting to JMU [Bring your passport, I-20]
11:15am
- Fun activities
11:45am
- Lunch

International Undergraduate & Exchange Student Orientation

Sessions & events will take place on the 2nd floor of Madison Hall in the lounge area (above the Admissions Office) unless stated otherwise.

Saturday, January 15

10:15am - Arrive on campus with the JMU Bus.
10:20am - Check-in, JMU 101, & virtual campus
11:30am - Lunch
12pm - Move-in to your assigned residence hall
2:45pm - Transportation back to Madison Hall
3pm - Campus Tour
4:15pm - Shopping & Dinner (bring cash)

Sunday, January 16

9am- Welcome & breakfast
9:15am - Immigration, health insurance & Adjusting to JMU [Bring your passport, I-20 or DS-2019]
11:15am - Fun activities
11:45am - Lunch

Monday, January 17
Create your own schedule

Where is CGE?
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CGE or the Center for Global Engagement which is comprised of several offices including the International Student Scholar Services (ISSS) is located on the 2nd floor of Madison Hall.

The GPS address is 100 E. Grace Street. Once on campus look for the Admissions Office signs.

The Madison Hall building is connected to the Student Success Center via the skybridge, and the Mason St. parking deck (where you can park).

Contact Person

Reach Thomas Lavenir - lavenitp@jmu.edu - at (540) 568-7314. 

Calls will be forwarded to his cell phone.

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