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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!

Refer to the specific sections relevant to your status as an undergraduate or graduate student to obtain more specific and detailed information related to your preparations. This Transitions schedule is meant for you to best plan your arrival and structure your days prior to the first day of classes: 

GRADUATE Orientation

Download this To Do List to best guide and assist you during these Transitions Days

 

Tuesday, Jan. 10

  • 10:30am - See you in the CGE Classroom (2nd floor of Holland Yates Hall) to attend the Immigration & Social Security Number session [Required].
  • 11:30am - We'll leave from the CGE Classroom to walk around campus and explore the campus.
  • 12pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - See you in the CGE Classroom (2nd floor of Holland Yates Hall) to attend the Wellbeing session [Required].
  • 2:30pm - See you in the CGE Classroom (2nd floor of Holland Yates Hall) to attend Being a JMU Graduate International Student: Expectations & Advice session.

Tuesday, Jan. 17 - First Day of Classes

 

 

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UNDERGRADUATE Orientation
 
Step #1- Make sure to complete the Arrival Form!
Step #2- Download this To Do List to best guide and assist you during these Transitions Days
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Saturday, Jan. 14

  • 11:30am - ISSS staff will pick up any students (and your luggage!) at Hotel Madison in the lobby and drop you off to your living unit
  • 12:45pm - ISSS staff will pick you up from the Virginia Breeze Megabus bus stop (on campus) and drop you off to your living unit
  • 1:15pm - Lunch and Check-in in the CGE (second floor, Holland Yates Hall)
  • 2:30pm - Move-In 
  • 4:45pm - Shopping & Dinner - meet at the main entrance to Holland Yates Hall. ISSS will pick up students at the following residence halls and times:
    • Eagle Hall: meet at 4:15pm at the Duke Dog statue in front of the Plecker Athletic Center
    • Cedar Hall: meet at 4:25pm at the main doors of the building that face the lake
    • Gifford & Wampler Halls: meet at 4:35pm in the parking lot between residence halls Gifford, Converse, Harper Allen-Lee, and Harrison
  • Evening social events for all new students

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • 8:30am - Wait by your assigned pick-up location (below) to get in the ISSS van to be droped off at the Holland Yates Hall. If you live in:
    • Eagle Hall: meet at 8:30am at the Duke Dog statue in front of the Plecker Athletic Center
    • Cedar Hall: meet at 8:45am at the main doors of the building that face the lake
    • Gifford & Wampler Halls: meet at 8:55am in the parking lot between residence halls Gifford, Converse, Harper Allen-Lee, and Harrison
  • 9:00am [MANDATORY] Orientation sessions located in the CGE Classroom (second floor, Holland Yates Hall). Brunch provided.
  • 3:30pm [MANDATORY] Weeks of Welcome Sessions in The Union
  • Evening social events for all new students through Weeks of Welcome

Monday, Jan. 16

  • Day off & Social events for new students through Weeks of Welcome

Tuesday, Jan. 17

  • First Day of Classes

 

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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 Holland Yates Hall (formerly Madison Hall).

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

The Holland Yates Hall (formerly Madison Hall) building is connected to the Student Success Center via the skybridge, and the Mason St. parking deck (where you can park). If the parking is full you can park in the Grace Street parking deck (located across from the Student Success Center)

Contact Person

Graduate Students: contact Thomas Lavenir - lavenitp@jmu.edu or at (540) 568-7314. 

Undergraduate Students: contact Cheryl Helmuth Logan - helmutcr@jmu.edu or at (540) 568-7594.

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