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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 undergraduate, or graduate student to obtain more specific and detailed information.

Make sure to complete the Transitions Arrival Form to coordinate your arrival logistics.

International Graduate Orientation Sessions

Download the Graduate International Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 15

  • Shuttle from IAD airport hotels to JMU
  • Move-in
  • Shopping Trip

 Tuesday, August 16

  • Campus Tour
  • Bank Session
  • Student life Session
  • Dinner ($) with GLOBAL org Leaders

 Wednesday, August 17

  • Classroom Expectations & Cultural Adjustment
  • Health, Immigration & SSN [Required session]

 Thursday, August 18

  • The Graduate School Orientation session

 Sunday, August 21

  • Welcome Picnic for every new international student
International Undergraduate Student Orientation

Download the Move-In & Check-In procedures & Transitions Schedule

On August 18 at 11am, FIRST report to Madison Hall room 1002 to check-in (to THEN move-in early). Leave your bags/boxes/suitcase in the vehicle. Bring your passport, I-20, and phone. The Transitions team will be waiting for you! 

Friday, August 19

  • Welcome to JMU
  • Campus Tour
  • Parent session
  • Campus Culture
  • Being Successful
  • Fun & Games

Saturday, August 20 

  • JMU through their Eyes
  • How would you...?
  • Cultural Handshake
  • Evening Activity

Sunday, August 21

  • Welcome Picnic
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). If the parking is full you can park in the Grace Street parking deck (located across from the Student Success Center)

Contact Person

Reach Thomas Lavenir - - at (540) 568-7314. 

Calls will be forwarded to his cell phone.

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