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Congratulations to our 2023 May Graduates! 

Many Voices, One Planet - Plan to attend the Conference on Communication and Environment Scholarship to learn how to better communicate about climate change and how to build community support to address environmental issues. JMU is hosting this bi-annual conference at which academic researchers, advocates, and practitioners from around the world will be on campus to share their knowledge about environmental communication and advocacy. JMU students who wish to attend the conference on June 5-9 (Monday evening-Friday morning) and/or the preconference workshops on Monday, June 5, may apply for scholarships for either or both, but are not required to do so. Apply Here. More Information





Take your professor to lunch/coffee (TYPLC)! Sign up now. This program is designed to help students initiate or strengthen a relationship with future or current mentors. TYPLC is sponsored by the Office of Research and Scholarship. First year graduate students seeking to connect with a faculty member in an area of study that interests them can apply for a complementary lunch or coffee at one of several on-campus locations (e.g., Rose Library Starbucks, Bistro 1908, D-Hall, Festival Food Court). Applications are open until June 15, or until the vouchers have been exhausted. Vouchers must be used by June 30, 2023. Apply Here

Events and Activities

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, is the theme of this year's Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum Conference, Fall 2023 at JMU. Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming many aspects of our lives, from the way we work and communicate to the way we access and consume information. However, as AI becomes increasingly sophisticated and ubiquitous, it raises important ethical questions that need to be addressed. More Information

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, has many great performances throughout the
academic year. Student, faculty and staff discounts are offered for most performances. More Information

Check out the master JMU Event Calendar. More Campus Events

Funding, Scholarships and Fellowships

Apply for a 2024-2025 Fulbright US Student Program Grant. Fulbright US Student Program Grants fund 8-13 months abroad post-graduation in one of 140+ countries worldwide for one of three main purposes: 1) conducting independent research, 2) assistant teaching in an English language classroom, or 3) pursuing graduate study. For current juniors, seniors, graduate students, and alumni, now is the time to start thinking about your application. Dr. Malburne-Wade is here to answer all your Fulbright questions. Email for more details or the zoom link.

Looking for a Graduate Assistantship or a campus job? Depending on your full-or part-time status and program of study, graduate students may be eligible to apply for graduate assistantships, student positions, and staff/wage positions. Search Joblink

Scholarships can be found on The Graduate School website.

Enrich Your Life

Free access to New York Times and more. Did you know you have access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal for free through JMU Libraries subscriptions? See our full list of news-related databases or learn more about Libraries services for grad students.

Join the Graduate Student Association (GSA). All JMU graduate students are considered members of the GSA. The GSA promotes interdisciplinary unity among JMU graduate students through social events, career-building workshops and professional
development grants. For questions email

University Career Liaison. The University Career Center's Graduate School liaison Alyssa Hawley is a great resource to assist you with resume review and career preparation. Check out University Career Services for Graduate Students or contact Alyssa for more information.

Campus and Community Student Resources. Campus and community resources available to
support students’ basic needs can be found at the Student Support Hub, a website that will connect you
to food, financial assistance, housing and other resources. These resources will help you thrive at JMU.

Read the Chronical of Higher Education for Free! Looking for a source for higher education news, trends and job openings? You can read The Chronicle of Higher Education for free through JMU Libraries subscriptions! 

Military-Connected Students. JMU VALOR provides all military-connected students with
resources for success. More information

Need Food or Hygiene Items? Check out The Pantry in Taylor Down Under (The Union), room 112.
Shop in-person or place orders through The Pantry app, available in the Apple and Android stores. Use
the app to select the curbside pickup option or rapid pickup in The Pantry. The Pantry is open Mon 12-6
pm and Tues-Thurs 12-5 pm. Available to all students, no questions asked!

Mental Health Resources. The JMU Counseling Center is available to all students and they have
made available TimelyCare, 24/7 access to mental health professionals. More Information

Tips from The Graduate School

Dates and Deadlines. Keep up with important dates and deadlines by bookmarking the Academic Calendar.

The Student Handbook. It is the responsibility of every student to know and follow the policies
outlined in the JMU Student Handbook along with federal, state, and local laws. Student Handbook

Graduate Policies. You are responsible to read and follow the graduate policies set forth in the
Graduate Catalog. Important information regarding degree progress, including rules for successful
progression and continuous enrollment are also on the Graduate School website.

Approval of a Thesis or Dissertation Committee. Students who are completing these sorts
of projects must submit a signed approval form to The Graduate School by the second week of the
semester in which the student first registers for thesis or dissertation credits. Approval form

Monitor Your Dukes Email Account! Official information is sent to each student’s official
Dukes e-mail account. Check your e-mail account on a regular basis.

Monitor MyMadison! The Student Center in MyMadison is where you will find advising
information, register for classes, and where you can view “To Do Items” that will keep you on track
towards graduation. Use the Student Center to update your mailing address and cell phone number. It is
your responsibility to maintain accurate contact information. Check your account regularly. Don’t miss
important information!


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