The university is not closed. In response to the COVID-19 virus, the university has deployed multiple forms of virus-prevention protocols and we are practicing social distancing. Our staff working remotely, are available to help you. As a COVID-19 precaution, our offices will be closed to visitors until further notice.

If you need assistance, please send an email to grad@jmu.edu or any of our staff members. Graduate School Staff Contacts. You may also communicate with us by sending a text message to 540-269-1986 (US only). Note that e-mail and text messaging may only be monitored during regular university business hours. 

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS:  We are continuing to review applications for Summer and Fall 2020. We anticipate resuming normal university operations during the summer and fall semesters and we encourage individuals who would like to participate in our programs to apply. Applicants who are submitted will be notified by email and through the CollegeNET applicant portal. (Admission packets will not be mailed.)

CURRENT STUDENTS: Please work with your faculty and program directors to continue your studies. If you need assistance from The Graduate School, we are here to help.

In case of an emergency, please contact JMU Public Safety at (540) 568-6911.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to navigate these challenges and address any questions or concerns you may have.

COVID - 19 FAQs

Last Updated: March 25, 8 a.m. Text in red has been added or edited recently.

The Graduate School understands our students, applicants and prospective students are experiencing anxiety and stress during this unprecedented time of uncertainty. The disruption to daily lives creates a lot of questions. We have developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help alleviate anxiety and to provide clarity of expectations.

Is the office of The Graduate School open?

Yes. Our staff are working remotely and able to address student and faculty concerns.  We are answering questions regarding financial aid, program progression.  We continue to answer questions for prospective students, review applications, and admit students. To protect the health of our students, staff and community, our physical office is closed to the public. Please use e-mail to contact any  Graduate School Staff member or write to grad@jmu.edu. You may also communicate with us by sending a text message to 540-269-1986 (US only). Note that e-mail and text messaging may only be monitored during regular university business hours. 

When will things return to normal?

Everyone wants the answer to this question, but at this moment we can’t be certain.  As of March 25, we know that the university is online; all on-campus activities and  activities requiring travel have been suspended.  We anticipate offering an enhanced online summer program.  We are planning to restore all normal activities for the start of the Fall semester and will do so if conditions permit.  More information about overall university plans can be found at https://www.jmu.edu/news/covid-19-faqs.shtml .

Additional Information:

FAQs for Current Students

FAQs for Prospective Students

FAQs for Faculty/Staff

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