735 Main
A living/learning community for graduate students.

Building Information

735 Main is located on Main Street, across from the Hotel Madison. The building is within easy walking distance of campus, historic downtown Harrisonburg, and a bus stop. Click here for a map location.

The building has two units per floor, and there are three floors in addition to a ground floor unit.  Units available to graduate students are located on floors G, 1, 2, and 3. Parking is available behind the building.

735 Main is not considered ADA accessible. All units, including ground floor apartments, must be accessed via stairs. The building does not have an elevator.

  • The building is considered to be a quiet living/learning community.
  • Residents of each unit and the building are expected to be conscientious and considerate of others.
  • The building is NO smoking, NO vaping, NO drugs, NO pets (service animals permitted w/extra fee).
  • We ask for your preferences in the application, however we cannot guarantee that you will be offered your preference.
  • 735 Main is housing for first year graduate students only.
  • The 2024-2025 lease tentatively runs from August 15, 2024 to June 15, 2025.  It is a one time non-renewable lease.  

Apply for 735 Main Housing-
Application will open May 1.
Application will close May 31.


Please note that applying does not guarantee a spot in the housing. Applicants for the housing will be offered a space in mid May, and asked to commit to the housing in early June.  

This housing is co-managed by JMU's Office of Residence Life and Office of Real Property and Space Management.  Questions about the application process may be directed to Residence Life at: 

res-life@jmu.edu or  540-568-4663.


Please visit: https://www.jmu.edu/osl/ocl/index.shtml for information on finding housing in Harrisonburg. 

The Graduate Student Association has also established a Facebook Graduate Student Housing Forum to assist graduate students with finding housing and roommates. Log in to Facebook and search for JMU Graduate Student Housing Forum.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/670766774264365

See additional photos.


Unit Information
  • Furnished.
  • Internet is included.
  • Utilities are included.
  • Unit kitchens are equipped with pots and pans, utensils, etc.
  • Washer/dryer in the unit.
  • Each unit contains three bedrooms. The units on floors 1, 2, and 3 have the following: bedroom C has its own full bathroom (sink, toilet, shower); bedroom A has its own half bath (sink and toilet); and bedroom B has access to a full bath that will share a shower. The ground floor unit has one bedroom with a sink and toilet, and all bedrooms share a full bath with shower, sink, and toilet. 

Each unit is three person occupancy only, and each bedroom is one person occupancy only.

Bedroom Information
  • Each bedroom is furnished with a bed (size may vary by unit/bedroom), desk, chair.
  • Each bedroom has a closet, with the exception of the ground floor bedroom B.
  • Bedroom C has a full bath (toilet, sink, tub/shower) within the room.
  • Bedroom A has a half bath (toilet, sink) within the room; shares the unit full bath shower.
  • Bedroom B shares a full bathroom (toilet, sink, shower) with the unit.

Unit bedrooms are single occupancy only.

Pricing/ Rent

Rent is charged based on the bedroom, and may be charged on a monthly or semester basis:

  • Bedroom C with full bath in room - approximately $552/month
  • Bedroom A with half bath in room/ shared hall shower - approximately $510/month
  • Bedroom B sharing full hall bath - approximately $457/month

Please know that you will share an apartment with other first year graduate students, and that you will be placed into a unit based on your eligibility and preferences, and availability of a room.  We try to accommodate all preferences, however this is not always possible. 



The following are prohibited inside the units of 735 Main. 

  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • Drugs
  • Pets 
Additional Photos
Bedroom C with full bath
Grad housing br1
Bedroom A with half bath
Grad housing br 2
Bedroom B
735 Main BR3
Grad housing bath
Living Room
Grad housing bath
Graduate Housing patio

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