Aerial view of the JMU quad

Welcome to Harrisonburg, the friendly city! Harrisonburg is a wonderful place to be a student so take the opportunity to explore your new home!

  • Explore the Great Outdoors!
  • Go Local!
    • The Farmer's Market is a great place to purchase local food and handmade gifts. Open Tuesday and Saturday mornings.
    • Harrisonburg is home to many local restaurants downtown and around the city. Explore these for great food, and many of the restaurants have happy hour deals making it affordable for students.
    • Explore local breweries and wineries located downtown and in the surrounding area.

  • Give Back!
    • There are many ways to give back to the community and JMU gives you access to established volunteering groups and opportunities. Take the time to give back to the Harrisonburg community!

For more information on the Harrisonburg community, explore the graduate student life page and the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance page!

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