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Information for Recruiters

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Registration is closed. Please email to be added to the waitlist.


Please email to add your school to the waiting list. 

Safety Information

We are taking many precautions to make this event safe for recruiters and students.  We have rented a large space and we will limit the number of recruiters who will be permitted to register for the event so we can spread out the tables. All students, recruiters, and university staff are required to wear masks. The number of students who will be allowed into the fair at one time may be limited.  


1:30 - 3:00 PM    Recruiter check-in and set-up

1:30 - 3:15 PM    Buffet lunch available to recruiters

3:00 - 6:00 PM    Fair open to students and community



  • Cancellation Deadline for 100% refund: August 15, 2021 .
  • Cancellation Deadline for 50% refund: September 1, 2021.
  • No refund will be issued for cancellations received after September 1st, 2021.
  • If the event is canceled by James Madison University a full refund will be issued. 


  • All registration fees includes 5 feet of table space, event publicity, and lunch for 1 representative.
  • $225: Registration Fee
  • $15: Additional Attendees (beyond the 1 person covered by the registration fee)

Travel, Parking & Lodging

Recruiters are eligible to receive a reduced rate for guest rooms at Hotel Madison.  A limited number of rooms are available for $99 per night for single and double occupancy. Additional persons will be charged $10 per adult per night. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.3%), unless tax exempt from the state of Virginia. Please note that rates offered at per diem are subject to prevailing per diem at the time of the event. Reservations must be made by 5 pm on August 27th to receive the discounted rate.

Reservations will be made by individuals directly with the hotel online. Reservations can also be made by calling 540-564-0200 referencing The Graduate School Fair.

Parking fees are waived for recruiters staying at the hotel. 

Parking for attending only the fair is free in the adjacent parking deck.

Get directions to Hotel Madison.

Mailing Materials

Need to send your materials in advance?

email: for details.

Inclement Weather

If the university is closed or the opening of the university is delayed until 11am or later, the Fair will be rescheduled. If the university opens by 10am, the Fair will run as scheduled. In the event that the university closes during the day the event will be immediately canceled, and all recruiter fees will be refunded. For JMU cancellation information go to or call 540-433-5300.

Majors at JMU

Learn more about the majors available to JMU students as you plan your visit.


The Graduate School Fair is sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional (NSVR) Consortium.

For more information, contact The Graduate School, 540-568-6131,

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