Graduate & Professional School Fair

Student, please visit the Student Page.

Information for Recruiters

Tuesday, September 24, 2024

3:00 - 6:00 pm
Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center


Recruiter registration will open soon.



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 1, 2024.
  • Cancellation Deadline for 50% refund: August 15, 2024.
  • No refund will be issued for cancellations received after September 1st, 2024.
  • 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 $119 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 23th to receive the discounted rate.

Reservations will be made by individuals directly with the hotel with this customized link

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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