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JMU X-Labs spaces are the epitome
of innovation and cutting-edge education.

Our modular flex spaces are designed to adapt to the ever-evolving needs of our students and faculty. Utilizing emerging technologies, we stay ahead of the curve in educational advancements, creating a non-traditional learning experience that sparks outside-the-box thinking.

Our spaces are not only designed to meet the needs of any course or event, but also to foster collaboration and creativity, inspiring our students to push boundaries and reach new heights in their work.

Join us in the X-Labs and discover the limitless possibilities of learning.

The Lab

The Lab hosts open lab hours each week by appointment for JMU students, faculty, and staff for any class or research project. See our Open Lab Hours page for details, including how to book an appointment.
If X-Labs Open Lab Hours cannot accommodate your schedule, contact The Makery at JMU Libraries, located on the first floor of Rose Library. Their services and supplies are available free-of-charge to all JMU students, faculty, and staff. 

The Lab is an innovative space that ignites creativity. JMU students, faculty and staff are all empowered to bring their ideas to life in this design-thinking studio. Our collaborative atmosphere also allows for consulting and prototyping assistance, making it the perfect breeding ground for entrepreneurial endeavors. 

The best part? Access to The Lab and its resources is completely free for all Dukes. We provide common materials such as plywood and vinyl. But if your project requires an excess amount, or you’re looking for something more specialized, we suggest bringing your own. Any assistance you need is provided by our team of experts, from machinery to making to the entrepreneurial process. We’re ready to give you the support you need to make your ideas a reality. Unleash your potential at The Lab. 

  • 2 Full Spectrum Pro Series Laser Cutter (PS48 & PS36)
  • 2 Rolland GS-24 Vinyl Cutters
  • Meta Quests/Quest 2s
  • Wood Burners
  • Soldering Station
  • Fully Equipped Tools Closet
  • Brainstorming and Ideation Tools
  • Low-Fidelity Prototyping Supplies
  • Telepresence/Videoconferencing
  • ThinkHub (Collaborative touch screen wall)
  • Plywood
  • Acrylic
  • Vinyl
  • Heat transfer vinyl
  • Solder
  • Basic craft supplies

All supplies are subject to change based on availability

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • CorelDRAW
  • Oculus (Gravity Sketch)
  • ThinkHub
  • Unity
  • Cura (3D Printer)
  • CutStudio (Rolland Vinyl Cutters)
  • RentinaEngrave (Laser Cutters)

The Lab & all machines can only be used with the supervision of the Operations Manager or a member of the X-Labs Team. 

The Tank


The Tank is the ultimate collaborative space, equipped with the latest technology to inspire innovation through versatility. Interactive Touch Dell monitors allow for both breakout and collaboration modes. Whiteboard tables flip upright for better visibility as teams brainstorm and design. All tables, monitors and chairs are also mobile, making reconfiguration for classes, workshops or events easier than ever before. The boundaries of learning and innovation are meant to be pushed in this space. We encourage students, educators and professionals to come together and explore. 

Dukes Arena


The Arena is a high-end space designed to provide the ultimate gaming experience. As the primary training ground for JMU Esports, The Arena is equipped with 12 highly customized Dell stations, ergonomic Corsair gaming chairs, six large display screens for anything from streaming to presentations and a workspace for practices. The modular design makes adaptability easy, so classes and events are both accommodated for.

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