Hoverboards prohibited in JMU campus buildings


Due to concerns from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and guidance from the Virginia State Fire Marshal regarding the safety of hoverboards, James Madison University has decided to prohibit the devices and their chargers in all JMU-owned buildings including residence halls. Hoverboards may not be used, charged or stored in any JMU owned or leased building.

If you own a hoverboard, also known as a self-balancing scooter, please leave it at home when you return to JMU for the spring semester. Hoverboards found in campus buildings, including residence halls, will be confiscated. 

Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our campus safe. For more information regarding the safety of hoverboards, please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Published: Thursday, January 7, 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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