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Welcome to the Orientation Office

Welcome to the beginning of your transition to Madison! We are delighted to be a part of your journey and your collegiate experience. Whether this is your first college adventure, or you are joining the Madison community with some classes under your belt, we are here to partner with you and help you get off on the right foot.

Our goals are simple. Through participating in our Orientation programs, we will help you become academically and socially acclimated to the JMU campus community. Our one-day Orientation and August Orientation programs will help you begin building peer relationships with members of your cohort, our orientation student leaders, academic advisors, and campus administrators.

This website is designed to walk you through important steps and provide you with essential information you need to make the transition.

Transfer Summer Springboard
June 1, 2, 6 and 7 

Transfer 1787 August Orientation
August 26-28

First Year Summer Springboard
College of Arts & Letters:  
June 27, July 5, 13, 14, 19

College of Business:  
June 27, 29, July 5, 11, 13, 14, 19

College of Education:  
June 29, 30, July 7, 11, 19

College of Health & Behavioral Studies:  
June 28, 29, July 6, 7, 11, 12, 18

College of Integrated Science & Engineering:  
June 28, 30, July 5, 7, 11, 12, 18

College of Science & Mathematics:  
June 27, 30, July 5, 6, 13, 14, 19

College of Visual & Performing Arts:  
June 28, 30, July 5, 12, 18

Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management:  
June 27, 30, July 6, 14, 19

University Programs:  
June 28, 30, July 6, 7, 12, 13, 18

1787 August Orientation
August 23-28