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.

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.

First Year Dates

First Year Summer Springboard
College of Arts & Letters: June 28, July 2, 9, 10, 11, 17, 18
College of Business: June 25, 26, 28, July 3, 11, 12, 16, 19
College of Education: June 25, 27, July 3, 12, 19
College of Health & Behavioral Studies: June 25, 28, July 2, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
College of Integrated Science & Engineering: June 27, July 2, 9, 10, 17, 19
College of Science & Mathematics: June 26, 27, July 3, 9, 12, 18
College of Visual Performing Arts: June 26, July 2, 12, 16, 18
Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management: June 25, 28, July 3, 11, 19
Undeclared: June 26, 27, July 3, 9, 12, 16, 17, 19
Independent Scholars: June 25, 27, July 3, 12, 19

1787 August Orientation
August 21-26

Transfer Dates

Transfer Summer Springboard
May 30, 31, June 4 and 5

Transfer 1787 August Orientation
August 24-26

December Transfer Orientation
November 30 and December 7

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