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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
May 31, June 1, 5, 6

Transfer 1787 August Orientation
August 25-27

First Year Summer Springboard
College of Arts and Letters 
June 29, July 5, 12, 13, 17, 18

College of Business
June 26, 28, July 5, 10, 12, 13, 18

College of Education
June 27, 28, July 6, 10, 19

College of Health and Behavioral Studies
June 27, 28, 29, July 6, 10, 11, 12, 17, 19

College of Integrated Science and Engineering
June 26, 27, 29, July 6, 11, 19

College of Science and Mathematics
June 26, 29, July 5, 10, 13, 18

College of Visual and Performing Arts
June 26, 28, July 6, 11, 17

Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management
June 26, July 5, 10, 13, 18

University Studies
Independent Scholars
June 27, 28, July 6, 10, 19
Undeclared
June 27, July 5, 6, 11, 17, 19

1787 August Orientation
August 22-27