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.

First Year Dates

First Year Summer Springboard
June 25, 26, 27, 28, July 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19*

*Dates are college-specific and will be available in March!

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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