1787 Weeks of Welcome is a collection of programs that aim to engage new students in campus life. During 1787 you will...

  • Discover how to make JMU an unparalleled educational experience
  • Get tips from faculty on how to succeed in the classroom
  • Take in some great entertainment
  • Explore new culture
  • Introduce opportunities to get involved on campus
  • Find ways to connect with each other and the campus community

All of the above runs from Jan. 15 - 30. See below for an overview of activities. For more details, please download the 1787 Weeks of Welcome guide within the Guidebook app. In the event of inclement weather, updates will be made within the Guidebook app.

Saturday, Jan. 15
  • Residence Hall Move-in
  • Check-in and Welcome
  • Meet your TOPA or OPA
  • Meet and Greet
  • Dinner
  • Social programming
  • Movie
Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Brunch
  • Get the Scoop, JMU 101, Find My Class and Busing
  • Academic Success
  • Things I Wish I Would Have Known
  • It's Complicated
  • Dinner
  • Social programming
Monday, Jan. 17
  • Community Service-Learning MLK Day On
  • MLK Keynote Speaker: Nikki Giovanni
  • Global Cuisine
  • Cardio Dance Party
Spring Semester
  • Classes begin on Jan. 18
  • Headshots and Handshake
  • NAACP Breakfast
  • Tea Time
  • Movies
  • Men's Basketball Games
  • Women's Basketball Games
  • Game and Craft Night
  • Bingo is Life
  • Student Org Night
  • Crafternoon
  • Women's Tennis Match
  • JMU X-Labs Open Hours
  • TOPA Info Session

 If I don't have a parking pass, where can I park for programming before classes begin?

Students participating in programming can park in any student lot that begins with R or C without a permit prior to classes beginning. All other parking regulations are in effect and are being enforced.

 How can I find a detailed 1787 Weeks of Welcome schedule?

Download the 1787 Weeks of Welcome guide in the Guidebook app when your One Book step opens, using either the Apple or Google Play App Store. 

 How do I use the app once it is open and downloaded?

Utilize these instructions based on your mobile device: Apple or Android.

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