What is Spring Weeks of Welcome?

As a new JMU Duke, we'd love to have you join us for our Spring Weeks of Welcome! Starting in January, we'll have programs just for new students to learn more about the purple and gold spirit we have here at Madison!

We will have a collection of programs that aim to engage new students into campus life. You will...

  • Discover how to make JMU an unparalleled educational experience
  • Get tips from faculty on how to succeed in the classroom
  • Get the scoop on differences between high school and college
  • Take in some great entertainment
  • Make friends

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

Download the Spring Weeks of Welcome guide in the Guidebook app using either the Apple or Google Play app store. A schedule will be loaded into the app soon!

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

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

Schedule

Check out tips and some highlighted events for each week below. Find the full schedule in Guidebook. Schedule is subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety protocols.

Sunday, Jan. 17 

*Events specifically for new Dukes, starting at JMU for the spring 2021 semester. Check your Dukes email for specific links.

Sunday, Jan. 17

  • 7-9:15 p.m. - Movie: Bridesmaids

Monday, Jan. 18

  • 1-3:30 p.m. - MLK National Day of Service 
  • 7-9 p.m. - Virtual MLK Keynote Speaker: Michelle Montgomery

Tuesday, Jan. 19

  • Classes begin virtually
  • 7-8:30 p.m. - Virtual MLK Continuing the Legacy Panel
  • 8-9 p.m. - Virtual UPBingo

Wednesday, Jan. 20

  • 7-8:30 p.m. - Virtual MLK Deep Impact Student Dialogue

Thursday, Jan. 21

  • 12-3 p.m. - Thursday Crafternoon
  • 6-9 p.m. - Virtual Student Organization Night

Friday, Jan. 22

  • 7:30-10 p.m. - Movie: Tenet
  • 8-9 p.m. - Virtual Game Night

Saturday, Jan. 23

  • 7:30-9:15 p.m. - Movie: Freaky

Monday, Jan. 25

  • 5-8 p.m. - Belay and Climb
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Global Cuisine

Tuesday, Jan. 26

  • All day - Scavenger Hunt: Find Duke Dog!
  • 7-8 p.m. - Virtual Reality TV Trivia and Relaxing

Wednesday, Jan. 27

  • 3-4 p.m. - Be Aware and Take Care
  • 8-9 p.m. - Virtual Disney Trivia

Thursday, Jan. 28

  • 12-3 p.m. - Thursday Crafternoon
  • 6-7 p.m. - Virtual Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Friday, Jan. 29

  • 7-8 p.m. - Virtual Funny Freakin' Friday
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. - Movie: 1917

Saturday, Jan. 30

  • 7-9 p.m. - Craft Night
  • 7:30-9:15 p.m. - Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Friday, Jan. 29

  • 5-6:30 p.m. - Dinner

Saturday, Jan. 30

  • 12-1 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:30-4:30 p.m. - Ask a Staff
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. - East Campus Tour
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. - Main Campus Tour
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Student Services Tour
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Dinner

Sunday, Jan. 31

  • 12-1 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:30-4:30 p.m. - Ask a Staff
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. - East Campus Tour
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. - Main Campus Tour
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Student Services Tour
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Dinner

Monday, Feb. 1

  • Classes begin on campus
  • All day - February Frenzy
  • 7-8 p.m. - Virtual Uno Tournament

Tuesday, Feb. 2

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Taco Tuesday
  • 8-9 p.m. - UPBingo

Wednesday, Feb. 3

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Avocados!
  • 7-8 p.m. - Making the Most of Your UREC Experience

Thursday, Feb. 4

  • 12-3 p.m. - Thursday Crafternoon
  • 7-8 p.m. - A Guide to a Healthier Duke: COVID Edition

Friday, Feb. 5

  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. - Movie: Spider-Man: Far from Home

Saturday, Feb. 6

  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. - Movie: The Broken Hearts Gallery

Monday, Feb. 8

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Pinterest Inspired Meals
  • 7-8 p.m. - Self-care Where It Counts

Tuesday, Feb. 9

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Taco Tuesday
  • 8-9 p.m. - UPBingo

Wednesday, Feb. 10

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Vegan Around the World
  • 7-8 p.m. - Hacking Unhealthy Habits

Thursday, Feb. 11

  • 12-3 p.m. - Thursday Crafternoon
  • 8-9:45 p.m. - Try a Kayak

Friday, Feb. 12

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. - Movie: Love Actually

Saturday, Feb. 13

  • 7:30-9:30 p.m. - Movie: Crazy Stupid Love

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