Congratulations on accepting your admissions offer to join the JMU community! We know that must have been a big decision for you and your family. With this decision out of the way, you’re going to be a pro at making a few more choices that await you. This is the beginning of the three-phase process of successfully transitioning to JMU. Read on to learn about each of the phases.

The One Book

The One Book is your one-stop shop that contains all the important steps, details and information you need to begin the transition to JMU. The One Book, and the companion website, will guide you through steps to complete in preparation for Summer Orientation and making the transition to campus in August. It is important that you – not your parents or siblings – complete all of the steps by the stated deadlines. Why wait until the deadlines? Get ahead by completing the steps early!

Summer Orientation

We are excited to welcome you to JMU and are eager to help you transition to your life as a Duke during this one-day program on campus. You'll meet your Orientation Peer Adviser, learn more about your academic program and start making connections with other new Dukes.

Weeks of Welcome

Finally, we’ll round out your transition with Weeks of Welcome. This is the official beginning of your JMU experience…you’ll move into your residence hall, reconnect with your OPA, meet your First yeaR Orientation Guide (FROG), and be immersed in several academic and social programs throughout the first few weeks to help you become acclimated to the campus. Sure, there will be fun times and many memories made, but the important thing is that we help you get prepared for your new life at JMU.

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