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Summer Springboard

When do we check in?

Check-in for Orientation is between 7:30 am and 8:15 am at Warren Hall.

If you need to take care of one of the following items, please be at
Warren Hall by 7:30 am:

  • Activate or ask questions about your electronic identity
  • Attend the Centennial Scholars Meeting (only for accepted Scholars and their family members)
  • Attend the ROTC meeting

What should we bring?

  • The information from this web page!
  • You'll be taking your JAC (JMU Access Card) photo so bring a picture identification with your birthdate, for example a driver's license.
  • Dual enrollment transcripts (if applicable). Envelopes with transcripts need to be sealed with a signature across the back to indicate they have not been opened.
  • Your JMU electronic identity username and password (the username and password you used to make your Orientation reservation). Questions? Contact the Information Technology Help Desk at (540) 568-3555
  • Planning enrollment guide (#1 under Module 3)
  • Enrollment worksheet
  • Printed copy of your fall class schedule
  • An umbrella (in case of bad weather)

What should we wear?

You will be doing some walking around our beautiful campus, so comfortable, casual clothes and shoes are a must.

Immunization Form

Your immunization form must be on file with the University Health Center. You can download and print a form from the One Book website in the "Immunization Form" step. Please note that the immunization form must be signed by a healthcare provider. The deadline for submitting your immunization form will be posted on the "Immunization Form" step.

For more information visit the myJMUHealth web page or contact or (540)568-6178.

Want to purchase a computer through JMU?

The JMU Bookstore Computer Program offers special academic pricing. Customized Dell and Apple computer systems have been selected to meet JMU network and academic guidelines.

JMU Bookstore staff will be available during orientation to answer all your technology questions.

For more information visit the Computer Purchasing Web Page or call (540) 568-3989.

Financial Aid

If you are thinking of applying for a loan, you must complete entrance loan counseling online.

The U.S. Department of Education requires entrance counseling before you can receive funds. Remember you must also have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to apply for any form of federal and state financial aid, including Stafford loans. Questions? Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (540) 568-7820 or

Disability Accommodations

Contact our office if you, or your guests, require accommodations during Orientation. Notify us at least two weeks in advance of your Orientation date at or (540) 568-1787

Student Orientation Schedule  

Check-in: 7:30 - 8:15 am
Receive important first year materials
Have your JMU Access Card (JAC) photo taken

Attend University Welcome with your family

Meet your Orientation Peer Adviser
Attend a Student Life session

Lunch with your OPA

Learn about General Education and Academic Advising

Meet your academic advisor, receive information about and complete fall course registration

Parent Orientation Schedule

Check-in: 7:30 - 8:15 am
Receive a helpful packet of JMU information

Attend University Welcome with your student

Get answers to your academic advising and career questions

Lunch with other families

Learn about JMU student services, important dates and move-in logistics

Visit with Student Services reps
Visit the bookstore
Residence Hall Open House

Get prepared for your transition as the family member of a new college student. Fun and informative presentations will get you oriented to JMU and answer your important questions.