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We are delighted to be a part of your JMU journey!

Whether this is your first college adventure or you are joining us with some classes under your belt, we are here to help you get started. Orientation is broken into three phases to help you prepare for the transition to becoming the newest Duke. Learn more about each phase below.

2022 One Book for new Dukes
The One Book

Ready to start your transition to JMU? Your printed One Book will be mailed to you in March after you pay your deposit. But you don't need to wait for the mail! Start your steps today by using your virtual One Book (exactly the same as the printed version)! 

Start your steps now!

Springboard Peer Discussion
Summer Springboard

By attending our one-day program, we hope you learn about successfully transitioning to Madison and the services we offer. 

Transfer Springboard
In-person options: June 6, 7, 8
Virtual option: Please contact our office at orientation@jmu.edu

First-Year Springboard
College of Arts & Letters
In-person options: June 27, 29, July 6, 11, 14, 19
Virtual option: July 20

College of Business
In-person options: June 29, 30, July 6, 11, 12, 14, 18
Virtual option: July 20

College of Education
In-person options: June 28, July 7, 13, 18
Virtual option: July 20

College of Health & Behavioral Studies
In-person options: June 27, 28, 30, July 7, 12, 13, 19
Virtual option: July 20

College of Integrated Science & Engineering
In-person options: June 29, 30, July 7, 12, 13, 18
Virtual option: July 20

College of Science & Mathematics
In-person options: June 27, 28, July 6, 14, 18
Virtual option: July 20

College of Visual Performing Arts
In-person options: June 29, July 7, 11, 19
Virtual option: July 20

Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management
In-person options: June 28, July 6, 14, 18
Virtual option: July 20

Independent Scholars
In-person options: June 28, July 7, 13, 18
Virtual option: July 20 

Undeclared/Exploratory
In-person options: June 27, 28, 29, July 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 19
Virtual option: July 20

Students enjoying the Pep Rally during Weeks of Welcome
Weeks of Welcome

In August you’ll move to Harrisonburg, reconnect with your Orientation leaders and be immersed in several academic and social programs throughout the first few weeks to help you get to know JMU better!

First-year students will move in on Aug. 19 or 20. Transfer students living on campus will move in on Aug. 21.


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