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Welcome to the Orientation Office

Welcome to the beginning of your transition to Madison! We are delighted to be a part of your journey and your collegiate experience. Whether this is your first college adventure, or you are joining the Madison community with some classes under your belt, we are here to partner with you and help you get off on the right foot.

Our goals are simple. Through participating in our Orientation programs, we will help you become academically and socially acclimated to the JMU campus community. Our one-day Orientation and August Orientation programs will help you begin building peer relationships with members of your cohort, our orientation student leaders, academic advisors, and campus administrators.

This website is designed to walk you through important steps and provide you with essential information you need to make the transition.

Transfer Summer Springboard
June 1, 2, 3, 4

Transfer 1787
August 28-30

First-Year Summer Springboard*

College of Arts and Letters:
June 30, July 1, 6, 7, 13, 14

College of Business:
June 30, July 1, 6, 7, 13, 14

School of Hospitality, Sport and
Recreation Management:
June 30, July 1, 7, 13, 14

College of Education:
June 29, July 1, 8, 9, 15

College of Health and Behavioral Studies:
June 25, 29, July 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

College of Integrated Science and Engineering:
June 29, July 1, 8, 9, 14, 15

College of Science and Mathematics:
June 25, 30, July 2, 6, 7, 14, 16

College of Visual and Performing Arts:
June 25, July 2, 13, 16

Undeclared:
June 25, 29, July 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

*You must attend a date for your declared major to receive college-specific programming.

1787 August Orientation
August 25-30