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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.

The One Book

Ready to start your transition to JMU? After you pay your deposit, you will sign in to the One Book steps using your JMU eID and password. 

Available Starting March 15!

Springboard Peer Discussion
Summer Orientation

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

Transfer Summer Orientation Dates

June: 12, 13 and 14

First Year Summer Orientation Dates (dates will be college specific) 

On Campus

June: 26, 27, 28 and 29

July: 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17 and 18


July 19


Transfer Summer Orientation 

First Year Summer Orientation


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!

Weeks of Welcome

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