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Welcome to the JMU!

To be academically and socially successful, you'll likely need support along the way. Let us help you out! Below are just some of the great resources on JMU's campus designed to assist you during this important transition in your life!

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Dukes First Year Peer Mentor Program

Going to college is exciting and full of endless opportunities, but can be difficult and overwhelming! Are you still looking to get connected to the campus community? Are you wanting to learn more about campus resources or how to get involved? The Dukes First Year Program is the perfect opportunity for you.

The Dukes First Year Peer Mentor program is designed to provide individualized support for new students who will be paired with an upper-class mentor that will aid in their transition to JMU. The program focuses on building a strong connection with your mentor and becoming acclimated to the campus community. This experience can be tailored to meet individual needs, but will aim to connect students to various campus resources that will support your academics, promote health and well-being, and help students find their place in the JMU community. If you have any questions, please email Mallory Powers (

If you’re interested in joining this program and connecting with a peer mentor, please complete this short survey: 

Dukes First Year Peer Mentor Survey


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Purchase a meal plan through Card services at

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Find academic support available for your student at

Learn more about the accommodations available to students at

Life at JMU

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Explore off-campus housing options at

Get familiar with parking options on campus and transportation around campus and the surrounding Harrisonburg community at


Learn about clinical services and educational resources offered at

Find mental health support, resources and self care at


Unsure where to find help? Let the Dean of Students connect you at

Explore options for living a healthy lifestyle at


Discover ways to get involved in student organizations and clubs at

Find programs, services and information to enhance and support your student's academic and social growth at

Start wearing purple and learn about sporting events at


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