Congratulations on accepting your admissions offer to join the JMU community! We know that must have been a big decision for you and your family, as transitioning from one college to another is a big deal. We realize that there are many different factors that have led to your decision to transfer. No matter the reason, we are ready to meet your needs as you prepare for this transition. This book is the beginning of the three-phase process of successfully transitioning to JMU. Read on to learn about each of the phases.

The Transfer One Book
The Transfer One Book is your one-stop shop that contains all the important steps, details and information you need to begin your transition to JMU. The Transfer One Book, and the companion website, will guide you through several steps you need to complete in preparation for Summer Springboard. It is important that you – not your parents or siblings – complete all the steps by the stated deadlines. Why wait until the deadlines? Get ahead by completing the steps early!

Transfer Summer Springboard
We are excited to welcome you to JMU and are eager to help you transition to your life as a Duke. We hope you and your family are remaining safe and healthy and please know that JMU is closely monitoring the ongoing guidance and recommendations related to COVID-19. We will be offering both on-campus and virtual options to best suit your needs.

1787 Weeks of Welcome
Finally, we’ll round out your transition with 1787 Weeks of Welcome, our welcome program. Get settled into your new living space and join us for programming that will provide you the nuts and bolts to get going. You’ll reconnect with your TOPA and attend both academic and social programs. This is a great opportunity to get connected and learn all about how to make the most out of your time at JMU. Sure, there will be fun times and many memories made, but the important thing about this week is that we help you get prepared for your new life at JMU.

We hope you’re ready for all that we have in store for you, because the university is excited about you, as the newest member of James Madison University!

Transfer Dates

Spring Orientation
Dec. 3 and 10

1787 Weeks of Welcome
Jan. 15 - 30

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