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December Transfer Orientation

December Orientation is designed to prepare you for your transition to campus in January. This day long program (7:30am-5pm) is full of opportunities for you and your family to discover everything JMU offers. It's also when you enroll in your first semester classes!

In preparation for your new life at JMU, make your Orientation reservation now and review the steps you need to complete before December Orientation.

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Please read the information below to answer questions you may have about December Orientation.

 

What should I bring to Orientation?

  • All college transcripts and course descriptions (this is very important!).
  • Wear comfortable, casual clothes and shoes because you will be doing some walking.
  • An umbrella (in case of rain), boots (in case of snow) or sunglasses (in case of sun).
  • Your JMU email password to access your JMU email account.

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Computing at JMU

Your eID provides access to dozens of online services including MyMadison where you will access your Student Center and enroll in classes. 

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Orientation Fee

Please note: Your university financial account will be charged an Orientation fee.

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Inclement Weather Plan

If there is inclement weather and/or the university is closed due to weather on December 6th, Orientation will take place on December 9th. Additional information will be posted on the Orientation website and emailed to attendees.

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Disability Accommodations

Contact our office if you or your guests require accommodations during Orientation. Notify us at orientation@jmu.edu or (540) 568-1787 by Monday, December 2, 2013.

 

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Important Dates

James Madison University will be closed for winter break beginning at noon on December 23, 2013 and will re-open on January 6, 2014. The first day of spring classes is January 13, 2014.

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Orientation Schedule

7:30am-8:15am

Check In:  Taylor Hall (family) and Warren Hall (students). Receive important materials for your day.

8:25am-8:50am

University Welcome: Gather valuable information about your JMU experience at the invigorating University Welcome!

9:00am-10:40am

Students Meet with an ANT & Orientation Peer Adviser: Students will get personalized information and meet other transfer students. You'll also get the inside scoop on academic guidelines like graduation requirements, General Education and transfer credit evaluations.

Parents/Family meet with Orientation staff to get questions answered.

10:50am- 11:20am

Video: Presentation of essential student services with information about housing, dining, technology and financial issues.

11:30am- 12:15pm

Student Resource & Housing Fair

12:15pm-1:15pm

Lunch

1:30pm-5:00pm

Advising and Registration: Students will meet with an academic advisor in departmental offices and register for courses on-line.

Parents/Family meet with campus departments to get questions answered.

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