Get ready for August!

There are a number of One Book steps your student will still need to complete prior to the fall! Encourage your student to check their class schedule, upload a JACard photo and their Immunization Form and complete modules for Ethical Reasoning, AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assualt Prevention for Undergraduates. More information is available at:

First-year Students

Transfer Students

We can’t wait to welcome you and your student to campus very soon. Welcome to the JMU Family!


Get to know JMU!

Previously Recorded Livestreams

Thursday, April 2 

Friday, April 3

  • 6 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - College of Visual and Performing Arts (recorded)

Monday, April 6

Tuesday, April 7

Thursday, April 9

Friday, April 10 

  • 6 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - College of Integrated Science and Engineering (recorded)

Monday, April 13

  • 6 p.m. Facebook or YouTube -College of Health and Behavioral Studies (recorded)

Tuesday, April 14

Wednesday, April 15

Thursday, April 16

Friday, April 17

Monday, April 20

  • 2 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Living on Campus (Residence Life, Dining) (recorded)

Tuesday, April 21

  • 2 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Student Involvement (Clubs and Orgs) (recorded)

Thursday, April 23

  • 2 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Health, Wellness and Recreation (Health and Counseling Centers, UREC) (recorded)
  • 6 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Parent Panel (recorded)

Thursday, June 4

Thursday, June 11

  • 7 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - First Year Advising and Enrollment FAQs Live Panel (recorded)

Tuesday, June 16

  • 6 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Parents: Preparing for Summer Springboard Live Panel (recorded)

Thursday, June 18

  • 1 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Financial Aid, Student Employment, Card Services Live Panel (recorded)
  • 6 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Financial Aid, Student Employment, Card Services Live Panel (recorded)

Tuesday, June 30

Wednesday, July 1

Friday, July 10

Friday, July 17

  • 1 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Community Expectations and Campus Safety Live Panel (recorded)

Monday, July 20

Tuesday, July 21

  • 6 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Parents: Campus Health and Safety Live Panel (recorded)

Tuesday, August 4

  • 1 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Final Questions with the O-Team Live Panel (recorded)
  • 6 p.m. Facebook or YouTube - Final Questions with the O-Team Live Panel (recorded)
Madison Mondays

Throughout the summer, we will share videos and information for the following campus resources.

Monday, June 1
Preview of Life at JMU

Monday, June 8
Advising Support: Career and Academic Planning and Disability Services

Monday, June 15
Taking Care of Business: Financial Aid and Student Employment, University Business Office and Card Services

Monday, June 22
Health Services: University Health Center and Counseling Center

Monday, June 29
Living on Campus: Residence Life and Dining Services 

Monday, July 6
Academic Support: Learning Centers, Study Abroad, Libraries, Bookstore, Information Technology

Monday, July 13
Community Expectations: Public Safety, Dean of Students, Title IX, Student Accountability and Restorative Practices

Monday, July 20
Building Community: University Recreation Center, Student Activities Involvement Leadership, Community Service-Learning, International Students, Athletics, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression, Civic Engagement

Monday, July 27
Finding Your Place

Monday, August 3
What’s Next: Getting ready for move-in and 1787 Weeks of Welcome

Virtual Tours

360 Tours

Pro tip for mobile users: tap the title of the video in the pop-up to open in the YouTube app.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Connected

Participating in virtual orientation programs requires access to reliable internet. This virtual Orientation is designed to be experienced on a computer, but if access to a computer is difficult, a phone with web browsing capability may work for parts of it. If you are concerned about your internet access, there are a variety of resources available to help ensure you are able to join the virtual orientation programs.

First, let us know if you are dealing with a problem related to internet access so we can help offer alternative options and notify others about your situation.

Second, public spaces such as libraries and coffee shops may offer free internet access. Please continue to practice social distancing and prioritize your safety if you visit these spaces. Here are maps of locations offering public wifi:

Third, some internet providers and phone companies are offering access for a limited time for a reduce cost or free. Check with your provider to see what they might be offering. 

You will use MyMadison to enroll in courses. Mobile MyMadison (the version of MyMadison that works on a phone) is under revision. Until Mobile MyMadison is ready, it is best to use MyMadison on a computer. If you don't have internet access on your computer, you could try using your mobile phone as a "hotspot" to connect your computer to the internet. If you have questions about any of this, please contact the JMU IT Helpdesk.

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