General Information

735 Main is located on Main Street, across from the Hotel Madison. The building is within easy walking distance of the campus, historic downtown Harrisonburg, and a bus stop. Click here for a map location.

  • The building is considered to be a quiet living/learning community.
  • Residents of each unit and the building are expected to be conscientious and considerate of others.
  • The building is NO smoking, NO vaping, NO drugs, NO pets (service animals permitted w/extra fee).
  • We ask for your preferences in the application, however, we cannot guarantee that you will be offered your preference.
  • 735 Main is housing for first-year graduate students only.

Please note that applying does not guarantee a spot in the housing. Offers to live in Graduate Housing will be made by mid-June, and a commitment to live in the house will be needed by late June or early July.

This housing is co-managed by JMU's Office of Residence Life and Office of Real Property and Space Management.  Questions about the application process may be directed to Residence Life at: or  540-568-4663.

Please visit for information on finding other housing in Harrisonburg. 

The Graduate Student Association has also established a Facebook Graduate Student Housing Forum to assist graduate students with finding housing and roommates. Log in to Facebook and search for JMU Graduate Student Housing Forum.

The Graduate Housing application will open on Wednesday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m.

To apply, please follow these instructions:

  1. Log into the Online Housing System.

  2. Click on “Forms” from the top menu.

  3. Select “Graduate Housing Application” from the drop-down menu.

  4. Complete all information on the application form and click “Submit” to submit your application.

For more information, visit the Graduate School Housing Page

Unit Information
  • Furnished
  • Internet is included
  • Utilities are included
  • Unit kitchens are equipped with pots and pans, utensils, etc.
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • The building has two units per floor, and there are three floors in addition to a ground-floor unit.  Units available to graduate students are located on floors G, 1, 2, and 3. Parking is available behind the building
  • 735 Main is not considered ADA-accessible.
    • All units, including ground-floor apartments, must be accessed via stairs. The building does not have an elevator
  • Each unit contains three bedrooms

Each unit is three-person occupancy only.

Bedroom Information
  • Each bedroom is furnished with a bed (size may vary by unit/bedroom), desk, and chair
  • Each bedroom has a closet, with the exception of the ground floor bedroom B
  • The units on floors 1, 2, and 3 have the following:
    • Bedroom A has a half bath (toilet, sink) within the room; shares the unit full bath shower
    • Bedroom B shares a full bathroom (toilet, sink, shower) with the unit
    • Bedroom C has its own full bathroom (sink, toilet, shower) within the room
  • The ground floor unit has the following:
    • One bedroom with a sink and toilet. 
    • All bedrooms share a full bath with a shower, sink, and toilet. 

Each bedroom is single occupancy only.


Rent is charged based on the bedroom, and may be charged on a monthly or semester basis:

  • Bedroom A with half bath in room/ shared hall shower - approximately $535/month
  • Bedroom B sharing full hall bath - approximately $480/month
  • Bedroom C with full bath in room - approximately $580/month

Please know that you will share an apartment with other first-year graduate students and that you will be placed into a unit based on your eligibility and preferences, and the availability of a room. We try to accommodate all preferences, however, this is not always possible. 


The following are prohibited inside the units of 735 Main:

  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • Drugs
  • Pets (except service animals)

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