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Live On Again! for 2024-2025! 

At this time, we have almost 300 upperclass students on the wait list for 2024-2025 housing with additional transfer students being added to this list as well. We have made the decision to discontinue the wait list for upperclass students for 2024-2025 as of now due to these numbers. If you have not secured housing at this time, we highly recommend that you contact the Off-Campus Life Office for assistance in finding off-campus housing for next year.

We have space for approximately 30-35% of first-year students to choose to live on campus for their second year! Many students choose to live on campus all the way through their senior year! Once you officially sign a Live On Again! Contract, you have a GUARANTEED space on campus for next year! This legally binding contract should not be treated as a backup option.

Upperclass Housing Options for 2024-2025:
  • Apartments on Grace
  • Paul Jennings Hall (Upper Floors)
  • Converse Hall
  • Harper Allen-Lee Hall
  • Wampler Hall

Why Live on Campus?

  • Know your neighbors!  ONLY full-time JMU undergraduates can live in JMU’s residence halls which means you are guaranteed to be sharing space with other Dukes and ONLY other Dukes!
  • Security!  All JMU Residence Hall are equipped with Card Access systems that restrict access to occupants only. Each hall has an RA staff that lives in the building and are available to assist with everything from routine questions to emergency situations. 
  • Safety!  All of JMU’s residence halls meet all state mandated fire codes including centralized alarm systems that communicate alarms directly to the fire department and the JMU police whenever the system is activated. All rooms are also equipped with hard wired smoke detectors and heat sensors.
  • Location! Location! Location! Upperclass Residence Halls are located across campus including in the Bluestone Area and in the Skyline Area on East Campus.  Additionally, we offer over 500 beds in the Apartments on Grace. Located just off of Main Street, these apartments are a combination of four-person and two-person units with residents in double bedrooms. Each unit has a kitchen, as well as a bathroom for each bedroom in the apartment.
  • Amenities! Your semester room rent and fees include air-conditioning, wireless internet, cable, and streaming TV services, all utilities, access to study lounges, and a variety of recreational areas including billiards rooms, sand volleyball or basketball courts, and barbecue areas.
  • We're here for you! The Resident Advisers (RAs) and Hall Director (HD) are always available and are there to help you with everyday life. Building with our hall staff will give you a support system unlike any other!
  • Academic support!  Be sure to check out our Academic Support Programs as well! It's our mission to design and maintain a caring environment that encourages academic success, personal growth, and responsibility to one’s community.
  • Engagement! Research shows that compared to college students who live off campus, students who live in the residence halls are more likely to graduate, more involved in extracurricular, social and cultural events on campus, more positive about the social climate and interact more frequently with faculty members and peers.
  • Hall Programming! With frequent hall programming and many opportunities to engage with fellow residents in the residence halls you'll always have the chance to build and be a part of a community! 

Upperclass Housing FAQs

Almost all students that live on campus will have a roommate. Over 94% of upperclass rooms are double occupancy. Single rooms are generally used for students with approved medical accommodations.

To protect the general health and safety of hall residents, pets are not allowed in any university-owned or university-operated buildings. The only exception to this policy is fish that are kept as pets. Students found with pets other than the exceptions in university-owned or university-operated housing will have 24 hours to remove the pets and may be subject to a fine of $50 per day if they do not remove the pets promptly. A follow-up inspection will occur to verify the removal.

Service animals are permitted in residence halls and other university buildings. Assistance animals approved by the Office of Disability Services are permitted in university-owned or university-operated housing only.

Under the federal Fair Housing rules, individuals have a right to have an Emotional Support Animal in their dwelling, even in buildings that prohibit pets. The US Department of Housing has determined that university housing is subject to the same regulations for Emotional Support Animals as other types of homes and apartments. Fair Housing rules and case law affirm that students living in university housing have rights as emotional support animal owners, just as they would if they were living in non-university housing. 

  • Students must be approved through the Housing Accommodation process to have an Emotional Support Animal.  For information about that process, please see here.
  • Students approved for an Emotional Support Animal are only allowed to have the animal in their room and to take the animal outside to relieve themselves if appropriate. Students can only bring their ESA to another student’s room with the permission of all residents of that room. ESAs are not the same as service animals, which are permitted to go anywhere with their owner.
  • If a student becomes aware of an Emotional Support Animal in areas where one should not be, they should inform Hall Staff so they can follow up on the concern.
  • Universities are not permitted to restrict where individuals with ESAs can live. Therefore, it is not possible to have some buildings reserved for students with ESAs and others without ESAs.
  • If a student has a severe allergy to animals and cannot reside near a student with an ESA, they should go through the Housing Accommodation process so the Housing staff can work with them on their room assignment. Information about that process can be found here.
  • If a student witnesses aggressive or disturbing behavior by an ESA, they should inform Hall Staff so this behavior can be appropriately addressed.

You can find all the information you need to know about selecting your room, roommate and deadlines on our Returning Student Online Room Selection (ORS) page.


The Live On Again! Contract is binding for the entirety of the academic year and will not be cancelled because a student has changed their mind about living on campus. The Live On Again! Contract may only be canceled within 5 business days after it is signed.

A semester’s room rent for any room type in our residence halls is $3005*.
The semester’s room rent for a space in the Apartments on Grace is $3505*.

You can expect these amounts to increase slightly next year. Because students who live on campus are required to have a meal plan, it is important to include that cost in your budget.

*the following information is for the 2023-2024 academic year

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