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The Office of Residence Life is pleased to offer a variety of on campus spaces for our sophomores, juniors, and seniors. When you live on campus, you are living with fellow Dukes, and only Dukes! Our residence halls and apartments offer wireless internet and cable in all bedrooms, a variety of study and recreational areas, and the convenience of once a semester billing. Safety and security are a top priority for us with our centralized fire alarm systems, heat sensors, card access system, and dedicated live-in building staff.

We have space for approximately 35-40% of first year students to choose to live on campus for their second year! Once you sign a housing contract, you have a GUARANTEED space on campus for next year! Housing contracts are now available through the Online Housing System for any current JMU undergraduate student who wants live on campus for the 2020-2021 academic year. 


Available Halls for 2020 - 2021

One of the great things about coming back to campus as an upperclass student is that you get to pick your own space! Students that have signed housing contracts (by the deadline) get to complete the Online Room Selection process after Spring Break. The following halls will be available for upperclass students to choose from during Online Room Selection this spring*:

*This list is subject to change.

If you currently live in some of these halls, you may be able to keep your room for 2020-2021! Students living in standard double or triple rooms in Converse, Gifford, Logan, and Wampler can retain their current rooms for next year, GUARANTEED! Students currently living in the Apartments on Grace can retain their current apartment as long as they are able to fill the apartment. All you need is a signed housing contract and then complete the room retention form that is available in the spring semester.

Upperclass Student FAQs

I'm living on campus for 2020- 2021. Can I choose when I move in?

Unfortunately, students are unable to choose when they move in so we can best manage the move-in process. Students are assigned a move-in date based on their assigned building and/or floor. More information about move in for 2020-2021 will be posted as we move closer to that date.

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Can returning students live on campus for 2020-2021?

YES! JMU is pleased to offer all current undergraduate students the opportunity to sign an on-campus housing contract for the 2020-2021 academic year. Current students interested in living on campus should complete a housing contract through the Online Housing System.

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Will I have a roommate if I live on campus as an upperclass student?

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.

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Do all upperclass buildings have air-conditioning?
I signed a contract but now I want to live off campus. How do I cancel my contract?

The housing 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 contract may only be canceled within 5 business days after it is signed.

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How much does it cost to live on campus for 2020-2021?

The Board of Visitors will determine next year’s room rent in April. Currently, a semester’s room rent for any room type in our residence halls is $2714. The semester’s room rent for a space in the Apartments on Grace is $3214. 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 to your budget.

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Living On Campus and Studying Abroad

Studying abroad for the Fall?

If you signed a 2019-2020 housing contract and will live on campus this spring, the Office of Residence Life will reach out to you in November to discuss your housing options for the spring semester. You will be assigned to a space in one of our upperclass residence halls. You will not be billed for fall housing.

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Studying abroad for the Spring?

If you signed a 2019-2020 housing contract and currently live on campus, you will check out of your room at the end of fall semester. You will not be billed for spring housing, as long as you check out by the last day of fall semester final exams.

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