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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 fellow 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.

Approximately 35% of first year students 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 2018-2019 academic year. 

Available Halls

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 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 one of these halls, you may be able to keep your room for 2018-2019! Students living in standard double rooms in Ashby, Converse, Oak, Shenandoah, Wampler, and Willow can retain their current rooms for next year, GUARANTEED! Students currently living in the Apartments on Grace can come back to their same apartment as long as they are able to fill at least one of the bedrooms in the unit. All you need is a signed housing contract and then complete the room retention form that is available later in the spring semester.

Upperclass Student FAQs

Can returning students live campus?

YES! JMU is pleased to offer all current undergraduate students the opportunity to sign an on-campus housing contract for the 2018-2019 academic year semester. 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 98% of the rooms available during Online Room Selection are double occupancy. Single rooms are generally used for students with approved medical accommodations.

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Do all 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 2018-2019?

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 $2499. The semester’s room rent for a space in the Apartments on Grace is $2999. 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 sign a 2018-2019 housing contract for next year, the Office of Residence Life will reach out to you in November to find out where you want to live 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 sign a 2018-2019 housing contract for by March 20, you will be able to pick your space for the fall during the Online Room Selection process. You will not be billed for spring housing.

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