First Year Students: Plan Ahead!

We have space for approximately 35-40% 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 sign a Live On Again! Contract, you have a GUARANTEED space on campus for next year! Live On Again! Contracts are now available through the Online Housing System for any student who wants to live on campus next year.

 

 Updated: 10/18/21


 

Why Live on Campus?

 #DukesLiveSafe

  • 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.

 #DukesLiveClose

  • 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 includes 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.

 #DukesLiveSupported

  • 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

 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.

 I'm living on campus for 2022-2023 as a returning upperclass student. When do I pick my room and roommate?

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.

 If I'm a first year student and I choose to live on campus as a returning upperclass student for 2022-2023, when do I pick my room?

You will complete Returning Student Online Room Selection (ORS) in Spring 2022. Updated information to come later in the 2021-2022 academic year.

 Do all upperclass buildings have air-conditioning?

Yes!

 I signed a Live On Again! Contract but now I want to live off campus. How do I cancel my contract?

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.

 How much does it cost to live on campus for 2022-2023?

The Board of Visitors will determine next year’s room rent in mid-April. Currently, a semester’s room rent for any room type in our residence halls is $2782*. The semester’s room rent for a space in the Apartments on Grace is $3282*. 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.

*from 2021-2022 academic year. TBD for 2022-2023.

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