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**IMPORTANT**

If you or either of your move-in helpers are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19,
please DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS. 

  • Students must complete their fall semester MyMadison Check-In prior to arrival. 

    • If you have not done so, you will not be allowed to move in.

  • Residents are allowed just 2 guests for help during move-in.

  • Face coverings are required for everybody participating in move-in.

  • Every resident has a scheduled move-in date and time based on their bed assignment.

    • You can search for your appointment on our website by clicking on the name of your residence hall.

    • If your move-in time changed, please bring the email that was sent to you.

  • When you get within 5-10 miles of JMU, use the special Move-In Driving Directions.

    • Please do not rely on your GPS to get you to the correct location on campus.

  • When you reach your move-in location, JMU staff will be there to manage traffic, help you get to an unloading area and direct the student to the check-in station to pick up their keys and JACard (if they don’t already have one).

  • In some locations you will be asked to unload completely before bringing items inside, so that you can quickly move your vehicle to the appropriate parking area.  This will allow another family to begin unloading their belongings.  Staff will help direct you.

  • Each family will have a 3 hour window to complete the move-in process.  At the end of that window, we ask that all guests please vacate the residence halls so that we can begin the next scheduled move-in window.

  • On your assigned move-in day the student will have a community meeting with their RA at 8:30pm.  Details will be provided at check-in.


MOVE IN 2020**

As JMU continues to prepare to re-open campus this fall, we wanted to share updated information regarding residence hall move-in and orientation for first-year students.  In order to allow for social distancing and smaller numbers on campus throughout the process, first-year students will now move in over the course of four days. 

During Move-In each student will be allowed 2 guests to assist them with moving their belongings into their room.  There will not be additional volunteers to assist with moving student items this year, so please choose guests who will be of the most help in this process. 

Move-In is scheduled as follows:

First-Year Student Move-In is from Friday, August 21 - Monday, August 24*. Each student will be assigned a day and a time for their move-in which will be linked to their housing assignment. As a reminder, first-year students will select their fall rooms online during First Year Online Room Selection which is July 20 - 31. FY Online Room Selection Timeslots sent via Dukes emails on July 17th by 5 PM. 

New Transfer Student Move-In is Sunday, August 23*. Students will be assigned a move in time slot based upon their assigned room. This way, they can participate in 1787 activities and work with their Transfer Orientation Peer Adviser.

Continuing Upperclass Student Move-In Sunday, August 23 - Tuesday, August 25*. Students will be assigned a move in time slot based upon their selected room.  A move-in day and time will be emailed to each resident later this summer.

 As part of this distributed move-in plan, our students will begin 1787 activities as soon as they arrive on campus.  We want to help students acclimate once they arrive and there will be modifications to the 1787 Orientation program to ensure all students have an outstanding transition experience regardless of their move-in date. Orientation is committed to helping students connect with others, acclimate to campus, and prepare for classes through residential communities, academic communities, and First yeaR Orientation Guides (FROGs).

*All Move-In dates are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

**This webpage will be updated as new info is received regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check this page periodically as you prepare for Move-In this fall. More details about the move-in process and the orientation program will be shared later this summer as we finalize our plans.  Please visit us on the web for more information about Residence Life, Orientation and JMU’s response to COVID-19.

  

We've compiled a useful move in guide that addresses many of the questions asked about moving in!

Reading this page in its entirety will help you prepare for Move-In Day! 

If you have any questions about Move-In (that are not addressed on this page), please contact the Housing Office at (540) 568-HOME or res-life@jmu.edu 

Making Your Room Your Home


 Room Condition Form (RCF)

You will have the opportunity to complete an inspection of your room when you move in. All students with housing assignments will be able to access the electronic Room Condition Form (RCF) through MyMadison under the Student Center section. It will be used as a tool to measure the condition of the room when you move out. Examining the RCF when you check in and confirming the condition of the room will help you avoid unwarranted damage charges at the end of the year. If there are damages in your room and they are not noted on the check in RCF, you could be held financially responsible for repairs after check out.

 What to Bring

MUST HAVES:

  • Several washable/reusable face coverings
  • A thermometer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Shower caddy

 

SUGGESTIONS:

This is not a comprehensive list.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Bed linens, pillow(s), blanket(s)
  • Bicycle
  • Bicycle lock with a durable lock
  • Hangers
  • Desk Lamp
  • Box Fan
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Laundry basket and liquid detergent for high efficiency machines
  • Message board
  • Toiletries
  • Postage stamps and envelopes
  • Posters
  • Rubber mallet (for adjusting bed height)
  • School supplies
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower shoes
  • Shower caddy
  • Surge protected power strips
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Small trashcan
  • USB plug-in or bluetooth supported printer

 

A Note about Appliances/Electronics: Appliances, coffee pots with automatic shut-off, desk lamps, radios, stereos, cable-ready televisions, UL-approved hot pots and BlueRay/DVD players are all fine to bring with you, but coordinate with your roommate first so you won't have two of everything. All appliances not plugged directly into a wall receptacle must be plugged directly into a surge-protected power strip. For more information on appliances, visit our Hall Policies page. Any items not listed are up to the discretion of ORL.


A Note about Printers: Wireless printing on a large wireless network is much different than wireless printing from a home network. At home you might have ten total devices, one of which is a printer, therefore the printer is easy to identify, not to mention your network at home is usually secure and only accessible to you and your immediate family. At JMU there are thousands of devices on the network and a couple hundred of them could be printers. With the increased volume of printers, it makes it much harder to identify which printer is the right one to use. Another issue we face with wireless printers has to do with our network being open. On an open network, other people can see the printer devices, which means any student can print to any printer regardless of content or time of day. Also, our network is looking for an IP address and based on the DHCP lease the IP address can change making it that much more difficult to locate the right device associated with a particular IP address. 

 

Click here for a more specific list for the Apartments on Grace

 What to Leave Behind

To ensure the safety of all of our students, JMU prohibits the use of the following items in residence hall rooms:

  • Appliances with open heating elements
  • Bed risers with electrical outlets or USB ports built-in
  • Desk lamps with electrical outlets or USB ports built-in
  • Curtains and valances that have not been treated and tagged as fire retardant
  • Candles
  • Duct tape
  • Extension cords
  • George Foreman grill
  • Guns, including paintball guns or any form of BB gun
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hammer
  • Hoverboards and their chargers
  • Incense
  • Knives
  • Microwave ovens (only allowed in the Apartments on Grace)
  • Pets
  • Room air conditioners
  • Room heaters
  • Toasters
  • Toaster ovens
  • Weapons
  • Wireless routers and hubs
  • Microfridges (microwave and fridge combo)

Click here for a more specific list for the Apartments on Grace

For more information on appliances, visit our Hall Policies page. Any items not listed are up to the discretion of ORL.

 Res Hall Room Contents Key

Need dimensions for items in your room? Click here to view or download a Res Hall Room Contents Key.

 Bed Type by Hall

Mattresses in our residence halls are extra-long (36" x 80"). Students have the option to order from Residence Hall Linens.

Hall Name

Bed Type

Bell

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Chandler

Adjustable loft bed; underneath clearance up to 55"

Permanent Triples: Bunkable/Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up to 55"

(A Wing: 381, 481 and 581; B Wing: 332, 432 and 532)

Chappelear

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

#100 rooms: Bunkable/Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up to 55"

Chesapeake

Adjustable loft bed; underneath clearance up to 55"

Permanent Triples: Bunkable/Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up to 55"

(A Wing: 381, 481 and 581; B Wing: 332, 432 and 532)

Converse

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Dingledine

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

#100 rooms: Bunkable/Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up to 55"

Eagle

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Frederikson

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

#100 rooms: Bunkable/Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up to 55"

Garber

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

#100 rooms: Bunkable/Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up to 55"

Gifford

Adjustable loft bed; underneath clearance up to 55"

Hanson

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

#100 rooms: Bunkable/Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up to 55"

Hillside

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Hoffman

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Huffman

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Ikenberry

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Paul Jennings

Adjustable loft bed; underneath clearance up to 55"

 

Logan

Adjustable loft bed; underneath clearance up to 55"

McGraw-Long

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Oak

Adjustable loft bed; underneath clearance up to 55"

Apartments on Grace

Adjustable loft bed - underneath clearance up to 55"

Shenandoah

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Shorts

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Spotswood

Adjustable loft bed - underneath clearance up to 55"

Valley

 Adjustable loft bed - underneath clearance up to 55"

Wampler

Adjustable loft bed; underneath clearance up to 55"

Wayland

Adjustable loft bed - underneath clearance up to 55"

Weaver

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

#100 rooms: Bunkable/Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up to 55"

White

Bunkable and Adjustable height; underneath clearance 5" to 28"

Willow

Adjustable loft bed; underneath clearance up to 55"

 Internet

 

Wireless internet service is available in all residence halls through MyResNet. Once residents have their room assignment, they should register for a MyResNet account at www.MyResNet.com. This should be completed prior to arrival on campus so residents have access to the network the day they arrive. Be sure to register all devices (computer/laptop/iphone/ipad etc….)

One Ethernet port per resident is available in their room. If residents prefer to connect their computer to a wall-mounted Ethernet port, they should bring a network cable.

Residents should not bring wireless routers/hubs/servers etc. for use in the residence halls as these items are prohibited.

For more in depth information on how to setup your wireless internet, visit: Wireless Internet

 Carpet

All residence halls have tiled floors with the exception of Spotswood Hall and the Apartments on Grace (they have carpeted floors). Students may want to bring an area rug for their floor.

See the Residence Hall Carpets website for ordering information.

 Lofts

A loft bed is any temporary structure or device that is intended to elevate a single sleeping surface from floor level so that it creates additional floor space in a room.

If residents are bringing their own loft bed or constructing one, the structure must comply with the guidelines specified in the Hall Policy. Please be aware that storage is not available for bed pieces that are not used.

 Linens

Mattresses in our residence halls are extra-long (36" x 80"). Students have the option to order from Residence Hall Linens.

 Refrigerators

In single and double bedroom spaces, only one mini refrigerator (up to 5 cubic feet) is permitted. If you live in the Village, one mini refrigerator is also permitted in the suite common area. Two refrigerators are permitted in tripled rooms.

Any appliance with a heavy electrical draw, such as a refrigerator, hair dryer, or an iron, must be plugged directly into a wall outlet, rather than a power strip.

All power strips must be UL approved, circuit protected, and have a reset button. Power strips must be plugged directly into a wall outlet. Plugging a power strip into another power strip is prohibited. Power strips must lie flat on the ground, or be secured to a flat surface in such a manner that no stress is placed on the power cords. Extension cords of any kind are strictly prohibited, including appliances with a built in electrical outlet, such as lamps, bed risers, etc.

All appliances should be covered under homeowner's/renter's insurance policies

 

Purchasing or Renting a Refrigerator

Students are responsible for renting or buying their own refrigerators. Microfridges are not authorized on campus.

 Surge Protectors

Surge protectors with no kind of reset/on or off switch you press from one side to the other are not permitted.

  • These can come in all kinds of configurations.

    • Examples: Cube adapter, looks more like a square with 6 plugs usually, but no on/off switch, a smaller looking power strip with 3 plugs and USB ports, but no on/off switch.

Surge protectors need to have circuit protection meaning it needs to have reset/on side and an off side.

  •  “Reset” is another word for “on”, reset meaning the surge protector is reset/on and functioning normally with the electrical load plugged in to it.
  • If the electrical load becomes too much, then the surge protector will switch to the off position and at that point needs to be turned back to the reset/on position.
    • Any kind of device with a USB only plug in with charging capability is permitted, per the state fire marshal.
    • Examples: lamps, alarm clocks
  • However if there is an electrical outlet embedded within these types of items then it is not permitted; example: bed risers.

 Desk Hutches

Students interested in purchasing desk hutches can visit College Savers website for ordering information.

Orders will be sent via Fed-Ex to the central mail room.

 Televisions

Residence hall rooms and lounges are equipped with digital cable TV service. Before you bring your TV to campus, please review some important information from JMU Telecom regarding channel guides and television specifications.

Televisions are not to be mounted on any walls or university furniture.

 Insurance

The university cannot be held accountable for loss, damage, or theft to any student's personal property. All students are encouraged to carry their own insurance coverage. Your family's homeowner or tenant insurance may provide coverage or you can arrange for personal property insurance through a private agency. Visit the National Student Services Incorporated website for more information about Theft, Fire, and Accident Insurance for students.

 

 Personal Property Insurance

Peace of mind protection for your college student! Worth Ave. Group offers College Plus student property insurance that can protect student property and housing structures in the event of a loss or damage! Click here for more information!

 Recycling on Move-In Day

First-Year Res Hall Floor Plans


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