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You may design your own slide, or UPB can design a slide for you for $5/hour. All slides and corresponding paperwork must be turned into UPB by the Monday before the week you would like it to run. Request forms and design specifications are available on our website at

Visit us at Student Organization Night, come by our office in Taylor 324, talk to an executive council member, call the UPB office at 568.6217, or email us at

We would love to hear your thoughts on events and activities you want to see on campus. You can share your ideas by emailing, contacting an executive council member, by calling (540) 568-6217, or stopping by the UPB office in Taylor 234.

UPB is a Front-End Budgeted (FEB) organization, which means that we receive half of our operating budget from student fees allocated by your Student Government Association. The other half of our budget is generated throughout the year from ticket sales for concerts and movies.

Concerts are selected based on campus-wide student surveys, trends in the music industry and availability of artist and venue. After receiving survey responses, UPB looks at cost and availability of top chosen artists.

UPB operates and is advised under Student Activities & Involvement. Although we are student-run, we work very closely with professional and graduate staff through this JMU office.

Movie tickets are free for JMU Students and Staff with a valid JACard. Tickets cost $3 for the Public.
Popcorn is also available for free!

UPB shows anywhere from 2-4 blockbuster movies every Friday and Saturday! 

There are several different reasons why other schools bring more prominent artists. Many programming boards operate on a larger budget. Also, many schools run concerts through a contracted venue, which actually brings the artists instead of the school. In addition, larger acts would mean higher ticket prices. On average, Convo shows cost around $90,000 to produce and Wilson shows cost around $35,000. If we spend $100k+ on just an artist fee, that’s a huge risk to the budget and a much higher ticket cost for you!

UPB is a student-run organization that brings a variety of entertainment and educational programs to campus. Events include bands, speakers, comedians, movies, local talent, and much more!

Passion Pit, Ingrid Michaelson, Dave Coulier, Jay Pharoah, Late Night Breakfast, Cupcake Wars, Rumble Down Under, Movie on the Lawn, Funny Freakin’ Fridays, King’s Dominion Bus Trip, Spotlight Concert Series, American Reunion sneak preview, and many more.

Co-sponsorships are a great opportunity for organizations looking to bring a large-scale event to campus, but are unsure of what steps to take. Interested groups can apply for a UPB co-sponsorship and meet with our Vice President of Programming. UPB will then decide whether or not to support the event. If your event is approved by our executive board, you will then be matched with a programmer and committee who will help you plan, program, market, and fund your event.

We regularly post event information on our website (, our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, on bulletin boards across campus, and through advertisements in the Breeze.

Tickets for concerts and select events can be purchased on the “University Events” tab at ( Tickets for movies can be purchased at the Grafton Box Office.

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