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Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2016 will take place September 30-October 2, 2016. Entertainment, adventure, dining and camaraderie are the universal themes of Family Weekend at JMU.

Welcome New Dukes!

Welcome to the Class of 2020 Families! We are excited to have you as a part of the James Madison University family.


The Madison Family Newsletter and the Madison Family Handbook are designed just for you. Click the image to read the latest and archived issues.

Parents Council

The JMU Parents Council is an opportunity to participate in the dynamic programs at JMU. The purpose is to involve parents in the affairs of the university and to serve as a forum for the exchange of information concerning the various activities and...

Parent Relations


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Welcome JMU Family!

James Madison University's Office of Parent Relations provides parents and families of current students with programs, services and information that heighten their awareness of the JMU community. Our office provides parents and families with a better understanding of the student experience to support student learning, academic and social growth.

Family Weekend 2016 will take place September 30-October 2. Attending Family Weekend provides a wonderful chance for you to spend quality time with your student. Information about Family Weekend can be found here

Enjoy the journey! This is an exciting time for your entire family. If you need any assistance, advice, or are looking for a little support, JMU's Office of Parent Relations is here for you.

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Family Weekend

First-Year Send Offs

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Madison Family Handbook

Madison Family Newsletter

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