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First-Year Send Offs

Each summer, JMU Parents Council and the Office of Parent Relations team up to host First-Year Send Offs. These events provide a great opportunity for new students and their parents/guardians to meet fellow Duke Families in their geographic area and ask any last-minute questions prior to move-in. Send Offs will be hosted both in-person and virtually, depending on geographic location.

In-person events are approximately 2 hours consisting of a meal, a program, Q&A opportunities and a bag full of JMU goodies. The JMU student may attend at no charge. The cost for adults (age 14+) is $14/person.*

Virtual events are free and are approximately 1 hour.

Registration is now open! Click on the event of choice to register. Some in-person locations require creating an IRIS account by clicking "Don't have an account? Sign Up".

2022 First-Year Send Off Schedule

Fairfax County, VA
Thu., July 14 . 7:00 PM
Stacy Sherwood Community Center
Fairfax, VA
RSVP Deadline: July 5

Loudoun County, VA
Sun., July 17 . 4:00 PM
Cascades Overlook Event Center
Sterling, VA
RSVP Deadline: July 7

Thu., July 28 . 6:30 PM
RSVP Deadline: July 24

New England
Sat., July 9 .  1:00 PM
Boylston Schul-Verein
Walpole, MA
RSVP Deadline: June 29

New England-VIRTUAL
Tue., August 2 . 6:30 PM
RSVP Deadline: July 28

New Jersey
Sun., July 17 . 1:00 PM
The Short Hills Club
Short Hills, NJ
RSVP Deadline: July 7

New Jersey-VIRTUAL
Thu., July 21 . 6:30 PM
RSVP Deadline: July 18

New York
Sun., July 24 . 12:00 PM
Centerport Yacht Club
Centerport, NY
RSVP Deadline: July 13

Wed., July 13 . 6:30 PM
RSVP Deadline:  July 10

Norfolk, VA
Sat., July 23 . 4:00 PM
Norfolk Academy
Norfolk, VA
RSVP Deadline: July 14

Sat., July 23 . 4:00 PM
Home of Chris & Dottie Foley
West Chester, PA
RSVP Deadline: July 13

Wed., July 27 . 6:30 PM
RSVP Deadline: July 24

Richmond, VA North
Wed., August 3 . 6:30 PM
Dominion Club
Glen Allen, VA
RSVP Deadline: July 27

Richmond, VA South
Wed., July 20 . 6:30 PM
James River High School
Midlothian, VA
RSVP Deadline: July 13

Roanoke, VA
Wed., July 27 . 6:00 PM
Roanoke Higher Education Center
Roanoke, VA
*This event is free

Southeast U.S.-VIRTUAL
Mon., July 25 . 6:30 PM
RSVP Deadline: July 21

Valley Area, VA-VIRTUAL
Tue., July 26 . 6:30 PM
RSVP Deadline: July 24

Wed., July 27 . 6:30 PM (PDT)
(9:30 PM EST)
RSVP Deadline: July 24

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