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First-Year Send Offs Hosted by JMU Parents Council

Join in on the excitement as we congratulate and welcome you to the JMU Family! First-Year Send Offs are a great opportunity to meet fellow classmates from your area and talk with parents, alumni, current students and JMU staff. Each event is approximately two 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. Pricing for guests is as follows: Adults/Children age 12+, $14/person and children ages 4-12, $7/person. There are separate registrations for JMU Students attending with guests and those attending without guests.

How to Register

Please choose the appropriate button to register:

Student Attending With Guests »   Student Attending Without Guests »

Fairfax (VA)

Tuesday, July 31 | 6:30 PM
RSVP by July 24
Stacy Sherwood Community Center, Fairfax, VA

Frederick Co. (VA)

Wednesday, August 1 | 6:30 PM
RSVP by July 25
Sherando High School Community Room, Stephens City, VA

Fredericksburg (VA)

Monday, July 9 | 6 PM
RSVP by June 28
Dorothy Hart Community Center

Loudoun Co. (VA)

Sunday, July 22 | 1 PM
RSVP by July 14
National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA


Sunday, July 15 | 1 PM
RSVP by July 7
Circle D Farms, Woodbine, MD

New England

Saturday, July 21 | Noon
RSVP by July 13
Home of David & Sharon Tomczak, Ashland, MA

New Jersey

Saturday, July 28 | 1 PM
RSVP by July 19
Hotel Indigo, Basking Ridge, NJ

New Jersey (Central/Southern)

Sunday, July 29 | 1 PM
RSVP by July 19
Turkey Swamp Park, Sandy Run Pavilion, Freehold, NJ

New York

Saturday, July 28 | 1 PM
RSVP by July 19
Clearview Park Golf Course Banquet Room, Bayside, NY

Norfolk (VA)

Friday, July 20 | 6:30 PM
RSVP by July 13
Norfolk Academy

RVA North (VA)

Wednesday, July 18 | 6:30 PM
RSVP by July 11
Dominion Club, Meredith Hall, Glen Allen, VA

RVA South (VA)

Wednesday, July 25 | 6:30 PM
RSVP by July 18
Clover Hill High School, Midlothian, VA

Additional Events Hosted by JMU Alumni Chapters
Charlotte (NC)

Sunday, August 5 | 2-4 PM
Home of Paul McDowell, 6053 Brookhaven Road | To register, please contact Timothy Emry at

Pittsburgh (PA)

Sunday, July 22 | 4-6 PM  
RSVP by July 14
Overlook Shelter, Schenley Park

Please call (540) 568-3190 or email with any questions.

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