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If you are a residential student living on campus and do not have enough funds to do laundry, The Pantry can help. The Pantry can provide you with a FLEX card that is preloaded with enough funds to do 10 loads of laundry. Just like with a JACard, you can swipe this FLEX card to do laundry in your residence hall. You can request a laundry card one time per semester. If you are in need of a laundry card, complete the Laundry Card Request Form

If you need to print out materials for class and do not have enough funds, The Pantry can help. The Pantry can provide you with a FLEX card that is preloaded with $10 to do printing on campus.  Just like with a JACard, you can swipe this FLEX card to print at any pay-for-print station on campus. If you are in need of a printing card, please complete the Print Card Request Form 

Additionally, the Center for Multicultural Student Services (CMSS) offers limited free printing in the CMSS office suite in the Student Success Center, room 1312. 

The Young Children's Program (YCP), a preschool program on the JMU campus, has scholarship money available for 3-4 year olds who may need childcare while their parent(s) are enrolled at JMU. 

The scholarship provides full tuition for Full Day Preschool (8AM-3:30PM). The Young Children's Program operates during the academic year from late August to the end of May. You can request a scholarship application by emailing YCP accepts waitlist applications for the following academic year.

Visit the YCP website, email, or call 540-568-6089 to learn more about the program. 


Organized by The Pantry, The JMU Career Closet is a clothing and accessory resource for all JMU students, with a specific focus on workplace clothing and interview attire. This is a donation-based resource, and students are welcome to take one complete outfit from the closet, free of charge. 

The Career Closet is located in the University Career Center on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center. Students must check in at the front desk of the UCC to access the closet.  

Affordable Textbooks: Other Books:
  • JMU Library Catalog has an extensive collection of subscription journals, ebooks, and print collections.
  • HathiTrust: A partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
  • Internet Archive: A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
  • Public domain: In the U.S., every book published at least 95 years ago is in the public domain, meaning the copyright has expired. If you are looking for an older title, you may be able to find a digital copy to read online for free.
Software and Equipment:
  • Free software downloads from JMU for students, faculty & staff: Microsoft & Office 365 subscriptions.
  • Laptop Loans for students, staff, and faculty: This collaborative effort between JMU Libraries and Information Technology, loans laptops to students, faculty, or staff who need access to technology resources to support academic functions. This service is primarily intended to address technology needs that arise from an emergency or a hardship situation. Standard check out is 1 month, but longer-term loans may be possible in special cases.
  • JMU Libraries Equipment Loans: students, faculty, and staff can borrow camcorders, microphones, camera equipment, projectors, and more. Standard checkout is 4 days, but borrowers may be able to arrange longer loan periods.
  • Bid on JMU surplus items, including computers and other tech.
  • Free Assistive Technology & Accessible Media: Many types of assistive technology are helpful to people without diagnosed disabilities. Using text-to-speech for reading or speech-to-text for writing, following along with captions during a presentation, or enlarging tiny text on a screen can be beneficial to anyone.

The University Career Center offers the scholarship to students completing unpaid summer internships, to reimburse students for some associated costs, such as food, rent, tuition for required summer internship course, and transportation. Students can receive up to $3,000 based on their budget. 

For information on eligibility and how to apply, visit the University Career Center website. 

The Pantry has a limited number of graduation regalia (caps, gowns, and hoods) that can be loaned to undergraduate students for Commencement. 

Hood colors vary by degree, so The Pantry has a limited supply of the different colors. We may not have the color you need in our inventory and you may need to get that on your own. The Pantry does not have tassels so you will have to get that on your own at the bookstore for about $5. 

Students can request to borrow graduation items by completing this Request Form

For May Commencement all requests must be received by Thurs May 4th at 11:59pm. Students are responsible for returning the items immediately following Commencement or mail back the items at their own expense. 


If you do not have a smart phone and need assistance accessing JMU systems via Duo, the IT Help Desk can provide you with a Duo Token at no cost. This token will allow you to complete the Duo two-factor authentication process. Visit the Help Desk on the 4th floor of the Student Success Center and request a token. You will need to bring a valid photo ID with you. If you are not local, contact the Help Desk at using your Dukes email or call 540-568-3555 and request a Duo token.

The Pantry has a limited number of classroom clickers that can be loaned out to students. Please email us at to inquire, as these items are not stored at The Pantry.

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