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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. If you are in need of a laundry card, please email

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 email

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.  

  • Textbooks:
    • If you are having difficulty affording your textbooks, the JMU Library has put together some tips and resources for you.
    • Items in the public domain were created before copyright existed or have copyright terms that have expired.  In the U.S., copyrights expire 95 years after publication.  As of 2022, in the U.S. every book published before 1927 is in the public domain.  Try an internet search for an older title and you may find a free digital copy!  Other sources include:

      • LibriVox – free public domain audio books

      • Internet Archive - non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more

      • Hathi Trust - partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

      • JMU Library Catalog has an extensive collection of subscription journals and ebooks in addition to the print collection.

      • Project Gutenberg – extensive library of books that are in the public domain
  • 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: these can be beneficial to learning and communicating for anyone. Many free tools are listed on this website. 
  • Computer Loan program 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 the event of extenuating circumstances.
  • JMU Libraries Equipment loan – the Library has a variety of equipment available to loan, such as camcorders, microphones, camera equipment, projectors, and more.  Standard check out is 4 days but borrowers may be able to arrange longer loan periods.
  • Free software downloads from JMU for students, faculty & staff - Microsoft & Office 365 subscription
  • Bid on JMU surplus items including computers and other tech

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 gowns and classroom clickers that can be loaned out to students. Please email us at to inquire, as these are not stored in The Pantry. 

Graduating Senior? The Pantry is also accepting donations of graduation regalia and clickers. These items can be dropped off at The Pantry during open hours or mailed to Off-Campus Life at:

JMU Off-Campus Life
The Unions, MSC 4214
170 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807


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