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PAUL JENNINGS HALL

Paul Jennings Hall is location 15 on the tour. The following description also appears on the Story Map.

Pending final confirmation, JMU’s newest residence hall will also be the first new construction project on campus designed to meet the green building standards of The Virginia Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards (VEES), following Wilson Hall as the campus’s first renovation project to meet VEES goals. Paul Jennings Hall, named for an enslaved person to the Madison family, connects with the three dimensions of sustainability – economic, social and environmental – as it helps to tell a more complex and inclusive history of James Madison while also honoring the important legacy of Paul Jennings. The residence hall is home to 500 students and includes a historical exhibit in the lobby, which is open to the JMU community during designated hours.

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