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SPEND AN EVENING WITH JMU FRIENDS: Mix, mingle and share Madison stories! Hear from President Alger, star students and alumni. Celebrate all things JMU and get involved in Unleashed: The Campaign for James Madison University. This spring, join #DukesUnleashed in these cities:

Norfolk, May 20Newport News, May 21

San Diego: The Prado


POSTPONED: The university is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and in the best interest of protecting the health and safety of our alumni, donors and friends, the March 12 event for Unleashed: The Campaign for James Madison University in San Diego has been postponed. The event, which was to be held at The Prado in Balboa Park on Thursday, March 12, will be rescheduled for a later date — possibly during the 2020-21 academic year. 

In the meantime, JMU alumni, parents, donors and friends are invited to participate in JMU Giving Day, a 24-hour online event on March 24.

Virtually Everywhere: JMU Giving Day


Tuesday | March 24, 2020, 12:00 a.m. to 12:59 p.m.

24 hours when Dukes around the world come together to support their passions and open the doors for current and future students to live the Madison Experience.

Norfolk: Gadams Residence


Wednesday | May 20, 2020, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Gadams Residence
7307 Heron Lane
Norfolk, VA 23505

Hosted by Buddy (’93) and Kathy Gadams

Newport News: The Mariners' Museum


Thursday | May 21, 2020, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Mariners’ Museum and Park
100 Museum Dr.
Newport News, VA 23606


The Unleashed Tour plays a central role in including people all across the U.S. in the campaign. Your university is on the road, bringing the spirit of JMU to unique venues where Dukes gather, show their Purple Pride and invest in the future of Madison.

Get involved now. Please support the university you love today.


Previous Tour Stops
Harrisonburg: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts


Thursday | Nov. 7, 2019, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, Upstairs Lobby
147 Warsaw Ave.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

New York: Mekanism


Wednesday | Sept. 25, 2019, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

250 Hudson, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013

Hosted by JMU alumnus Jason Harris (’93), Mekanism president and CEO

Philadelphia: National Constitution Center


Thursday | Sept. 26, 2019, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

National Constitution Center, Grand Hall Overlook
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Charlotte: Foundation for the Carolinas


Wednesday | Oct. 2, 2019, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Foundation for the Carolinas, Legacy Hall
220 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Richmond: Science Museum of Virginia
Atlanta: New Realm
Washington, D.C.: Artechouse
Alexandria, Va.: Port City Brewing Co.
Baltimore: American Visionary Art Museum

Alumni advocate for JMU ...  Baltimore, Md. (Feb. 13, 2019)

American Visionary Arts Museum

Virtually Everywhere: Giving Day

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