In honor of Valentine’s Day, The Daily Duke is bringing you a week’s worth of articles focused on love at JMU! And what better place to start than at the Kissing Rock?

If you ever went on a tour of JMU you most definitely heard about the Kissing Rock. The Kissing Rock is a giant piece of limestone that sits on the left side of the quad, perfect for sitting on while waiting for class or for kissing your significant other. But if you do the latter, be forewarned! Whomever you kiss on the Kissing Rock, it is said, will be the one you marry. So, before you plant one on someone on this famed landmark, make sure you would not mind kissing them forever!

Below are pictures of JMU couples on the Kissing Rock. Got a Kissing Rock story of your own? Share with us in the comments!

11 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Series: The Kissing Rock

  1. My husband and I both went to JMU and met while there (’00 and ’01). We’ve been married for 10 years now, and went back to JMU for the night to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary. We walked around and finally went to the kissing rock! JMU is near and dear to us.


  2. My wife and I were best friends in high school and during a visit to JMU our senior year she kissed me on the cheek to while we posed on the kissing rock. After going to separate colleges – we reconnected during my 5th year at JMU, started dating, and got married this summer!!


  3. In 2009, I was dating a guy and we made or relationship official while we were sitting on the kissing rock. A few months after we both graduated in 2012, he brought me back to the kissing rock to propose. We got married this past June. So I guess the legend must be true…


  4. My fiancée and I met at JMU…we dated for about six months before I dragged him to the kissing rock one day (haha)…we’ve been together over five years now, and we’re getting married in June!


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