Again, congratulations on your acceptance to James Madison University! You have lots of fun and learning ahead of you, so get excited! To get you even more pumped, I have picked some articles perfect for first-year students. These articles are all written by one of our nine student writers and cover all facets of student life. Happy reading!

Dorm Living

How to Choose the Best Dorm for You by Abby Walter


Top 10 Classes to Take at JMU by Dan Froehlich


Two New Business Opening in Downtown Harrisonburg by Landon Walker


The JMU Bucket List: Our Top 20 by Lane Maloney

Local Cuisine

The Food Trucks of Harrisonburg by Sierra McAliney 

Health and Fitness

What are JMU Sports? by Evelina Voronina

Student Organizations

Student Org. Spotlight: Care by Kaitlyn Miller 

Dukes Give Back

Alternative Spring Break by Jordan Harris

Study Abroad

Purple and Gold in the Land of the Rising Sun by Rudy Barrett

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