So you just transferred to JMU, and you’re still trying to grasp the ins and outs of campus. Maybe you figured out your class schedule, but what about meal plans? Building names? Dining options? How do you make sense of it all?!


When I transferred to JMU last spring, my transition took a bit of time. I used my dining dollars for almost every meal (don’t do that!) and had no idea what people were talking about when they said Wilson Hall or Roop Hall. So I’ve compiled a list of links and resources I wish knew when I came here last year. Hope these are helpful to all of our recent transfers!

In case you are still getting lost here’s a map of JMU’s campus.

If you’re hungry, here’s a list of all the dining locations on campus and their hours.

The Daily Duke also has a post on dining locations. This post is great because it quickly shows you where different dining locations are located.

Forgot someone’s email? Look them up in the campus directory! You can also look up the location of your professor’s office or even find a first and last name if you only have a person’s email.

For everything from housing disability accommodations to room change requests, check out the ORL’s resources site. I had to visit the ORL to change my dorm room recently and it was super easy!

Need to get out of your dorm room and find something to do? Here are JMU’s upcoming events. You can also check out TDU’s event list here. TDU is great place to go if you just need a place to hang out for a little while. You can also study or meet up with friends at the library! For info about JMU’s libraries, check here.

Still trying to figure out how to get around? Find more info on campus buses here and check out HDPT’s website here for bus schedules and changes. There is also a JMU bus app available on iTunes and Google Play.

Did you get locked out of your dorm? Lose your JACard? Leave it in a locked classroom? Call campus police at (540) 568-6912 for help with lost items.

If you are feeling under the weather or you’ve injured yourself, call the health center at 540-568-6178 to make an appointment or visit the health center website here for more info on health center services and location.

Need a safe way to get home after a long night out? Call Safe Rides at (540) JMU-RIDE and check out their website for more info here.

Do you have any additional resources that helped you when you first arrived at JMU? Leave a comment below and let us know! It just might be the best tool for a new member of the JMU community.

And if you’re a new student looking for resources, feel free to ask in the comments as well!

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