Do you frequently forget or lose your JAC card? Do you get annoyed when pull up to a parking deck and realize it’s full? Wondering what D-hall has for dinner tonight? Ease your frustrations with these five apps. And feel free to add more to the comments!



Students use Canvas to download assignments, read the syllabus or check grades, but did you know there was a Canvas app? Download for free from the app store to your smart phone or tablet to easily access these features.




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iMadison is a newer app available to JMU students. This free download in the app store allows you to access bus schedules for the university, dining hall information, available parking spaces on campus parking decks, building locations and hours, an interactive map and sporting event information.



JMU Bus App

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Are you a commuter or don’t feel like dealing with the parking space issue? The JMU Bus App is perfect for you. Quickly & easily find buses at JMU using your phone instead of relying on the paper schedule for 2.99 on the app store.




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JAC cards are not always the easiest to keep up with, but this app can help with that. CBORD Mobile ID is an app designed to be a mobile phone version of your ID Card. This app allows you to open doors, use vending machines, and mark attendance at an event or class. Download this for free in the app store.

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Madison Magazine

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Madison, the magazine of James Madison University is now available for download in the app store for free. [Note: This is a tablet app] This magazine is available for free in many locations on campus, but this app shows a digital version of the stories of students, professors, alumni and friends who are engaged with the traditions of James Madison University.

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Have another helpful JMU app in mind? Add it to the comments!

One thought on “Top 5 must-have JMU apps

  1. You should add Tradeversity to this list! It’s an online marketplace that is specific to college campuses. In order to have access to JMU’s marketplace, you are required to have an active or email. It’s completely free, safe, and efficient; and allows students to buy, sell, rent and list services exclusively with other JMU students and faculty. Hundreds of JMU students are already using it!


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