JMU Secret Society IN8 Recognizes Altruistic Students

Campus was abuzz with whispers among students who noticed eight letters with candles displayed on the Wilson hall steps this morning. Word quickly spread that the equivocal IN8 Reticent Order had recognized its eight outstanding students for the semester. If you're not sure what IN8 is or does, you're part of the majority. IN8 is … Continue reading JMU Secret Society IN8 Recognizes Altruistic Students

JMU: Then and Now

Whether it was Madison College or James Madison University when they attended, many alumni and current students alike agree that Madison gave them an experience unlike any other. In honor of Homecoming, here's a post dedicated to all the ways JMU has evolved throughout the years. No matter your class year, we hope JMU still … Continue reading JMU: Then and Now

Four Campus Resources You’re Not Using

JMU does an amazing job of creating opportunities for students and faculty to acquire new skills, or build upon current ones. Whether you're boosting your resume, completing a project, or just trying to fill the time, JMU has several unique resources that are at your disposal. Here are a few you should consider using. JMU … Continue reading Four Campus Resources You’re Not Using

RateMyProfessors Spotlight #1: Rich Hilliard

As mentioned in a previous post, James Madison University was ranked third on the list of highest rated universities of 2016-2017 on RateMyProfessors.com. With an overall quality rating of 4.5 out of five, and an average professor rating of 3.81, there’s no doubt that we have some pretty incredible educators here at JMU. We decided to … Continue reading RateMyProfessors Spotlight #1: Rich Hilliard

JMU Ranks Among The Highest Rated Universities of 2017

Students from across the country have placed JMU in third place for the highest rated universities of 2016-2017 on RateMyProfessor.com. JMU has an overall quality rating of 4.5 out of five, and an average professor rating of 3.81! We may be interviewing some of our highest-ratest professors very soon, so be sure to stay up … Continue reading JMU Ranks Among The Highest Rated Universities of 2017

JMU Construction Update

After being away from JMU for the summer it seems as if current construction projects, such as D-Hall and the new hotel and conference center, have popped up over night. JMU's strategic plan, called The Madison Plan, is a six-year plan for development at the University until 2020. The plan, which began in 2014 with … Continue reading JMU Construction Update

Remember To Breathe: Advice For Freshmen & Transfer Students

It has probably been a whirlwind of emotion for you these past two weeks. From Orientation to dorm room assignment, it can seem like a daunting task to have to find where you belong amid the chaos of a new environment. You have already experienced a great deal of what it means to be a … Continue reading Remember To Breathe: Advice For Freshmen & Transfer Students

5 Quick Tips for a Great First Week of Classes

1. Get organized. Get a planner and write down important dates (exams, presentations, etc.) ahead of time! Even if you've never written down a single assignment in high school, you’ll learn that things can get pretty hectic in college. Between classes, clubs and student orgs, jobs and internships, it can be easy for things to … Continue reading 5 Quick Tips for a Great First Week of Classes