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

1787 Orientation: What You Need to Know

The time for overpacked minivans and emotional parents is finally here as the newest members of our JMU family settle into their new home. Orientation is well underway with this week's events already proving to be a success. Here are some of the main events taking place during the rest of 1787 Orientation: Thursday, Aug. … Continue reading 1787 Orientation: What You Need to Know

Get in the Ball – Knockerball Harrisonburg

Looking for a fun group activity offered right here in the Shenandoah Valley? Look no further than Knockerball Harrisonburg for a bumping good time. Knockerball Harrisonburg gives groups a great opportunity to work together as a team, get a lot of exercise, and have a great time together. Check out how much fun the Daily … Continue reading Get in the Ball – Knockerball Harrisonburg

Student Awarded Civic Fellowship

Fellowship programs award students around the country that exemplify outstanding civic engagement. JMU Junior, Margaret "Magi" Linscott, was recognized as one of the 2017 Newman Civic Fellowship winners for her advocacy work on campus. Maagi is a Junior studying Public Policy and Administration and WRTC (Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication). Her work advocating for multiple issues on … Continue reading Student Awarded Civic Fellowship