As the days left in my senior year are dwindling down, I began looking back on the time I spent at James Madison and the memories I made. Graduating with a job lined up, amazing friends by my side and cords down my robe seemed to be so far-fetched at some points of my freshman year. … Continue reading What I Would Tell My Freshman Self
One of the most exciting things for me after I committed to attending JMU was wondering what my future roommate would be like, dreaming about the dorm room we'd decorate together, and planning all the fun times we would surely have with our hallmates once we finally moved in. For some students, being placed into … Continue reading JMU22: Residence Halls 101
Think back to when you were an incoming freshman — what is something you wish you had known before coming to college? As current freshmen are wrapping up their first year at JMU, we asked them to give some advice to #JMU22. See what they had to say! Do you have any words of … Continue reading Advice for #JMU22 from Current Freshmen [Video]
Hello, future Dukes! Looking back on my senior year in high school, I still vividly remember the stressful days of preparing to embark on my journey at JMU. My mom and I began a "college" pile of belongings for my dorm room that eventually consumed our entire guest room. Moving into a dorm, beginning college … Continue reading 5 Tips for #JMU22
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
This week, we are featuring upcoming freshman Gina Castanzo (Class of 2020). In March, Gina was a contestant on The Voice where she nailed her performance of "Cecilia and the Satellite"by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. After the audition, Blake Shelton added her to his team of talented vocalists. Now, she is bringing her talents to Harrisonburg. … Continue reading Best of the Web: Student on the Voice
How great is FREE breakfast food for dinner?? Yesterday "The Breakfast Club" celebrated their 31st anniversary of being sent to detention. Feel old yet? In the spirit of this event, JMU celebrated one of its many great traditions of Late Night Breakfast but this time with a Breakfast Club/80's twist! People came out in scrunchies, neon … Continue reading Late Night Breakfast!
The Daily Duke Team would like to congratulate all those who got accepted to JMU during Early Action! When posting on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #JMU20, so we can see what our future Dukes are up to. To know more about JMU, be sure to follow the Daily Duke blog!
"Madison, James Madison, We are the Dukes of JMU!" Singing the opening line of the fight song is a defining moment for any JMU student. Some even coin learning the fight song a rite of passage as a freshman. Watch as these first-years make their best attempt at singing the fight song for the first … Continue reading Freshmen Learn the Fight Song