Learn about how to become an official JMU Duke!
Congratulations and welcome Dukes! W e are honored you decided to become a member of the James Madison University community! We hope you’re excited for all that we have in store for you as the newest member of JMU! It all starts with The Transfer One Book! Our goal is to ensure you have the tools to begin your journey at JMU. Inside you’ll find key information for the next several months, including requirements and deadlines to ease your transition to JMU.
Contents StartHere....................4 JMUEmailAccount. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Transfer Student Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Campus Emergency Notification . . . . . . . . . 5 Personal Emergency Contact . . . . . . . . . . .5 Orientation Reservation & Declaring a Major . . . .6 Disability Services Application . . . . . . . . . . 8 ALEKS Math Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Prepare for Class Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . .9 Foreign Language Placement Exam . . . . . . . 10 JMUHonorCode................10 Madison Money Manager (M3) . . . . . . . . . . 11 Financial Aid and Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . 12 Your Enrollment Appointment . . . . . . . . . . 13 JACardPhoto.................14 Community Expectations 101 . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Pre-Entry Health Requirements . . . . . . . . . 15 It‘s Complicated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Online Education Programs . . . . . . . . . . . 16 HousingSearch.................17 Enhance your Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 WeeksofWelcome...............18 CareerReadyDukes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Official Transcripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 StudentHandbook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Support for your transition to JMU . . . . . . . 20 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 FuriousFlower.................22 AcademicCalendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Textbooks and computers . . . . . . . . . . . .23 JMUMobileApps................25 JMUCampusmap................26
After paying your deposit, check your email to activate your eID, set up Duo and a new password! To access your steps, you will need your JMU eID and password. Your eID is your electronic identification used to access MyMadison, Canvas and other services. It is usually the first six characters of your last name, followed by your first and middle initials. For instance, Dolley Payne Madison would be
madisodp. If Internet access is not available, contact your local public library or area college/university. Such facilities may have computers available for community members.
STEPS TO COMPLETE
JMU Email Account
Transfer Student Survey
Campus Emergency Notification
Personal Emergency Contact
Orientation Reservation & Declaring a Major
ALEKS Math Assessment
Disability Services Application (optional)
Prepare for Class Enrollment
Foreign Language Placement Exam
Madison Money Manager
Your Enrollment Appointment
Community Expectations 101
Pre-Entry Health Requirements
Online Education Programs
Weeks of Welcome
Billing & Financial Aid Information
Meal Plan Information
JMU Email Account Your JMU email serves as JMU’s official form of communication. Set up your JMU Dukes email account so you can receive important university information
at your new email address (eID@dukes.jmu.edu). Check your JMU email regularly because your academic advisor, faculty and depart- ments will be contacting you throughout the summer.
Transfer Student Survey We have a few questions to help us learn about your previous college experience, work habits and expectations for your JMU career. We want to hear from you because the information you provide will help us improve our programs. This isn’t a test, so there are no right or wrong answers.
Campus Emergency Notification JMU uses a text-based system to inform the campus community in the event of an Active Shooter or other life-threatening event. You will need to pro- vide your cell number in MyMadison so we can send you emergency notification messages. Download the free LiveSafe app to share information with campus police about potential crimes or unsafe situations. You are able to report GPS-tagged information with added picture, video and audio clips. It also allows law enforcement to push information to supplement the Madison Alert system already in place on campus.
Personal Emergency Contact The university may need to contact your family in the event of a personal emergency or crisis. We must have accurate emergency contact information for you. Sit down with your family to determine who you should list as your emergency contact(s). Keep your emergency contact information updated in MyMadison. COMPLETE BY
Orientation Reservation & Declaring a Major Don’t miss Transfer Orientation! It’s one day when you meet your academic advisor, connect with other transfer students and engage with your Orientation Peer Adviser. Orientation Transfer Orientation dates are granted on a first-come, first-reserved basis. We encourage you to complete the required steps as soon as possible to have access to your preferred date. Our on-campus dates are June 12, 13 and 14. If you need a virtual option, please contact Orienta- tion and Transition at 540-568-1787 to discuss details. If you are unavailable for any dates, please mark Unable to Attend in the step. Detailed schedules for the day will be available on the Orientation and Transition website in June. This step must be completed to be able to enroll in fall classes. You will receive an email once the step is submitted fully as well as an event reminder a few days prior to your reserved day.
Disability accommodations If you or your guest need accommodations during Ori- entation, please submit your request in the Disability Accommodations section of the Reservation step at least 10 business days before your reserved date. You will receive a confirmation email once it has been received. Orientation fee All new students are charged $200, regardless of atten- dance at Orientation. This fee covers your Orientation day, Weeks of Welcome and other transition programs. You don’t have to pay the Orientation fee now; but, if you have an installment payment plan, make sure your budget includes this charge. Directions to parking Look for yellow parking signs to find general and accessi- ble parking in the Mason Street Parking Deck (715 South Mason Street) on levels 3-5. Be sure to avoid parking in reserved Hotel Madison and metered parking spaces, indi- cated by signage. When you approach Harrisonburg, tune your radio to 1610AM for announcements about Orientation, traffic and parking directions. Once parked, please enter the Stu- dent Success Center via the sky bridge to check in.
Families need Orientation, too! While you’re meeting with your academic advisor, your family members will attend sessions about services and resources to best support you. Register up to two family members to attend in this step.
Declaring a Major Transfer students who arrive at JMU with 30 credits or more are required to choose a major, so you can plan to make efficient progress toward your intended degree. If you are uncertain about a major, we have advisors who specialize in helping students explore options. Call 540-568-7350 to make an appointment. For more information about majors, look for the Explore Majors link in your Transfer One Book steps.
Majors/Programs of Study Accounting Anthropology Architectural Design 1 Art 2 Art History Biology Biophysical Chemistry Biotechnology Chemistry Communication Sciences and Disorders Communication Studies Computer Information Systems Computer Science Dance 1 Dietetics Elementary Education Earth Science Economics Engineering
Modern Foreign Languages Music 1 Musical Theatre 1 Nursing Philosophy and Religion Physics Political Science Psychology
Graphic Design 1 Health Sciences Health Services Administration History Hospitality Management Inclusive Early Childhood Education Independent Scholars Industrial Design 1 Information Technology Integrated Science and Technology
Public Administration Quantitative Finance Secondary Education Social Work Sociology Special Education Sport and Recreation Management Statistics Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Theatre 1 Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Intelligence Analysis International Affairs International Business Justice Studies Kinesiology Management Marketing Mathematics Media Arts and Design Middle Grades Education
1 There are additional requirements when declaring this major. 2 You must pass a portfolio review if you are pursuing a B.F.A. in Art. A B.A. or B.S. in Art does not have this requirement.
Pre-professional programs are courses and experiences designed to prepare you for the required graduate study and/or licensure necessary for a career in your chosen field. Pre-Athletic Training Pre-Dentistry Pre-Forensic Studies Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Theology Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Disability Services Application
If you have a disability or major health impair- ment that impacts your life and would like to apply for academic accommodations at JMU, you will need to complete this step. There are three phases in the process for requesting accommodations at JMU: 1. Complete the Disability Services Application Complete the Disability Services Application at jmu. edu/ods/incoming-students.shtml. Please review JMU’s Disability Documentation Guidelines to determine what documentation you need to upload to your application. Q: What does it mean to have a disability? A: A disability is a condition that causes significant challenges in a major life activity, like learning, walking, seeing, etc. This includes disabilities such as ADHD, psychological conditions, learning disabilities, chronic illnesses, visual impairments, hearing impairments, orthopedic impairments and many more. Q: Does a diagnosis of anxiety, depression, autism, diabetes, etc. mean I can get accommodations? A: Maybe. ODS must go through a process to determine eligibility for accommodations. If you experience chal- lenges due to your disability and you have current docu- mentation, you can request accommodations. ODS will review your request in the context of programs, courses, activities, etc.
2. ODS reviews Disability Services strives to review all new applications with documentation within 15 business days. We receive high volumes of applications for incoming students during this time, so please contact us at disability-svcs@ jmu.edu or 540-568-6705 if you have questions about the status of your application. 3. ODS contacts you Our staff will contact you at your Dukes email with instructions for your next steps. Q: What documentation do I need? The documentation you upload with your application should be 1) completed entirely by your treating clini- cian, 2) provide current and comprehensive information about how your condition impacts you as an adult and 3) describe the accommodations you need in a college setting. For more information, review JMU’s Disability Documentation Guidelines at jmu.edu/ods/doc-guide- lines/index.shtml. Q: What accommodations does JMU offer? A: Visit jmu.edu/ods for a list of our most frequently used programs and accommodations. Each student’s needs are unique, so think about what you need and request accommodations accordingly.
ALEKS Math Assessment Many majors require courses in addition to math credit you may have already earned. Within this step, you will find a list of majors with the associated math requirements, a deci-
sion tree tool to help you determine if you need to take the assessment and instructions. Please allow three hours for the exam, although it should not take that long. A system calculator is provided. Do not use personal calcula- tors and/or other sources (including friends and family) on the exam.
Prepare for Class Enrollment
It’s time to plan for your first semester of classes at JMU. You can learn about the requirements for a JMU degree by working through the six first-semester modules for transfer students. The modules include specific information for each
supports your pre-professional goals and complete course work for both the major and the pre-professional area to prepare for graduate and professional study. Pre-Health minors can be declared through your steps when you declare your major. Teacher education
major. After completing them, you should have a good idea of what courses to take in your major and whether you need to take math, foreign language, General Education and elective courses. Please allow yourself plenty of time to review the modules before the step deadline. You will be assigned an academic advisor in your major, who will reach out to you through your JMU email by May 30 to offer support as you choose courses and prepare to
If you wish to pursue teacher licen- sure, select the appropriate major according to the options shown at jmu.edu/coe/academics.shtml. Most programs lead to a traditional four-year undergraduate degree, but students interested in secondary education and physical and health education also have the option of a five-year program culminating in a master’s degree.
Graduates who complete JMU’s programs designed to lead to licensure or certification will meet qualifications for initial licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For information about licensure or certification in areas outside Virginia, visit jmu.edu/online/state-authorization/ student-policies/licensure.shtml before enrolling in classes for that major. Transfer Credit Report As you prepare for Transfer Orientation, you should review your Transfer Credit Report and your Academic Requirements Report in MyMadison. Knowing the courses you received credit for and the requirements those courses satisfy will assist you in conversations with your advisor.
enroll. Please do not contact your advisor before that; they will be busy supporting current students as the semester ends. If you have questions related to academic advising before then, email the Transfer Advising Team in University Advising at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have completed all previous steps, you can begin enrolling in classes on June 6. Learn more on Page 13. In the meantime, don’t worry about availability if some of the courses you need are closed. We hold seats for transfer stu- dents in many classes. Pre-Professional Programs Pre-professional programs (Pre-Law, Pre-Theology, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, etc.) are not majors at JMU. Some are minors and some are sets of recom- mended courses. You will want to choose a major that
Foreign Language Placement Exam You must take the Foreign Language Placement Exam if all four of the following statements are true: ◆ You are pursuing a program of study that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Business Administration degree that requires a foreign language (see list on right); and ◆ You have not taken a language at another college; and ◆ You have taken two or more years of French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish in high school; and ◆ You have not taken the SAT II in that language. If you have taken a language at another college, talk to your academic advisor to see what credits transfer and to find out if you need to take the exam. You are not allowed to use outside sources (includ- ing friends or family) on the exam and you may take the exam only once per language every three semesters. There isn’t a time limit, so please take your time! For more information check out jmu.edu/langcenter/flpe.
Programs leading to a B.A. Degree Anthropology * Art * Art History Biology * Communication Sciences and Disorders * Communication Studies * Dance Earth Science Economics * English Geography * History Independent Scholars * International Affairs Justice Studies * Mathematics * Media Arts and Design * Modern Foreign Languages Music Musical Theatre Philosophy and Religion Physics * Political Science Psychology * Sociology * Theatre Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication * Programs leading to a B.B.A. Degree International Business
* These programs provide the option to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree. B.S. programs
as a rule do not have foreign language requirements, so do not take the exam unless you want to continue your language study at JMU. Each program has different requirements. If you are not sure which degree program to pursue, it is best to take the exam now to stay on track with program requirements.
JMU Honor Code Academic integrity is a serious matter at JMU. Suspension or expulsion are possible penalties for violating the Honor Code. Cheating, copying, plagiarizing, improper citations and buying or using papers written by someone else are a few examples of violations that have the potential to jeopardize your status as a student. When you take placement exams (ALEKS Math and Foreign Lan- guage), you are bound by the JMU Honor Code. We want you to have a successful experience and it is imperative that you are in the right class for that to happen. Complete the test at jmu. edu/honorcode/test.shtml by Oct. 1.
Madison Money Manager (M3)
The University Business Office is where you’ll find everything you need to know about tuition and fees, payment options, due dates, etc. If you have questions, view our “Start-Here” page for additional information. Statement and payment information Madison Money Manager gives you and your family access to your student financial account. Access M3 through MyMadison and set your family up as authorized users so they can view your statements and activity. You, and all your authorized users, will receive an email when a statement is ready to view and pay. Set up your authorized users in M3 before the step deadline to ensure notifica- tion of the semester statement. Payment options Charges not covered by financial aid or the installment payment plan are due in full by the semester due date. Pay your charges through M3, by mail or in person at the cashier counter. Mail outside scholarship information to UBO for processing. Include your full name, Social Security Number or student ID number for proper iden- tification. Installment payment plan To pay your education expenses monthly, use the pay- ment plan offered through OnPlanU. The payment plan is available for a small enrollment fee. Enrollment for the upcoming year begins on June 1st and ends on the semes- ter due date. Contact the UBO or visit our website for help determining a budget.
Refunds Grants, loans and scholarships are credited to your account in the order that JMU receives them. Refunds are generated automatically for financial aid overpayments and upon request for personal overpayments. Make sure that you get your refunds as soon as possible by watching for an email from BankMobile Disbursements that has instructions about setting up a refund preference. Even if you don’t think a refund will occur, go ahead and set up a preference in case you receive a reimbursement of any sort in the future. Parent PLUS loan refunds are mailed to the parent unless otherwise noted on the loan application.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid Follow these guidelines to be considered for financial aid: ◆ Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at studentaid.gov by the priority deadline of March 1. JMU’s Title IV Federal School Code is 003721. ◆ If you have already filed a 2023- 2024 FAFSA and you did not list JMU, please contact the Depart- ment of Education at 1-800-4-FED- AID to add JMU. Once complete, the
Please note that all students accepting a Federal Direct Loan at JMU for the first time must
complete Entrance Loan Counseling and a Master Loan Promissory Note in order to receive their loan funds. Instructions will be given to the student on MyMadison after the loan is accepted. Parents accepting a Federal Parent PLUS Direct Loan must
complete a PLUS Loan application each year, as well as a Master Loan Promissory Note the first time they accept a Federal Parent PLUS Direct Loan at JMU (for a particular student). Instructions
federal processing center will send your FAFSA infor- mation to JMU. If your original FAFSA had reached the federal processor by the priority filing date, then we will see that information. ◆ If your prior school has awarded you financial aid for the 2023-2024 academic school year, please cancel your aid. In some instances, JMU will not be able to disburse aid to you until this happens. If it is determined that additional information is needed to complete the FAFSA review, then an email will be sent to your JMU email address requesting the neces- sary verification materials. An official financial aid offer cannot be generated until the documents are received and the review is complete. It is important to reply to these requests for information as quickly as possible to maxi- mize your financial aid package. The process of sending official financial aid offers gen- erally begins around the end of June. Offers will be sent to your JMU email address. This notice will direct you to MyMadison to accept or decline your offers, as well as provide instructions for any additional documents that need to be submitted in order to complete the acceptance process. Visit jmu.edu/scholarships for scholarship information. To research student employment opportunities visit jmu.edu/student-employment.
for doing this will be included on the Parent PLUS Direct Loan Offer Notice, which is emailed to parents at the email address listed on the FAFSA. The notice is mailed if an email address is not provided. All students (and parents) are encouraged to review JMU Terms and Conditions of Financial Aid – Consumer Information at jmu.edu/financialaid for more information regarding financial aid and required disclosures.
Your Enrollment Appointment
At JMU, the time when you are allowed to register for classes is called your enrollment appointment. You will be able to enroll in classes beginning June 6. The exact time will be posted in MyMadison on May 30. Once your Enrollment Appointment opens, it will stay open through June 14 at 11:59 p.m. By now, you should have communicated with your aca- demic advisor about course suggestions and reviewed the six modules in the Prepare for Class Enrollment step to educate yourself about transfer credit and degree requirements at JMU. You should be ready to use MyMadison to enroll in your classes. Don’t have an Enrollment Appointment? Be sure to complete your Orientation Reservation and Declaring a Major step. Learn more on Page 6. Enrolling in classes Once your enrollment appointment begins, log into MyMadison and create your schedule. You will need to reg- ister for at least 12 credits to be considered full-time; work with your advisor to determine the ideal number of credits for you based on your academic goals. To enroll in classes, go to mymadison.jmu.edu. Head to the Student Center, which is the central location for your grades, transcripts, financial information, holds, to-do items and more. To view tutorials to help you with enrollment, you can find those in the “Navigating MyMadison” part of
Reviewing your schedule Your academic advisor will meet with you during Orientation to review and confirm your class schedule. You will be able to make adjustments that day if needed. If you want to make any changes after that day, notify your advisor so you can receive their input to avoid making mistakes. Plan to attend Orientation enrolled in a fall sched- ule of 12-18 credit hours.
Class enrollment begins on June 6!
the MyMadison landing page. Shopping cart caution!
Putting classes in your shopping cart early does not reserve you a seat. Course availability varies during your enrollment window. We recommend waiting to add courses until your enrollment window has opened. After you have added courses to your cart, remember to enroll in them!
JACard Photo COMPLETE BY JUNE 7 Follow the guidelines to submit an acceptable photo for your JACard. Within 72 hours of submitting, you will receive an approval or rejection email from Card Services. Your JACard is your official JMU identification card for most on-campus services. Your card is active one week before classes start and throughout your time enrolled at JMU. Your ID number, a nine-digit number on the front of your JACard, will serve as your primary identifier for services on campus. CBORD MobileID is the Android- and Apple-com- patible app version of your JACard. Using this app serves as a supplement to your JACard on campus. Use your JACard to ◆ Register your vehicle ◆ Check out materials from the libraries ◆ Gain admission to athletic events ◆ Receive services from the University Health Center ◆ Use your meal plan and Dining Dollars at various dining locations
◆ Access computer labs and campus printing ◆ Access UREC and check out equipment ◆ Purchase tickets to concerts ◆ Use FLEX at on- and off-campus merchants
Lost or stolen cards Report loss or theft of your JACard at jmu.edu/cardctr/ lost.shtml or call Card Services at 540-568-6446 during normal business hours. After 5 p.m. contact Campus Police at 540-568-6912. FLEX it! Your FLEX account is a pre-paid debit account. It works like a checking account without having to write checks, pay a service fee or balance your account. There are no annual fees. Your account opens when you enroll. You can add money to your account by phone, mail, in person or via the web. You can also add FLEX via a credit card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express) by calling 540-568-6446 or via jmu.edu/cardctr. You can use the cash-to-FLEX stations around campus to add cash to your account at any time
Community Expectations 101 As a member of the JMU community, we expect you to be knowledgeable of the expectations that guide student behavior, as found in the Student Handbook. Community Expectations 101 will introduce you to student expectations surrounding alcohol, drugs, sexual misconduct and other policies that you will be held accountable for throughout your time at JMU. During Summer Orientation, we will further expand of these community expectations through discussions with your orientation leader and peers. You need to complete this step so that you are prepared for this important conversation. COMPLETE BY
Pre-Entry Health Requirements
State law requires students to submit specific information about immunizations and complete a TB assessment. Immunizations must be up to date. JMU does not require a physical exam, but you must complete the following: 1. Download and print the immunization form and have it completed and signed by a health care professional. JMU accepts official immunization records from your doctor or another school. 2. Log into MyJMUChart account to upload the com- pleted and signed immunization form (or official record), as well as a copy of your health insurance card. All uploaded forms must be in PDF format. 3. Complete the required TB assessment and health history for new students under the “forms” tab in MyJMUChart. 4. Continue checking your JMU email and secure mes- sages on MyJMUChart for confirmation that your record is complete and there is nothing further needed. This step is not complete until you receive that confir- mation. Failure to complete these steps will result in a non- refundable $50 fine and you will not be able to make
Be well, stay well and do well. Getting the recommended immunizations is one way to protect yourself from several major illnesses. Receiving the flu shot every October is another. Washing your hands frequently, not sharing drinks and keeping your room clean will also help you stay well. If you do get sick, the University Health Center has Self-Care guides available online, nurses to help you decide if you need to make an appointment and medical providers ready to evaluate your health and recommend treatment.
changes to your class schedule or enroll in classes for future semesters.
The Ethical Reasoning in Action strategy involves asking Eight Key Questions to approach decisions with curiosity and consideration for others. Asking the 8KQ helps us move from reacting to responding, which improves the way we engage with the complex situations we face in our per- sonal, professional and civic lives. Ethical reasoning, like writing or verbal communication, is a skill devel- oped with practice. Begin by completing the It’s Complicated Canvas course.
You will learn about the 8KQ and how others use the strategy, discover your ethical reasoning preferences, and encounter a challenging dilemma.
The Eight Key Questions What key questions should I (we) use to evaluate the ethical dimensions of a situation? How can I (we) act justly, equitably, balancing interests? What possible actions achieve the best short- and long-term outcomes? What duties and/or obligations apply? What actions help me (us) become my (our) ideal? How do I (we) show respect for personal freedom, autonomy, consent? How would I (we) act if I (we) cared about all involved? What do legitimate authorities (e.g. experts, laws, god/s) expect? What rights, if any (e.g., innate, legal, social) apply?
F airness O utcomes R esponsibilities C haracter L iberty E mpathy A uthority R ights
Learn more at jmu.edu/ethicalreasoning Use the “FORCLEAR” acronym to help you remember all 8KQ. This biodegradable card was printed using recycled PVC.
Online Education Programs
At JMU we are deeply committed to the health, wel- fare and success of our students. We have strategically implemented research-based prevention programs neces- sary for you to make healthy choices regarding alcohol, drugs, relationships, and mental health as well as learn more about diversity, equity and belonging. We require all incoming students to complete these online programs which create a highly personalized experience and assur- ance of confidentiality. Alcohol and Other Drugs Whether you choose to drink or not, this program will empower you to make informed decisions about alcohol and other drugs and respond to the drinking behaviors of peers. Sexual Misconduct Prevention While exploring the issues of sexual violence, you will learn more about healthy relationships, consent and how to create and support a safe campus.
Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging This training provides students with the skills needed to build an inclusive culture where all students can thrive. Mental Health This program builds aware-
ness, knowledge and skills around mental health and suicide prevention while providing coping strategies, signs of distress and when to ask for help.
All programs will be emailed to your Dukes
account on July 20. Part one of each program is due by Aug. 18. Some programs contain two parts. Completion of both parts is due by Sept. 13 to avoid an enrollment hold.
Housing Search On Campus
Living on campus is a great way to connect to the JMU community. Residence Life is happy to offer housing contracts in upperclass residence halls. All these buildings are air-conditioned and most have suite-style or private bathrooms. You can sign a 2023-24 contract within this step. The deadline to sign your contract is May 31 and you must select a roommate in the Online Housing System by June 15. You will receive your room assignment via email by July 1. Contact Residence Life at 540-568-4663 or email@example.com with any questions. Off Campus
Looking for off-campus housing? We encourage you to check the OCL website or call 540-568-6071. Follow Off-Campus Life’s advice to obtaining housing in Harrisonburg. 1. Determine which living arrangement best suits your personality. Are you interested in rooming with a group of students or is living solo your first choice? Be honest with yourself.
2. Check out OCL at jmu.edu/osl/ocl. Search for places to live and connect with other JMU stu- dents who are looking for roommates. 3. List at least three places to visit and make an appointment to tour the property. If you are look- ing for a roommate, most property owners will be happy to help place you with another JMU student.
Enhance your Orientation
New Dukes Abroad in Germany Earn three credits before stepping foot on campus! The Exploration of Migration and Cul- ture in Germany is a competitive study abroad opportunity designed for incoming students that takes place July 22 -Aug 2 in Frankfurt (Oder), Berlin, and Słubice, Poland. In addition to learning the history and culture of refugee resettlement, students will make connections with other new Dukes before classes start. Learn more and apply by April 27th at https://www.jmu.edu/global/abroad/ programs/jmu-germany-new-dukes. shtml.
Madison Orientation Adventure Trip
DMAD (Dukes Making a Difference) Prior to Weeks of Welcome, connect with other service-mined students while volunteering with local non-profits. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience and learn about Harrisonburg’s most pressing social issues. No experience necessary, come ready to learn and serve together! Registration costs include transpor- tation and food. Get all the details at jmu.edu/csl.
MOAT is a three-night, four-day adventure program designed for new JMU students. Students will meet up with welcoming and knowledgeable student trip leaders to tent camp, rock climb, hike, and canoe in the Shenan- doah Valley. No experience is necessary! It is a great way to make connections with other students before classes start. There are multiple MOAT trips across the summer as well as an August session that takes place just before classes start. Check out jmu.edu/recreation/adven- ture/moat.shtml for more info.
Weeks of Welcome
Weeks of Welcome is your opportunity to take advantage of programs and entertainment designed to intro- duce you to the Madison culture, academic expectations, expose you to campus resources, reconnect with OPAs and help you meet other JMU students. Everything kicks off a few days before classes begin and runs through mid-Septem- ber. Learn more about what you can expect within this step. Dukes First Year The Dukes First Year Peer Mentor program is designed to provide individualized support for new students who will be paired with an upper-class mentor that will aid in their transition to JMU. The program focuses on building a strong connection with your mentor and becoming acclimated to the campus community. This experience can be tailored to meet individual needs, but will aim to connect students to various campus resources that will support your academics, promote health and well-being, and help students find their place in the JMU community. Student Organization Night There are more than 350 student organizations on campus. Start each semester by discovering student organizations for you. Check out beinvolved.jmu.edu to view all our student organizations.
Career Ready Dukes Career Ready Dukes is a pre-Weeks of Welcome experience for new transfer students spon- sored by the University Career Center and University Advising. During this experience, you will connect your academic and career plans; build community through connections with peers, alumni and employ- ers; and set achievable goals for your success. All are welcome whether you are sure about your career path or are still developing your academic and career goals. More information available at jmu.edu/career.
Please have your final official transcripts submitted to JMU Admissions. Remember, your admission to JMU is contingent upon the success- ful completion of your final course work.
Know the Student Handbook
Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices supports the JMU mis- sion by facilitating student development and restoration through a fair process that holds students accountable to community and university standards to support student and community success. Who is considered a student by OSARP? The term “student” includes all persons who enroll or take courses at JMU. Generally, “student status” begins at the payment or waiver of the deposit for admission and will continue through the verification of the completion of all academic requirements for a declared degree program(s) and the completion of any pending conduct process. Refer to https://www.jmu.edu/osarp/handbook/ osarp/generalhandbookinfo.shtml#definitions for the full definition. Policies and procedures It is your responsibility to know and follow federal, state and local laws as well as JMU policies. The Student Handbook contains all university policies and explains the campus accountability processes, as well as the pro- cess used to address allegations of sexual misconduct and Title IX sexual harassment. It is important to know that processes and policies can change; the online Stu- dent Handbook is the most up-to-date version used by OSARP. When changes are made, OSARP notifies the
How will a student be notified of an alleged policy violation? OSARP will email the student notifying them of the alleged policy violation. An appointment is made for the student with a Case Administrator to discuss the case; the documentation received by OSARP will be reviewed with the student and the student can share their perspective on the incident. The Case Administrator will then determine whether the student is responsible for violating policy using a preponderance of the evidence standard. Strategies for alcohol and drug violations OSARP uses four strategies for Alcohol and Drug vio- lations: Three Strikes, Parent/Guardian Notification, Off-Campus Adjudication and the Enlightened Citizen Amnesty Process. For more information on these strate- gies, please refer to the Alcohol/Drug Information section of the Student Handbook. Think before you post! Online communities provide great forums to stay in touch with friends, meet new people, share pictures and express yourself. Know that items on social media can be evidence in the criminal and campus accountability processes. Restorative Practices OSARP uses restorative practices to address conflict and harm as well as build community. We work with those impacted by harm or involved in a conflict to discover a way to repair the harm or address the conflict. This approach allows individual growth, promotes account- ability and empowers participants to develop solutions.
university community via JMU email. Using your voice on campus
An engaged university is one where its members use their voices. As a citizen and a member of our community, the right to use your voice is protected by the First Amend- ment and the university has processes to address First Amendment violations. JMU Policy 1121 outlines both protected speech and restrictions that can be placed on speech due to time, place and manner. There is also information about freedom of association under the First Amendment and directions to the grievance procedures if you feel your First Amendment rights are violated.
Please refer to jmu.edu/osarp, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-568-6218 with any questions or for more information.
Support for your transition to JMU
Counseling Connections Counseling Connections is a program to assist incoming students with previous or existing mental health concerns in connecting with appropriate mental health resources. Students who are currently connected with a provider are strongly recommended to maintain care with those providers. If unable to do so, e.g., limitations of licensure coverage, visit jmu.edu/counselingctr/audience-resources/ parents-family/counseling-connections.shtml to learn more or contact the Counseling Center to schedule an appointment.
Free tutoring! The Learning Centers offer online and in-person learning assistance through the following programs: ◆ The Communication Center assists with speech preparation and practice. ◆ Multilingual Student Services assists in using your full language in all academic expression. ◆ The Science and Math Learning Center provides tutoring for introductory science and math classes. ◆ The University Writing Center offers writing con- sultations for all majors for writing tasks. ◆ Peer Assisted Study Sessions offer review sessions twice a week for specific supported courses.
Community Service Learning Gain global experience by getting involved in the Harrisonburg, regional or international community through Community Service-Learning. Students describe it as some of the most profound experiences of their college careers. Get started at jmu.edu/csl to find countless ways to support the diverse local community, participate in CS-L’s award-winning Alternative Breaks and even work while serving the community.
Visit jmu.edu/learning for more information.
Study Abroad It’s a myth that trans- fer students can’t study abroad! Start planning now, work closely with your academic advisor and browse the 70+ programs available at https://www. jmu.edu/global/abroad/ all-programs/index.shtml.
JMU Dining boasts an award-winning culinary pro- gram landing at the top of Princeton Review’s list for a solid 20 years running. Dining is an integral part of cam- pus life, and we look forward to providing a memorable experience. With more than 28 restaurants to choose from, JMU Dining has something for everyone, offering convenience, flexibility, quality, value, and healthy options with you in mind. Dining on campus provides the social experience essential to campus life, whether gathering with friends, taking study breaks, or to relax and unwind. Visit jmu.edu/dining for a complete map of locations.
Dining at a Glance MEAL PUNCHES are included with a meal plan, with a designated amount available depending upon your plan. They reload daily or weekly and can be used in three different ways. Meal Punches give you all-you- care-to-eat access at our resident dining halls, E-Hall and D-Hall. They can also be used for a meal equiv- alency or ‘Duke Deal’, only available at select retail locations. Visit jmu.edu/dining for complete details. DINING DOLLARS can be used at any JMU Dining location as a declining dollar balance loaded for the semester. Enjoy the convenience of using them at dining halls, retail locations, convenience stores, and on-campus vending machines. Unused Dining Dollars at the end of the fall semester roll over to the spring. However, any remaining funds at the end of the spring semester are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to the next term. ALLERGIES OR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS? At JMU Dining we recognize and accommodate food allergies, preferences, and special dietary needs in a way that’s personalized, sensitive, and supportive. In fact, our employees undergo certified allergy training, and we pride ourselves on working with you to make sure you can make informed food choices. For more information, email email@example.com or call us at 540-568-6751.
Meal Plan Basics A meal plan unlocks delicious meals, snacks, beverages, and more. Explore our meal plan options, available to residents and commuters. Each plan offers Meal Punches and Dining Dollars. Both are conveniently loaded onto your JACard so there’s no need to carry additional cards or cash. To learn more about which meal plan is the best fit for you, visit jmu.edu/dining or contact Card Services at 540-568-6446.
Access information about bus schedules, regional transporta- tion, ride-sharing, car rentals, biking and walking, parking and more at jmu.edu/transportation. Parking All vehicles parked on JMU property must be registered with Parking and Transit Services. Unregistered vehicles are subject to citation. Go to jmu.edu/parking to find out how to purchase a virtual parking permit. Bus service The Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation provides free bus service for all JMU students. Bus routes begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until about 11 p.m. on weekdays, with reduced schedules on weekends and holidays. Visit hdpt.com to view bus schedules, maps and for information about a downloadable app. Several bus companies stop at or near Godwin Transit Center and provide transportation to local destinations, as well as airports and cities both in and out of state. Visit jmu.edu/transportation for more information. Biking JMU is a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly University. There are bike lanes on many roads throughout campus. If there is no bike lane, bikes are permitted to use the car lane in the direction of traffic the bike is traveling. Additionally, bikes are permitted on sidewalks and multi-use paths everywhere on campus. Many buildings and parking decks offer bike racks. JMU strongly recommends wearing a helmet when riding on campus. Furious Flower The Furious Flower Poetry Center at JMU is the nation’s first academic center dedicated to Black poetry. For more than 25 years, Furious Flower has reached thousands of poets, educators, students, and poetry lovers through its decade-defining conferences, groundbreaking media and
Mark your calendars! The Academic Calendar is available at https://jmu.edu/registrar/ academic-calendar.shtml.
anthologies, workshops, reading series, and seminars. Visit the center at jmu.edu/furiousflower or drop by Cardinal House to learn more about the programs, exhibits, and opportunities available to all Dukes.
Textbooks and computers Textbooks
Once enrolled in your classes, you’ll be able to pre-order your textbooks. At shop- jmu.com click Textbooks and enter your JMU ID number to see all the books you need for your classes. Textbooks are available in three different formats. Use the table below to help decide which format is best for you.
You own it
Varies by publisher
Depends on demand and condition of book
New: Standard Used: Save 25%
Save up to 60%
Take Notes and Highlight
Yes (or tablet)
Requires Internet Access
Madison CyberZone The Madison CyberZone, within the Bookstore, offers computer systems, software and peripherals at special academic pricing. The CyberZone also provides computer hardware and software recommendations by major. The CyberZone partners with JMU Information Technology and academic departments to make sure all of its computers meet class requirements. CyberZone systems meet or exceed recommended specifications and receive on-campus warranty service.
Madison CyberZone is an Apple Authorized Service Provider and Dell computer warranty repair center, pro- viding both in and out of warranty repair. These services include: ◆ Testing, diagnosis and replacement/repair of Apple and Dell systems ◆ Accidental Damage repair under AppleCare+ for Mac ◆ Accidental Damage repair under Dell’s CompleteCare ◆ Facilitating shipping for Dell’s mail-in warranties ◆ Limited out-of-warranty support for other brands of computers For hardware warranty repair information, call the Madison CyberZone at 540-568-3989 or visit the Quick Start website.
JMU Bookstore Computers include
At least 3-year on-campus hardware warranty support (Laptop batteries are considered consumable and are typically covered for only one year. Visit jmu.edu/ bookstore/computers/faq.shtml) On-Campus Accidental Damage Repair (AppleCare+ for Mac, Dell CompleteCare) Loaner Program (The CyberZone has a limited number of loaner laptops available while your computer is being serviced)
Refer to the Quick Start guide at jmu.edu/computing/quick/students.shtml for additional technology information and help.
Computer labs Over 500 computers are available in computer labs throughout campus, including two 24/7 labs and three assistive technology labs. All labs offer a wide variety of software and printing (debited from your FLEX) to pro- vide you with technology resources needed for preparing assignments, conducting research and other academic needs. Learning Strategies Instruction
LSI enhances educational outcomes for all students through training in various learning strategies. Based on strengths, weak- nesses and specific class demands, these strategies are modified according to academic progress or changing needs. Visit jmu. edu/lsi for more informa- tion or to make an appoint- ment.
Libraries At JMU, the Libraries supports your academic and cre- ative success. Multiple library locations offer comfortable and safe places to learn, explore and collaborate. In our makerspace, you can craft and invent with technologies including 3D printers, virtual reality, sewing machines and more. The Libraries’ knowledgeable staff and faculty are eager to help you find the tools and resources you need, whether at a service desk, via online chat, in a workshop or by appointment. As you progress in your studies, you will meet your librarian – there is one for each major! An expert in research resources, your librarian can provide you with personalized support in finding, evaluating and using information for assignments, research projects and more. Learn more about the libraries at lib.jmu.edu.
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