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Campus facilities

IT support

Free wifi is accessible throughout the entire campus. There are currently over 25 computer labs accessible to every JMU students with both mac and pc computers. The Computing HelpDesk is available to answer any of your computing questions. Computing Services also offers computing courses, tutorials, and instructional technology.

Campus security

James Madison University is dedicated to the security of all students. The campus is a safe community environment, protected by a professionally trained police force. All residence staff have completed security checks and are well-trained. Staff and students share the responsibility of keeping the campus a safe place to study and live. Some of the services that the Campus Safety Office provides are safety escorts free of charge to any student on campus, and a campus safety mobile app to report incidents and receive alerts and messages.

Student Work Experience Center

If you are looking for employment while you are at James Madison University, the Center can help you find a job on-campus. If you hold a F-1 visa, you will be restricted to on-campus Institutional Employment only. There are 300 departments that hire around 2,500 students per year in jobs ranging from dining hall services to graduate assistant positions.

Student Wellness & Outreach Office

The Student Wellness & Outreach Office offers programs and speakers on many health topics, including:

  • General wellness and nutrition
  • Disordered eating
  • Relationships
  • Stress management.
  • Individual and group counseling, referrals and crisis support services are available. The staff includes counselors, certified health educators and a registered dietitian to ensure you receive the best support.

Learning Center

Centers for Writing, English Language, Communications, Math, and Science are available to help students improve and develop their skills to be more successful in all classes. These centers are free to use and offer:

  • Individualized consultations 
  • Online resources
  • Computer lab and study space
  • Tutors

University Health Center

There is a student Health Center on campus, staffed by professional Medical Doctors and Registered Nurses. All students visiting the Health Center are dealt with confidentially and efficiently, so you will receive the best care while studying with James Madison University.

Student Success Center

This center is the newest addition to JMU’s many resources that are dedicated to student success. It houses more than 20 support facilities including the University Health Center, the Office of Academic and Career Planning, and Learning Centers focused on helping students overcome challenges they may face.


The JMU Libraries include the Carrier Library, the Music Library and Rose Library. JMU librarians work with academic departments to provide subject-specific library instruction, research consultation, and to develop collections. The award-winning Information Literacy program provides students with skills for lifelong learning.

Center for Global Engagement (CGE)

The CGE offers a wealth of services, courses, and excursions aimed at helping international students adapt and excel at JMU. Programs such as Global X and International Week create enjoyable and inspiring opportunities for you to make friends and network with students from other cultures. “LIFE” is a program that connects international students with local families so that you can experience real American home life.

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The Princeton Review, 2022