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A ARRee n nT T RReellAATTi iOOnns s nne eWWs sl le eT T Te eR R Volume 4, Issue 1 i n s i d e Duke Dog loving life at Family Weekend. Parents Council P g. 2 n Event calendar Family Connection P g. 3 n Important Tips n Healthful tips summer springboard P g. 4 n What students should and should not bring save money P g. 5 n Techno-Lingo Letting go P g. 6 n Breaking out of the holding pattern roommates, conflict and resolutions P g. 7 Family Weekend Pg.8 n Financial Dollars and Sense 'Working together, we can assure the success of our students and further the advancement of this outstanding university.' - cra i g a n d li b b y Fr i t s c h e ('11P) Parents Council Chairs To learn more about the JMU Parents Council, see page 2. Office of Parent Relations 220 University Blvd., MSC 3605 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 (540) 568-3190 www.jmu.edu/parents/

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Welcome to James Madison University

Co n g r a t U l a t i o n s ! Your student has chosen to become a member of the JMU community, and we are extremely excited to welcome them to our campus community. You're probably a little excited, and a little anxious, about sending your student to college. To help prepare you for this new experience, we have an excellent opportunity for you this summer! in the One Book (www.jmu.edu/onebook/index. shtml), you probably read about our award-winning orientation program here at JMU. All new students attend a one-day orientation, called summer springboard and we welcome parents to experience summer springboard alongside their students. during this day-long event, you'll have a chance to learn more about what your student will experience here at JMU, as well as attend programs specifically designed for parents. We'll also have plenty of opportunities for you to talk to campus representatives and get answers to your questions. When your student moves to campus in the fall, we have a five-day welcome week, called 1787 August Orientation, to acclimate students to their new lives at JMU. These five days are filled with activities designed to help students understand what it means to be a member of the JMU community, explore the academic expectations and opportunities, and meet other new students. encourage your student to go online to make their summer springboard Orientation reservation. Visit the Orientation website at www.jmu.edu/ orientation/ and click on "First Year" for a list of dates, more information on what you'll experience during the day, a sample schedule, what to bring and a list of FAQs. We look forward to meeting you this summer! M or i e n t a t i o n oF F i c e : Wilson Hall, Room 215 orientation@jmu.edu (540) 568-1787 Fax: (540) 568-6719 Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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