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2021 JMC Fall Welcome

Welcome to James Madison College! We are excited to have you join us in-person this fall. As part of your first few days on campus, we've created a number of Fall Welcome activities that we hope will inform, engage, and acclimate you to the JMC community. Please note some events will be held virtually via Zoom. The zoom links and passsword for our virtual events can be found via the JMC Zoom Events DirectoryYou will need your MSU NetID and password to access this page.

Please review all of the information below regarding JMC’s Welcome Week programming. If you have questions, please feel free to contact JMC Events Coordinator, Justin Burkett, at burket16@msu.edu

For a list of MSU Fall Welcome activities, please visit the Department of Student Life website

NOTE: FOLLOWING UNIVERSITY POLICY, FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS

  • First-Year & Transfer Students

    Fall Welcome Documents & Links

     

    On-Demand Fall Welcome Videos

     

    First-year and Transfer Schedule

    *Attendance is required at all of the following events unless indicated otherwise

    Saturday, August 28

    Speak About It, Virtual Prerecording
    Speak About It is a virtual performance that discusses healthy relationships through directly addressing issues of consent, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. The performance is inclusive of all genders, sexualities, and sexual choices. YOU MUST WATCH THE PRERECORDED VIDEO BETWEEN AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 3. A link to the video will be provided via email by August 27.

     

    2:00 - 5:00 PM (EST)
    Student Organiztion Fair & JMC Welcome Reception, Third Floor Case Hall
    JMC faculty and staff will be on hand to meet you and pass out welcome packets. Visit with various MSU Student Organizations and find out how to get involve during your first year. 
    *Students who moved in are Thursday, August 26 or Friday, August 27 may attend this event 

     

    Sunday, August 29

    2:00 - 5:00 PM (EST)
    Student Organiztion Fair & JMC Welcome Reception, Third Floor Case Hall
    JMC faculty and staff will be on hand to meet you and pass out welcome packets. Visit with various MSU Student Organizations and find out how to get involve during your first year. 
    *Students who moved in are Saturday, August 28 or Sunday, August 29 may attend this event 

     

    Monday, August 30

    9:00 - 11:00 AM (EST)
    MSU Convocation, Breslin Events Center 
    Official welcome event for all incoming Spartans. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Vennie Gore, Senior Vice President for Residential and Hospitality Services and Auxiliary Enterprises Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Service, and Mark Largent, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education & Dean of Undergraduate Studies will extend greetings to you during the event.


    1:00 PM (EST)
    JMC Colloquium, Wilson Hall Auditorium
    Dean Cameron Thies, Associate Dean Linda Racioppi, Assistant Dean Jeff Judge, JMC faculty and staff will provide background on what to expect during your first year at JMC, as well as resources to help you be successful. A full lineup for JMC's Colloquium will be posted by Friday, August 27.


    3:30 - 4:30 PM (EST)
    JMC Writing Consultancy Meet & Greet, Zoom Webinar
    Learn about academic peer support options available to you during your first year at JMC. To join this webinar, please visit the JMC Zoom Events Directory to find the zoom link and password.

     

    Tuesday, August 31

    10:00 AM (EST)
    "Land Grab Universities" - Discussion with Dr. Robert Lee and Tristan Ahtone, 
    Zoom Webinar
    Co-authors of “Land-grab Universities” will join us for virtual discussion about their article. Please read the article HERE before this joining this session.

     

    12:30 PM (EST)
    LIVE IT! @ JMC, Wilson Hall Auditorium
    LIVE IT! @ JMC Is an interactive workshop designed to introduce first-year                                  students to concepts of diversity and civility.

     

    4:00 - 10:00 PM (EST)
    MSU Spartan Spectacular, Cherry Lane Field
    MSU’s Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular highlights hundreds of student organizations, departments, and programs, and sponsors. Please visit the Department of Student Life Fall Welcome website to learn more.

     

    Wednesday, September 1

    First day of classes - A Monday class schedule is observed 

     

    September 7 - 21

    Fresh & Profesh – Zoom Webinars
    JMC's 'Fresh and Profesh' seminar is a mandatory, half-hour workshop for all first-year students meant to serve as an introduction to the services available through JMC's Career Services and Field Experience Offices. The webinar will discuss expectations about internships, career preparation, and social media presence.

    Please register for one of the followings seminars:
    Seminar #1: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/793563
    Seminar #2: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/793567
    Seminar #3: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/793599
    Seminar #4: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/793666

    Education Abroad Preview, Club Spartan - Third Floor Case Hall
    In preparation for the Education Abroad Fair on October 7, join JMC Field Experience Coordinator, Max Olivero and Assistant Dean Jeff Judge for an overview of the opportunities to study abroad during your time at MSU. Attendance is optional, but highly encouraged.
  • Second-Year Students

    Fall Welcome Documents & Links

     

    Second-Year Student Schedule

    *Attendance is required at all of the following events unless indicated otherwise

    Saturday, August 28

    Speak About It – Virtual Prerecording
    Speak About It is a virtual performance that discusses healthy relationships through directly addressing issues of consent, sexual assault, and bystander intervention. The performance is inclusive of all genders, sexualities, and sexual choices. YOU MUST WATCH THE PRERECORDED VIDEO BETWEEN AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 3. A link to the video will be provided via email by August 27.

    2:00 - 5:00 PM (EST)
    Student Organiztion Fair & JMC Welcome Reception, Third Floor Case Hall
    JMC faculty and staff will be on hand to meet you in-person. Visit with various MSU Student Organizations and find out how to get involve during your first year. Attendance is optional, but highly encouraged if you are interested in joining a student organzation.

     

    Sunday, August 29

    2:00 - 5:00 PM (EST)
    Student Organiztion Fair & JMC Welcome ReceptionThird Floor Case Hall
    JMC faculty and staff will be on hand to meet you and pass out welcome packets. Visit with various MSU Student Organizations and find out how to get involve during your first year. Attendance is optional, but highly encouraged if you are interested in joining a student organzation. If you attend the student organziation fair on August 28, you do not need to attend the fair on August 29.

     

    Monday, August 30

    9:00 - 11:00 AM (EST)
    MSU Convocation, Breslin Events Center
    Official welcome event for all incoming Spartans. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Vennie Gore, Senior Vice President for Residential and Hospitality Services and Auxiliary Enterprises Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Service, and Mark Largent, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education & Dean of Undergraduate Studies will extend greetings to you during the event.


    11:30 AM (EST)
    JMC Colloquium, Wilson Hall Auditorium
    Dean Cameron Thies, Associate Dean Linda Racioppi, Assistant Dean Jeff Judge, JMC faculty and staff will provide background on what to expect as you transition from virtual to in-person learning. A variety of resources and opportunities will be presented to help you successfully adjust to campus life.

     

    Tuesday, August 31

    2:30 PM (EST)
    LIVE IT! @ JMC Part 2, Wilson Hall Auditorium
    As a follow up to the virtual LIVE IT! @ JMC during last year’s Fall Welcome, this in-person interactive workshop is designed to reintroduce second-year students to concepts of diversity and civility as we prepare to return to campus.

     

    4:00 - 10:00 PM (EST)
    MSU Spartan Spectacular, Cherry Lane Field
    MSU’s Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular highlights hundreds of student organizations, departments, and programs, and sponsors. Please visit the Department of Student Life Fall Welcome website to learn more.

     

    Wednesday, September 1

    First day of classes - A Monday class schedule is observed 

     

    Thursday, September 2

    5:00 - 7:00 PM (EST)
    JMC Major Open House, Club Spartan - Third Floor Case Hall
    During last spring, JMC hosted virtual “Meet the Majors” events to introduce to you the various JMC majors/minors and faculty prior to selecting your major preference. This follow up to “Meet the Majors” is a great opportunity to get familiar with students and faculty from your selected major(s) in person. JMC staff from the Career Services Office will be on hand to provide information about internships and education abroad opportunities.

     

    Tuesday, September 21 

    6:30 - 7:30 PM (EST)
    Education Abroad Preview, Club Spartan - Third Floor Case Hall
    In preparation for the Education Abroad Fair on October 7, join JMC Field Experience Coordinator, Max Olivero and Assistant Dean Jeff Judge for an overview of the opportunities to study abroad during your time at MSU. Attendance is optional, but highly encouraged.