Madison 101

Whether it’s because you don’t know the campus well or because you feel more comfortable with your friends, going places and doing things alone as a first-year student can be uncharted territory.  

It’s official! You’ve finally moved away from home and into one of JMU’s first-year residence halls. Freedom is finally at your fingertips, but it comes with a few parameters. Madison 101 asked some anonymous RAs for the scoop on dorm life. This is what they said. 

College life often brings a lot of firsts. Maybe it’s the first time you’ve had so much freedom. Maybe it’s the first time you’ve shared a room. For many, it’s the first time you’ve had to do your own laundry. With mom hundreds of miles away, it’s time to learn to do it yourself. But don’t f…

Not everyone is as lucky as me to be able to stay at JMU forever. It may not seem like it now, but time flies. I talked to some graduating seniors about how to enjoy and get the most out of your four years here.

Living a healthy lifestyle is something we all should strive for, but sometimes college can make that tricky. There are so many things going on all the time that we often fall out of whack with our bodies. Here are 15 ways we've found to help stay healthy at JMU.