Learn to bleed purple and gold and become an ultimate JMU fan with this guide.
Eight seniors talk about their JMU experience and give their freshman selves advice about what they wish they knew.
Buffalo mash, peanut butter pie and cheesy Thursdays: here's everything you need to know about eating on campus.
Not about the party life? Here's the ideal activity guide for those who prefer to stay in.
JMU's University Recreation Center (UREC) employees give a behind-the-scenes look at best parts of the center.
Students undergo great changes when they move from home to college for the first time. Here are some tips to keep one's mental health in check.
Psychology 101 professor, David Daniel, has become a student favorite for his witty banter, caring attitude and, of course, his dog, Pickles.
With 41 credits, 13 classes and five clusters, general education requirements at JMU might be overwhelming. Here are some tips for tackling these gen eds.
Here's a glimpse into the day-in-the-life of a JMU golfer, Lauren Comegys, as she balances sports and school.
Alumna Marjorie Bonga writes a letter to her parents, expressing her gratitude for them as she navigated college.
Curt Dudley, JMU’s director of multimedia communications, details his love for the school in a Q&A.
Students retell their craziest roommate experiences at JMU.
From basements to bars, these musicians create their own sound and offer advice to those wanting to jump into the JMU scene.
Incoming college students may struggle with time management, as they're in charge of figuring out a schedule. Here's a guide to making sure one's time is spent responsibly.
From Taiwan to New York City, Dukes discuss their study abroad and away experiences.
Jonathan Alger is JMU's sixth president. But what else do you know about him? We asked him about his hobbies, his past jobs and some of the places he enjoys at JMU.
When asked about their most exciting find during an expedition, Ghost Hunters Club President Liz Todd gestures toward her vice president, Kevin Struder saying, “Kevin’s got this one!”
By getting involved students can experience the benefits of joining a club organization like making new friends when they get to school. Students that are involved with clubs can learn important life lessons and experiences that can help grow to be a better person and student.
On a large, three-fold art display outside of Madison Grill, colorful psychedelic line work fills 33 laminated pieces of paper. Images of shiny paisley print peppers and animals pop from the pages. Rainbow flowers, mandalas and insects invite people to take a second glance. This is the work …
Ryan Barto walked hand-in-hand with his girlfriend, Theresa, up the bricks on The Quad. The two alumni had been dating since Ryan’s senior year at JMU — they were neighbors at Copper Beech.
Pete Johnson spends the beginning and end of every day in the softball equipment room and surrounding areas. On game days, however, he’s on the side of the field supporting the team. The start of every football game begins with Johnson stepping out onto the field to sing the National Anthem …
Students of minority groups looking to join clubs and organizations don’t have to look too far.
A university campus is perhaps the only place where you can find experts in almost any field given the freedom to express their style in a professional setting. The following professors were named by students across campus as having impeccable or unique style. Here’s how they create their lo…
On a campus where the food is ranked fifth by the Princeton Review for ‘Best Campus Food’ there are a lot of delicious meal choices. It’s easy to get lost in all the choices that are available in the multitude of dining halls. These tops dishes have been voted on by current students at JMU. …
People tend straw away from rooming with a best friend for a plethora of reasons. Writer Jillian Carey argues that it's not as bad as people say.
The Interfaith Chapel was established in 2002 through a gift from Madison College’s class of 1954.
Zachary Melusen and his grandmother, Patricia Poffenberger, attend JMU. Breeze staff writer Rishmita Aich tells us the story.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 41.6 percent of college students stated that anxiety was their top stressor within college. JMU has resources to help.
Check out these underrated corners of campus that you’ll keep coming back to during your four years.
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.
No matter what financial status you come from, it’s important that as a first-year student you know how to be smart about your money. Here are some tips to get you started.
Career, travel, marriage, kids: Thoughts of these adventures don't always float around in the minds of James Madison University's 20,000 undergraduate students. But some individuals on campus give a glimmer of hope to this unknown next phase of life, and who better to lead by example than JM…
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…
Now that you're a Duke, it's time to start acting like one. Here are a few things most Dukes do before they graduate.
The Quad cats, Dolley and Jimmy, have patrolled the Quad for since 2010, but few know where they came from.
When you come to JMU, you live in the midst of a region that boats mountains, lakes, trails and more. Here are some hikes you should check out while you are a student
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.
Around 5 o’clock on a spring evening in 2014, Brian Hernández saw something trending on Twitter.
The Breeze's culture editor, Abby Church, asks students what they want to do before they graduate.
JMU alumnus David Saacke reflects on his experience as the duke dog, from being recruited at a party to passing down his wisdom to his daughter.
JMU alumni wrote a history book about James Madison University and submitted it to Arcadis' Campus History Series in order to give the school representation.
UREC has so much to offer that oftentimes things are overlooked. Culture writer shares her experience and some tips she learned from the healthy cooking class.
Two JMU students discuss why they made the decision to live outside of Harrisonburg.
With new and busy schedules, we need to remind ourselves to find time for our mental and physical health.
Breeze online managing editor Bennett Conlin ranks the best places on JMU's campus to watch a sunset.
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.