JMU is requiring students to provide verification of COVID-19 vaccination or fill out exemption forms for the Fall 2021 semester
JMU’s Board of Visitors (BoV) met to discuss future plans surrounding COVID-19, including vaccination requirements and data and in-person classes.
The construction of Harrisonburg's second high school will resume due to funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Because the school won't be built in time for the fall, when academic instruction will resume in person, there are some concerns at the current high school with overcrowding and possible virus transmission.
As the pandemic has changed the course of the past year, The Breeze has persistently asked JMU to release data related to COVID-19 cases.
JMU won't operate any in-person international study abroad programs this summer because of updated national travel advisories. Virtual internship options will still be available.
JMU students are taking advantage of a limited number of fall and summer study abroad programs offered by JMU's Center for Global Engagement and other study abroad institutions.
The Central Shenandoah Health District entered into phase two of COVID-19 vaccinations, allowing for more of JMU's student body to get vaccinated. Students were sent emails providing opportunities for vaccine clinics, including multiple at the Convocation Center.
The new guest policy was made due to statewide large gathering guidelines. Some students have an excess amount of guest tickets, while others must tell their extra guests to watch them graduate virtually.
JMU won't mandating proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for students or faculty to return in the fall 2021 semester.
JMU is holding scavenger hunts for the upcoming freshman class to allow prospective students to explore the campus while abiding by COVID-19 guidelines.
Harrisonburg City Schools will be able to bring students back in person due to new studies that show 3 feet of social distancing is now acceptable, as opposed to the 6 feet originally recommended by the CDC.
With lowering COVID-19 cases and increasing access to vaccines, JMU is returning to in-person classes for the upcoming fall semester.
While the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management are urging people not to travel to get vaccinated before they're qualified, students are going to Danville in hopes of getting a walk-in appointment.
The Harrisonburg committee of the National TPS Alliance is sending three Harrisonburg locals to a D.C. hunger strike. The group hopes it will push the senate to pass immigration reform to protect Temporary Protected Status holders.
Asian members of the JMU community discuss their experiences as anti-Asian hate crimes across the country have increased.
Because of the pandemic, recent JMU graduates are struggling to find jobs as positions are decreasing.
Despite changes due to COVID-19, Bluestone Communications is thriving with virtual internships with JMU students.
School nurse at Lacey Spring Elementary Kim Wallace is accepting food and toiletry donations to help students in need.
Harrisonburg High School students worked on a project that reflects their hobbies before and after the pandemic with the help of their teacher and JMU SMAD students.
Students say there's almost no enforcement of COVID-19 health guidelines by JMU in quarantine and isolation dorms.
JMU will have in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester, according to an email sent by President Alger today at approximately 3:00 p.m.
With an increase in anxiety and depression due to the pandemic, the JMU and Harrisonburg communities have provided more mental health resources.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly all aspects of life at JMU. Take a look back on all the changes JMU faced over the past year.
The Central Shenandoah Health District changed its vaccine plans from invitation-only to an invitation-only and first-come-first-serve model.