According to a postcard sent out by the university, JMU is holding a celebration for JMU alumni for the class of 2020 on Sept. 3 after COVID-19 caused delays in commencement plans for the graduates last year. 

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.