The Quad, looking towards the Forbes Center and South Main
Founded in 1908 as a women's normal and industrial college, JMU has grown to be a vibrant and thriving public university with diverse and award-winning programs of study. The historic campus features a large quadrangle and buildings built with the famous local bluestone.
In addition to world-class academics, JMU offers a wide variety of exta-curricular activities and events, many of which are open to the greater public. Concerts, festivals, conferences, museum exhibits, art galleries, guest speakers-- there's something for every temperament and interest.