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1787 Freshman Orientation

What’s the best way to let new JMU students know about the innovation ecosystem at JMU X-Labs? Invite them to come experience it for themselves, of course! And so, we did.

The class of 2024 participates in JMU X-Labs’ innovation ecosystem for the first time!

With new ‘making’ resources at hand, students discovered that they suddenly had access to cool equipment, supplies, and a whole new community of people to help them design, create, and develop their ideas. Several sophomore, junior, and senior First yeaR Orientation Guides, or FROGs, said it was their first time in the lab as well. One student said it was her favorite 1787 activity and another even came to a second session and brought a friend!

Creating that culture of creativity across campus is one of our main goals, and despite pandemic-induced limitations on the number of participants allowed in the lab at any given time, we still had about 70 freshmen from 13 different majors.

Posted August 28, 2020

Majors at 1787

  1. Biology
  2. Communication Sciences and Disorders
  3. Computer Information Systems
  4. Computer Science
  5. Health Sciences
  6. International Business
  7. Management
  8. Marketing
  9. Media Arts and Design
  10. Nursing
  11. Political Science
  12. Psychology
  13. Studio Art
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