James Madison University is a four-year higher education institution located on 721 beautifully landscaped acres in Harrisonburg, VA, the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. JMU has a student enrollment of 20,855 and a staff of 2,694 full-time employees. In 1996, JMU opened a 140,700 square foot Recreation Center and in 2016, construction was completed for an addition and renovation to bring the build...ing to 278,515 square feet. UREC offers the JMU community a comprehensive menu of recreational and educational opportunities. We have a dedicated student staff of over 500 along with 10 graduate assistants from around the country and 28 professional staff.