Just for Parents







EMU offered the gift of an outstanding education, with practical application to daily life, a welcoming, caring community and preparedness for life at a comparably “reasonable” cost… what more could parents ask? EMU is indeed a special place.

-Diane Bailey, mother of recent EMU graduates Nate and Ben Bailey.

As a parent, you have questions about what life is like for your child on our campus. Maybe you wonder how best to stay in touch with your student while at college. We make it easy for you to participate in the lives of your children!

Participate in LovEMU Giving Day, April 4!

Stay Connected

Check out photos of campus events, the EMU events calendar, and our news blog. The my.emu portal serves as your hub to campus activities, including the dining hall menu and the athletics schedule. Listen to chapel services via podcast. Check out photos from Homecoming and Family Weekend 2016.

Worried about missing a birthday? Want to send a treat to your child “just because”? Order cookies, cakes, whole fruit and other treats through Pioneer Catering, which manages dining services on campus.

Parent Newsletter

Sign up for parent e-newsletters below. Read the latest one from August 2016!

Learn More About the Area

When you’re ready to visit campus again, choose a nearby hotel or motel or a local B&B. Learn more about our cool college town of Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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