Welcome to Madison University Student Grotto
We are the Caving Club at James Madison University. Our main objective is to give JMU students and area residents in Harrisonburg, Va., who are interested in caving, a chance to explore the Virginias’ vast underground. We are a member in the Virginia Region (VAR) and a chapter in the National Speleological Society (NSS), a national organization that represents the interests of cavers and promotes caving.
“Students are required to wear masks in indoor spaces on owned or leased university property. Students are not required to wear masks when they are in their own residence hall rooms with their roommate(s) unless the roommates are on quarantine or isolation. If there are other students in the room, then all students should be wearing masks.“
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The Underground World
Solution caves are created by by the action of slowly moving ground water that dissolves the rock along weaknesses such as joints, fractures, faults, and rock layers to form underground passages.