Dual Enrollment Orientation Information and Schedule

Event Information

COVID – 19 Precautions

Jacksonville State University is taking steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 based on the recommendations of leading health officials to ensure the safety of our visitors, faculty, students, and staff. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are awaiting test results, or feel ill, please reschedule your visit for another time.


The orientation will begin at Merrill Hall, where you and your guest, if attending, will check-in and receive your event information. Your pre-event email will also contain a link to your personalized QR code for check-in. Please have your QR code ready when you arrive. Check out the agenda for the day below so you can see what sessions and events are scheduled.


A maximum of two guests per student are permitted at Dual Enrollment Orientation. Walk-up attendees and extra guests will not be admitted.


Plan to park in the lots to the side of the Merrill Hall. Our staff and Dual Enrollment Student Representatives will be stationed in these areas ready to direct you, once parked. See our campus map for more information.

Comfort and Accessibility

Campus bus tours will be offered as part of the Summer Dual Enrollment Orientation, so please dress comfortably and weather-appropriately as you may be walking outside to buildings across campus. We will do our best to accommodate anyone needing assistance. Please find a staff member or student leader to assist you throughout the day!

Inclement Weather

Should there be any changes to the schedule due to weather-related road closures, you will be notified at your personal email address and information will be posted on the JSU website. The University consults with the local Emergency Management Agency office, the National Weather Service, and the Alabama Department of Transportation when making decisions on the operation of campus.

Event Schedule (CST)

1:15 PM - Check-In at Merrill Hall Begins

Academic Browse Session tables open

2:10 PM – Welcome & Staff Introductions

Academic Browse Session tables close

2:15 PM – JSU Dual Enrollment: Opportunities Beyond Cost and Credit

Student leadership, J-STEAM, Gateway, DE Journey Building Blocks

2:30 PM – Dual Enrollment Student Panel & Graduate Story

Hear from current and former students about their experience with JSU DE

2:45 PM – Dual Enrollment Student Success

Learn about JSU student resources for DE students and course tips from DE faculty

3:10 PM – First Day Prep

Review of JSU student systems, accounts, and apps

3:30 PM – Class Registration

Assistance for students not yet registered for Fall semester courses

3:30 PM – 5 PM - Parent/Supporter Q&A Room Open

Still have questions? Drop by and visit with DE staff, faculty, and parents while your student is on the Bus Tour.

3:30 PM – First “DE Hot Spots” Bus Tour Group Departs (Students only)

For students who have already registered for class

4:15 PM – Second “DE Hot Spots” Bus Tour Group Departs (Students only)

Event concludes after bus tour has ended.