Plan Your Visit

student with backpack at stadium

What to Bring/Wear

Wear comfortable shoes and prepare for the weather. Alabama weather can be unpredictable so be prepared and enjoy the walk around "the Friendliest Campus in the South." 

Wi-Fi Access

JSU's wi-fi is open to all devices and there is no registration system so you should be good to go! If you have questions, please review JSU's Wireless Policy.

How to Get Here and Where to Park

When you arrive for your visit you will need to go to the Parking Office on the fourth floor of Theron Montgomery Building (TMB) to obtain a visitor parking permit. Your permit will be valid for a maximum of 10 business days and may be used to park in valid parking spaces. Please note that you may not park on the unmarked white curbs reserved for university vehicles, on yellow curbs, or in handicapped spaces unless you have a valid handicapped hangtag and/or license plate. Likewise, you cannot park in silver (student) or red (faculty/staff) parking lots. There is no parking on Trustee Circle, except for those spaces reserved for campus tour participants. 

For further information about parking on campus - including designated parking zones - please visit: Parking Regulations. 

View the Campus Map

Get Driving Directions to Campus

Visiting Calhoun County

Jacksonville is located in Calhoun County, in east central Alabama. We are about midway between Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga., just north of I-20. Calhoun County is great place to enjoy numerous outdoor pursuits like hiking, kayaking, and biking, as well as ample opportunities to explore diverse arts, culture, restaurants and shopping! We hope you'll plan to explore the area while you're visiting JSU!

View the Visit Calhoun County Website

Other nearby metro areas have a lot to offer, as well, if you're going to be in the area for an extended visit:

Etowah County (Cities of Gadsden, Attalla, and Rainbow City)

Talladega County (Cities of Talladega, Sylacauga, Lincoln, and Childersburg)

Jefferson County (Birmingham)

student kayaking on Terrapin Creek

Need a Place to Stay?

There are two hotels in Jacksonville and even more choices in nearby Oxford and Anniston, all of which are ready to welcome you!

View the Area Lodging List

Local Hotel Discounts


There are multiple on-campus restaurants, including:

  • Jack Hopper Dining Hall
  • TMB Food Court - Chick-fil-A, Mein Bowl, and Freshens
  • We Proudly Serve Starbucks (Houston Cole Library)
  • WOW
  • Swirl (University Recreation Center)
  • Merrill Hall Café (features Boar's Head Deli, We Proudly Serve Starbucks, and Simply to Go)
  • South Campus Café (features Boar's Head Deli, We Proudly Serve Starbucks, and Simply to Go)
  • Cocky's Kitchen (walkup ordering in Stephenson Hall rear near JSU Stadium; also available via the Everyday app for takeout and Kiwibot delivery)
    • MrBeastBurger
    • Mariah's Cookies
    • Pardon My Cheesesteak 
    • Buddy V's Cake Slice
    • Simply to Go

Visit the Sodexo Website for more information

male student in stadium

Gamecock Gear

Want to "suit up" like a Gamecock or grab some JSU branded merch while you're on campus? The JSU Bookstore in the Theron Montgomery Building has apparel, official merchandise, and snacks.