Welcome Back to JSU!

Welcome Back to the ‘Ville

Jacksonville State University is committed to helping you succeed this semester. As we continue to implement and expand our services across campus, we encourage students, faculty, and staff to refer to our list of frequently asked questions for the most up-to-date information. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Make sure you are prepared for the upcoming semester by looking over the course materials that you’ll need for each class you’re taking. You can access this information on your class syllabus or by visiting the on-campus bookstore either in-person or online. 

Bookstore Website

The last day to register, add a class and pay is January 18, 2023. Are you planning to graduate this semester? Congratulations! The deadline to apply to graduate this semester is also January 18, and the Spring Commencement date will be April 29, 2023. View more dates and deadlines on the Academic Calendar 

Make sure you login to your MyJSU account and check your class schedule by clicking the Registration tab and selecting “Week at a Glance.” Your classes will be listed, and you will be able to see which building and room number your class is in.It will be listed as an abbreviation, such as MAH 130 (Martin Hall, Room 130). A list of building abbreviations is available. Check the interactive campus map for building locations.

How can I notify the University Police Department if I feel unsafe on campus?

In the Cocky Watch App there is a panic button that you can access from your cell phone. The app's main function is the screen's red panic button in the top left corner. The panic button sends your information directly to the Campus Police Department and is monitored 24/7. The panic button has three options when selected. All three options will send your information to UPD. The first option also automatically calls UPD at 256-782-5050. The second option is for emergencies off-campus; it will send your information to UPD and calls 911. The last option is a silent alert that sends your information to UPD and is for situations where you may not be able to talk on the phone.

How do I download the Cocky Watch App?

For details on how to download the Cocky Watch App, and to see more information about other safety features we have on campus, visit the UPD Cocky Watch website.

Wondering how you can get a ride to class? Free transportation is available through the jsuRIDE program, which operates a fleet of GEM carts on campus on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Request a ride 15 minutes in advance on the MyJSU Mobile app 

If you want to continue having fun in the ‘Ville, there are a few deadlines to keep in mind regarding Financial Aid and your student account:

  • Payment Deadline is January 18th at 11:59pm. Please be sure to check your JSU email for communication regarding outstanding balances and aid requirements.
  • The Office of Student Accounts will begin processing refunds daily after the payment deadline. 
  • Wondering if you qualify for Federal Work Study? See if you’re eligible by contacting the Financial Aid Office at 256-782-5006.
  • Get a head start on next fall by applying for over 100 competitive scholarships with the JAXAPP. The last day to complete the JAXAPP is February 1, 2023. 

Email finaid@jsu.edu or visit the Financial Aid Website for more information.

The University Police Department will begin issuing all citations on January 11th. The first two days of class they will be issuing notices to make people aware before we begin issuing actual citations unless they find an unauthorized individual parked in accessible or reserved parking spot. 

Are you looking for a job this year? See if you are Federal Work Study eligible by contacting Financial Aid at (256) 782-5006. Check the Human Resources website for a current list of openings.

Sodexo is also hiring cooks, line servers, supervisors, dining attendants, dishwashers, catering assistants and other staff to work in full-time and part-time positions in dining facilities across campus. For more information, stop by Jack Hopper Dining Hall or the TMB Food Court. Positions are listed on dining.jsu.edu and indeed.com.

The Student Health Center is located at the South Complex, and is a free resource to all students, faculty, and staff if you have a JSU ID. They are offering COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots every Wednesday between 1-4 pm by appointment only. You can make an appointment and see the hours of operation on the Student Health Center website.

Are you looking to get involved on campus in 2023? Swing by Get on Board Day on January 13, 2023, from 11-2 pm in the TMB Auditorium and make sure that you check out the JSU Events Calendar throughout the semester to know what is taking place around campus all semester long.

The Student Success Center provides a range of academic support services which include tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, academic workshops, and mentoring. JSU offers FREE tutoring to all students regardless of grade point average or classification.

How do I receive free tutoring on campus?

  • Tutoring is available for any JSU student for most core courses
  • Tutoring is FREE as long as you are a JSU student
  • Students will need to schedule an In-Person or Virtual Tutoring appointment using JSU Navigate
    • In-Person Appointments will take place in the Student Success Center, located at the Houston Cole Library, 2nd Floor (256-782-8223)
    • Virtual Tutoring is available at tutor.com (please see below for more information

Are you looking for an additional course to take this semester? Try out INS 205- Interdisciplinary Exploration for free! Join JSU faculty from across campus to learn strategies for better understanding our world and more effectively managing our complex lives. This asynchronous (work-at-own-pace) online course is graded pass/no credit, and the course will approach the theme of making sense of a complex world from various disciplines, including communication, business, healthcare, education, and more. Planned modules include information on using search engines and trusting sources, managing social media, understanding language used in marketing and political advertisements, advocating for one’s self as a patient, deciphering stocks and Bitcoin, analyzing statistics, and other topics. Add this course to your schedule today.