Welcome Back to JSU!

Welcome Back to the ‘Ville

We can't wait to kick off another exciting academic year at Jax State on August 17, 2023. The following information has been compiled from across campus to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive each fall. If you have additional questions, please email info@jsu.edu.

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 August 23, 2023. Are you planning to graduate this semester? Congratulations! The deadline to apply to graduate this semester is also August 23, and Graduation is December 15. View more dates and deadlines on the Academic Calendar 

Make sure you login to your MyJaxState 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.

The Department of Public Safety is always available to serve you. Campus police are on duty 24/7, 365 days a year, to keep campus safe and secure. Please feel free to contact a team member anytime through the Cocky Watch App or by calling 256-782-5050.

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

Here are a few deadlines to keep in mind regarding Financial Aid and your student account.

  • Payment Deadline is August 23 at 11:59 pm. 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. Applications for 2024 will open September 1, 2023 and the deadline is February 1, 2024.

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

Parking and travel on central campus, around Trustee Circle, will be impacted by ongoing campus construction over the 2023-2024 academic year. Check your JSU email, the Construction Alternative Parking website, social media and the "Red & White" newsletter for continuous updates.

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.

The Student Government Association has once again planned a full calendar of events to welcome students to campus this fall. Check out the J-Week Calendar to see the lineup, and be sure to check the JSU Events Calendar throughout the year for hundreds of events and activities aimed at keeping you engaged. Wondering how you can get involved with the 100+ student clubs and organizations on campus? Swing by Get on Board Day on August 16, 11-2 p.m., in Leone Cole Auditorium to meet representatives hoping to recruit new members.

Housed within the Student Success Center, JSU Tutoring and Academic Support offers free tutoring to students in all general education courses and most upper level math and science courses. Students may schedule appointments through JSU Navigate or on the second floor of Houston Cole Library. Students also have free access to Tutor.com 24/7 through Canvas, as well as free writing assistance through The Writing Center in the Department of English.

Are you looking for an elective this fall? Talk to your advisor about this year's Try It Course, HPE 180: Disconnect for Well-Being. The free course is open to students and offers three undergraduate credit hours, fully online and self-paced, with a pass/no credit grading policy. It will provide skills and practices to assist students to disconnect from daily stressors and focus on being fully present physically, spiritually and emotionally. Concepts such as stress, happiness and the eight dimensions of wellness will be presented. Students will learn how to unplug and disconnect from stressors in a constructive way that enhances their well-being.