JU operates fully air-conditioned, smoke-free residence halls and apartments. The residence halls and apartments accommodate about 1,500 students and are supervised by a professional staff of residential life coordinators who live on the premises and who are augmented by student staff members.

Campus and Facilities

Undergraduate students who have been accepted for enrollment receive a room reservation form from the Admission Office. Those students who desire or are required to live in campus residence halls should complete the form, indicating room and, if applicable, roommate preferences, and return it to the Residential Life Office with the appropriate deposit. Room assignments are made in July.

New students are assigned residence hall rooms in the New Student Living and Learning Community unless accommodations are required as a result of a documented disability. Although JU cannot guarantee students preferences will be met, every effort is made to accommodate requests.

Jacksonville University and the Residential Life Office are committed to the holistic development of students.  Jacksonville University has established a two-year residency policy, requiring first-time college students to live on campus during their first two years. Living on campus provides students with the opportunity to share experiences with peers and take full advantage of the learning that takes place outside the traditional classroom. The Residential Life Office is responsible for monitoring compliance with this policy as well as the enforcement of this policy.

As a residential campus, we require that first-time college students live on campus during their first two years, and share in the development of our living and learning communities. Students are exempt from this requirement if they:

  • Reach 21 years of age prior to the first day of the semester/term.
  • Are legally married, as defined by the state of Florida.
  • Are members of a branch of the armed services on active duty.
  • Reside with an immediate family located within reasonable commuting distance of the University in Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns, or Clay county Florida.

Requests for exemption from the Residency Policy must be made in writing to the Residential Life Office at the student’s time of first enrollment with the University, and must be accompanied by appropriate documentation, as prescribed by the Office of Residential Life.

Resident students should maintain a minimum load of 12 credit hours during the fall or spring semesters and at least three credit hours during each summer term.

Residential facilities close for recesses and vacations published in the Academic Calendar of this Catalog. Notices of closings are posted prior to each period. Students who are required to participate in officially-sanctioned classes, activities, or events during periods when housing facilities are unavailable may request alternative housing accommodations.  These requests should be made in writing prior to the start of he academic term and are at the discretion of the Director of Residential Life.

The Residency Policy is reviewed each year and is subject to change on an annual basis.

All students, whether living on campus or off campus, must ensure their correct local and permanent addresses are on file in the Registrar’s Office. Changes of address must be reported to the Registrar immediately.

Jacksonville University maintains a full-time Campus Security Department that provides services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All Campus Security officers undergo background investigations prior to employment. The mission of the Campus Security Department is crime prevention. This mission is accomplished by patrolling University buildings and grounds, conducting safety and security education programs, providing safety escort services, and enforcing other University rules and regulations under its jurisdiction. The department also supervises campus traffic and parking and a network of “blue light” emergency telephones placed throughout the campus. Campus Security also maintains liaisons with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.​