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.
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
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
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
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
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.