The following regulations pertain to alcoholic beverages, within the student residential facilities:
1. Students are expected to obey all local, state, and federal laws governing the possession, use, and distribution of alcohol.
2. Any student under the age of 21 is prohibited from being in the presence of alcohol at any time.
3. Students over the age of 21 may not permit students under the age of 21 to be in the presence of, possess, store, or consume alcoholic beverages in the legal students’ rooms (hosting).
4. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in public areas of residential communities, including, but not limited to: hallways, breezeways, lobbies, stairwells, elevators, balconies or public areas adjacent to a residential facility.
5. “Drinking games” and other activities which promote excessive consumption of alcohol are prohibited. Any paraphernalia associated with such activities, including but not limited to beer pong tables and beer funnels, will be confiscated—and not returned to—students. Sheets of plywood and rectangular tables, suspected of functioning as a beer pong playing surface, will also be confiscated—and not returned to—students.
6. Mass quantities of alcohol are prohibited, including kegs. Kegs and associated paraphernalia will be confiscated—and not returned to—students.
Alcoholic Beverage Containers and Displays
Empty alcoholic beverage containers and/or packaging should not be stored, displayed or collected for any reason. Promotional signs or posters for alcoholic beverages are permitted in student's rooms, but may not be displayed on windows, external doors, balconies, or any surface that can be viewed from outside the room or apartment. Decorative shot glasses may be displayed in rooms, but are subject to confiscation, if suspected of being used in a manner that violates university policies on alcohol use.
In order to maintain the aesthetic integrity of the Village Apartments and to ensure the safety of students, the following rules apply to the apartment balconies:
1. No university-provided furniture may be located, at any time, on the balcony
2. No more than six (6) people may be on the balcony at any one time
3. Throwing of objects off the balcony is strictly prohibited
4. Grills are prohibited
5. No items should be hung from balcony rails (including, but not limited to: towels, rafts, signs, clothing, and flags)
6. Balconies may not be used for storage purposes (including, but not limited to: garbage, indoor furniture, and bicycles)
7. Smoking is prohibited
8. Alcohol consumption is prohibited
Bicycles, Motorcycles, and Scooters
Bicycles may either be stored in a student's room, or on bike racks provided by the university. Bikes may be stored in a student's room, as long as all roommates agree to storage of the bike in the room.
Bike racks can be found in numerous locations adjacent to the residential facilities.
Vehicles with combustion engines, such as motorcycles and scooters, may not be stored in or around residential facilities, and should be parked in an appropriate parking lot. Vehicles found in violation of this policy will be removed by the University, and all costs associated will be charged to the responsible party’s student account.
Closing of Residential Facilities
All residential facilities close at the conclusion of each semester. Students must depart from the residence halls and apartments by the following dates and times:
December 15, 2012 (10:00am) - Conclusion of fall semester
May 4, 2013 (10:00am) - Conclusion of spring semester
June 22, 2013 (10:00am) - Conclusion of first summer term
August 3, 2013 (10:00am) - Conclusion of second summer term
Failure to adhere to the posted dates and time will result in an immediate $100.00 fine, in addition to possible disciplinary action.
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 the academic term, and associated decisions are made at the discretion of the Director of Residential Life.
Cohabitation is not permitted in residence halls and apartments. Cohabitation exists when a person who is not assigned to a particular residence hall room or apartment uses that room or apartment as if he or she were living there.
Examples of cohabitation include‚ but are not limited to‚ accessing the room or apartment while the assigned occupants are not present‚ utilizing a key to enter a room or apartment to which one is not assigned‚ keeping clothing and other personal belongings in the residence hall or apartment‚ sleeping overnight in the room/apartment on a regular basis‚ and using the bathroom and shower facilities as if they lived in that room/apartment. When a guest’s continual presence hinders a roommate’s ability to study‚ sleep‚ and/or occupy their room‚ this will also be considered a violation of this policy.
Consolidation of Rooms
To optimize space within our residential buildings, at certain times during the academic year it may become necessary to consolidate residents by reassigning them to new rooms/suites. Generally, implementation of the consolidation policy will only occur during the consolidation period (fifth through sixth weeks of both the Fall and Spring academic semesters). The purpose of the policy is to ensure spaces for incoming students and rectify the inequitable condition which exists when many students end up living alone (without roommates) in rooms traditionally designated as double rooms/suites. Students living in a room/suite with a vacancy will receive correspondence from the Residential Life Office via e-mail describing available options. Students required to relocate must move within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt of such an e-mail notification
The Residential Life Office will make efforts to keep students affected by the Consolidation Policy within the same building and floor (if available spaces exist). Students with vacancies are encouraged to seek out roommates or a new room/suite during Open Room Change Period (week three through week four of each semester).
Fall 2012 Timeline:
Monday, August 27 – Classes begin
Two-week room change freeze
Tuesday, September 11 – Open Room Change Period begins
Two weeks of open room changes – students are encouraged to consolidate on their own
Wednesday, September 26 – Open Room Change Period ends
Thursday, September 27 – Consolidation Period begins
Two weeks of consolidation – students are required to move to consolidate
Friday, October 12 – Consolidation period ends
All moves should be complete
Monday, October 15 – Room Exchange Period
Room changes can only occur if a student switches rooms with another student
Spring 2013 Timeline:
Monday, January 14 – Classes begin
Two-week room change freeze
Tuesday, January 29 – Open Room Change Period begins
Two weeks of open room changes – students are encouraged to consolidate on their own
Wednesday, February 13 – Open Room Change Period ends
Friday, February 15 – Consolidation Period begins
Two weeks of consolidation – students are required to move to consolidate
Friday, March 1 – Consolidation period ends
All moves should be complete
Monday, March 4 – Room Exchange Period
Room changes can only occur if a student switches rooms with another student
In order to promote health and sanitation, as well as prevent fire hazards, the following restrictions and rules apply to cooking appliances:
1. Microwaves (800 watts or less) and toasters are permitted
2. Electric toasters, coffeemakers, and electric kettles with automatic shut-offs are permitted
3. Hot plates, toaster ovens, “George Foreman” grills, etc. are not permitted in the residence halls
4. Toaster ovens and George Foreman grills are permitted in the Village Apartments.
The University has a partnership with CORT in order to provide rental Microfridges to students. Please contact CORT at (904) 396-9000 for more information, or to place an order.
Courtesy Hours are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week both inside and outside the residence halls. Consideration for others is a primary component of community living, and students agree to uphold this expectation when they become residents. Noise levels must not deter students who want/need to study or sleep at any time. Speakers may not be placed on windowsills/balconies, and pointed outside the room. Students must comply with any student or staff member's request to observe courtesy hours.
Room and apartment damage will be assessed for cost of repairs or replacement and charged as follows:
1. To any individual who accepts responsibility or is found to be responsible for the damage.
2. To occupants of a room where the damage was done and direct responsibility cannot be determined.
If damage is deemed to be intentional in nature, disciplinary action will also be taken. Repeated occurrences or damage by an individual or group will be investigated to determine whether further disciplinary measures are warranted, including dismissal from the University.
Room Condition Reports (RCRs) are completed at the beginning of the Fall Semester to ensure students are not charged for pre-existing damages at the time of move-out. Residents of each room and apartment have 24 hours from the time they move in to complete and submit RCRs to the Residential Life Office. All students are strongly encouraged to complete and submit a thorough RCR.
Dangerous and Disruptive Activities
The following activities are some which have been deemed dangerous/disruptive, and are prohibited in residential facilities:
1. Accessing rooftops
2. Climbing from windows
3. Scaling or rappelling exterior walls
4. Throwing objects from windows, breezeways, or balconies
5. Playing sports in individual rooms, hallways, or lobbies
Damages to facilities resulting from these activities will result in charges to either the individual or the community.
Part of the obligation of community living is to help safeguard the living environment for everyone. Students are reminded that they share in the responsibility for the security of their rooms and the buildings in which they live. Students are encouraged to keep their rooms/apartments locked at all times and also to report individuals who appear to be tampering with locks, damaging facilities, harassing students, or behaving suspiciously. Students are advised to be particularly security-minded at times of check-in, holiday breaks, check-out, or when fewer residents are in the residential facilities.
The following behaviors can compromise the security of other students and are strictly prohibited:
1. Giving one’s personal keys or ID card to another person.
2. Leaving keys or ID card in a public space.
3. Propping open lobby doors or card swipe doors.
4. Attempting to force open any secure access door.
5. Interfering with the locking mechanism of any door.
6. Allowing individuals who seek entry to “piggyback” (allow others to enter the building without using their own entry card).
Students found responsible for any of the behaviors above will be subject to disciplinary action, including fines to cover the costs of door repair or replacement.
For the convenience of students and JU personnel, Oak Hall is equipped with passenger elevators. Use of the elevators is a privilege, and students are expected to make use of them in a responsible, safe and respectful manner. In keeping with this expectation, tampering with the alarm, misuse or defacing of the elevators, or entering the elevator shaft is prohibited. Students found responsible for tampering with the alarm, misuse or defacing of the elevators, or entering the elevator shaft may be subject to disciplinary action and/or fines. Additionally, students who enable the entry of an unauthorized person into the elevator may be subject to disciplinary action.
Note: Availability of the elevators may be limited on occasion, to accommodate residents or guests with a disability, the moving of belongings, or for emergencies. Flyers may not be posted in elevators.
Fire Alarm Procedures
When a fire alarm sounds:
1. Proceed immediately to the nearest designated exit (do not use elevators)
2. Upon exiting the building, follow further instructions given by Community Advisors or Security Officers
3. Do not re-enter the building until given permission by a university official.
In the event of a fire alarm, please make reasonable efforts to assist any students with a physical disability. Wheelchair-bound students should be transported to the nearest stairwell, and emergency personnel should be informed of the student's location upon their arrival.
Students found responsible for not evacuating a building during a fire alarm will be immediately fined $100.00 on each occasion, and may face further disciplinary action.
The following items are not permitted in the residential facilities, and will be confiscated if found:
2. Candle Warmers
4. Flammable Liquids
5. Halogen Light Bulbs
6. Holiday Lights
7. Live Holiday Decoration Trees
At no time is any University-issued furniture allowed on the Village Apartment balconies, or otherwise outside of the room or apartment in which it was found. Charges will be assessed for any damages made to university furniture.
Individual Room Furniture:
Students are responsible for the condition of their rooms and all furniture assigned to it. Room furnishings must remain in students’ individual rooms. Damage charges will be assessed if furniture is found to be missing. Students may rearrange furniture, but must use it only for its intended purpose. Upon checking out of a room, all furniture must be reassembled as it was originally found. If additional furniture is brought into the residential facilities, it must be removed when the residence halls close or the student leaves the University. Students will be charged for the removal of any furniture or other personal items left after vacating their rooms/apartments.
Common Area Furniture:
Furnishings in the common areas of the residential facilities, including apartment common areas, are provided for the use of all the students and may not be taken into individual rooms. Protection of public areas and equipment is the shared responsibility of all students.
Gender Neutral Housing
The University and the Residential Life Office seek to provide accommodations to students with diverse gender identities. Such accommodations are offered based on availability, compliance with published procedures, and timetables for applications and contracts. Decisions to offer such accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis that recognizes the variability of individual needs and preferences, as well as space availability. Prospective or current students who desire to discuss such arrangements should contact the Director of Residential Life. The Director can provide a personal and confidential assessment of available options.
Charcoal, gas, and electric grills are prohibited from being used or stored in residence halls and apartments. “George Foreman Grills” are also prohibited in the residence halls, but may be used and stored in the Village Apartments.
Community grills are located in areas surrounding the Village Apartments.
Guests in Residential Facilities
Jacksonville University has open visitation; students may have guests (student or non-student) twenty-four hours a day, however the following rules and restrictions apply:
1. All guest visits must be approved by all roommates/suitemates.
2. Guests must be escorted at all times while in the residential facilities.
3. Guests visiting students of the opposite gender must use the restroom facilities in the lobby, unless the resident being visited has a private bath.
4. At no time may a resident or a resident’s guest deny a roommate access to his/her room or behave in a manner that causes the roommate to become uncomfortable.
5. Cohabitation is prohibited (see “Cohabitation” policy above).
6. Residents are not permitted to assign or sublease their assigned spaces, or other residential spaces, to other people.
7. All residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests while they are in the residential facilities.
Health & Safety Inspections
To ensure the health
and safety of all residents, residence hall rooms and apartments are checked periodically by the Residential Life staff. Room cleanliness, arrangement, and hygiene issues that interfere with the comfort, safety, security, health or welfare of the residential community will be addressed during these inspections. The Residential Life Office will distribute expectations for these inspections prior to their occurrence, except in the event of an emergency, or suspected violations of University policies.
Residents must adhere to the following:
1. Room windows must remain closed when the air conditioner is in operation. The air conditioning equipment does not function properly when windows are open.
2. Window screens may not be removed at any time. Students who have removed a window screen will be required to pay for any damages or replacement costs.
3. Stickers, transparent tape and double-sided tape may not be used on floors, walls, woodwork or doors. Non-marring adhesive materials are permitted. The Residential Life Office recommends properly used “3M Command Strips” as an adhesive material. Charges may be assessed for any damage caused by improperly used or removed adhesives.
4. Built-in shelves and unauthorized lofts (see “Loft Beds” policy) are not permitted, due to safety concerns. Students who have constructed these items will be given written notice to remove them. Failure to do so within 24 hours will result in a daily fine being assessed directly to the student’s account.
5. Airflow vents should never be obstructed. Blocking the airflow can create a fire hazard.
6. Tampering with any of the fire safety equipment is prohibited. All smoke alarms, fire detectors and other safety devices must be in proper working condition at all times. At no time should a smoke detector be found turned off. Any issues with malfunctioning smoke detectors, fire alarms or other safety equipment should be reported immediately to the Residential Life Office.
7. Installation of ceiling fan or air conditioning units is prohibited.
8. Realizing that the display of certain items may be considered offensive and disrespectful to some community members, the University requires the use of discretion concerning the content of pictures, posters or written materials displayed in rooms and hallways. Residents possessing any materials the University deems questionable will be directed to move such items to a more discreet posting location, or remove them entirely.
9. Daily room care and cleaning are the responsibility of each student. Rooms should be orderly at all times. Failure to maintain adequate standards of personal hygiene or room cleanliness may interfere with the general comfort, safety, security, health or welfare of the residential community
10. Trash must be taken to the appropriate trash receptacles. Trash bags may not be stored temporarily in hallways, breezeways or other high-traffic areas. At no time may trash be kept on Village Apartment balconies.
Health Care for Residential Students
Jacksonville University recommends that students who are in need of health care visit Solantic Baptist Urgent Care - Arlington. Students requesting treatment must present a valid Jacksonville University ID card and a valid health insurance card at the time of service. Claims will be filed against the student’s health insurance on all medical and emergency procedures.
Solantic Baptist Urgent Care – Arlington is located at 1021 Cesery Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. Students may seek medical treatment at Solantic Baptist Urgent Care–Arlington during the following times: Monday - Saturday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
The University provides free transportation to and from Solantic Baptist Urgent Care – Arlington for residential students without their own transportation. Please contact the Residential Life Office (x7538) or (904) 726-MYCA [after-hours] for access to this service.
As advised by community health professionals, students diagnosed with a communicable disease, such as, but not limited to, measles, mumps or chicken pox, will be quarantined in their room or in an unoccupied residence hall room when available. They will be asked to remain in their room as much as possible during the period in which they are contagious. Arrangements will be made to bring them their meals. All efforts to stop the spread of the disease will be made. The best protection against such diseases or common infections like the flu is a current immunization.
Students locked out of their room or apartment may visit the Residential Life Office during normal business hours and check out a temporary key free of charge. If the temporary key is not returned within 24 hours, there will be an immediate $55.00 charge posted to the student's account, and the lock(s) will be changed.
If a student is locked out after-hours (5:00pm – 8:30am, Monday through Friday) or on the weekends, the student may contact a Community Advisor for access at (904) 726-MYCA. A student ID card is required before a student will be allowed back into his/her room. An immediate $15.00 charge will be posted to the student's account for after-hours lock-outs.
Liability for Losses or Thefts
The University does not accept responsibility for loss, theft, or damage to personal property of students. The University assumes no responsibility for items lost or stolen from student rooms, student automobiles, storage areas, laundry rooms, etc. The University strongly recommends that all students carry renter's insurance coverage for all items or property. Residential students are advised against keeping large sums of money or other valuables in their rooms.
Students are encouraged to guard against theft by recording serial numbers of all their personal property and marking all with their name. The best guard against property loss from a student’s room is a locked door. Report any property loss immediately to the Campus Security Office.
All rooms in Oak Hall contain loft beds. In addition, a limited number of rooms in Botts Complex and Williams Complex contain bunkable beds. Requests may not be made to have beds placed in, or removed from a student's room. Only loft beds provided by the University are permitted in the residential facilities. Residents are not permitted to construct or install lofts. Bunking pins are available in the Residential Life Office for students who would like to bunk their beds. Students who would like to raise or lower their beds in Oak Hall are asked to place a work order with their Community Advisor or the Residential Life Office.
If a key is lost, an immediate $55.00 charge will be posted to the student's account, the lock(s) to the student's room or apartment will be changed, and occupants of the room will need to obtain new keys from the Residential Life Office. Students who duplicate a room key or do not return their room key at the end of the academic year will also be assessed a $55.00 charge.
Musical instruments may not be played in student rooms except from electronic instruments with headphones. Musical instruments may not be played during quiet hours.
All pets, other than service animals and non-carnivorous fish stored in tanks of 15 gallons or less, are strictly prohibited in and around residential facilities. This includes, but is not limited to, all courtyards, breezeways, common spaces and parking lots within the residential communities.
Any student who is observed, or any student whose guest is observed, with a dog, cat or other prohibited animal – either temporarily visiting or residing – on residential premises will incur an immediate $100.00 fine. If the pet is not removed within 24 hours, students are subject to increased fines, further disciplinary action, and removal of the animal by the University. Students are also discouraged from feeding any stray and wild animals around campus.
Exceptions will not be made for any temporary keeping of pets. Faculty and staff members who live on-campus are allowed to keep pets, when approved by the Director of Residential Life.
Designated quiet hours are as follows:
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00pm – 9:00am
Friday-Saturday: 12:00am – 10:00am
The Residential Life Office may modify designated quiet hours for specific periods as the situation may arise, including, but not limited to, finals week, when quiet hours are in effect 24 hours per day. Students who violate quiet hours will be subject to an immediate $25 fine, and may be referred for appropriate disciplinary action.
Recycling services are provided in all residential facilities. Students are encouraged to recycle items by placing them in a designated recycling bin.
All new students to Jacksonville University are required to live on-campus at Jacksonville University for at least two academic years.
New students are required to live on-campus for this period of time because Jacksonville University is committed to the educational development of its students, both in the classroom, and in the residential facilities. Research demonstrates that students who live on-campus earn better grades, are more involved in student organizations, and graduate at higher rates than students who live off-campus.
You are not required to live on-campus during your first two years at Jacksonville University, if you meet any of the following criteria:
1. You are at least 21 years old.
2. You are legally married, as defined by the State of Florida.
3. You are currently serving on active duty in the military.
4. You live with an immediate family member in Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns, or Clay county.
5. You are a transfer student, who is at least two years removed from high school.
Please contact the Residential Life Office for more information regarding the Residency Requirement.
Room and Roommate Changes
Room and roommate changes will typically be permitted only during designated periods. Unauthorized room changes will result in an immediate $100.00 fine and possible disciplinary action. A student who wants to change rooms should follow these guidelines:
1. Room Change Request Forms, which can be found at the Residential Life Office, must be completed and signed by all students involved in the room change.
2. All students involved must check out properly with their Community Advisor, and a room inspection will be completed during the change process. Students will be held responsible for damages not noted on their original Room Condition Report (RCR).
3. Key Exchanges must take place in the Residential Life Office.
Room and/or roommate changes that do not follow this procedure are considered unauthorized room changes, and all students involved in the change are subject to an immediate $100.00 fine, at the time the unauthorized room change is confirmed. Forcing, attempting to force, or coercing resident students to move out of a room, suite or apartment is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action against the student.
Room Condition Reports (RCRs)
All students sign a Room Condition Report (RCR) upon moving into the residence halls or apartments. Students should confirm the condition of items listed on that report, any pre-existing facility problems with their rooms, and return to the
RCR Office of Residential Life within 24 hours one (1) business day after moving into their room to note any additional room condition information they would like to add to their RCR. Upon moving out, students will be held financially responsible for any problems/damages that are not listed on the original RCR.
Search and Seizure Policy
Authorized University officials (including Community Advisors) may enter students’ rooms for normal inspection and maintenance purposes. Staff members who need to enter a room during the performance of their duties will knock and identify themselves. It is not required that a resident be present for a staff member to enter the room.
Items prohibited by law or University policy in clear view may be confiscated by the staff member and used in a disciplinary proceeding. Such items will not be returned to students.
If a University staff member, who enters a room to perform his or her duties, has reason to believe:
1. Items prohibited by law or University policy are concealed from view,
2. There is a violation of public law or of University regulations or standards, or
3. There is a possibility of imminent hazard to persons or property;
The staff member may contact the Dean of Students or designee, who shall have the right to order and/or conduct a search on University property and premises under emergency circumstances, and/or when violations of civil or criminal law or University regulations are in question. Reasonable effort shall be made to have the student present during any search, and the student shall be informed as to the reasons for the search and the objects or information sought, except when the Dean of Students or designee believes that a serious emergency exists.
When a designee of the Student Life Office believes prohibited items are contained among a student’s locked possessions, the student shall be requested to make such locked possessions (including cars) accessible. If a student has refused to give access to his/her possessions, the suspect items may be confiscated for investigation, and used in any disciplinary proceedings.
Smoke Detectors & Life Safety Equipment
Life safety equipment and devices, such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and fire alarm pull stations are placed in student rooms and throughout the residential facilities for safety. Any student found tampering with such equipment in any way will be subject to an immediate $100.00 fine, with the possibility of further disciplinary action.
Report any damaged or inoperable fire safety equipment to the Residential Life Office or a Community Advisor.
All residential facilities, including student rooms, balconies, and breezeways are smoke-free. Smoking of tobacco products is permitted only in designated smoking areas. Violation of this policy by a student may result in an immediate fine and additional disciplinary action. Fines for violating this policy are as follows:
First offense: $100
Second offense: $300
Third and additional offenses: $500
Hookahs are not permitted in the residential facilities. Possession and/or use of a hookah in the residential facilities will be considered a violation of this policy and will result in confiscation of the hookah. When confiscated, hookahs will not be returned to their owner.
Solicitation and Sales
Salespeople and solicitors are not permitted in residential facilities at any time. Unauthorized salespersons should be reported to the Residential Life Office (x7538) or Campus Security (x7585) immediately.
Below is a list of trash disposal areas in each of the residence halls:
Botts Complex - Large trash cans in community restrooms on each floor
Oak Hall (A&B Wings) - Trash room across from the stairwell in the A wing of each floor
Oak Hall (C&D Wings) - Trash room across from the stairwell in the D wing of each floor
Williams Complex - Large trash cans in community restrooms on each floor
Below are the nearest dumpster locations for each residential facility:
Botts Complex - River Road near the residence hall entrance to campus
Oak Hall - River Road across from the parking garage
Village Apartments 1, 4, 5, & 6 - Across from Wilma's Little People School
Village Apartments 2 & 3 - Back corner of the parking lot closest to Shircliff Hall (Building 2)
Village Apartments 7 & 8 - Parking lot closest to Building 8
Williams Complex - River Road near the residence hall entrance to campus
Trash may not at any time, be placed in hallways, breezeways, on doorsteps, balconies, or in other public areas of the apartments. Excessive trash in the residential facilities or failure to properly dispose of trash will result in immediate fines being placed on students’ accounts as well as possible disciplinary action for repeated offenses.
Village Apartments Eligibility
Students are eligible to live in the Village Apartments if they meet one of the following criteria:
1. Are 21 years of age or older by the first day of the term.
2. Have earned 58 or more credit hours by the first day of the term.
3. Have lived on-campus at Jacksonville University for at least two years (four semesters, excluding summer).
The Residential Life Office may make exceptions to this policy in order to keep vacancies to a minimum.
When a mid-term vacancy occurs in the Village Apartments, the Residential Life Office will find an eligible student to occupy the open room. Current residents may not be consulted during this process.
When severe weather may affect Jacksonville University, the President, or designee, will activate the University’s Emergency Preparedness Task Force to take any precautionary measures needed.
In the event of a Hurricane Warning, all residential students will be encouraged to evacuate campus. Any remaining students will be consolidated to Oak Hall. Students who choose to leave campus must notify a Residential Life staff member and inform the staff member of their travel plans before leaving campus. The Residential Life Office will devise and coordinate procedures for housing remaining students.
Withdrawal from Housing
A student who has decided to leave the residential facilities must follow the following procedures:
1. Inform the Residential Life Office of his/her intent to leave.
2. Coordinate a time with a Community Advisor to complete the “Room Condition Report.”
3. Return keys to the Residential Life Office.
Students who cancel their housing after August 1 will not be refunded their damage deposits. Beginning the week of move-in, additional refunds are based upon the refund schedule stated in the housing contract. Students who are removed from the residence halls or apartments for disciplinary reasons will not be eligible for any room or board refunds.
*The University reserves the right to adjust the Residential Life Policies as it determines necessary, in order to assure fairness, order, efficiency, or the physical and emotional security of individuals*