Nestled among majestic, moss-shrouded oaks on the banks of the St. Johns
River, JU’s 198 acre suburban campus is only ten minutes from downtown
Jacksonville and 20 minutes from Atlantic Ocean beaches.
ALEXANDER BREST DANCE STUDIO
The Alexander Brest Dance
Studio, unsurpassed in the area, is a double-tiered, multi-windowed studio for
dance study and related activities.
VISUAL ART ANNEX
The newly expanded 2D & 3D Visual
Art Annex houses spacious drawing and painting studios, as well as a
state-of-the-art glass shop, sculpture studios, a comprehensive wood and metal
shop and a well equipped ceramics studio.
BARTLETT KINNE UNIVERSITY CENTER
The Bartlett Kinne
University Center features magnificent views of the campus, athletic fields, and
St. Johns River. It is a hub of student activity and includes campus dining
facilities, the post office, bookstore, banquet rooms, and student lounges.
CARL S. SWISHER LIBRARY
The Carl S. Swisher Library
overlooks the St. Johns River and on three levels provides attractive views of
the campus, the river and Jacksonville’s downtown skyline. It is THE campus
information center and provides approximately 365,000 cataloged items that
include books, eBooks, periodicals, newspapers, government documents, musical
scores, CDs, videos & DVDs, microfilm, slides, and CD-ROMs. The library is a
selective depository of federal documents and a full depository of Florida’s
state documents. Special collections include rare books, the Delius Collection,
the Jacksonville University Archives, and the archives of the Jacksonville
There are ample facilities for both individual and group study. The Johnson
Training Lab, on the lower floor, is used for library instruction as well as
group training by faculty and administrators. The Learning Resources Center
upstairs on the south end of the building provides student tutoring services; on
the opposite end of the same floor is the Marilyn Repsher Center for Teaching
and Learning, offering learning opportunities and production facilities for
There are a number of workstations as well as wireless access throughout the
library, including an open computer lab. Other library services include course
reserve materials, printing & photocopying, interlibrary loans, email
reference assistance, and individual and classroom instruction in research
strategies and the efficient use of information resources.
The Library is an active member of Lyrasis, the Florida Library Information
Network (FLIN), and is a founding member of Northeast Florida Library
Information Network (NEFLIN), a network of more than 50 libraries in northeast
Florida. The library provides interlibrary loan services through a statewide
courier but can send and receive materials electronically for quick
An online catalog called Voyager allows users to search the
library’s holdings, to access records to determine if items have been checked
out, and to determine when items are due to be returned. Additionally, the
library’s web page - library.ju.edu - provides access to online
databases and a wide variety of other resources from the Internet and World Wide
DAVIS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS BUILDING
The Davis College of
Business building is a state-of-the-art facility with classrooms, faculty
offices, executive seminar rooms, tiered lecture rooms, breakout rooms, computer
labs, lounges, trading room and a casual dining facility.
DAVIS STUDENT COMMONS
The new Davis Student Commons
provides students with a central gathering place for fun and activities. The
facility houses a new campus fitness center, offices for student clubs and
organizations, the campus radio station, Nellie’s eatery, and much more.
FOUNDERS AND UNIVERSITY COUNCIL BUILDINGS
and University Council buildings are two of the original campus structures.
These buildings feature large inner garden courts and contain classrooms,
computer labs, faculty and administrative offices, and the Advising Center.
J. ARTHUR HOWARD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
Administration building, completed in 1972, contains the offices of the
president, vice presidents, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, registrar,
admission, controller, financial resources, financial aid and various
J. HENRY GOODING BUILDING
The J. Henry Gooding building
is headquarters for most social science disciplines, Honors Lounge and Office,
Community Service Office, and includes a large auditorium/lecture hall,
classrooms, a computer lab, and faculty offices.
LAZZARA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
The Lazzara Health and
Sciences Center is home to JU’s School of Nursing as well as the School of
PHILLIPS FINE ARTS BUILDING AND ALEXANDER BREST MUSEUM AND
The Phillips Fine Arts building includes an exhibition area,
rehearsal and practice rooms, studios, classrooms, and faculty and
administrative offices. The museum and gallery is free and open to the public
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when school is in session.
The gallery exhibition area regularly shows the paintings and sculptures of
distinguished regional and national artists, as well as of JU faculty and
students. The museum’s permanent collections include unique decorative arts in
ceramics, porcelains, paintings, prints, and sculpture. Pre-Colombian artifacts
from the Davis, Scott and Chandler Collections portray the cultural aspects of
lost civilizations in Mexico, Central and South America, from 3000 B.C. to 1500
A.D. The Brest Ivory Room exhibits the area’s major collection of European and
Oriental ivory sculpture dating from the early 17th to late 19th century, a gift
of Alexander Brest and the Mussallem family. The Brest Collection of Steuben
Glass spans the Frederic Carder and the Arthur A. Houghton eras from full
spectrum colors to pure crystal sculpture. Examples of 18th, 19th, and 20th
century Chinese porcelain and cloisonné are seen in traditional design
The Tiffany Art Nouveau Glassware Collection, a gift of Dorothy Pierce,
includes iridescent, luster, and reactive examples of this master artist. The
Boehm Collection of art porcelain, gifts of Mrs. Samuel S. Lombardo, Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Mason and Mrs. Helen Boehm, and the Ralph N. Walter Collection of
royal Danish porcelain are exhibited, as well as the massive “Head of Christ’’
sculpture by Hoffman. Many fine paintings by nationally known artists also are
in the permanent collection.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION FACILITIES
facilities includes Swisher Gymnasium; Alexander Brest baseball field; Keith
Watson Tennis Complex; Ashley Sports Complex/Milne Field, a
football/track-and-field/soccer facility; two softball diamonds; outdoor pool;
outdoor basketball, volleyball and shuffleboard courts; an all-purpose playing
field; and six handball/racquetball courts.
REID MEDICAL SCIENCE CENTER
The Reid Medical Science
Center houses classrooms, laboratories, and a 92-seat auditorium that serve
biology, marine and environmental science, nursing, and pre-professional
programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and pharmacy. Science
activities are centered in the complex of Nelms, Swisher, Penticoff, and Reid
MARINE SCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
To preserve and protect
Jacksonville’s most significant natural asset by exploring solutions for the
various local aquatic environments, in 2010 Jacksonville University established
the Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI) on the banks of the St. Johns
River. Since our local waters share concerns with similar ecosystems nationwide,
the research work accomplished at the MSRI will have national benefits. Florida
Fish and Wildlife Northeast Field Lab, the St. Johns Riverkeeper and an
environmental laboratory all share space in the 30,000 square-foot facility and
work together toward a common goal of preserving North Florida’s waterways
through research and education.
A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® Gold-certified
building, the MSRI is energy efficient, complete with solar panels and a
rainwater drainage system. The MSRI achieved their certification for lighting,
water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable
strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED-certified buildings save money
for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and
contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger
MERRITT C. PENTICOFF SCIENCE BUILDING
Penticoff Building serves as the classroom and laboratory facility for the
Computing Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics majors. The Division of Science and
Mathematics Office is also located there.
NELMS AND SWISHER SCIENCE BUILDING
Chemistry, Biology and
Marine Science and the dual-degree Engineering Program share space in the Nelms
and Swisher complex.
STUDENT RESIDENCE FACILITIES
Student residence facilities
accommodate approximately 1,500 students and include air-conditioned residence
halls with single and double rooms and four-person suites; and a Residential
Village featuring four-bedroom, independent living apartments for upperclassmen.
All residential facilities include computer network connections for Internet,
intranet, and e-mail access.
Recently renovated Swisher Theatre seats
nearly 400 for dramatic and musical productions presented by the College of Fine
Arts, theatre arts majors, and other students.
TERRY CONCERT HALL
Opened in 1991, Terry Concert Hall is
an architectural-award winning, 400-seat concert hall with unmatched acoustics
in the area for voice performance and small or large instrumental groups.
TILLIE K. FOWLER NROTC BUILDING
In 2004 the NROTC
building was named in Tillie K. Fowler's honor to recognize her leadership,
effectiveness and dedication to national security, and her dedicated work on
behalf of Jacksonville University. The building contains the offices of the
commanding officer, staff, conference room, student classroom and wardroom.