Academic Advising - 256-7170
Howard Administration Building, 1st floor
Advisors in the Academic Advising Center work with students to create their
first semester schedule at JU. Students who have a chosen major are assigned a
faculty advisor within their major area of study for their first semester at
JU. Academic advising is an important part of the overall educational process
at JU and students are encouraged to establish personal contacts with their
faculty advisors throughout their college careers. Academic advisors assist
with course scheduling and career planning, monitor academic progress, provide
information about educational requirements and procedures, and refer students
to other campus services when necessary. All undergraduate students are
encouraged to meet with their advisors at least once per semester to discuss
their academic progress and to plan a class schedule for the next term.
Students who are undecided about a major are assigned a professional advisor in
the Academic Advising Center, Howard Administration Building, 1st floor until
they do declare a major. Other services offered by the Academic Advising Center
include programs for students experiencing academic difficulty, follow up to
the Academic Intervention Forms (AIFs) submitted by faculty identifying issues
that impede a student's success in a particular class, collecting and
disseminating mid-term progress reports, and long-term academic planning. In
addition, Academic Advising Center Advisors work with Student Athlete Services
their NCAA eligibility requirements and track their progress throughout the
student-athletes’ university career. Bookstore - 256-7500
Kinne University Center, Lower Level
The Bookstore sells all of your
course materials (new/used/digital/rental), lab materials, school supplies,
imprinted clothing and gift items. Additional customer services include
graduation regalia, class rings and small convenience items (food, health and
beauty aids). Located in the Kinne University Center, the Bookstore operates Monday through Friday
8:30 am- 5:30 pm and Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm (during
the school year). Visit our website for updated business hours related to
special events and promotions at www.jacksonville-ushop.com.
Campus Security -
256-7585 or 256-7911
University Campus Security officers are responsible for providing the campus
community with around-the-clock unarmed security services. Campus Security is
located at the Green Street entrance in the Warehouse Building.
Campus Security cooperates with federal, state and local law enforcement
agencies to resolve reported criminal activity on campus. Campus Security
supervises a network of "blue lights" emergency telephones placed
throughout the campus. Evening escort services are available upon request.
Center - 256-7054
Davis Student Commons, 3rd Floor, www.ju.edu/careerdevelopment
The Career Development Center (CDC) is committed to providing comprehensive
career services to support students and alumni in the development, evaluation
and implementation of career, educational and professional goals.
As part of the ECHO
program, the Career Development Center offers students assistance finding and
preparing for internships with local employer organizations.
The CDC serves as the
portal for employers to connect with JU students and maintains “Phin Connect”,
the University’s online Career Management System where students can find
internships, on-campus jobs, full- and part-time employment opportunities.
All other Services:
Specifically, the CDC
offers drop-in career consulting, ongoing, individual career counseling, career
assessment, resume/cover letter/personal statement critiquing, self-help
resources for key career concerns, mock-interviewing, workshops, a career expo, networking events and on-campus
Computer Access -
Computers with required academic software are available to all registered
students in the downstairs library computer lab and the Cyber Cafe, located in
Oak Hall. Each residential student is also provided with a dedicated network
connection in their room that provides access to JU’s network resources and the
Internet. WIRELESS @ JU – Wireless is available in our student residences,
classrooms, study and recreation buildings. We have also included outdoor areas
to allow people to take advantage of our great Florida weather. See the
coverage map at http://it.ju.edu.
Controller - 256-7080
Student Financial Services – Howard Building, 1st Floor
The Cashiers' Window,
located in the Student Financial Services Office, is where you go if you have
questions regarding your student account, to pay your tuition and fees, put
money on your Dolphin Card, and pick up student paychecks. Window hours are
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. In some cases, the Student Financial
Associates at the window will direct you inside to see a Student Accountant.
Counseling Center -
Sam Marks Annex
and counselors are available at the Student Counseling Center to assist enrolled
students with personal concerns and to provide student related consultation
services to faculty and staff. Students needing assistance or information on
stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, alcohol or
drugs, and/or family concerns may schedule an appointment.
Students are also welcome to schedule an appointment to discuss personal growth
issues such as understanding yourself better, becoming more assertive,
developing effective relationship skills, and learning better ways to balance
your life and manage your time. Counselors are also available to provide
informational sessions and outreach programming on various topics as well as
individual consultation for those concerned about a friend. Confidentiality is
protected by state law. Outside entrance doors can be found behind the Sam
Marks Chapel to the left of the Kinne Center or across the street from the
Dining Services -
Kinne University Center
Sodexo Campus Services is the food provider at Jacksonville University.
Riverview Café, located in the Kinne Student Center, is a full service dining
location offering an “all- you- can-eat “ option. There are five culinary
stations featuring pizza, deli, comfort food, grill, vegetarian, salad and international
cuisine. Einstein Brothers Bagels, located in the Kinne Student Center features
bagels, soups, salads, sandwiches, smoothies and full service barista station.
Chick-fil-A, awarded for America’s Healthiest Chain Restaurant, is located in
the Davis Student Commons. Simply to Go, located in the Davis Student Commons,
offers students a quick grab and go option for beverages, sandwiches, salads,
parfaits and much more. Waves, located in Oak Hall, is your ideal late night
quick snack option. Nightly features include pizza, salads, sandwiches and a
variety of convenience snacks. Currents, located in the Davis College of
Business, is a coffee lover’s best option for a nice hot cup of Starbucks
coffee or a cool smoothie treat. Also offering Simply to Go sandwiches, salads,
parfaits and freshly baked pastries.
Disability Support Services - 256-7067
Student Life Office – Davis Student Commons
A Student Life professional staff member is the university’s coordinator for
Disability Support Services. The University recognizes that some disabilities
are primarily physical, while others are psychological or involve specific
disabilities of the learning process. Available resources include assistance
with course scheduling, coordination of services with other University
departments such as Residential Life and Counseling Services, counseling in
faculty/peer relations, guidance in lifestyle management and community agency
referrals. Accommodations in the classroom may include: priority seating,
change of classroom, tape recording of lectures, extra time for tests, alternative
test formats, etc. If you seek assistance or request “reasonable
accommodations” under the ADA Section 504, you must provide complete medical
and/or psychological documentation to the coordinator for Disability Support
Services. Documentation must be current - not more than three years old.
Requests for “reasonable accommodations” must be made in a timely manner so
faculty/staff can plan for the accommodations. Students with disabilities are
responsible for maintaining the same academic levels and appropriate behavior
as other students. Students must request “reasonable accommodations” each
semester of enrollment to receive the accommodations.
Students with hearing
and speech related disabilities should call the Florida Relay Service at
1-800-955-8771 for TDD assistance.
Dolphin Card -
Services – Howard Building, 1st Floor
The JU Dolphin 1Card is designed to serve Jacksonville University students’
needs. The JU Dolphin 1Card may be used in a variety of ways: as an identification
card, as a meal plan card for resident students and as a debit card, making
cash practically unnecessary on campus and now at select off-campus locations.
Students can use their JU Dolphin 1Card for purchases in the bookstore, at the
vending and washing machines, the printers and copiers in the library and labs,
and meals and snacks for our commuter students. New students will have their
cards produced at Orientation. To register, make an on-line deposit or view
Terms and Conditions at www.judolphin1card.com. Replacement cards
may be obtained from the Campus Security office. Please keep this card with you
at all times so you can identify yourself as a JU student upon request by
Financial Aid -
Student Financial Services – Howard Building, 1st Floor
The Financial Aid office administers a comprehensive program of student
financial assistance - both need-based and non-need based - that includes
scholarships, grants, loans and employment opportunities. You must apply for
financial aid well in advance and allow ample processing time. Financial Aid is
located in the Student Financial Services Office, first floor Howard.
Billie Nimnicht Jr.
Fitness Center - 256-7548
Davis Student Commons, Lower Level
The Billie Nimnicht Jr. Fitness Center is located in the Davis Student Commons
and is available for all Jacksonville University students, faculty and staff.
Fitness Center patrons must be 16 years of age or older. The JU employee is
responsible for the conduct and actions of his/her guests.
Health Care for
Student Life Office –
Davis Student Commons – 256-7067
Office – Oak Hall Lobby - 256-7538
Jacksonville University has an agreement with an off-campus health care
provider, Care Spot– Arlington. This agreement allows all Jacksonville
University students access to urgent health care services. 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. An
administrative hold will be placed on your account if you have an outstanding
balance with Care Spot– Arlington.
Care Spot – Arlington is located at 1021 Cesery Blvd., Jacksonville, FL.
Students may seek medical treatment at Care Spot – Arlington between the hours
of 8:00am and 8:00pm, Monday – Friday and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and
The University provides transportation for residential students through a local
taxi service to and from Care Spot– Arlington for students without their own
transportation. In an emergency, rescue services are always called. Please
contact the Residential Life Office for access to this service.
Health Insurance -
Services – Howard Building, 1st Floor
All full-time traditional undergraduate students enrolled for a minimum of
twelve (12) credit hours will automatically be enrolled in the Jacksonville
University Student Medical Insurance Plan and the premium for coverage is added
to the tuition billing upon registration. This plan is also automatically added
for Orthodontics students, excluding those participating in the Clinical
Research in Orthodontic Fellowship Program. Coverage can be waived if evidence
of other comparable coverage is presented prior to the waiver deadline.
The University student
health insurance policy is compliant with the Federal Health Care Reform law
(section 1302b of the PPACA).
General Rules for
Students may enroll after the deadline only if there has been a significant life
change (i.e. loss of prior coverage) and should contact the Jacksonville
University Student Health Insurance Administrator at (904) 256-7080 or email@example.com. A written request must be submitted to the Controller’s office
with documentation as to why they no longer are insured.
Special note for
Waivers will only be accepted if your insurance coverage is based in the United
States and the policy must be printed in English.
Special note for Active Duty Military Students
If you are non-NROTC Active Duty you will need to provide a completed
waiver form and a letter from your CO, which states that you have full health
and accident coverage.
Special note for Military Dependent Students
If you have Tricare Prime, a copy of your insurance card is still a
requirement. If you do not have your card, please visit http://www.humana-military.com/ to access your card online. If you have
Tricare Standard or Extra, your military ID card should not be photocopied.
Please submit your waiver in person to someone in the Controller's office and
show them your ID. They will then mark your waiver as showing proof.
Effective Dates: The effective date of benefit coverage for the 2014-2015
academic year is August 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015.
Waiver Procedure: All eligible students who have other
comparable insurance coverage must file a waiver by the deadline below in order
to waive participation in the Student Medical Insurance Plan. All waivers and
proof of current comparable coverage should be submitted to the Controller’s
office. If the waiver information has not been received by the indicated
deadline, the student will remain enrolled in the University’s Student Medical
Insurance Plan and the charge for the Student Medical Insurance Plan cannot be
Waiver Deadline: The deadline to waive the student health insurance is August
Annual: 08/01/2014 – 07/31/2015 $1,649.00
Spring: 01/13/2015 – 07/31/2015 $958.00
Summer: 05/11/2015 – 07/31/2015 $378.00
The Student Health Insurance Plan is
underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. Copies of the certificate of coverage are
available from the University or viewed at www.uhcsr.com/ju.
about the plan?
Student Life Office –
Davis Student Commons
International students make up a significant portion of JU’s student
population and face a unique set of requirements to qualify for study in the
United States. To help our international students make a smooth transition to
college life and the U.S., the University has designated the Associate Dean of
Students as its international student advisor. With an office in the Davis
Student Commons, third floor, the advisor guides international students through
required processes and procedures from admission to graduation. The
International Student Handbook contains specific information for international
students including immigration regulations, Internal Revenue Service
requirements, health and health insurance requirements, and general information
about U.S. customs and courtesies.
Student Alliance (JUSA) – 256-7520
Davis Student Commons
– 3rd floor
University Student Alliance (JUSA) serves as a voice and advocate for the
student body. JUSA fosters and promotes a positive relationship between the
student body, faculty and administration. JUSA provides an open forum available
for students, clubs and organizations to offer suggestions on how to improve
campus life. JUSA’s ultimate goal is to make a positive difference in the life
of JU students while upholding the mission of the University.
Services – 256-7123
Swisher Library – 3rd
Student Support Services is a resource for the entire campus community,
providing quality academic assistance beyond that received in the classroom.
Student Support Services, which manages most JU tutoring and mentoring, is
located on the third floor of the Swisher Library. Student Support Services
offers assistance with note taking, time management, preparing for tests, using
textbooks efficiently and other needs. Student Support Services welcomes
walk-in students as well as appointments and referrals.
Carl S. Swisher
Library – library.ju.edu
The Mission of the
Library is to provide quality information resources and services that support
academic programs and to work with the university community in teaching them to
use resources and services effectively. The library will provide a welcoming
environment with spaces conducive to studying and learning and provide leisure
resources for co-curricular experiences and relaxation.
In addition to books
and other information sources (which are increasingly online!), the library
contains a computer lab, quiet study areas, group study rooms, free DVD
check-out, a leisure reading collection and a staff committed to meeting your
Get your money’s worth
and go to http://library.ju.edu or download the library app to your
smartphone. Here you can find most of the resources you need to complete your
assignments or conduct your research. Let us know if you can use some pointers
– maybe about where to look or how to use the specific resources efficiently –
you can reach us by a variety of methods listed on the website.
NROTC - 256-7480
Tillie K. Fowler
The Navy Reserve Officers
Training Program (NROTC) is a multi-year program that runs concurrently with a
student’s normal college or university educational course of study. In addition
to a normal academic workload leading to a Baccalaureate degree, NROTC students
attend classes in Naval Science, participate in the NROTC unit for drill,
physical training, and other activities, and are generally taught the
leadership principles and high ideals of a military officer. During the summer
break between school years, NROTC students participate in a variety of training
activities. These sessions help students understand various career options as
well as familiarize them with a military life. Upon graduation, midshipmen who
complete all academic requirements in the NROTC program are commissioned as
Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Some midshipmen
may be commissioned temporarily into the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
NROTC programs are
conducted at civilian universities and colleges and are made up of several
different types of students:
Four-Year Scholarship Midshipman Program students are selected from
applicants through a national competition. Applicants apply for either Navy
Option or Marine option and selectees are appointed MIDN in either the United
States Naval Reserve (USNR) or United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR), as
appropriate. Selectees also are granted the compensation and benefits
authorized by law and current policy during the Basic Course (not to exceed 20
months) and the Advanced Course (not to exceed 20 months) for a total period
not to exceed four years (40 months or 50 months with approved fifth year
benefits). During this period, the government pays for college tuition,
authorized fees, a textbook stipend, a subsistence allowance as prescribed by
law and Navy policy, and provides uniforms or compensation in lieu.
Two-Year Scholarship Midshipman Program students are selected through a
national competition from non-College Program applicants who meet the eligibility
criteria and have at least two years of academic study remaining toward a
baccalaureate degree. Those selected are appointed MIDN U.S. Navy or Marine
Corps Reserve upon reporting for enrollment in the NROTC advanced course. They
qualify for enrollment in the Advanced Course by successfully completing Naval
Science Institute (NSI). Students enrolled as Two-Year Scholarship Program
students have the same privileges and obligations as those enrolled in the
Four-Year Scholarship Program.
(3) The NROTC
College Program students are offered to college students who wish to serve
their country as commissioned officers, but who have not been awarded any form
of an NROTC scholarship. College Program students are selected from those who
have applied for enrollment at the NROTC unit and sign a contract in which they
agree to complete certain Naval Science courses and one summer training period.
The Basic Course of the College Program is designed for those students with at
least three years of college coursework remaining. While in the Basic Course,
students have the status of civilians.
(4) NROTC Advanced
Standing students are considered to be in Advanced Standing if they are
selected by NSTC OD2 or Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) for Advanced
Standing, accepted in the Advanced Course by the PNS, and attend the third year
of the Naval Science course. NROTC College Program Advanced Standing includes
the third and fourth year of Naval Science classes and First Class (1/C) summer
training. Every student selected for the Advanced Course must enlist in the
Naval or Marine Corps Reserve prior to commencing the Advanced Course. In
return for enlistment and acceptance into the Advanced Course, the Navy will
provide each Advanced Standing student uniforms, Naval Science textbooks, and a
subsistence allowance for a maximum of 20 months. The NROTC College Program
student, upon graduation and completion of Naval Science requirements, will be
commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy or as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
(5) Seaman to
Admiral-21 Officer Candidates are active duty enlisted personnel who were
competitively selected to participate in an educational degree program which
leads to a commission in the United States Navy.
(6) Marine Enlisted
Commissioning and Education Program Officer Candidates are active duty
enlisted personnel who were competitively selected to participate in a
baccalaureate degree program which leads to a commission in the United States
(7) Naval Science
Students with the approval of the PNS/OIC and the university, students who
are not participating in any NROTC scholarship program may enroll in Naval
Science courses because of their personal interest in the course or as a
candidate for enrollment in the NROTC College Program or Merchant Marine
Reserve, USNR MIDN Program (see Paragraph 3-19). These civilians are known as
Naval Science students. Such enrollments are permitted provided the acceptance
of such students will not adversely affect the instruction given to students who
are participating in NROTC programs. Naval Science students are not members of
the NROTC unit or DNS. Unless specifically authorized by NSTC OD, they will not
be eligible to participate in NROTC Summer Training, or unit physical fitness
training or drill, and will not be issued uniforms, have access to sensitive
information, or receive any NROTC benefits. They are not considered NROTC MIDN
and may withdraw from Naval Science classes per university guidelines.
Post Office - 256-7505
Kinne University Center – Lower Level
Student mailboxes are located in the campus post office, adjacent to the
Bookstore. Each resident student needs to stop by or call the JU Post Office to
set up their mail box. The post office offers normal US Post Office services,
including incoming and outgoing mail/parcels along with incoming UPS, FedEx,
DHL, etc. Window hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Students are
expected to check their mailboxes, as this is a primary mode of communication
for the University.
Registrar - 256-7090
Howard Building, 1st Floor
The Registrar provides services for both undergraduate and graduate students
including registration, grade reporting, transcript production, certification
of veteran’s benefits, evaluation of transfer credits, final degree check for
graduation and determination of academic honors. The Registrar’s Office window
hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Information about the Registrar’s
office may be found on their web page.
Jacksonville University has a variety of student media outlets. All groups are
staffed by students, advised by faculty and supervised by a Media Board. The
Navigator, The Riparian, The Aquarian, the Dolphin Channel and Dolphin Radio
all provide excellent opportunities for professional experience.
Vehicle Registration -
256-7585 or 256-7911
Campus Security Office – Warehouse
All vehicles parked on the JU campus
must be registered with the Department of Campus Security and must display a
current parking decal at all times. This includes cars, motorcycles, motor
scooters, and bicycles. To obtain your parking decal, you
may complete the on-line registration process, print the completed registration
document and bring it along with your Drivers License and vehicle registration
(for verification purposes) to the Department of Campus Security (Green Street
entrance) and your decal will be issued in an expeditious manner. There is a separate
form to complete when registering your bicycle. Or
you may choose to bring your state vehicle registration to the Campus Security
Office and complete the registration document there. Decals are issued with the
understanding that students will be responsible for reading and abiding by
Jacksonville University’s parking rules and regulations. Citations issued to
your vehicle will immediately be placed on your account where they will remain
until the citation is appealed or paid. Students are allotted 15 calendar days
from the date of the citation to file an appeal with Campus Security or pay the
citation at the Controller’s office or e-Pay.
Visitor parking passes
are available in the Campus Security office and should be displayed for the
duration of the visit. Any vehicle without a parking pass/permit may be subject
to receiving a citation or being towed off campus.