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Frequently Asked Questions

​​​​​​​​​​1. ​iS oRIENTATION rEQUIRED? 

Yes, orientation is mandatory.  For students entering in the Fall, you can choose to attend one summer session. The 2015 Orientation dates are June 15th-16th, July 13th-14th and July 17th-18th.

The summer sessions are heavily focused on helping you meet classmates and current students, in addition to taking care of your essential needs and learning about our resources.

2. What should I expect at Orientation?

Here is the tentative schedule: 


Day One

9am - Check-in

Opening Session

Students and Families will have separate schedules after Opening Session

Information Sessions

Lunch (Students and guests)

Information Sessions

Break Out Sessions

Dinner

Social Activities for Students

 

Day Two

9am-Breakfast

Information Sessions

Lunch

Room and Orientation Check-Out

The second day could wrap up as early as 3:00pm. The Registrar's Office, Financial Aid Office, and Bursar's Office will be open for walk-ins or appointments until 5:00pm*.​

*During the July 17th-18th Orientation session, the offices will close at 2:00pm on Saturday. ​

For more details and information, please contact the Orientation office at (904)256-7068 or newtoju@ju.edu​


3. Do I have to stay on campus?

Yes!  We promise you will have fun!  Even if you are a Jacksonville native and plan to live at home with your parents, you should stay on campus during the summer orientation session. This is a great opportunity for you to make some new friends and get a feel the traditional residence hall rooms.


4. Where should my family stay?

We are currently offering an on campus stay for family members on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited. Parents should bring clothing for warm weather!  Please also bring your basic toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc.). You will need to bring a pillow, but we'll provide the other linens and bath towels.
 
If family members are unable to reside on campus, the Jacksonvi​lle University partner is the Courtyard by Marriott, Jacksonville-I-295 East Beltway hotel. 

 

To reserve your stay:  Book your corporate rate:  Jacksonville University

 
For additional lodging information, please visit: Food and Lodging


5. Will someone pick me up from the airport?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide transportation to and from the airport. You will be able to grab a taxi outside the baggage claim area. Please ask the taxi driver to take you directly to Jacksonville University and once you enter campus, ask them to drop you off at Oak Hall. Please view our campus map​. There will also be a person available in the Welcome Center at the front entrance of campus to provide you with directions, if necessary.

​6. Can I arrive a day early or leave a day later?​

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate these requests.


7. What should I pack for summer Orientation?

Welcome to hot and sunny FL!  

You should definitely pack a pair of flip flops and clothing for warm weather!  Please also bring your basic toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc.). You will need to bring a pillow, but we'll provide the other linens and bath towels.  You may want to bring a beach towel and swim attire for the pool – just in case we make it there the evening on the first day of the sessions. 


8. do transfer students attend one of the summer orientation sessions?

Yes, orientation is mandatory for students entering in the Fall. You can choose to attend one summer session. The 2015 Orientation dates are June 15th-16th, July 13th-14th and July 17th-18th.

 The summer sessions are heavily focused on helping you meet classmates and current students, in addition to taking care of your essential needs and learning about our resources.

If you have any questions, please contact newtoju@ju.edu. 


9. If I am no longer able to attend the summer orientation session, can I get a refund?

If you cancel prior to June 1st for the June session or July 1st for the July session, you can get a refund.  Please contact the studentsolutionscenter@ju.edu or (904)256-7700. 


10. In August, when can I move in?

Move-in for new students is Friday, August 21st. Residential Life will notify you of your designated move-in time.