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New Student Orientation

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New Student Orientation

Office location

Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Office hours

Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Telephone number

(904) 256-7068

Email address

 

1. Is Orientation required?

Yes, Orientation is required for all new incoming students.This year all New Student Orientation sessions will take place in a virtual environment. This includes incoming freshman, international students, transfer & military affiliated students. 

Family Orientation is not required for family members, but we would love to have you participate! Please enter your information as a "guest" when your student registers for orientation. 

 2. How much does Orientation registration cost?

The cost for students is covered in the University non-refundable deposit.

There is no cost for family members to participate in the Family track of Orientation. 

3. What should I expect during Orientation?

Students and family members can expect a series of engaging and informative Orientation events hosted in a virtual format. throughout the month of July. 

To fulfill the Orientation requirement, students will complete self-paced learning modules in Blackboard. 

Students will receive individual outreach from their Orientation Leader and will be invited to attend small group chats with other new students. 

More information and schedules will be provided in mid-June. 

Contact the Orientation team at newtoju@ju.edu if you have questions. 

4. Should a family member or guest participate in Orientation? 

While it is not required, we highly encourage family members to participate in Family Orientation. Family members will have their own Orientation track where they will receive a variety of information regarding academics, housing, finances, campus culture, and other services at Jacksonville University. It is a great opportunity to learn what your student can expect from their college experience, as well as provide a time to get all of your questions answered.

Please enter your information as a "guest" when your student registers for orientation. More information will be emailed to registered participants in mid-June. 

 5. Do transfer students participate in Orientation? 

Yes! Orientation is required for all new students entering JU. This year all New Student Orientation sessions will take place in a virtual environment. This includes incoming freshmen, international students, transfer & military affiliated students. 

New students over the age of 22 can be exempt from Orientation. If you have any questions, please contact us at newtoju@ju.edu 

 6. What is Week of Welcome?

Week of Welcome takes place during your first official week on campus as a Jacksonville University student. Week of Welcome kicks off with move-in assistance for incoming students. You won't have to lift a finger! From there, we have a series of fun and educational activities to help you meet people and get familiar with the campus. 

Visit our Week of Welcome page for more information!