Frequently Asked Questions

​​​​​​​​1.  IS ORIENTATION REQUIRED? 

Yes, orientation is required for all new incoming students under the age of 25.  For students entering in the Fall 2017, you can choose to attend one of the following Summer Orientation sessions: July 13th - July 15th (now full), July 19th - 21st, and July 26th - 28th.

During the Summer Orientation session, we will also host a Family & Guest Orientation. Family Orientation is not required for family members, but is highly encouraged.

2. HOW MUCH DOES ORIENTATION REGISTRATION COST? 

The cost per student is covered in the University deposit. Additional guests/family members will be $50 per attendee.  Any children under the age of four are free. Students will stay in North Residence Hall during Summer Orientation, while guests and family members will need to reserve a hotel room in the area.  

 

3. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT ORIENTATION?

Family & Guest Schedule- CLICK HERE

Student Schedule- Coming Soon! 

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

 

4. SHOULD A FAMILY MEMBER OR GUEST COME TO ORIENTATION? WHAT IF MY SIBLING(S) WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND?

While it is not required, we highly encourage a family member to attend. Family & Guests will have their own Orientation track where they will receive a variety of great 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 and take care of administrative needs. 

View the Family and Guest Schedule- HERE

Siblings must follow the parents through the Family & Guest track. They will be unable to accompany their sister or brother through the Student Orientation track. 

 

5. 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 get to know important services on campus and to connect with our amazing student leaders and faculty members. 

 

6. WHERE SHOULD MY FAMILY STAY? 

Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville I-295/East Beltway

Address: 9815 Lantern Street Jacksonville, FL  32225 

Phone: (904) 247-6782

  • 11 miles from JU campus!
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool​

For additional lodging information, please visit: Food and Lodging

 

7. 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. 

 

8. CAN I ARRIVE A DAY EARLY OR LEAVE A DAY LATER?

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

 

9. WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR SUMMER ORIENTATION?

1. Bed Linens- Twin XL fitted sheet, flat sheet, pillow, and blanket. (REQUIRED)   

2. Toiletries- Shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothpaste, etc. (REQUIRED)     

3. Clothes for Community Service Project- Including a t-shirt, jeans/shorts that can get dirty, and closed-toe shoes. (REQUIRED)

4. Bathing suit and towel for the pool party.

5. Light, casual summer clothing for three days as well as a rain jacket.

6. Sun screen and a hat.

7. Some personal spending money for snacks, souvenirs, etc.

 

10. DO TRANSFER STUDENTS ATTEND ONE OF THE SUMMER ORIENTATION SESSIONS?

Yes, orientation is required for students entering in the Fall who are under the age of 25. 

If you have any questions, please contact New Student Orientation at (904) 256-7068 or newtoju@ju.edu

 

11. WHEN SHOULD I COME FOR THE START OF SCHOOL?
IMPORTANT DATES

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION: Tuesday, August 22nd - Thursday, August 24th, 2017

MOVE-IN DAY: Friday, August 25th, 2017

WEEK OF WELCOME (Students): Friday, August 25th –Friday, September 1st  

WEEK OF WELCOME (Families): Friday, August 25th – Saturday, August 26th

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: Monday, August 28th, 2017

 

12. WHAT IS WEEK OF WELCOME? 

Week of Welcome will be your first official week on campus as a Jacksonville University student.  During the weekend we will offer move-in assistance to your assigned residence hall along with many fun and educational activities to help you meet people and get familiar with the campus before the start of the semester.  

Visit our Week of Welcome page for more information! 

 

13.  WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER ORIENTATION?
  • ​Summer Orientation Session I Deadline- Thursday, July 6th, 2017: Reached max capacity- already filled 
  • Summer Orientation Session II Deadline- Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
  • Summer Orientation Session III Deadline- Wednesday, July 19th, 2017