Campus Life & Activities
Our expectation is that you will not attend gatherings of more than 10 people and that you will continue wearing masks and social distancing in your free time. This means you should not attend large parties. If you do, we will consider this a violation of the University’s Code of Conduct and a failure to respect the policies we’ve established to keep our campus safe this fall. The University will take swift and decisive action against anyone who recklessly ignores these safety policies and puts others at risk. Violators will be asked to leave campus for two weeks and continue their studies entirely online during that time period.
In consideration for all of our community members, students are accountable for upholding the JU Code of Conduct. The code states students should contribute to the development and sustenance of a community characterized by respect, caring and honesty. This expectation calls for behavior which demonstrates the five principles of student conduct: respect for oneself, respect for others, respect for property, respect for authority, and honesty.
Our location in warm, sunny Northeast Florida has its advantages -- particularly when being outside is considered a safer option. Student Life is excited to offer plenty of outdoor recreational activities for students this fall.
Intramural sports will focus on low-contact options that can be played outside, such as spike ball, beach volleyball, corn hole, and fishing. As much as possible, we will move group fitness classes outside and will add new outdoor options such as high-intensity interval training and boot camps.
This fall, JU’s fitness center will feature all-new equipment. Capacity will be limited for individual workouts inside the fitness center, in line with CDC guidelines. To assist with capacity limits, students and University employees can reserve time slots through a virtual reservation system that will be shared later this summer. Staff will clean and sanitize the fitness center and the equipment in between workout time slots and the center will receive a deep cleaning at the end of each day. Face coverings will be required for fitness center staff but not for those exercising.
The pool will be open with limited capacity and pool chairs will be placed at least 6 feet apart. The JAX eSports lounge will also open with limited capacity to allow for appropriate physical spacing.
Student organizations and clubs are encouraged to use Blackboard Collaborate, Skype for Business, or Microsoft Teams to host virtual meetings with group members. In-person gatherings of student groups are limited to 10 people, in line with published guidelines, and should be conducted outdoors when possible. Any in-person meetings must offer alternative meeting formats to accommodate anyone who is uncomfortable meeting in person. External guests -- individuals who are not students, faculty, or staff of Jacksonville University -- are not permitted at student events.
Leaders of registered student organizations are required to attend the Virtual Student Organization meeting held at the beginning of the academic year.
Sororities and fraternities may conduct fully virtual or hybrid fall recruitment activities in accordance with the standards established by their organization’s national leadership.