Monday, March 28, 2016
Jacksonville State University offers multiple ways to visit and see the campus. Spring and Fall Preview Days, campus tours, student tours, group tours, weekday and weekend visits.
As a JSU student, myself, the best way for me to see JSU was going to preview day. Preview days offer a multitude of ways to get information about JSU. There are Fall and Spring Preview Days for perspective students. Fall preview day is better for high school seniors, since they will be graduating soon, but they can also attend the spring preview day. Most high school juniors and sophomores attend the spring preview day.
The next preview day is on April 2nd. Students will get the opportunity to speak with academic department representatives, take a campus tour, and eat lunch. Students also get an overview of the enrollment process, which consists of information about admissions, scholarships/financial aid, and housing.
The next Fall Preview Day is October 15th.
If you can’t make it to a spring preview day, don’t worry, there are more ways to visit JSU!
You can make an appointment to take a campus tour Monday through Friday. Students can choose to be in a group or have an individual tour. There are only a limited number of spots on these tours, so make sure you register in advance. On Mondays and Fridays students can participate in a walking group tour at 10:00 A.M. or 2:00 P.M. The tour begins and ends at Houston Cole Library 12th floor and usually lasts one and half hours. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays students can tour individually by van at 9:00 A.M., 11:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., and 3:00 P.M. The tour begins and ends at the JSU Visitor Center, at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 204, and usually lasts one hour.
Large groups, like a school class, organization, club, etc., can also tour JSU. They need to give an advanced notice of two weeks to the JSU Visitor Center for booking.
You can visit during the week and get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at JSU. Students can check out the TMB Food Court, the Café, and the Jack Hopper Dining Hall while they’re in full swing. They can go to the enrollment offices and ask questions. Since it’s in the week, classes are in full swing, so students can see what the classrooms look like and might even have the opportunity to talk to a professor.
They can also come during the weekend, or for sporting events, but the offices and classrooms won’t necessarily be open.
To register for the Spring Preview Day on April 2nd, go to www.jsu.edu/admissions/preview-day/
To schedule a tour or visit, call the JSU Visitor Center at 256-782-5260
By: Brittany Noell (JSU student 2012-2016)