Welcome to Jackson State

Posted By: by webmaster

What You Need to Know

First-time Freshmen and new Transfers

Volunteers from the University will be available on Saturday, August 17, 2013 between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm to assist you with moving your items into the residence halls.

**If you are an incoming transfer student with a housing assignment at Tiger Plaza and planning to arrive on August 17, please report to Campbell College North for directions. For details, call 601.979.2326.

Below you will find recommended times to arrive to campus to check-in at your assigned residence hall.

Last Names (A-F) and Out-of-State Students
8:00 am – 11:00 am

Last Names (G – K) and Out of State Students
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Last Names (L – P)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Last Names (Q – Z)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you received your housing assignment, you can proceed to your assigned residence hall to check-in.  Please follow the directions of the Public Safety staff and volunteers to your assigned residence hall.


If you submitted a housing application and did not receive your housing assignment, please call the Department of Housing and Residence Life at 601.979.2326 prior to move-in.



If you have not submitted a housing application, please complete an application via our website at prior to move-in and submit it via the website or fax it to 601.979.4221.  Students are strongly encouraged to submit a housing application prior to move-in; however, our office will be open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Our office is located in Campbell College Suites – North.


Information for Returning Students

Posted By: by webmaster

Volunteers from the University will be available on Tuesday, August 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist you with moving your items into the residence halls.

Tiger Plaza Residents

Posted By: by webmaster

This fall semester, some Jackson State University upperclassmen will receive a new living experience at Tiger Plaza, an exclusive living community for JSU students. Tiger Plaza is located at 400 Greymont Ave., Jackson, MS 39202 and is approximately 2.8 miles from the main campus.

Shuttle buses will run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The location also gives students access to JATRAN buses, which is free for JSU students. Also, several downtown areas restaurants, including Wendy’s and Domino’s, will accept the JSU Supercard (for a complete list of Supercard locations, download the JSUgo mobile app on your android or apple device).

**If you are an incoming transfer student, are assigned to Tiger Plaza and planning to arrive on August 17, please report to Campbell College North for directions. For details, call 601.979.2326.

Tiger Plaza move-in day is Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Check-in will occur in the lobby of Tiger Plaza. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you.  When you arrive, you’ll see a hotel  renovated specifically to serve only JSU students. Each room is furnished with two twin beds, two desks, two dressers and has a private bathroom and WiFi. The packing list is the same as all residence halls (

Campus Police and Residence Life staff will monitor Tiger Plaza 24 hours a day. All rules and regulations outlined in the Student Code of Conduct will apply. The meal plan students have selected will remain the same, and a frequent shuttle service will allow students to dine on campus.


Post Office Packages

Posted By: by webmaster

For Move-In Day the campus Post Office will be open from 10 a.m.- noon in the J. R. Reddix Hall.

Each student is provided a mailbox, which also is located in the J. R. Reddix Hall.  All students who reside on campus are required to have a post office box. Mail and packages sent to students from family and friends should be addressed as follows:

John R. Doe (student’s name (including middle initial)
JSU Box number
Jackson, MS 39217

UPS, Airborne, and Federal Express packages may be picked up in the Campus Post Office Located in Reddix Hall. Packages should contain the following information:

Student’s name (including middle initial)
Residence Hall in which the student resides
Room Number or telephone number
1325 Hattiesburg Street
Jackson, MS 39217

To ensure the package reaches the proper destination and person, never use nicknames, or send a package in any name but the student’s name. For details, call 601-979-2051


Meal Plans

Posted By: by webmaster

Dining Service representatives will be on hand during Move-In Day at the Student Center Ballrooms A & B to assist in completing meal plan options.

Should you have questions about your account or would like to add or change plans, please visit us between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m..

Additional fees may apply. Money can be added to your SuperCard or Tiger Bucks account at any time.

For details about meal plan options, visit or call 601-979-256.


Financial Aid Concerns

Posted By: by webmaster

The Financial Aid Office at Jackson State University coordinates all financial assistance (federal, state, institutional, and private) offered to students.

Financial Aid is financial assistance that helps a student lessen the difference between what he/she can afford to pay and the actual cost of attendance. Financial assistance consists of grants, loans, employment, scholarships or a combination of any of these forms.

Financial Aid representatives will be on hand from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Student Center ballroom to assist students in completing their required documents.  For details, call 601-979-2227.



Posted By: by webmaster

Special parking has been designated for each Residence Hall. To identify your parking area, please click here.

Parking decal applications should be submitted to Campus Safety after completing registration.  Campus Safety can be contacted at 601-979-2580.

The University reserves the right to regulate the use of all vehicles on the campus and to forbid the use of a vehicle by a student, faculty/staff member, employee, or visitor whose conduct in any manner indicates he/she is not complying with the University regulations.

The University does not guarantee a parking space, except reserve parking. Registration of a vehicle and display of a decal does not guarantee a parking space, except reserve parking.

The University reserves the right to: (a) designate the exact area that any vehicle may be parked on campus, and (b) restrict the number of decals issued for any area.

Your Student ID

Posted By: by webmaster

All JSU faculty, staff, and students are required to display a valid identification card.  After you move your items into the residence hall, please proceed to the I.D. Center (located in Reddix Hall) to obtain your student identification card.  Your identification card will provide you will access to your residence hall and allow you to eat within the Dining Hall.  The I.D. Center will be open on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 8am – 5pm.  The office will resume normal business hours on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 8:00 am.

Identification – Use your JSU Supercard as your ID when asked by any university official.

Meal Plans – Your JSU Supercard is your meal ticket and must be presented to the cashier in any of the meal plan locations.

Supercard Accounts – Your JSU Supercard can be used to make purchase on and off campus.

Vending – Use your JSU Supercard to purchase drinks and snacks from vending machines located all over campus wide.

Athletic Events – Your JSU Supercard is your ticket to all athletic events, including basketball, and football games.

Recreational Facilities – Use your JSU Supercard for admission to the Walter Payton Complex, Game Room, Movie Theatre, etc.

Postal Services – Present your JSU Supercard to pick up packages and cash postal money orders.

Library – Use you JSU Supercard to check out books or to use reference material in the library.

Residence Hall – Use your JSU Supercard to enter residence halls and rooms.

Laundry Facilities – Your JSU card provides access to laundry facilities on campus.

Services Open

Posted By: by webmaster

Please note that the following offices will be open for your convenience on New Student Move-In Day (Saturday, August 17):

Admissions and Recruitment – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bookstore – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Business Office – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Financial Aid Office – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ID Center – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Post Office – 10am – 12pm


Checking In

Posted By: by webmaster


1.  Arrive during your recommended check in day and time period.
2.  Follow the directions of posted signs, JSU Public Safety and university volunteers.
3.  Check-in at your Residence Hall lobby with a Residence Life Staff member.
4.  Move into your room.
5.  Return to your room to finish unpacking and arranging.
6.  Get your student I.D. on the 3rd floor of the Student Center.
7.  Enjoy time with your family and new friends.
8.  Check your “Welcome Week” schedule for additional activities.




Everyone should bring:

- An alarm clock
- Pillow
- Mattress Cover/pad
- Sheets
- Blanket
- Bedspread or comforter
- Towels
- Shower shoes, shower cap, robe
- Laundry bag/basket, detergent, bleach, etc
- Iron and ironing board
- Clothes hangers, etc.
- Small trashcan and trash can liners
- Mop, broom, dustpan, and other cleaning supplies
- Cable Cord
- Health Insurance Card
- Personal Property Insurance (highly recommended)
- Computer/laptop (optional)
- Television (portable and cable ready)
- Radio or small stereo (optional)
- Plastic Containers (for potato chips, cereal, cookies, etc.)

Other recommended items:

- Cell phone
- Throw rugs
- Photographs
- Small plants
- Room deodorizers (not incense)
- A small lamp
- Flashlight
- A trunk with lock
- Storage boxes, etc.



- Microwaves
- Halogen lamps or halogen bulbs of any kind
- Hotplate, skillet, toaster, toaster over, rice cooker, George Foreman grill, or similar cooking or high     wattage appliances with exposed surfaces
- Pets
- Air conditioner or space heater
- Candles/incense
- Weapons
- Alcohol and alcohol paraphernalia



- Don’t over pack – Be aware that students have limited space in their residence hall rooms and only one car load is strongly recommended. Rental trucks, trailers, and moving vans are not permitted. Delivery companies will not be permitted to deliver until after 5 p.m. on each move-in day. Furniture provided in residence hall rooms must remain in the rooms. To view a virtual tour of your room assignment, please visit Parents can help guard against property loss or damage by carrying renter’s insurance on your student.
- Be sure all your belongings are contained in boxes – Loose items are easily dropped or lost.  Please make every effort to pack all your belongings inside boxes or containers.  That includes hanging clothes, toiletries, shoes, etc.
- Label your boxes – We will do our best to make sure your belongings make to your room but please make that process easy on our move-in crew by labeling every box and every item you are moving into your room with your name and your room number
Be patient!