The JSU Welcome Center is the front door to the campus of Jackson State University. Located in the capital city — the cultural, political and geographical center of Mississippi — the university’s scenic, 150-acre campus is home to numerous academic and administrative buildings, many with unique architectural elements. The main campus, on John R. Lynch Street between Prentiss and Dalton Streets, is a mere five-minute drive from downtown Jackson and a 20-minute drive from Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The Welcome Center provides campus tours for small groups, maps, information on JSU programs and events, meeting space and seminars. Prospective students and their families, alumni, staff and friends of JSU are all invited to the center to learn about our services, to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus, or to schedule use of our conference room! While there are numerous year-round activities on campus, the city also offers a wide variety of cultural, musical and sporting events. Malls and eclectic neighborhood stores are a haven for shoppers in search of great bargains.