Gwen Caples, Director
Latona R. Banks, Administrative Assistant
Jeremy Sanford, Tour Guide/Receptionist
The JSU Welcome Center provides free tours, meeting space and seminars. Our address is below:
JSU Welcome Center
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17056
Jackson, MS 39217
Office: (601) 979-0883
Fax: (601) 979-0954
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on university holidays
Office of Undergraduate Recruitment Tours
9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, prior notice required*
2 hours in length
To schedule: Contact the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment at (601) 979-2914.
Welcome Center Tours
10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, prior notice required*
1 hour in length walking tour
(Groups of 12 or less)
Types of Tours
1) Standard one-hour walking tour
2) Customized tour of select buildings on campus
3) Heritage tour of buildings with programs highlighting Mississippi's civil rights movement. The tour stops include the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO Center – admission required); the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy; the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience and Alexander West on the Gibbs-Green Plaza).
Parking for Visitors
The visitor lot is directly behind the JSU Student Center. To access the lot, turn off Dalton Street onto the street in front of the Department of Public Safety. The lot is located on the left.