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Welcome to Residence Life

Living on campus can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Our Housing and Residence Life Program offers a variety of programs to meet students’ needs.  We encourage you to become involved in all of the activities offered by Housing and Residence Life.

We are a diverse living-learning community comprised of traditional residence halls and suites. We are ready to assist you in making your experience at Jackson State University a rewarding one.


Spring 2024 Application Dates

Application is open October 3, 2023 – October 31, 2023.

The Application Portal will open at 9:00 a.m.
Students must be admitted to the university to apply for housing. 

JSU Housing will prioritize the housing needs of first-time freshmen during this application period.
All assignments are based on availability.

Students seeking housing must have the following completed before a housing assignment is provided:

Immunization records received by the University Health Center and 

FAFSA received and processed by the Financial Aid Department.

Students must have balance paid before Spring 2024 Move-In: January 10, 2024.

Please be advised that we are experiencing high call volumes. If you are unable to reach us via phone, please send us a detailed email to and we will contact you within 1-2 business days.
Thank you for your patience.

JSU Housing Cancellation Policy: Students may cancel their housing assignment by submitting a cancellation request to JSU Housing at The request must include the student’s name and J-Number.

Spring 2024 Move-In

  • Residence Halls open at 9:00 a.m. on January 10, 2023, for the Spring 2024 Semester.

  • Volunteer assistance will be available.

  • Moving carts will be available at each residence hall.

  • Parents and students are encouraged to bring their own carts/dollies as our inventory is limited. 
  • There is no limit on the number of guests that may assist students with the move-in process. 

  • Please consider reducing the number of personal belongings you bring with you to campus. Doing so will help ensure you have a quick and easy unloading process.


JSU Housing No-Show Policy: Student must move in within 48 hours of the scheduled move-in date. Failure to do so will result in the loss of housing assignment. Students requesting late move-in/arrival times should do so by contacting Housing at


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If you are interested in housing for the upcoming semester, you may complete the housing application. If spaces become available, we will contact eligible students via JSU email to make the required payment. All students will have 24 hours to accept or decline the available assignment. Thank you for your understanding.


If you would like to view your room assignment and roommate information, please use these steps:

1. Visit your JSU PAWS account and select “Enter Secure Area.”

2. Enter your J# (ex. J00000000) and Pin #, which is defaulted as your birthdate (ex. 010118).

3. Select the “Student” tab at the top of the page. Then, select the “Housing” link.

4. After selecting the “Housing” link, you will select, “THD: JSU Housing Self-Service.”

5. After selecting “THD: JSU Housing Self-Service,” you will be directed to the THD Housing Self-Service Portal where you will need to enter your login information.

6. Your login information will be as follows:

     Username: oneJ# (ex. oneJ00000000)

     Password: NetID (Must set-up in your PAWS account)

7. You will be directed to your own personal Student Housing Portal. Once there, you will scroll down to the section labeled “Assignments.”

8. In the “Assignments” section, you will find your assigned residence hall/room number and your assigned roommates.


If you have any questions, please contact


Tutorial Video: How to Complete a Housing Application. If you would like to see a video of how to complete the housing application, please click here.If you are under the age of 18, please click here to see how to complete the housing application.



As a citizen of our residential community, you have the convenience of living close to classes, the library, laundry facilities, tutors, computer labs, and the student health center. Living on campus also offers a helpful and supportive staff, a secure environment, academic support, leadership development, and employment opportunities.



Residence Life
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Phone: 601.979.2326