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Residence Life

Residence Life

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 participate in the Residence Hall Association and 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 experience.

Spring 2023 Application Dates

New & Transfer Students Only: November 1, 2022 – November 30, 2022

Application Portal will open at 9:00 a.m. Interested students must be admitted to the university in order to apply for housing. 

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.



Due to an increased demand for housing, we regret to inform you that there are currently no available spaces for the Fall 2022 semester. The JSU Marketplace has closed and we are no longer accepting payments. All students will be notified of their housing status by July 15, 2022.

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.


Housing & Residence Life is establishing a carefully organized move-in process spread out over several days to follow public health safety guidelines. In order to provide a socially-distanced and efficient Move-In experience, please review the following updates:

  • Volunteer assistance will be available. Moving carts will be available at each residence hall.

  • There is not a limit on the number of guests that may assist students with the move-in process. Please do not bring anyone with you who may be sick or considered at risk.

  • 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.


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. Then, you will be prompted to log in to the Self-Service Portal with the following info:

     Username: J-number (ex. J00123456)

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

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

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


If you have any questions, please contact Additional move-in day information coming soon.


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