Offices of Housing Operations and Residence Life

This is an archived copy of the 2020-2021 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit catalog.jsu.edu.

The Offices of Housing Operations and Residence Life provide a variety of living options. There are traditional residence halls and apartments that enhance a community environment.

The Offices of Housing Operations and Residence Life operate and maintain eight residence halls and over 800 apartments. To be eligible to live in university housing a student must be admitted to Jacksonville State University in good standing and enrolled as a student. The student will be required to satisfy these eligibility standards throughout the academic year and to inform the Offices of Housing Operations and Residence Life of any changes in their status that may affect their eligibility.

Students must apply online at www.jsu.edu/housing/apply.html using their MyJSU username and password. A nonrefundable application fee of $200 is required at the time of submission. The priority deadline for applications is April 1. Room assignments are made based on the date on which applications are received; therefore, space may become limited before the April 1 priority deadline.

If students have a roommate preference, they must indicate their preference on the housing application/lease agreement. Roommate requests must be mutually requested and must include the correct student number of each roommate. Both roommate applications/lease agreements must be submitted by April 1 for the request to be considered. Both roommates must also select the same living options in the same order of preference. Lease rates are subject to change pending approval from the Board of Trustees of Jacksonville State University. The lease agreement is a legally binding document for the full academic year. Students are financially responsible for all room charges for the fall and spring semesters. Residents of the Pointe @ JSU are responsible for a 12 month lease agreement which includes room charges for fall, spring, and summer semesters.

An assigned space must be claimed by the end of the first day of move in or the space will be reassigned.

Students seeking to cancel their lease agreement should visit www.jsu.edu/housing for more information regarding deadlines and monetary penalties.

First-year students are required to live on campus. A full list of exemptions can be found online at www. jsu.edu/housing/exemptions.html.1

For more information regarding rates and or facilities, please visit www.jsu.edu/housing.

Dining Services

The meal plan account provides for prepaid meals at tow locations. The first location is Hopper Dining Hall where you can eat any combination of the all-you-care-to-eat meals at breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The second location is the Gamecock Diner which provides a on-time entry (restaurant style) at lunch and dinner with selection from a menu kiosk. Each plan also provides a declining balance account of flex dollars to be used at campus locations such as Hopper Dining Hall, Gamecock Diner, Chick-fil-A, WOW Wingery, Jazzman’s Café, Freshen’s, Mein Bowl, and the Peak.

Resident Dining Meal Plan Options

Students living on campus in Crow, Curtiss, Daugette, Dixon, Fitzpatrick, Logan, Meehan, Patterson, or Sparkman Hall will have their My JSU account billed $1760 for the plan and the student will need to choose from the following options by going to the dining website at https://jsudining.sodexomyway.com/my-meal-plan/mp-selection.

Option A:  Unlimited Meals with $50 Flex

This plan provides unlimited access for the cardholder to Hopper Dining Hall. It includes $50 in flexible spending over the semester at the retail locations.

Option B:  14 Meals Per Week with $125 Flex

This plan provides any 14 meals throughout the week at Hopper Dining Hall or Gamecock Diner to be used by the cardholder. It also includes $125 in flexible spending over the semester at the retail locations.

Option C:  10 Meals Per Week with $400 Flex

This plan provides the cardholder with any ten meals throughout the week at Hopper Dining Hall or Gamecock Diner. It also includes $400 in flexible spending over the semester at the retail locations.

Option D:   Block 80 with $800 Flex

This plan provides any 80 meals throughout the semester at Hopper Dining Hall or Gamecock Diner to be used by the cardholder, plus $800 in flexible spending over the semester at the retail outlets.

Non-Resident Commuter Dining Options

Commuter students who would like the convenience and ease of dining on campus have several options available. Commuters can choose from the above plans that are available to campus residents or choose from the additional plans listed below.

Block 50 with $100 Flex….. $572.00

This plan provides the cardholder with 50 meals over the semester at Hopper Dining Hall or Gamecock Diner, plus $100 in flexible spending over the semester at the retail locations.

Commuter Flex Plan

This is a prepaid plan that works just like a debit card by using the student ID. The commuter must purchase a minimum of $110 or anything over this amount. It provides flexible spending over the semester at Hopper Dining Hall, Gamecock Diner and the retail locations. At Hopper Dining Hall and Gamecock Diner, the cardholder pays $7.73 for breakfast, $9.09 for lunch, and $9.09 for dinner. At the retail locations, the cardholder pays the cost per item selected.

Sample Flex Plans:

Flex Plan Total
$100 plus 10% tax $110.00
$200 plus 10% tax $220.00
$300 plus 10% tax $330.00
$400 plus 10% tax $440.00
$500 plus 10% tax $550.00

For more information on the dining programs, go to dining.jsu.edu or call 256-782-7242.