Jacksonville University FloridaJU
combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the
strengths of an urban comprehensive university. Its academic
programs and resources prepare students for success in their
chosen careers and for advanced study at the graduate level.
Connections with area businesses and civic organizations provide
meaningful internships and educational opportunities outside of
Living at JU
University is committed to providing students with the best in
campus residential living. New apartments have been built and
revisions made to existing facilities which offer students more
choices, amenities and experiences than ever before.
facilities include residence halls with single and double rooms
and four-person suites; an eight-building Student Residential
Village featuring four-bedroom, independent living apartments; a
fitness center featuring exercise machines, free weights, and an
aerobics studio; a Cybercafe; JU's student-operated FM radio
station, WFIN; and student organization offices. Resident
students participate in the University meal plan, which has
facilities include computer network connections for Internet, intranet, and e-mail access. Included in all housing fees, students receive in-room, high-speed data access to the JU
intranet and the Internet, all utilities, telephone services
(including AT&T long distance calling program), and basic cable
with more than 100 channels. For a complete list of Housing
FAQ's, click here .
and Wellness Fitness Center
There is no better way to stay fit than in JU's Fitness
Center located in Botts Hall next to the Cyber café With
Treadmills, exercise bikes, free weights, a new universal
station, aerobics room, and much more, there is something for
everyone. It is open to all students, staff, and faculty of JU. If
you would like to teach a fitness class or become a fitness
center monitor, please contact the Residential Life Office at
If you are looking for a new place to study, the JU pool may be
just the place. Whether you want to catch some Florida sun or
work as a lifeguard, the pool has something for everyone. There
are recreational areas as well as lap swimming. For employment
information, please contact Campus Activities at 256-7520.
About Jacksonville and Northeast Florida
offers JU students distinct advantages. With an area population
of over one million, the city has numerous public parks hosting
organized recreational programs, a major national jazz festival, a professional symphony orchestra, art museums, a science and
history museum, and a zoo.
Landing riverfront festival marketplace and two major shopping
malls are within a short drive of the campus. A major convention
center and center for the performing arts offer programs
year-round, while riverfront reclamation projects have created
popular riverwalks on both the north and south banks of the St.
enthusiasts, the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars play home games just
across the river from the JU campus. Other spectator sports
opportunities include minor league baseball, basketball and ice
hockey as well as a professional soccer franchise. The Players
Championship, a premier event on the PGA tour, the Bausch and
Lomb women's Tennis Association tournament and Association of
Tennis Professionals (ATP) events are held nearby. The World
Golf Hall of Fame is less than a half-hour from campus.
Northeast Florida is
steeped in history. St. Augustine, founded by Spanish explorers
in the 1500's, is the nation's oldest city and is 40 miles south
of Jacksonville. Near the campus is Fort Caroline, an ill-fated
French Huguenot settlement on the St. Johns River.
For weekends and
holidays, Walt Disney World, Seaworld and Universal Studios, located near Orlando, are only a two-and-a-half hour drive away.
Space shuttle launches and landings at NASA's Kennedy Space
Center are two hours away. And for those who simply want to
enjoy Florida's surf and sand, Atlantic Ocean beaches are less
than 20 minutes away from the JU campus.
For more information
on travel, lodging, dining and attractions in Jacksonville, please visit
http://www.visitjacksonville. com .