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This is the official page of Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama. Maintained by the JSU Office of Public Relations

Mission: Jacksonville State University provides distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population. As a learning-centered university, Jacksonville State University strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting students' educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, Jacksonville State University seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, Jacksonville State University promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths.

JSU will be closed for winter break from Dec. 19-Jan.1, closing at the end of the day on Dec. 18 and reopening on Jan. 2...
12/17/2019

JSU will be closed for winter break from Dec. 19-Jan.1, closing at the end of the day on Dec. 18 and reopening on Jan. 2. Have a wonderful holiday break with your friends and family. We can't wait to see you back in 2020!

12/17/2019

Tornado Watch :: A tornado watch has been issued until 4 AM. Leone Cole Auditorium is open for cover at this time.

12/17/2019

Tornado Watch :: Go to the lowest level of your building. Stay away from windows, outside walls, and exterior doors. Leone Cole Auditorium is open.

12/17/2019

Tornado Watch :: A tornado watch has been issued. Tune to your local media sources for updates and information for appropriate safety measures.

“On December 6th, 2019, the Jacksonville State University family suffered a loss of a hero at the Pensacola Naval Air St...
12/16/2019

“On December 6th, 2019, the Jacksonville State University family suffered a loss of a hero at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson died a hero that morning. Mr. Watson’s Father Benjamin Watson is a 1984 graduate of JSU and his brother, Adam, received his degree during the 12:30 ceremony on Saturday, December 14th. Mr. Watson demonstrated incredible bravery and sacrifice in the midst of terror. At this time would Adam and his family please stand so that the JSU family may recognize you. We will never forget Ensign Watsons’ sacrifice to his country.” - Acting President Don Killingsworth, 12/14/19

📸: Matt Reynolds/JSU

Jacksonville State University would like to remind everyone to stay weather aware today. You can sign up for JSU Alerts ...
12/16/2019

Jacksonville State University would like to remind everyone to stay weather aware today. You can sign up for JSU Alerts by visiting ➡️ https://bit.ly/2RWOrML

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Severe Weather Update Monday (12/16) 5 AM:

Not much change in the forecast. Strong to severe storms possible Monday,16th evening. Currently the main timing window for Calhoun County is between 7 PM and 2 AM. The main threats are damaging winds up to 60 MPH, quarter size hail, and a possible tornado. Remain weather aware throughout the day and please continue to check back for updates as the forecast will be continuously updated.

You can sign up for FREE emergency alerts by texting the message CalhounEMA to phone number 888-777.

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We’d like to say congratulations to the last graduating class of the decade! We couldn’t be more proud of YOU! Tag your ...
12/14/2019

We’d like to say congratulations to the last graduating class of the decade! We couldn’t be more proud of YOU! Tag your favorite grad in the comments ⬇️😍🎓🎉

📸: Matt Reynolds/Grace Cockrell/Abigail Read

JSU is closing out 2019 by establishing its 12th transfer agreement with an Alabama two-year school. The university has ...
12/13/2019
JSU | JSU News | JSU Signs Transfer Agreement with Chattahoochee Valley Community College

JSU is closing out 2019 by establishing its 12th transfer agreement with an Alabama two-year school. The university has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Ala.

The university established a Transfer Pathways program in 2016 to significantly increase the transferability of students from community colleges to JSU. The pathway model allows students to enroll in specific courses at the community college level that will better prepare them for the major they wish to pursue at JSU.

We couldn't be more excited about this partnership. To learn more click below!

JSU is closing out 2019 by establishing its 12th transfer agreement with an Alabama two-year school. The university has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Ala. 

12/13/2019

Tune in to the LIVE Stream of the School of Education and the School of Health Professions and Wellness Commencement ceremony!

12/13/2019

Tune in to the LIVE Stream of the School of Human Services and Social Sciences and the School of Science Commencement ceremony!

12/13/2019

Tune in to the LIVE Stream of the School of Arts and Humanities and the School of Business and Industry Commencement ceremony!

12/12/2019
Test Run for JSU Commencement

JSU Commencement is tomorrow and Saturday! Comment below and let us know if you're going to be graduating! 😍🎉

12/12/2019

JSU Commencement is tomorrow and Saturday! Comment below and let us know if you're going to be graduating! 😍🎉

12/12/2019

Tune in to our LIVE stream of the Jacksonville State University Graduate Commencement.

We'd like to congratulate our 2020 Go! Leaders😍 This outstanding group of student leaders are dedicated to helping incom...
12/12/2019
JSU | JSU News | University Announces 2020 GO! Leaders

We'd like to congratulate our 2020 Go! Leaders😍 This outstanding group of student leaders are dedicated to helping incoming students find their place on campus. To see the full list of leaders check out the link ⬇️

© 2019 Jacksonville State University 700 Pelham Rd N Jacksonville, AL 36265 Phone: 1-800-231-5291 or 1-256-782-5781 Email: [email protected]

Graduation day is almost here! The university will host its first commencement ceremony just for graduate students on Fr...
12/11/2019

Graduation day is almost here! The university will host its first commencement ceremony just for graduate students on Friday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. The next day, Dec. 14, there will be three undergraduate ceremonies as follows:

9 a.m. - School of Arts and Humanities & School of Business and Industry
12:30 p.m. - School of Human Services and Social Sciences & School of Science
4 p.m. - School of Education & School of Health Professions and Wellness.

All ceremonies will be held in Pete Mathews Coliseum. Graduates should arrive one hour before their ceremony. There will not be a rehearsal for students. We will be streaming all the ceremonies right here on our page for those who can't attend.

This will be the first ceremony led by Acting President Don Killingsworth, an alumnus celebrating the 20th anniversary of receiving his first degree from JSU in 1999 - a BS in geography. Radio personality Bill "Bubba" Bussey and former professional baseball player Todd Jones - both JSU alums - will be awarded honorary doctorates.

Congratulations Graduates!

Cheer on the Gamecocks tomorrow night as they take on Troy University at 7:30 in the Pete Mathews Coliseum. Live Stream ...
12/10/2019

Cheer on the Gamecocks tomorrow night as they take on Troy University at 7:30 in the Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Live Stream ➡️ ESPN Plus
Purchase Tickets ➡️ https://bit.ly/2LFxwtW

#FeartheBeak #StayCocky

TOMORROW! Jacksonville State hosts Troy at Pete Mathews Coliseum at 7:30 p.m.
#FearTheBeak #StayCocky

What JSU gear do you want this holiday season? Share your item using #JSUWishList and #sweepstakes and be entered for a ...
12/09/2019

What JSU gear do you want this holiday season? Share your item using #JSUWishList and #sweepstakes and be entered for a chance to win that item! 😍

Get inspired at "Crescendo," the senior exhibition featuring the works of graduating BFA, BA and MFA students opening to...
12/09/2019

Get inspired at "Crescendo," the senior exhibition featuring the works of graduating BFA, BA and MFA students opening tomorrow, December 10th. Meet the artists at the opening reception at Hammond Hall Gallery between 5-7 p.m. Admission is free and open to all.

Mondays call for extra coffee! We hope you have a great week, Gamecocks! #MotivationMonday 😍
12/09/2019

Mondays call for extra coffee! We hope you have a great week, Gamecocks! #MotivationMonday 😍

12/07/2019

UPD Phone issues. :: All, please contact UPD if you have an emergency at 256 689 2018. The phone lines are down and the 256 782 5050 number is down.

Happy #FriYAY, Gamecocks! We hope you have a great weekend, comment below and let us know what you have planned!
12/06/2019

Happy #FriYAY, Gamecocks! We hope you have a great weekend, comment below and let us know what you have planned!

Fall Commencement is A L M O S T here! If you're planning on attending, make sure you check out the link below so you wi...
12/05/2019
JSU | Office of the Registrar | Fall 2019 Commencement

Fall Commencement is A L M O S T here! If you're planning on attending, make sure you check out the link below so you will know where to park, what time the ceremony starts, and what you can bring into the facility. #JSUGraduation19

9:00 AM School of Arts and Humanities School of Business and Industry 12:30 PM School of Human Services and Social Sciences School of Science 4:00 PM School of Education School of Health Professions and Wellness

Finals Week has officially started here at JSU, and we know it can be a stressful time for our students! Send some posit...
12/04/2019

Finals Week has officially started here at JSU, and we know it can be a stressful time for our students! Send some positive words to a student you know in the comments ⬇️

📸: Matt Reynolds/JSU

Have you considered giving to Jacksonville State University on this #GivingTuesday?
12/03/2019

Have you considered giving to Jacksonville State University on this #GivingTuesday?

Have you considered including JSU this #GivingTuesday? You can make an endless impact in the lives of students, faculty, alumni and the communities we represent, today and for generations to come. Text GIVEJSU to 91999 (or visit the link in the comments) to designate your gift to the school/program of your choice. #givejsu

We are obsessed with these JSU Alumni Association Ornaments! Order one today by clicking the link below. 😍😍
12/02/2019

We are obsessed with these JSU Alumni Association Ornaments! Order one today by clicking the link below. 😍😍

Thank you to all who purchased the ornaments, they SOLD OUT very quickly. We will bring them back next holiday season, hopefully by Homecoming 2020 on Oct. 17th

Happy Monday, Gamecocks! We are so happy to have our students back on campus today😍 Comment below and let us know what y...
12/02/2019

Happy Monday, Gamecocks! We are so happy to have our students back on campus today😍 Comment below and let us know what you're looking forward to this week.

📸:Grace Cockrell/JSU

What better way to kick off the holiday season than attending the annual JSU in Lights event. This years event will take...
11/29/2019

What better way to kick off the holiday season than attending the annual JSU in Lights event. This years event will take place on Monday, Dec. 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at the President's House. Bring an unwrapped toy to brighten the holidays for a child in need. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, join the Marching Ballerinas at 6 p.m. at the Stone Center for their annual Kick-mas Show. They will be joined by A Chance to Dance and Cocky Claus. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the JSU Food Pantry.

Listen up, Gamecocks. We know that by this time in the year coursework can seem so boring that you'd swear a Dementor is...
11/27/2019
JSU | JSU News | Unique Courses Coming in 2020

Listen up, Gamecocks. We know that by this time in the year coursework can seem so boring that you'd swear a Dementor is about to suck the life out of you. But there is a way to break the late semester sleeping spell!

Check out one of these fresh, unique and exciting courses coming to JSU in Spring and Summer 2020. Whether you're into Harry Potter, Marvel comics, nature photography or something altogether different, here are a few classes that are anything but the "same old, same old."

Listen up, muggles. We know that by this time in the year coursework can seem so boring that you'd swear a Dementor is about to suck the life out of you. But there is a way to break the late semester sleeping spell!

JSU has signed its 11th transfer agreement with an Alabama two-year school. The university’s acting president, Dr. Don K...
11/25/2019

JSU has signed its 11th transfer agreement with an Alabama two-year school. The university’s acting president, Dr. Don Killingsworth, traveled to Tuscaloosa recently to meet with the president of Shelton State Community College, Dr. William J. Ashley, signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.

Shelton State Community College is one of the largest two-year colleges in Alabama, with two campuses in Tuscaloosa. Approximately 7,000 students are enrolled in some form of coursework at SSCU, including around 3,000 full-time students. It is recognized as Alabama’s “community college of the fine arts.”

To learn more about our Transfer Pathways program visit ➡️ https://bit.ly/2pG3IWA

We had a great time honoring Coach Don Salls yesterday. The legendary Gamecock football coach celebrated his 100th birth...
11/24/2019

We had a great time honoring Coach Don Salls yesterday. The legendary Gamecock football coach celebrated his 100th birthday in June. Salls coached the Gamecocks from 1946 to 1964, leading his team to seven conference championships and four bowl games. He is the oldest living University of Alabama football player, having played for the Crimson Tide as a fullback and linebacker from 1938 to 1942.


📸: Matt Reynolds/JSU

Good morning, Gamecocks! It's Gameday & Marching Southerners Reunion weekend. We can't wait to have everyone on campus w...
11/23/2019

Good morning, Gamecocks! It's Gameday & Marching Southerners Reunion weekend. We can't wait to have everyone on campus with us today! ❤️ #FeartheBeak #BlowSoutherners

11/23/2019
Mason Hall 360 Tour

The Mason Hall renovations are moving right along! See how things are looking by watching this 360 Virtual Reality Tour with Dr. Ken Bodiford. For the full video visit https://bit.ly/2L08mWX

It's officially Thanksgiving Break in the 'Ville! The University will be closed November 25-29th. To learn more about di...
11/22/2019
JSU | JSU News | Campus Observes Thanksgiving 2019

It's officially Thanksgiving Break in the 'Ville! The University will be closed November 25-29th. To learn more about dining, university recreation, and library hours next week check out the link below.

The Recreation and Fitness Center will only be closed the day of and after Thanksgiving. View UREC hours here. Houston Cole Library will be closed Nov. 23-30. View library hours here.

Some of you have reached out about wanting some JSU-themed wallpapers for your phone. Check out the pictures below, save...
11/22/2019

Some of you have reached out about wanting some JSU-themed wallpapers for your phone. Check out the pictures below, save the image, and add them to your lock screen on your phone, so you can carry a little piece of Jacksonville State University with you everywhere you go! 😍😍

📸: Matt Reynolds, Abigail Read, & Grace Cockrell

Foothills Fest has been a success! Thank you to all who attended the event. 🤩📸: Matt Reynolds/JSU
11/22/2019

Foothills Fest has been a success! Thank you to all who attended the event. 🤩

📸: Matt Reynolds/JSU

Take advantage of this deal tonight, Gamecocks!
11/21/2019
Jacksonville State Gamecocks

Take advantage of this deal tonight, Gamecocks!

FLASH SALE!! Until midnight tonight - use the PROMO code FLASH to buy GA tix for Saturday's final game vs. EKU for just $5!

This campus constantly gives us 😍 eyes! 📸: Grace Cockrell/JSU
11/20/2019

This campus constantly gives us 😍 eyes!

📸: Grace Cockrell/JSU

JSU and the City of Jacksonville will present the inaugural Foothills Fall Festival tomorrow, Nov. 21st, from 3-8 p.m., ...
11/20/2019

JSU and the City of Jacksonville will present the inaugural Foothills Fall Festival tomorrow, Nov. 21st, from 3-8 p.m., in front of Pete Mathews Coliseum. The free public event will bring together the university and the community to celebrate the Thanksgiving season.

Free activities will include a Ferris wheel, carousel, super slide, bouncy house, petting zoo, face painting, pie eating contest, bingo, photo booth, cornhole tournament, a JSU nature classroom and more. Registration for the Cornhole Tournament will be held from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm and the tournament beginning at 4:00 pm. The prize for the winners of the tournament will be a customized JSU cornhole set for each of the team winners. WOW!, Momma Goldberg's and Coca-Cola will also be selling items. Strut’s will operate a beer tent. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a fireworks show.

Arts, crafts and retail vendors will be on site. All proceeds collected from vendor fees and alcohol sales will be donated to the JSU Food Bank and Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center.

Festival guests should park on the north side of the Pete Mathews Coliseum parking lot, as parking on the south side will be dedicated to those attending the Ohio Valley Conference volleyball tournament. Parking will be first come, first served. Festival goers are welcome to park at the lot across from Brewer Hall, where the Gamecock Express will provide a free shuttle service to the festival.

The Southern Circuit documentary film series continues on campus on Thursday, Nov. 21st, with a screening of “When I Bre...
11/19/2019

The Southern Circuit documentary film series continues on campus on Thursday, Nov. 21st, with a screening of “When I Breathe, I Hope.” The film tells the story of Bakari Sellers, as he campaigns to become the first African American elected to statewide office in South Carolina since the 1870s. The event starts with a reception at 6 p.m. at Longleaf Studios, following by the film at 7 p.m. There will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmaker. The event is free and open to the public.

JSU and the City of Jacksonville will present the inaugural Foothills Fall Festival on Thursday, Nov. 21, 3-8 PM in fron...
11/17/2019

JSU and the City of Jacksonville will present the inaugural Foothills Fall Festival on Thursday, Nov. 21, 3-8 PM in front of Pete Mathews Coliseum. The free public event will bring together the university and the community to celebrate the Thanksgiving season.

Free activities will include a Ferris wheel, carousel, super slide, bouncy house, petting zoo, face painting, pie eating contest, bingo, photo booth, cornhole tournament, a JSU nature classroom and more. JSU students and employees will be provided a free meal from 3-5:30 p.m. by WOW!, Momma Goldberg's and Coca-Cola. Food vendors will also be selling items. Strut’s will operate a beer tent. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a fireworks show.

We can't wait to see you all there!

11/17/2019
2019 Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners

We are officially 1️⃣ week from Marching Southerners Reunion weekend, and we couldn’t think of a better way kick off the week than by watching the Bands of America Grand Nationals Performance! 🤩

Comment below & let us know if you’ll be on campus for the game next weekend!

Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners Jacksonville, Alabama 2019 Production "Earth, Wind & Fire" Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford, Director of Bands Mr. ...

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