Commuter Student Information

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What is a commuter student?

Any student who attends JU and does not live in a residence hall on campus.

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What is the criteria to live off campus?

All first-year students (excluding transfer students) are required to live on campus during their first three years at Jacksonville University, unless:

  • They reach 22 years of age prior to the drop/add date of the semester/term.
  • They are legally married, as defined by the state of Florida.
  • They are a member of a branch of the armed services on active duty.
  • They reside with an immediate family member in Duval County, FL. The Office of Residential Life defines “immediate family member” as a parent, legal guardian, or a sibling.
  • They are a transfer student who is at least three years removed from high school graduation date.

You can apply for a residency exemption using a form from the Office of Residential Life.

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What meal plan options are open for commuter students to choose?

All dining meal plans are open to commuter students. Meal plans provide students with Meals, which are used only at the Riverview Café, and/or Flex Dollars, which are used at the retail dining locations around campus (Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, etc.). There are three types of meal plan:

  • All Access
  • Apartment
  • Supplemental

All Access Meal Plan

The All Access meal plan allows students unlimited swipes into the Riverview Café – the residential dining hall on campus. The Riverview Café offers all-you-care-to-eat style dining with five different meal stations. The Riverview Café is continuous service, meaning it opens in the morning and closes at night, with food served throughout the day (even if it's not a traditional "meal time.") The menu changes both daily and by meal.  The All Access plan ensures that students can always get food, and never have to worry about running out of meals or Flex dollars.  The plan also includes $500 in Flex Dollars.  The All Access Meal Plan is required for all students living in North Hall or Oak Hall.

All Access + $500 Flex per semester - $2,200 Per Semester

  • Number of Meals (Per Week): Unlimited
  • Amount of Flex Bucks (Per Semester): $500
  • Accepting Locations (Meals): Riverview Cafe - Dining Hall
  • Accepting Locations (Flex): All

Apartment Meal Plans

The Apartment meal plans offer students a certain number of meals and Flex Dollars per semester, depending on which meal plan they choose. Make sure to choose the meal plan that's right for you.

35 meals per semester + $400 Flex per semester - $750 Per Semester

  • Number of Meals (Per Semester): 35
  • Amount of Flex Bucks (Per Semester): $400
  • Accepting Locations (Meals): Riverview Cafe - Dining Hall
  • Accepting Locations (Flex): All

75 meals per semester + $450 Flex per semester - $1,175 Per Semester

  • (Only Available to Apartment Residents)
  • Number of Meals (Per Semester): 75
  • Amount of Flex Bucks (Per Semester): $450
  • Accepting Locations (Meals): Riverview Cafe - Dining Hall
  • Accepting Locations (Flex): All

125 meals per semester + $375 Flex per semester - $1,575 Per Semester

  • (Only Available to Apartment Residents)
  • Number of Meals (Per Semester): 125
  • Amount of Flex Bucks (Per Semester): $375
  • Accepting Locations (Meals): Riverview Cafe - Dining Hall
  • Accepting Locations (Flex): All

Supplemental Meal Plans

$300 Supplemental Flex - $270 per Semester

  • Number of Meals (Per Semester): 0
  • Amount of Flex Bucks (Per Semester): $300
  • Accepting Locations (Meals): Riverview Cafe - Dining Hall
  • Accepting Locations (Flex): All

$150 Supplemental Flex- $135 per semester

  • Number of Meals (Per Semester): 0
  • Amount of Flex Bucks (Per Semester): $150
  • Accepting Locations (Meals): Riverview Cafe - Dining Hall
  • Accepting Locations (Flex): All

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Where can I park on campus?

All motor vehicles driven or parked on campus are required to be registered and display a current permit.  You can obtain a parking permit from the Campus Security office during business hours M-F 8:30am-5:00pm.  Parking lot designations for employees, commuter students, and resident students are enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For a list of all parking rules and regulations and the parking lots designated for commuter students, please review the map available from Campus Security.

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How do I get involved and stay engaged while on campus?

A large part of the college experience is engaging activities outside of the classroom.  Attending sporting events, student activities, and joining campus organizations is an important part of staying connected to the university. Learn about the variety of organizations open to students on campus.

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Still want to know more?

Get to know your Student Government Commuter Representative! Our current representative is Emily Adams and you can reach her at eadams9@jacksonville.edu.

We look forward to seeing you around campus!

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