Here are the items that the JSU Housing Department recommends your son or daughter bring to make his or her residence hall room just as comfortable as the one at home.
NOTE: Students are encouraged to open a bank account and not keep large sums of money in their rooms.
On-campus living can be comfortable
Jackson State University’s Housing Department provides certain amenities to make on-campus living comfortable for your son or daughter. You can encourge your students to respect the rules and regulations associated with on-campus living and to read their copy of the Resident Student Handbook.
JSU furnishes the following housing items:
Tips to Lessen the Stress of Move-In Day
Any move-in day can be exciting and stressful, but heping your son or daughter move into a college or university residence hall, especially for the first time, can give new meaning to the term emotional for parents.
Jackson State University Housing Director Vera Jackson offers one piece of advice that will minimize the initial stress of the getting into the residence hall. “Parents, remind your son or daughter to bring the pink copy of their housing lease agreement with them when they come to campus. They will need the pink copy of the lease agreement to check into the residence hall, receive a JSU post office box, a parking decal and to eat in Dining Services until registration is completed,” Jackson said.
Other tips for a successful move-in day include:
Pack clothes and other items in sturdy boxes or plastic containers – and make sure they are not too heavy to carry.
Bring along a dolly or handcart if possible; this will make it easier to move heavy items and boxes.
Bring along a couple of empty boxes and bags – in case your student brings all their worldly possessions and need to sends some items back home.
Encourage your son or daughter to consider bringing seasonal clothing and to avoid stuffing in too many heavy coats and boots that might take up to much closet space at this time. Plan to ship or deliver them when fall and winter really set in.
Help your son or daughter unpack and get settled in, but let them negotiate the finishing touches to their new space.
Don’t hover or stay too long in your student’s room on move-in day. Let them explore the campus a bit on their own, meet other students and people and get their college expereince started.
Encourge your son or daughter to attend all mandatory orientation and welcome week activities and to follow campus instructions. The process has been planned with care to help everyone have a safer, smoother transition to college life.
Parents, just as your student has activities to attend, you are encouraged to attend activities and information sessions designed especially for you to learn more about the university, JSU’s expectations for its students and how you can be a partner in their educational endeavors. You are also encouraged to explore the city and its offerings.
Best wishes as you make tracks into “Tigerland.”
Remember to bring important items such as:
Medical insurance cards
Proof of insurance – required to obtain a campus parking decal