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Student Affairs Update Mar 28

03/28/2018

Students,

As we move closer to a return date (beginning with move-in on April 5) many of you are probably wondering, "What's next?" I've received numerous questions about the deadline to choose your academic option. I can now announce that the deadline is April 12. Just remember to consult with your advisor, faculty and Financial Aid prior to making your decision.

I also want to add this point: 99% of faculty have not been on campus since the storm hit and will not return full-time until next week. Therefore, they are doing their best to serve you in extraordinary circumstances. Following a meeting they had today with the President, Provost and Deans, they will now be better equipped to address your needs.

Yesterday, I talked about mental health and how important it is to take care of yourself. I'm happy to report that I slept last night, and I hope you did too. I didn't see any 3 a.m. emails this morning so I'm hoping it means you all had a restful night. If you have time Thursday (March 29) and Friday (March 30) feel free to stop by Meehan Hall from 1-4 p.m. for an opportunity to share and process the events of the past 10 days. We'll have counselors and social workers available. Don't worry if you can't make it Thursday or Friday of this week because we will offer these opportunities throughout the remainder of the semester.

For students in a financial bind, have you thought about applying for a Logan Walker loan? It is a JSU loan for up to $1,000 and it may provide you with assistance to secure necessities. Students who have not received the Logan Walker loan this semester can apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid at 256-782-5006 or finaid@jsu.edu.

The RMC Student Health Center will reopen tomorrow for students who remained on campus for spring break at Meehan Hall. It will be available for returning students on April 5. Additionally, faculty and staff who are on campus can access the RMC Student Health Center.

As you probably know the Dean of Students Office hosted a Student Hotline yesterday and today from 1-3 p.m. Please look for announcements from the Dean of Students Office about future Student Hotline days and times. The Dean of Students Office Hotline provides an opportunity for you to hear the voice of someone from JSU for the many ongoing questions you have.

We are meeting tomorrow to iron out the details of the One Stop Shop that will be open April 6-7 in the TMB Auditorium, and I'll communicate that information Thursday afternoon.

Until Thursday: #jsustrong, #gamecockstrong

Timothy B. King, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Jacksonville State University
256.782.5020
tbking@jsu.edu

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