Summer Term Survival Guide for Students


If you need assistance with a writing assignment, the Writing Center is the place to go!

By Abigail Harrison

The summer semester is finally here! Did you know that you can soak up the sun and have fun with friends, all while studying and working hard for your summer classes? With this Summer Term Survival Plan, you can balance enjoying your summer staycation in the ‘Ville and passing your courses with ease!

Register Early and Check for Unique Courses

The first step of planning a perfect summer at JSU is to make sure you have registered for summer classes. You can check your schedule and registration information on your MyJSU account. If you haven’t registered, there’s still time! The last day to register for the Four Week June term is June 3, 2022. The last day to register for the Summer II term is June 23, 2022. Taking summer classes is a great way to get ahead in your academic career, all while saving money because of the discounted summer tuition fees. If that doesn’t convince you, there’s also several unique courses being offered in the summer that can help you make the most of your semester and get you ready for the career of your dreams. Be sure to check out the list of Unique Courses for Summer 2022 before registering!

Utilize Academic Support Resources

Summer Survival GuideIf you ever face a tough subject or assignment and need some help, the university has you covered! As a student at JSU, you get FREE access to many learning resources that are here to help you succeed in your academic career. 

  • Tutoring Services: The Student Success Center provides free tutoring in most courses. Students can schedule an in-person or virtual tutoring session this summer using JSU Navigate. In-person appointments will take place in the Student Success Center, which is located on the second floor of the library. Be sure to check the summer tutoring schedule before making an appointment.
  • The Writing Center: If you need assistance with a writing assignment, the Writing Center is the place to go! The Writing Center can help you better understand areas in which you are struggling within the writing process, whether that’s starting a paper or revising it. The Writing Center is open for in-person and virtual writing consultations throughout the summer semester.  Please check the summer hours before scheduling a consultation.
  • Online@JSU: Have you ever been working on an online assignment when Canvas suddenly stops working? Issues with technology are common with online courses, but Online @ JSU is here to help with any problems that arise this summer. Online@JSU offers support for Canvas, Honorlock, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, MyJSU and much more. Offices hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m., but there is 24/7 support for resources like Canvas and Honorlock. 

Have Some Fun in the Sun

Don’t let stress dim your fun this summer! There are many exciting events happening on campus during the summer that are the perfect opportunities to relax, have fun, and make new friends.

  • Student Pool Party: Dive into the summer fun at the University Recreation outdoor pool! SGA is hosting pool parties for students on May 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. and June 21 from 5-6:30 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a cute swimsuit and take lots of pics!
  • Student Cookouts: Who doesn’t love grabbing a hotdog or hamburger from the grill after a sizzling summer day? Come hangout with SGA at the University Recreation outdoor pool and grab a bite to eat on May 25 from 5-6:30 p.m. and July 7 from 5-6:30 p.m. 
  • Student Climb Nights How igh can you climb? Come find out at the Student Climb Night events hosted by the SGA on May 31 from 5-6:30 p.m. and July 13 from 5-6:30 p.m. Don’t forget to wear appropriate rock-climbing attire and follow any safety guidelines as instructed.
  • UREC Rafting Trip: Do you want to explore the Ocoee River? Join the University Recreation Center on a guided rafting trip, accompanied with lots of magnificent views and great people. The cost for students is $35 for the rafting fees and transportation. Money for food is not included. 

Double Check the Summer Hours

Are you wanting to catch up on some studying in the library, stay fit by working out in the gym, or grab a snack with friends at the TMB? Don’t worry! Plenty of on-campus facilities will be open during the summer semester, so you can accomplish what you need to without having to drive out of town. Just make sure to check out the hours of operations before heading anywhere on campus.


University offices will be open normal business hours except for the following days: Memorial Day, May 30; Juneteenth, June 20; and Independence Day, July 4. 


  • Jack Hopper Dining Hall: Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 5-6 p.m. Closed on weekends.
  • Chick-fil-A: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • WOW: Friday-Sunday, 12-7 p.m.
  • The Red Rooster: Monday-Saturday, 12-7 p.m.
  • Gamecock Diner, Freshens, Mein Bowl, The Peak and Jazzman's: Will be closed during summer.

Other Facilities

  • University Recreation Center: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 12-8 p.m.
  • Houston Cole Library: May 16 to July 30: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sunday, 2-10 p.m.; July 30 to August 14: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on weekends.
  • Book Store: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
  • RMC/JSU Health Center: Will be open during its normal hours.
  • University Police Department: Will be open 24/7 during summer.
  • Counseling Center: Will be open during university business hours.
  • JSU Ride: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.