Campus Tours

A JSU  Gamecock Guide conducts a campus tour

Visiting campus is the best way to experience life at JSU. We look forward to showing you around!

We offer in-person campus tours Monday - Friday and virtually on Wednesdays. Want to visit JSU on the weekend? Join us for a campus event!

JSU is nicknamed the "Gem of the Hills" for a reason. Here's what you can expect on your campus tour:

  • Genuine friendliness from our students, faculty, and staff
  • Information about campus, academic opportunities, and student life
  • An assortment of dining options including the popular Jack Hopper Dining Hall
  • Individual help from our enrollment offices (Admissions, Financial Aid, and Scholarship)
  • Access to academic buildings, classrooms, the 13-story Houston Cole Library, the University Recreation Center, and other buildings where you will spend the majority of your time at Jacksonville State University

To ensure a quality visit to campus, we do limit the number of spaces available for each tour. We highly encourage you to reserve your tour appointment at least one week in advance.

What to Expect

Your personal tour guide will begin your visit by sharing information about the enrollment process of admission, financial aid, housing and student life. Next, you will visit the student commons building and the wellness center. If you're interested in classroom or instructor appointments as part of your tour, we'll try our best to accommodate your request if you'll kindly call ahead to schedule.

JSU tours will involve walking outdoors and will last approximately 60-75 minutes. Weather in Alabama can be unpredictable, so plan accordingly.  For your safety, and that of our student guides, the campus tour portion of your visit may be replaced with a virtual tour video of our campus and current student Q & A Panel. This will only happen if inclement weather is persisting at the tour time. Be assured, you will still receive the full tour experience regardless of the weather!

Download the Visit Map for your starting location.

Can't Visit in Person? Register for a Virtual Information Session!


Jacksonville State University is committed to making its educational programs and facilities accessible to people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations can be provided by departments, programs, and event organizers at the request of guests and visitors with disabilities. Please contact us directly to set up a campus tour at 256-782-5260.

Ready to Visit?

An ambassador guides a group on a tour

Schedule A Campus Tour

All Aboard the Cocky Cruiser!

Would you prefer to see campus by bus? The Cocky Cruiser rolls at 10 am and 2 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays! 

When you register using the link below, select Event Category "Campus Tour (Bus Tour)":

Tour Campus by Bus

Contact Us

Call or Text: 256-782-5260
Toll-free: 800-231-5291 option 6

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