JSU President Meyers, university leaders to help new students move in – Aug. 13

By Jean Gordon Cook

JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University will welcome 1,100 new freshmen and transfer students at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, during the university’s annual move-in day. JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers will arrive at 10 a.m. to help freshmen move in to Alexander Hall. University leaders and staff will also be on hand throughout the day to help the new students get settled on campus.

The dormitories that will open on Saturday include Alexander Hall (East and West), located on the west side of the JSU Student Center, and McAllister-Whiteside, located across the street from the Lee E. Williams Athletic and Assembly Center along Prentiss Street.

JSU move-in day kicks off the university’s Welcome Week, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 21. Welcome Week activities include workshops, social gatherings, community service projects and orientation sessions.

For a complete list of Welcome Week activities, visit: http://www.jsums.edu/announcements/8.9.11Week.pdf


4 thoughts on “JSU President Meyers, university leaders to help new students move in – Aug. 13

  1. Dr. Meyers, I commend you, your team and members of the alumni association on welcoming our new family members. This is what make JSU so great! We are heading in the right direction. Terry L. Woodard, President JSUNAA

  2. Actually, ALL of the halls open on the 13th, including Smith Hall, because upperclassmen Transfer students– who are also new to JSU– are able to reside in Campbell North, Campbell South, Transitional, and Dixon. It would be a great welcome to Jackson State if these students received some assistance with move-in as well. So don’t forget about the Transfers! 🙂

    • I can definitely understand the logic here, but the reason why more attention is given to Freshmen is because, well, it’s there first time in college. Transfers have lived the college life… Although they’d have an adjustment just as much as a Freshman would, they won’t be in that much of a culture shock as the Freshmen will me.

      • I understand that, and I agree that freshmen need special attention. BUT– not all transfers are as prepared as you’d think and not all have experienced living in residence halls, so– trust me– they have just as much angst about being away from mom and dad as freshmen do, and could use the smiling faces of current students helping them settle in. Also, that they are transfers doesn’t change the fact that they are new to THIS campus and that they could also use help lugging their belongings in the heat to buildings with entrances that are hard to access– like Campbell South. This is my 5th year in res life, so I know that their needs aren’t so different that they don’t need help their first day– not just with move-in, but with cutting the cord. That’s where current students come in very handy, and I just wish we had some volunteers in the upperclass dorms, also. That’s all I was getting at.

        Thanks for your feedback!

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