Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays!

The Department of University Housing and Residence Life will close at 4:30 p.m. today for the holidays. The university will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. We hope you have a safe and blessed holiday! Please contact JSU Police at 256-782-5050 in case of an emergency.

Merry Christmas from all of us in University Housing and Residence Life!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Few Reminders

Some of you may be experiencing problems with your student account.  Some students may have been wrongly charged for a residential dining plan and/or other charges. We are working with the Bursar’s Office to correct any issues with student accounts. If you have a question about housing charges listed on your account, please contact us at 256-782-5122 for more information. 

We would also like to remind everyone that residence halls will close on December 10 at 10:00 p.m. for nongraduating residents. Graduating residents must check out by 10:00 p.m. on December 16. Halls will reopen on January 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Lastly, Res Life Productions presents Chicken & Waffles at Effina’s Tuscan Grille TODAY from 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 am. Take a break from the books, and relax before finals. It’s FREE but there are only a FEW tickets left. Drop by the Housing Office in 103 Bibb Graves to reserve your FREE MEAL!

Thank you for a great semester, good luck on your finals, and enjoy your winter break!

It's Great to Live in Gamecock Housing!
-JSU Housing Staff

Friday, November 4, 2011

Horror Story Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Derrick Robinson, the 2011 winner of the Halloween Horror Story Contest! Please see his winning essay below!

   Good 'ol Mountain Street. Yea, I would say it looks good now. Waffle House, Effina's, and the Japanese restaurant all new additions to the street. It's nice to see people jogging up and down the street, cars passing and everyone is happy. It seems as if everyone forgot about Josh Evans and Christy Hall. I know I remember, ten years was not that long ago to me. I was a student here at Jacksonville State when it happened. Not only that but I  knew Josh. He stayed down the hall from me when I stayed at Crow my freshman year. I didn't know Christy so well. Only seen her on occasions and that was when she was with Josh. It's sad what happen to the two of them, I'm surprised the community forgot. Or maybe the community wants to forget what happened. If you never heard the story of Josh and Christy I'll go ahead and tell you this time, but this will be my only time telling it to you. 

    Now from the outside Josh Evans and Christy Hall were your typical college love birds. They both were well known across campus and would be seen together at the occasional sporting event or frat party. Now one place you were guranteed of seeing the two was on Mountain Street. Every night Josh and Christy could be seen jogging on Mountain Street and around the JSU campus. If you saw Josh, you saw Christy. The two would jog up and down Mountain Street then stop at Sparkman Hall where Christy lived and would sit outside on the steps and talk for hours. Until the night of October 31, 2001 that is.

    Story has it that Josh went to Sparkman to meet up with Christy for their nightly jog. When Christy didn't show Josh got worried and began calling Christy's cell phone. Christy informed Josh that she went to a haunted house in the mountains with some friends and she would return shortly. She told him to wait for her at Sparkman on the front steps. Well, Christy never showed. Josh sat  out at Sparkman all night. The next day it was reported that some body parts had been found on Mountain Street mutilated and only the heads and feet were found. No other body parts. The local paper nor TV 24 reported that it was in fact Christy and her friends but everyone on JSU's campus knew it was.

    The day after the body parts were found Josh seemed very distant to everybody. He didn't talk to anyone. As a matter of fact, all he did was sit outside Sparkman Hall every night for three months straight. Then one night Josh didn't show. He didn't show the next night either.No one seemed to have seen Josh anywhere on campus. His body was later found in his room at Crow hall. Josh had took his life. The only thing Josh left behind was a note saying "Looking for Christy". 

    Now if you walk Mountain Street at a certain time at night it's said you can see Josh still doing his nightly run. I don't believe much in ghost, but I can't deny what my eyes have seen. Heck, I've even seen him. I've seen him sitting on the steps at Sparkman still waiting for Christy. I've even seen him standing in the middle of the quad at night. Just standing there. Some say you can see Christy at the library at night, or hear her voice calling for Josh on Mountain Street at night. It's like they are still trying to find each other. Their souls are trying to unite for their nightly run. So if you happen to see Josh or Christy one night, don't be alarmed. Just point them in the direction of Mountain Street and hope they reunite.

Thank you to all of our participants! Be on the lookout for more contests in the future!

It's Great to Live in Gamecock Housing!
-JSU Housing Staff

Monday, October 31, 2011

Hypnotist Live @JSU on Wednesday!

JSU Housing and Residence Life presents Hypnotist, Brian Imbus, for your entertainment! Admission is one nonperishable item! The hall with the most items donated will win a FREE WING PARTY!!! All collected items will be donated to the Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center just in time for the Thanksgiving Holidays. Be sure to stop by the TMB Auditorium on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. for a MIND-BLOWING time!

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Remember, it's GREAT to live in GAMECOCK Housing!
-JSU Housing Staff

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Early Move In Updates: Gamecock Orientation

Please disregard the previous email you may have received concerning early move in. Students participating in Gamecock Orientation on August 24, 2011, will be able to move into their fall assignments once orientation is completed. The designated move-in times for August 24 are 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Students who have previously attended Gamecock Orientation will be able to move in on the New Student Move-In Day, August 26, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Women participating in sorority recruitment will still be able to move in on August 24, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience and look forward to serving our students this year.

It's Great to Live in Gamecock Housing!
-JSU Housing Staff

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Join us as we present, COCKY DAZE 2011!!

Thursday, August 25: Move in for Returners, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Free Water at cooling stations located at each residence hall
  • Prize Patrol! Answer a question, win a prize! Free Popsicles!

Friday, August 26: Move in for New Students, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
All assignments must be claimed by 5:30 p.m. on August 26 or you will forfeit your assignment.
  • Free Water at cooling stations located at each residence hall
  • Prize Patrol! Answer a question, win a prize! Free Popsicles!
  • Chicken-n-Bingo! 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (Jack Hopper Dining Hall) Free FOOD and prizes for each Bingo winner!

Saturday, August 27: Housing Cookout
  • Behind Sparkman Hall, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Free FOOD!
  • Giant Water Slide
  • Tie Dye a FREE t-shirt! Sizes are limited, so get there early!
  • Bring your chairs and bathing suits!

Sunday, August 28: Movie Night
  • The Quad, 8:30 p.m. - Until
  • We will be showing "Accepted" for FREE!
  • Free Pizza and movie snacks
  • Bring your blankets or chairs!

We hope to see you at all of our FREE events! Events are open to all JSU Housing Residents! If you have questions, please contact University Housing and Residence Life at 256-782-5122.

It's Great to Live in Gamecock Housing!
-JSU Housing Staff

Monday, June 27, 2011

Avoid the Void!

Did you know that August 8, 2011 is the payment due date for all charges, including, tuition, housing and meal plans?

If you do not pay your balance, have financial aid in place, or are not previously enrolled in a payment plan by August 8, 2011, your classes, housing assignment, and meal plan will be voided. This means your classes will be dropped and you will be removed from your fall housing assignment.

In order to AVOID the VOID, make sure you take care of all fees before the payment due date.

If you are removed from your housing assignment, you will not be able to reregister for classes until August 22, 2011. Once you are able to reregister, you will need to reapply for housing, submit proof of classes, and pay all fees before housing can be reassigned. You will need to visit the Housing Office in 103 Bibb Graves or call 256-782-5122 to re-claim a housing assignment.

Please note: University Housing and Residence Life can neither guarantee your previous assignment will be available nor can the department guarantee any housing assignment.

If you reregister for classes and fail to reapply for housing, your account will be charged for housing.

For additional information, please contact University Housing and Residence Life at 256-782-5122.

It's Great to Live in Gamecock Housing!

-JSU Housing Staff