Acting Dean of Students
Student Center (Student Union Building/SUB)
The Student Center provides a variety of services such as television, billiards, ping pong, study/work areas, vending machines, and the cafeteria.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-11:45 PM
(Closed during Chapel on Wednesdays)
Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM-11:45 PM
Jacksonville College provides a complete food service that includes three meals per day, Monday through Friday, and two meals per day on Saturday and Sunday. Meals are planned for optimum nutrition, and careful attention is given to preparation. Meals are paid for in conjunction with payment of resident fees for room and board and are not exchangeable or transferable to another person. Guests are welcomes and will be charged the following meal plan rate at the time of service: Breakfast--$3, Lunch--#5, and Dinner--$5.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-9:00 AM
Monday-Friday, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Monday-Thursday, 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
If a student needs a meal prepared after the designated closing time, the student should see the Acting Dean of Students, Dr. Blanton Feaster, for accommodations.
The cafeteria and student housing will remain open during school holidays that last one day (Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, and such.). However, the cafeteria and student housing will close during school holidays that last more than one day (Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, Easter Break, etc.). Students are required to plan accordingly and make other arrangements for meals on the days the cafeteria will be closed.
The student dress code must be followed in the Cafeteria and hats may not be worn inside. Additionally, students are required to wear their student IDs at all times while on campus, including in the cafeteria.
The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) accommodates students who are struggling academically and need tutorial assistance outside of the classroom. The TLC is open to all students and is located in the Watson Room of the Library. For general guidelines, view the TLC's Rights and Responsibilities page.
Hours of Operation
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Academic advising is provided by a faculty advisor assigned to each student enrolled at Jacksonville College. These advisors are available during their scheduled office hours and help students configure class schedules, discuss degree plans, and assess career fields of study. Students can view their advisor’s name in EMPOWER.
Spiritual advising is available to all students through the Dean of Students. Many college personnel, including various administrators, faculty, and staff, are also able to assist students in the area of spiritual concerns.
Professional counseling services are available and may be required for students having drug and/or alcohol dependency problems, anxiety and depression concerns, and suicidal thoughts or attempts. Information about substance abuse and treatment services are available through Amber Sanchez, Counselor, Blanton Feaster, Acting Dean of Students, the housing staff, and literature distributed on campus. Jacksonville College partners with the Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties and provides free counseling services to students who are victimized by child abuse, sexual assault, or family/dating violence. Information about abuse and violence are available through the Counselor, Dean of Students, the Chief of Security, and literature distributed on campus.
Amber Sanchez, Counselor
Office: Meadows Building (Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
903.586.2518 ext. 7103
Blanton Feaster, Acting Dean of Students
Office: Meadows Building (M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Chapel programs are scheduled on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM during the Fall and Spring semesters. The programs vary and may be inspirational, informative, or entertaining in nature.
Chapel attendance is required for all scholarship students unless excused for valid reasons by the Director of Financial Aid.
Chapel behavior is to be reverent and respectful at all times. Use of cell phones or other electronic devices, talking, studying, eating, sleeping, and wearing head coverings of any kind is considered inappropriate and will not be allowed.
Chapel services can be viewed online here.
As an institution whose mission focuses on servant leadership, Jacksonville College offers several community service opportunities throughout the year through individual organizations and for all students through the Office of the Dean of Students. Students should contact the Dean of Students to sign up for each community service event as it is announced throughout the year.
Student Right to Know
Visit the Student Housing page to view more information about living on campus. This section also includes forms for students to complete who plan to live on campus.