Jackson State University welcomed residents of Tiger Plaza, an exclusive living community for upperclassmen, Saturday, Aug. 24.The plaza, located in downtown Jackson on Greymont Avenue, is less than three miles from the main campus and has 120 rooms and 240 beds.
The university has invested thousands of dollars into the facility’s renovation. Rooms are furnished with twin beds and wardrobes and have private bathrooms and WiFi.
All rules and regulations outlined in the Student Code of Conduct will apply. The meal plan students have selected will remain the same, and a frequent shuttle service will allow students to dine on campus. Shuttle buses will run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The location also gives students access to JATRAN buses, which is free for JSU students. Also, several downtown areas restaurants, including Wendy’s and Domino’s, will accept the JSU Supercard (for a complete list of Supercard locations, download the JSUgo mobile app on your Android or Apple device).
Tiger Plaza houses male and female students in separate sides of the building connected by a breezeway.
JSU Campus Police and Residence Life staff monitor Tiger Plaza 24 hours a day. Additionally, the Jackson Police Department has set up a district around the plaza for ongoing patrol.