2:30 p.m. – Early check-in and help with forms
3:30-5:00 p.m. – Registration (Marble Hallway)
5:00 p.m. – Welcome (PW Auditorium)
5:15 p.m. – Dinner (Gally Commons PDR)
6:30 p.m. – Evening student events
8:00 a.m.– Breakfast (Gally Commons)
9:00 a.m.– Your Place in Johnson University’s History and Mission (PW Auditorium)
9:45 a.m. – The Royal Experience (PW 213)
11:00 a.m. – Meet with academic dean (Various locations)
11:45 a.m. – Honors Program meeting
12:00 p.m. – Lunch with Work-Study Fair (Gally Commons PDR)
1:00 p.m. – The Royal Experience, continued
1:30 p.m. – Your Royal Resources
2:30 p.m. – Don’t Forget: Last-minute Prep for Move-In (PW 213)
3:00 p.m. – Genesis Weekend: What to Expect (Gally Commons PDR)
2:30 p.m. – Early check-in and help with forms
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Registration (Welcome Center, PW Building)
5:00 pm – Welcome (PW Auditorium)
5:15 pm – Dinner (Gally Commons Dining Room)
6:15 pm – The Basics (Gally Commons Private Dining Room)
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast (Gally Commons Dining Room)
9:00 a.m. – Your Place in Johnson University’s History and Mission (PW Auditorium)
9:30 a.m. – The Role of a Parent (PW Auditorium)
10:00 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Student Services: Part I (PW Auditorium)
12:00 p.m. – Lunch (Gally Commons Dining Room)
1:00 p.m. – Student Services: Part II (PW Auditorium)
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Take a break or:
3:00 p.m. – Genesis Weekend: What to Expect (PW Auditorium)
April 1-2: Royal Welcome #1
July 14-15: Royal Welcome #2
July 15: Student Account statements available online
August 1: Student Life Forms are due
August 15: Student account payments due
August 19: Residence halls open for new students
August 19-21: Genesis Weekend (New Student Orientation)
August 22: Classes begin
Visit the sections below for quick access to all the information you need!
Welcome to Johnson University! The Student Life staff is glad to add to your Royal Welcome. Our mission is to help you identify, find, and use the information and tools you need to find success as a Royal student. Johnson University has made a major investment in student life because we recognize that a significant part of the uncommon community experience takes place outside of the classroom. Programs and activities offered by the Student Life office are often done in conjunction with the Student Government Association and are designed to encourage the spiritual, social, mental, and physical development of Johnson students.
Use the tabs below to find information you need. If you can’t find what you need, contact the . We’re here to help!
Johnson University’s Financial Aid office is here to help you make college affordable. The Student Accounts office makes sure that tuition, room, board, and fees are correctly reflected on your student bill. Together, we are Student Financial Services and we can be found in the Eubanks Activities Center.
How do I know my bill is ready for review?
Student bills will be ready for review about one month prior to each semester’s payment due date if students are registered for approved courses.
July 15: Fall term bills are ready for review
November 15: Spring term bills are ready for review
March 15: Summer bills are ready for review
The Student Accounts office will email your JohnsonU.edu email address to let you know your bill is ready for review.
How do I check my bill?
Visit the Student Account Center on the my.JohnsonU.edu portal under the Student Finances tab. Account charges and pending financial aid are seen on the “Transaction Details” tab once you log in to the Student Account Center.
Students should verify that their tuition and fee amounts, housing and meal plan charges, and financial aid credits are correct. If charges or credits are missing or incorrect, please contact the Student Accounts office or the appropriate department to see why the charges are not correct.
How can I pay my bill?
Credit card payments or automatic withdrawal payments are accepted online through the Student Account Center.
If you understand your balance and would like to pay over the phone, please call the Cashier at 865-251-2237.
Checks can be made payable to Johnson University, with your name and ID number in the memo line. Mail to:
Student Accounts Office
7900 Johnson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37998
Payment plans are available if you are not able to pay your account balance in full by August 15. You determine the payment plan budget to cover your balance due. Your budget is divided into four equal payments. Payment due dates for fall term are August 15, September 15, October 15, and November 15. Payment due dates for spring term are December 15, January 15, February 15, and March 15. Payment plans can be set up online through the Student Account Center each term. There is a $35 fee to set up your payment plan.
When is my bill due?
August 15: Fall term payment arrangements are due
December 15: Spring term payment arrangements are due
April 15: Summer term payment arrangements are due
How often should I check my student account?
You should check your student account weekly for any changes in charges or financial aid. Any changes to your schedule, housing, meal plan, or insurance can cause changes in your charges. Updates to your FAFSA, degree, GPA, or grade level can cause updates in your financial aid. It’s best to be proactive and check your account for any changes often!
Why does my bill change?
Student Accounts updates the charges on your Student Account each weekday morning. Financial Aid updates the credits on your student account several times each day. If there are changes to your schedule or student life options for housing, meal plans, or insurance, your bill may change. If there are changes to your scholarships, your FAFSA, your degree, or your schedule, your aid may change. If you log in to your Student Account Center and do not see your aid or charges, please try again later in the day. If your bill is still not reflected correctly or you have questions after checking back, please call Student Financial Services at 865-251-2303 or email or and we will be happy to check your account.
How can my parent or guardian view or pay my bill?
Authorized parties can be added to your Student Account Center by clicking on the “Add an Authorized Party” button. You can add an authorized party with their email address and they will be notified via email with directions on how to set up an account to access your Student Account Center. An authorized party can make payments on your behalf.
Meal plans are required of students living in the residence halls. They are optional for other students. Pioneer College Caterers offers six meal plans:
Traditional meals: 9, 13, or 17 meals per week
Uneaten meals do not roll over each week and a meal cannot be given to someone else.
Block meals: 130, 190,or 225 per semester
Students may scan multiple times to pay for themselves, friends, and family.
The above meal plans allow students to exchange a meal at the River Grill in the Eubanks Activities Center or Habaneros at the Graham Center.
17 Trad/225 Block–5 meals per week
13 Trad/190 Block–3 meals per week
9 Trad/130 Block–1 meal per week
Exchange meals start over each Monday and include one entree, a side item, a drink, and a dessert.
Unused meals do not roll over from semester to semester.
Below are the meal plan rates for 2022-2023 academic year:
|Traditional Plans (Meals per Week)||River Grill or Habaneros “Exchange Meals” per Week||Cost per Semester|
|Plan A – 17 meals||5 meals||$2,090|
|Plan B – 13 meals||3 meals||$1,900|
|Plan C – 9 meals||1 meal||$1,701|
|Block Plans (Meals per Term)||River Grill or Habaneros “Exchange Meals” per Week||Cost|
|Plan D – 225 meals||5 meals||$2,090|
|Plan E – 190 meals||3 meals||$1,900|
|Plan F – 130 meals||1 meal||$1,701|
FLEX dollars and cash may be used at any option. Meal plan and exchange options are listed here.
Gally Dining Hall
Main dining area (cafeteria-style) located in the Gally Commons. Meals served here are part of the student’s meal plan. A wide variety of options, including gluten-free and dairy-free. Services are available for students with medical diet needs.
Located in the basement of the EAC, the River Grill provides fast food-type meals made to order. A great place to eat and study or hang out. Meals at the River Grill can be used as Exchange meals.
Underground Starbucks Coffee Shop
Find your favorite coffees at the Underground in the basement of the EAC.
Graham Center Coffee
Along with specialty coffees, Graham Center Coffee also serves tasty smoothies, sandwiches, sports bars, and salads.
Located in the Graham Center, Habaneros serves Mexican meals made to order. Great place to eat before an athletic event or anytime you have a hankering for queso! Meals at Habaneros can be used as Exchange meals.
FLEX dollars work as cash that can be used at each of the dining options. Purchases of $10 or more in FLEX dollars will receive a 10% bonus in value (for instance, if you buy $100 in FLEX dollars, you will be credited with $110). Unused FLEX dollars can carry forward from semester to semester as long as you are a current student. FLEX dollars are non-refundable.
To purchase FLEX dollars you can visit the Pioneer College Caterers site, pay at the register as you enter the dining hall, or complete the FLEX dollar form on the portal.
Click here for an overview of the JU Works work-study program and how you can participate.
What is the JU Works Employment Expo?
The Expo is a job fair and hiring event at the beginning of the fall semester for students who have applied for a position. The department supervisors determine which applicants will fill their open positions, and new student employees complete required paperwork. Please have your class schedule available for supervisors to review. Applicants are encouraged to dress in attire appropriate for a job interview setting.
What information do I need to provide Johnson University when hired?
Federal regulations require that valid identification documents be presented at the time of hire. The documents must be originals; copies are not acceptable. The most common forms of ID are (but are not limited to) a passport or a driver’s license along with a Social Security Card or birth certificate. New student employees will also complete a W-4 Form and an I-9 Form.
The Health Services Office on the Tennessee campus is in the Eubanks Activities Center. It is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and offers services free of charge to students, faculty, and staff. Basic services provided include first aid for minor injuries, assessment and referrals for injuries or illnesses, recommendations for self-treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, and monitoring of vital signs. No appointment is needed.
Click here for a list of local urgent care clinics and hospitals.
Johnson University Campus Safety and Security Offices are located in the Facilties Services buildings. We operate flexible hours to best serve our campus community. JU Campus Safety and Security provides a variety of services with the goal of promoting a safe and welcoming environment which recognizes and is respectful of diversity, and which improves the quality of campus life for students, faculty, and staff.
JU uses a multifaceted approach to campus safety that meshes different security elements together.
Students can receive NIXLE alerts on their cell phones. To register:
The JU campus store offers Johnson University insignia, school supplies, course notes, and gifts as well as snacks and drinks. We also carry envelopes and postage stamps. If you are a non-traditional student, you may purchase laundry card refills through us.
We are here to support students with textbook purchases and returns of textbook rentals at the end of the semester. We are here to answer any questions or help with issues pertaining to textbook orders. Call us at 865-251-2246.
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
• Provides short-term individual and group counseling to Johnson University students.
• Students frequently seek counseling services for anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, interpersonal relationships, marital/premarital issues, personal growth, grief, academic issues, addiction issues, and more.
• If you need additional resources or services beyond what the UCC can provide, we can connect you with local therapists and medication providers in the area.
• Your personal information and details of your counseling sessions are kept completely confidential according to Tennessee State Law. The UCC is unable to confirm or deny the identity of any clients, or discuss any client details to anyone (including parents) without the written permission of the client.
• Any student who is currently in long-term year-round treatment may receive referral assistance to community providers at the UCC.
Check out the UCC website for current information, and follow us on Instagram @JUCounseling.
Johnson’s Academic Support Center offers a variety of free resources to help students succeed in the classroom, including coaching and resources on writing, research, study skills, exam preparation, and more. For many students, one of the biggest adjustments to college life is learning how to manage their time, plan ahead for papers and tests, and map out a study calendar for each class. The Academic Support Center is here to help!
Richardson Hall 265
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
7900 Johnson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37998
Click here for the accommodations request form and additional resources and information.
The Johnson University Office of Disability Services coordinates and supports students with a documented disability. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the amended ADA of 2011, Johnson University ensures that students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities. In accordance with these laws, no qualified individual shall unlawfully be denied access to or participation in any services, programs, or activities of Johnson University on the basis of his or her disability. These laws require institutions of higher learning to provide reasonable accommodations for the needs of qualified students as they pursue post-secondary education.
Technology is very important at Johnson University. We work hard each day to ensure students have access to the technology that runs our campus.
If you have Verizon or T-Mobile as your wireless carrier it will have very limited connection on campus. AT&T and Sprint work the best on campus. Students can turn on WiFi calling assist on their phones to make those calls and use our wireless network.
Wifi network: JohnsonUniversity
Password: [email protected]
If you have issues connecting to the network or have issues with connecting to JU websites or downloading Office 365, you can contact I.T. by calling x2667, emailing , or simply walking into our offices during business hours. We cannot fix all your computer issues, though. That would simply swamp our team. We do give a courtesy five minutes to listen to the issue and suggest fixes.
We do have a 24/7 call center off campus that will help with password resets and log-on questions. The phone number (888) 989-7076 can be found on the welcome page of the my.JohnsonU.edu portal. The link is called “Helpdesk.”
JU email is the preferred method of communication between faculty, staff and students. Students need to watch their emails.
We offer Microsoft Office 365 as part of the student network accounts. This allows you to download the Office 365 suite to up to five devices – PC, Mac, iPhone, tablets iOS and Android. You can find the instructions on the Portal on the IT Helpdesk page. Please remember to save your documents to a cloud-based system such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or our free JU Microsoft One Drive – which we offer as part of the Office 365 account. I cannot stress this enough! We have seen too many students lose all their work because their laptop hard drive or flash drive died, and we do not want you to suffer that fate.
We have two computer labs on campus. One is in the Phillips-Welshimer Building (PW) on the first floor and one in the library. One of the biggest concerns students have is printing papers for class. We offer many printers to print from so you can print your papers on time. We installed a printer in the second floor of each dorm for 24/7 access. We recommend you do not wait until the last minute to print! We do offer a system called mobile print that allows you to email your papers to the print system from your dorms or devices. Simply log into your JU email account online and email the paper as an attachment to . Then you can log on to any copier or print station on the campus and print your document. You can send the email from your dorm room and walk up to the copier in any of our buildings and the print job will be there waiting for you in the print queue.
Lastly, and very importantly, we all need to be on guard for viruses, phishing, and scareware. These are certainly on the rise. Have you ever seen the warning that pops up on your screen that says something like “Your firewall or antivirus is out of date, please call this number to reactivate”? These are scams 99.9% of the time! Please do not call the number! Do not let anyone else have your password! Our team will not ask for any passwords of JU accounts. We can reset the passwords to a default that the student must change immediately. Be safe on the Internet!
Check out guides and helps here for more information!
In order to have sufficient technology for classwork and other school activities, students should have a laptop or desktop computer running the latest version of Windows 10 or MacOS. Use of Chromebooks and tablets, such as iPads, are not recommended as a primary device for schoolwork. This computer should also be equipped with a sufficient webcam, microphone, and set of audio speakers for clear viewing or creating of audiovisual content.
Students should keep all software installed on their computer, including web browsers and Microsoft Office, patched and updated at all times. Students should also maintain an active antivirus and anti-malware solution on their computers.
Have a question that isn’t answered anywhere else? Check this list!
Our online Campus Store allows you to buy all of your textbooks from the same place. By using this service, you can shop for your textbooks by course. All you need to do is enter the information about each course you are enrolled in, and our online store will match you with the materials needed for each one. You can choose between new, used, or digital versions of every book and purchase them all at the same time. You can find the online store in your Johnson Portal by looking in the Quick Links sidebar and choosing “Bookstore.”
You may purchase books elsewhere, but you will need to use Johnson’s eCampus Online Bookstore to find the books you need. Make sure you are buying the same edition that is required for your class. Books purchased at other bookstores may not be applied to your student account. See next paragraph for details. Students with excess financial aid could request a refund to cover the cost of books.
In order to use any excess financial aid to buy your textbooks, use the eCampus Online Bookstore or reimburse yourself with a refund check after your aid is disbursed after Add/Drop. Students purchasing books from eCampus can charge up to $400 in textbooks each term onto their student account. If the Student Account does not have excess financial aid to cover the cost, the student can make a payment on their student account within 30 days.
For more information, watch the Registrar’s video at the bottom of this page.
Our Registrar’s office will create your schedule for you once we’ve received your final transcripts and enrollment fee. All of your Student Life forms must be completed in order to view your schedule. You can make changes once you receive it. If you have questions or concerns, call the Registrar’s office at 865-251-2230.
Visit the Student Life tab at my.JohnsonU.edu, select your campus, click Student Life Registration Forms & Registration Checklist.
You will need to complete the following forms:
Men will live in Brown Hall; is the RD. Women live in Johnson Hall; is the RD.
A dresser, desk chair, desk, bookshelf, and bed and mattress are provided for each student. Visit the Dorms page for more detailed information on what to bring and how to style your room!
Roommate assignments are made based on your Resident Hall Housing Application. If you’d like to request a specific roommate, simply complete a Residence Hall Housing Application indicating your roommate selection. Make sure you both request each other! If you need to make changes to a previously submitted housing application, submit a new Application.
You can find out who your roommate is on the Student Life tab at my.JohnsonU.edu. Roommate assignments will be made by July 25.
The Student Government Association will host a club fair at the beginning of the semester. We offer tons of ways for you to make friends and have fun! Visit JohnsonU.edu/StudentLife to see a list of some of our clubs, organizations, and student events.
Johnson provides free academic support services to all current students. Students can schedule an appointment at the Academic Support Center by calling 865-251-2426 or by stopping by in person. The ASC is on the top floor of Richardson Hall. Click here to see more of the services ASC provides.
The University Counseling Center (UCC), located in Myrtle Hall, offers personal counseling at no charge to students while ensuring utmost confidentiality in all matters. Whether you are concerned with time management, an interpersonal conflict, or planning your future, life transitions can be difficult to navigate alone. The University Counseling Center offers a broad range of preventative, remedial, and developmental counseling services.
The UCC is generally open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with closings and limited scheduling based on the academic calendar of Johnson University. If you are interested in receiving counseling through the University Counseling Center, please complete an Intake Form at the UCC.
The Royals Wellness program offers yoga, Zumba, self-defense, POUND fit, strength training, conditioning, and aerobics classes for students, faculty, and staff. Classes vary depending on demand and the availability of certified instructors.
Club sports are student organizations that train to compete with similar clubs from other collegiate institutions. JUTN has had Ultimate Frisbee for over five years. These clubs train to perform as interested students are able to commit their time to the club’s success.
We also offer 11 varsity sports. Visit JohnsonRoyals.com for more info on our athletic program!
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You will be assigned a campus mailbox. Mailbox keys can be checked out from the mailroom in the Gally Commons, second floor. Mailroom hours are 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Your campus address will be included with your mailbox key. Mail should be addressed to you in the following format:
Box [Your Box Number]
7900 Johnson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37998
Large packages sent to students can be picked up in the Shipping office located in the Campus Store, on the second floor of the Gally Commons building. The Shipping office is open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Use the following address for packages:
7900 Johnson Dr. – [Your Box Number]
Knoxville, TN 37998
The Shipping office will email your Johnson email address when a package arrives.
All enrolled students are required to register their vehicle or waive their parking registration.
If vehicle is registered:
• Dorm Residents – Receive their decal when they check into the dorm.
• Non-Traditional Residents – Pick up in the Student Life Office
• Commuter Students – Pick up in the Student Life Office
A parking map will be included with the decal designating the lots where you can park with the decal you receive. Tickets will be issued for improper parking and improper use of assigned parking spots (handicapped spots, authorized University vehicle spots, guest spots, etc.).
Announcements not only let you know about what is going on at Johnson, but also about opportunities in the local area. You can stay up to date on announcements in two locations:
The Portal: log in, click Student Life –> Tennessee –> Announcements. If you would like announcements to arrive in your email, click “Tennessee Announcements.” Look at the bottom and choose Subscribe (or RSS feed).
One to two weeks before Genesis Weekend (August 20-22), you may:
Contact if you have questions.
Textbooks are available, with free shipping, from our online bookstore at JohnsonU.Ecampus.com.
Questions? Call 859-209-6958 or .