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Plan a Visit

Whether you’re attending a Preview Day or visiting for a special event, we welcome you to our campuses. Click the links below for more information on accommodations.

Johnson University Florida

The Quality Inn & Suites at Heritage Park offers a “Johnson rate” for JUFL guests. (Discounts only apply if you book directly with the local hotel and make your request at the time of booking.)

Quality Inn & Suites Heritage Park

2039 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Kissimmee, FL. 34744

407-449-4777

Johnson University Tennessee

Each of the hotels listed below offers a “Johnson rate” for JUTN guests. (Discounts only apply if you book directly with the local hotel and make your request at the time of booking.)

Comfort Suites

7230 Region Ln.
Knoxville, TN 37924

865-246-2426

Red Roof Inn & Suites Knoxville East

7525 Crosswood Blvd.
Knoxville, TN. 37924

865-546-5700

Best Western Strawberry Inn & Suites

7260 Saddlerack St.
Knoxville, TN 37914

865-544-7737

Hampton Inn

7445 Sawyer Ln.
Knoxville, TN 37924

865-525-3511

Holiday Inn Express

730 Rufus Graham Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37924

865-525-5100

Fairfield Inn

1551 Cracker Barrel Ln.
Knoxville, TN 37914

865-971-4033

Parking and Campus Safety

Johnson University is committed to ensuring a safe living and learning environment on both campuses. This includes:

  • Campus patrols by campus security and professional security companies
  • Well-lit walkways and parking lots
  • Limited access to JUTN residence halls (limited to students, approved campus staff, and approved guests)
  • Individually-assigned keycards for JUFL apartments, the Student Union Building, Library, and other building exterior doors
  • Resident Assistants on both campuses; in Tennessee they live in the dorms and on the Florida campus they live in the same building as other students and visit student apartments each school night
  • Emergency response plans
  • Monitoring of incoming and outgoing traffic and mandatory vehicle registration for students, faculty, and staff

Academic/Career Help

Academic Support

If your student needs help with classwork, time management, or accommodations related to a disability, Academic Support Centers on both the TN and FL campuses can help. Johnson University provides free academic services to all current students.

Career Planning

The Career Services Office offers programs and services that network students, employers, alumni, and faculty, while training and preparing students to be servant leaders and ethical professionals.

Services we offer:

  • Career counseling
  • Workshops and events
  • Assistance with job searches
  • Information regarding internships and experiential education
  • Professional development

Supporting Your Student

Parents of freshmen:

  • Support your student’s career exploration if he/she is undecided; many students change their majors.
  • Be open to conversations about your own career experience.
  • Be willing to give feedback (if asked!) about your student’s skills and abilities.
  • Encourage your student to find an internship for the summer.
  • Remind your student that Career Services can help with major choice, a resume, and job and internship searches.

Parents of sophomores:

  • Urge your student to seek other ways to get skills and experience in a field of interest if he or she is not planning to do a co-op.
  • Help your student think of possibilities for relevant summer jobs or internships.
  • Assist your student with networking, a lifelong process that is instrumental in finding a job. Provide any connections you can. Friends of the family, family of friends—anyone can lead to a lead!

Parents of juniors:

  • If your student is interested in grad school, this is the year to learn about the application process, research and explore programs, think about financing, and start preparing for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT or MCAT exams.
  • The end of junior year is a perfect time for students to begin working with Career Services on planning the after-graduation job search.
  • Ask good questions! Talk to your student about projects, jobs, and school experiences that have been rewarding. What was satisfying about those experiences? What does that mean for career exploration?

Parents of seniors:

  • Encourage your student to visit Career Services to polish their resume, learn interview skills, and search for their first job.
  • Remind your student that an entry-level job will not be a CEO! A good first job should offer the student an opportunity to use his or gifts, develop skills, learn about themselves, and build for the future.
  • Many kids have unrealistic expectations about money. You can help your son or daughter research salary expectations and goals for their field.

Counseling and Mental Health

College can be a wonderful time, but it can also be a challenge. Our campuses offer support for students who are struggling.

 

Tennessee

The Tennessee campus has a University Counseling Center, located in Myrtle Hall, which offers personal counseling at no charge to students while ensuring utmost confidentiality in all matters. Counseling services are provided by professional counseling faculty and by graduate students who are under the careful supervision of faculty members.

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.

University Counseling Center

865-251-2217

 

Florida

The Florida campus offers “The Chat Room,” a safe space where students can get help from trained volunteers who receive guidance from faculty. The Chat Room is a free and confidential place for students to get help in individual or group sessions. Students can request an appointment by emailing ChatRoom@JohnsonU.edu.

In addition, the JUFL Student Life Office can arrange professional counseling for students at a reduced fee. The Florida campus has agreements with several local Christian counselors and counseling centers. The Student Life Office provides 100% financial assistance for a student’s first visit and 50% financial assistance for all subsequent visits while the student is enrolled as a degree-seeking student. Confidentiality is assured.