Accommodation near Jackson State University

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Visiting Jackson State University in Mississippi's Capital

Accommodation near Jackson State University is the ideal choice for parents visiting their children, or those considering studying at the university, to take a look around the leafy campus. After touring this historic black university, which was founded in 1877, you can make the most of the city of Jackson's ample culture.

Useful information for your visit to Jackson State University

Jackson State University is a Division I school home to just shy of 8,000 students, spread over 245 acres. Given its location, it is easy to reach and a great base from which to sightsee around Jackson itself.

  • 1. University location

    The campus enjoys a fantastic central location close to the best sights of the city, adjacent to districts such as Farish Street and Capitol Neighbors.

  • 2. Campus shuttle service

    The University provides a regular shuttle service for staff, students, and visitors. The service runs between 7:00am and 4:00pm and connects with the center of town. There are several stops on campus, including the College of Education & Human Development and the Student Center building.

  • 3. Traveling by air

    The closest airport to the university is Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, eleven miles away. There are no direct public transit services from the airport to campus, however, so if you are traveling via public transportation, a change in the center of Jackson is necessary.

  • 4. What to do in Jackson

    Don't miss the Mississippi Museum of Art, just under two miles from campus. It's the state's largest art museum, and besides its great collection, it offers free admission to most exhibits as well as the beautiful garden. For a more local theme, visit the Smith Robertson Museum, which is housed in a restored building and features exhibits on the area's African-American history. If you've brought the little ones along, consider a visit to the interactive Mississippi Children's Museum, about a fifteen minute drive from campus.

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