Jackson State University will open its new JSU Welcome Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16. The media and the public are invited to attend. Tours of the new facility will follow the ceremony.
Located on Dalton Street just north of John R. Lynch Street, the JSU Welcome Center will serve as the university’s hospitality site for campus visitors, including prospective students and their families, alumni and people interested in JSU. The multimedia center will include meeting space and information about the university and the community.
“The Welcome Center will serve as the front door to Jackson State University,” says Gwen Caples, director of the center. “We will provide valuable information to our visitors to ensure that when they leave this beautiful and historic campus, they will have a positive and lasting impression of Jackson State.”
The creation of the JSU Welcome Center is part of Jackson State University’s effort to better connect the campus to the wider community. “The JSU Welcome Center will be a gateway not only to Jackson State University, but to west Jackson as a whole,” said JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers. “We expect the center to attract even more new visitors to our wonderful community.”