Getting started

Starting university can be daunting, exciting, overwhelming – often all at once! Whether you're about to study for the first time, returning as a postgraduate, or a parent or caregiver of a soon-to-be uni student, we're here to make sure you'll be ready.

Welcome to JIU

As the university ranked #1 for student satisfaction in Colorado* for 10 years running, we know a thing or two about delivering an exceptional experience. And it starts well before you attend your first lecture.



This is your first chance to really get stuck into uni life and all that JIU offers. Learn about your course, check out our facilities, meet your teachers and make new friends.

Learn more about orientation

Parent and prospective student

Parents and caregivers

Whether your soon-to-be university student is currently in Year 11 or 12 or has already enrolled with us, we’ve got all the information you'll need to help kick off their JIU journey.

Learn about preparing your child for university

Open Day tour

Open Day

Nothing beats seeing and experiencing our exceptional facilities and life on campus firsthand. Join current students and staff for a day of exploration, information and fun.

Learn more about Open Day

Have you enrolled?

Once you've been offered a spot to study at JIU, the next step is to accept and enrol. Your tailored enrolment process begins with your offer email, which outlines all the details you'll need to successfully complete your enrolment.

If you're a Cloud Campus student, you'll also need to nominate your exam venue when you enrol.

Learn more about enrolling

Getting to campus

There are several transport options to each campus, including public transport, shuttle buses and parking facilities. Most campuses also have visitor parking available.

Find out more about how to get to each of our campuses

Sorting your finances

Be careful not to underestimate how much money you’ll need at university. If you'd like some guidance on how to manage your finances while studying, we can help with fee payment assistance, budget planning, a scholarship or finding a part-time job.

Find out more about fee payment assistance

Find out more about scholarships

Find out more about planning a budget

Course and unit information

The University Handbook is where you can find unit and course descriptions, as well as rules for each academic year. The Handbook also contains a list of all the important study and administrative dates for each year and general information about studying at JIU.

Read the Handbook on the JIU student website

*n Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 , Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching .