2800 University Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Jacksonville University is a university located in Jacksonville, Florida on the shore of the St. Johns River. JU was founded in 1934 as William J. Porter University (actually a two-year college). The school changed its name to Jacksonville Junior College in 1935. The college became Jacksonville University in 1956 after having moved to its current location six years earlier.
JU's colors are forest green and white, with black and gray as tertiary colors. JU's school nickname is the Dolphins. JU sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Atlantic Sun Conference, except for football, in which they compete in the Pioneer Football League (the Atlantic Sun Conference does not sponsor football).
JU has been noted for its basketball program, which has produced professional stars such as Artis Gilmore and Dee Brown.