5 things all JU students know to be true

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Jacksonville University is a private university founded in 1934. The university is known for being nestled on the St. Johns riverfront, and offering more than 70 majors, minors and pre-professional programs.

Here are five signs you went to JU:

1. You had to walk through the valley to get to and from class.

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2. You had history with Dr. Walker Blanton. 

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3. You could walk right next to the St. Johns River on campus and see dolphins swimming. 

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4. Your campus was filled with beautiful oak trees.

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5. You had the oldest living mascot, known as "Nellie." #RIP 

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This list was written by Jacksonville University alumnus. 

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