The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) is located at MacDill
Air Force Base, eight miles south of Tampa, Florida, on the tip of
Interbay Peninsula in Hillsborough County.
Student Services can assist with billeting arrangements for students
at the following location based on availability; (students are
responsible for reserving rooms with their government credit cards):
7637 Bayshore Blvd, Bldg 350
Macdill AFB, FL 33621
Lodging checkout time is 1200 (This is a firm
time). Contact the lodging manager to make other arrangements if
your schedule does not meet the 1200 checkout time. When on-base
quarters are not available, Student Services will direct
students to specific contracted commercial quarter’s off-base.
If off-base contract quarters are not available, the Lodging
Office will issue non-availability statements as required.
Please be aware that on-base lodging is "very limited" to
"non-existent" for visiting families. Unless your family
member(s) is/are attending the school in an official capacity
and on official orders, lodging is not required to provide them
Uniform & Attire
For all courses, military students may wear any official uniform
combination, to include the dress uniform, flight suits,
or battle dress uniform. Civilian personnel should wear
conservative, professional type business casual attire (slacks,
open collar shirts, dresses, etc.). Jeans, shorts, T-shirts,
athletic wear, and other very casual types of attire are not
US Government contract air fares will determine your arrival and
departure airport. Visitors are responsible for transportation
to and from the airport. Commercial taxi is available. Rental
vehicles are the responsibility of each sponsoring unit. Tampa
International Airport (TPA) is 16 miles northwest of MacDill Air
Force Base. Southwest, United, Continental Us Airways,
and Delta are the primary commercial air carriers
operating out of this facility.
Many courses do not end until 1600 on Friday. When making
departure travel plans, please take into account the announced
time the course ends. Early departures from class to make
flights are not authorized.
Special Needs Requirements
The University's facilities were designed to accommodate
students with special needs. The University is equipped with an
elevator and handicap accessible ramps. In addition,
interpreters can be made available, with prior notification.
Please contact the Student Services department
in advance with any specific requests.
Diners Reef government dining facility is
available for all personnel TDY to MacDill Air Force Base. Other
on-base facilities include:
The Bayshore Club
Surf’s Edge Club
Macdill Lanes Snack Bar
Seascapes Beach Club
BX Food Court
More Dining Options
Off-base eating establishments are located approximately 3-5 miles
away. Base transportation is not provided.