Tips of life
During an academic year, students will have days off during the following holidays:
New Year’s Day: January 1st
Pure Bright Festival：April 4th
May Day: May 1st
Dragon Boat Festival: May 5th in Lunar Calendar
Summer vacation: Usually from early July to end of August
Mid-Autumn Festival: August. 15th in Lunar Calendar
National Day: October 1st to 3rd
Winter Vacation: usually from late January to mid- February
For more details, please refer to the school calendar.
2. Climate and Weather
Zhenjiang is located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province and the geographical condition is complex because of many rivers and hills in the city; Meanwhile, Zhenjiang has four distinct seasons, hot and wet in summer and cold and dry in winter, while pleasant in both Spring and Autumn.
3. Time Zone
Beijing Standard Time which is 8 hours earlier than the Greenwich Mean Time.
The voltage for daily use in China is 220V, so please prepare adapter if necessary.
5. Drinking water
You cannot drink tap water directly. Drink boiled water or bottled water, please.
6. Student ID and campus Card
After having registered in Overseas Education College, freshmen can get student ID card and Campus Card. Campus card can be used to borrow books at University Library, pay meals at Campus Canteens and Cafeterias, buy commodities at Campus stores, choose courses and apply for Internet service, etc., hence "All in One" card.
You are not supposed to lend or borrow student ID cards. If you lose your ID cards, you must report as soon as possible and apply for a new with 20 RMB.
7. Emergency & Security
Zhenjiang is one of the safest cities in China and living on JU campus is particularly safe. There are security guards stationed at each campus gate. Nevertheless, here are a few recommendations to ensure your safety:
It is advisable to take precaution with your passport and money. Normally, one should not carry their passport and large sums of cash. Your Campus Card should be sufficient for identification and student verification. If you leave expensive items in your room, make sure to lock the door, and close the windows.
Follow all traffic rules and be particularly cautious on the road.
In the case of emergency or other disturbances, promptly call the police 110 and in the meantime report to the Oversea Students Affairs Office at 0551-88792366 (workdays), 88784927 (holidays) where the officer can be of assistance.
Emergency Contact Phone Numbers:
Traffic Accident: 122
Medical Emergency: 120
Campus Emergency Hotline: 0511-88780110