Here at CSU we value our customers. That is why it is important for you to understand that the University is not closing. Like all public universities in the state of Illinois we continue to face the same financial crisis due to the 2016 budget not passing. But our commitment to our students and customers remains strong. We are working behind the scenes to mitigate this problem and we are hopeful that a new and stronger CSU will emerge.
While in this process, please know that CSU will remain open, continue to host events and continue with business as usual, and so be confident in booking your next event at CSU. Our professional events team is ready to work with you and assures that your event will go on as scheduled, with a great team of professional employees.
Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center
Chicago State University
9501 South King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60628
The Jones Convocation Center (JCC), is named after former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. and his late wife Patricia, a graduate of Chicago State University. JCC is a $47 million multi-purpose facility.
The Jones Convocation Center officially opened in the Fall of 2007 and now serves as the home to the Chicago State University Athletic Department and the men's and women's basketball teams.
The Jones Convocation Center's arena is over 140,000 sq. ft.
Up to 6,000 patrons
Ample parking, on-site security, multiple concession areas, a large and bright main lobby, eight locker rooms, a weight room, a training room, a media room, and a reception area.
CSU Commencement Ceremony
CSU Basketball Games
CPS Basketball Tournaments
Government Job Fairs
The Jones Convocation Center is centrally located at the merge of the I-57 and I-94 expressways, which is easily accessed by I-294, I-80, and I-55.