Ill be staying at emerald lake, which are little condos/townhouses, that JWU owns. They are consisder the best dorms cause they are waterfront :) . However, Biscayne is a great place to live. You only have one roomate, everywhere else with the excetpion of flamingo hall, you have 2-5 roomates, and at Biscayne you get a bathroom/shower that you only have to share with your roomie, plus a pool, computer lab, rec room, kitchen and everyroom has free satillete tv, and free local phone service. (the other dorms you have to pay for cable and phone). Its about 3 blocks from the culinary labs, 5 blocks from the Publix grocery Store. The only downside to Biscayne is that you cant have overnight guests, on school nights, unless they live there too.
Also, your class will be the first to take the new culinary classes, so your labs, will be different then the freshman ones last year, if everything goes well with them the other schools will swich over next year. For those that went to JWU the classes that are changing are: American Regional is now New World Cusine, Continental is now Intro to European Cusine, Stocks and Sauces is now Stocks, Sauces, and Soups and Priciples of Foodservice Production is now devoted to how to cook meat, I forgot the new name.
As for summer, JWU offers some courses, I am currently doing all of my sophomore labs. Mainly cause housing is cheaper and you save about $500 on tution.
Let me know if you have any other questions.