Tuesday's hearing primarily ironed out details and set future court dates.
Jones sat flanked by two attorneys, at times looking frightened and saying very little for the duration of the hearing.
His mother and father sat just a few feet behind him. His mother put her hands to her face, fighting tears as Jones was handcuffed and escorted out of the courtroom.
Prosecutors said they will not offer a plea deal to Jones, however, they are open to negotiations in the coming weeks if Jones' attorneys suggest a settlement.
Police said Jones and several other students were involved in a fight on campus last month that escalated.
"We don’t know what started it," says Jones' attorney, Burges McCowan. "Probably alcohol, unfortunately."
McCowan said Jones was sober and feared for his safety.
"I don’t think there’s any doubt at this point that he was attacked by individuals outside that parking lot and then chased into that parking lot," McCowan said. "He was attacked and hit in the face, knocking his glasses off."