We look forward to welcoming you back to BJU as we return to on-campus, in-person classes for fall 2020. As we begin the semester, our highest priority is successful student learning in a healthy and safe environment. We are providing a detailed yet general plan that will by necessity leave some of the many questions and concerns you have unanswered.
The conditions that arise from the COVID-19 pandemic are regularly changing, and as a result, so are our responses. We will be constantly reviewing and adapting our policies throughout the year and will provide regular updates (highlighted in blue) on BJUtoday.
Updated at 4:35 p.m. on Aug. 6
As we return to campus for the fall semester, BJU seeks to promote health, protect the vulnerable and support Christian love and compassion. We can do that by applying the “four Ws”:
- Wear a face covering
- Watch distance
- Wash hands
- Wipe surfaces
BJU is returning to on-campus, in-person instruction as part of our commitment to deliver the best student learning experience possible. Faculty have been actively working on a variety of contingency plans and are prepared to deliver instruction if circumstances change over the semester.
Screening & Testing
We are committed to providing a healthy and safe campus environment. To help ensure that, everyone who enters campus at the beginning of the semester will go through a screening station. Once classes begin, students will be required to pass a symptom check each morning in order to gain entrance to classes.
BJU Dining Services staff has modified hours, occupancy, seating arrangements, cleaning schedules, menus and more at its locations across campus to ensure the safety of guests.
BJU has established a new Student Health Services Office (SHS) to assist students with medical information and to facilitate medical care. This office is located in Reveal and can be reached at (864) 241-1685.
Training & Education
- On Aug. 16 all faculty, staff, and students will receive general training and information about all COVID-19 policies and procedures as we begin the fall 2020 semester.
- Faculty and staff will receive detailed instructions about areas of operation, academic plans, building usage and events during opening meetings.
- Student leadership will receive specific instruction with regard to both personal and community care during student leadership training.
Buildings & Facilities
All buildings and facilities will operate in keeping with guidance for physical distancing, which will be encouraged through the usage of signage on doors and floors. Face coverings will be required in all university buildings.
Events & Activities
Events will be adjusted to allow for the application of COVID-19 protocols. This may result in limiting the frequency, the size of groups, the chosen venue and the seating capacity. Events that cannot accommodate these adjustments will be canceled. Some events will have adjusted programs and will be moved to outdoor venues.