Precautions Bring Changes to Chapel for Fall Semester

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If you’ve been watching the Campus Life Plan, you’ve probably noticed the changes to chapel for the fall semester. Here are the highlights:

  • Chapel will be twice a week.

Students will meet for chapel on Monday and Wednesday. The Monday services will be the discipleship theme. This year, students will be studying the theme of living worthy of the Gospel of Christ and working their way through the book of Philippians. Wednesdays are reserved for guest speakers.

Other weekdays will be split between society and discipleship groups. Because of the limited room available for societies to meet, men and women will alternate days. Men’s societies will meet on Tuesdays, and women’s societies will meet on Thursdays. On the days your society does not meet, you will meet with your discipleship group. Day students will meet by society for discipleship groups.

  • Your classification determines the building where you will attend chapel.

Freshmen and seniors will share the main floor of FMA. Sophomores will watch from Rodeheaver Auditorium, and juniors will sit in either the balcony of FMA or Stratton Hall. These seating assignments will change throughout the semester.

  • Seating in chapel is every other seat in every other row.

Available seats will be indicated.

  • Face coverings will be required during chapel.

Per BJU’s face covering policy, students will need to wear face coverings during the entirety of chapel.

  • Chapel will not include singing.

On select Fridays, a special chapel will be held outside during which students will sing together.

  • Faculty and staff are asked to participate in chapel virtually.

Because of the limitations of physical distancing, building capacities will not allow faculty and staff to join students for chapel in person. Faculty, staff and others wishing to join students for chapel virtually may do so at bju.edu/live.

For more information about BJU’s COVID-19 policies on chapel and other campus events and activities, visit today.bju.edu/campuslifeplan.

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Krystal Allweil

Krystal Allweil is the content marketing specialist for BJU’s marketing department and is the managing editor for BJUtoday.