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Academic Details

BJU aspires to deliver a high-value learning experience to each student and create significant community among students and faculty through learning experiences. The best way to do this is through a normal residential experience.

Class Delivery

  • Faculty have a variety of contingency plans and are prepared to deliver instruction if circumstances change over the semester.
  • Each faculty member will use Canvas to provide consistency among classes. For each class, Canvas will contain the syllabus, assignments in the course, due dates and all grades assigned. Course assignments will be grouped into modules.
  • Faculty will maintain regular office hours. The syllabus for each class will indicate whether these will be in-person and/or virtually via Teams.

Face Coverings

  • Students are asked to wear face coverings in the hallways and classrooms of academic buildings. At the professor’s discretion, however, they may be removed once class begins.

Class Absences

  • If you are absent from class for any reason, you must email your instructor and inform the instructor about the reason you are absent. Email the instructor before the class preferably and no later than 24 hours after the class. In the email, please include your name, date, course name, and reason for absence.
  • Do not come to class if you are ill or need to be isolated for COVID-19 health protocols.
  • Personal class absence limits have changed. The new personal absence policy is located on the intranet.

Physical Distancing

  • Fixed-seating classrooms such as lecture rooms, Stratton Hall, etc., are capped at 50% occupancy. Students will occupy at maximum every other seat.
  • Tablet desks have been spaced out to allow for an aisle between seats.


  • If a student is isolated waiting for a COVID-19 test result or has received a positive test result, faculty are prepared to provide a means for them to access class content through a recording of the class, alternative assignments or attending the class “live” via Teams.
  • A student isolated for COVID-19 or exposure should contact their faculty immediately so faculty can execute their plans for teaching the student.
  • If a faculty member is isolated because of COVID-19, they have made plans so that the learning experience is not interrupted.