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Jessup COVID-19 Information

Class Participation

Jessup has transitioned to remote teaching and learning for all classes on the Rocklin and San Jose campuses, effective March 23 through the end of the semester.  Physical classrooms have been exchanged for virtual ones, but your attendance at the regularly scheduled time is still expected.  (Fully online classes and degree programs are not affected.)

Each student at Jessup is responsible to interact with their professor through Moodle to ensure that you are present and completing assignments as required.  As you have been doing, please consult your Moodle course schedule for instructions from your professors regarding assignments, Zoom instructions, and other information. In preparation, you may access helpful resources at http://my.jessup.edu/it/zoom-info/.

Chapel

Jessup will be streaming Chapel during the regular chapel times. We invite you to join with us, but participation is optional.

Residential Housing

Residential housing remains open for all residential students.  Residential housing (halls and apartments) is closed to guests and is restricted to Jessup students, faculty, and staff only. 

Please adhere to the following:

  • Please provide “social distancing” of six (6) feet and limit physical interactions, where possible.
  • Residential Students who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 should self-quarantine off campus, if possible, for 14 days from the day of their last exposure.  
  • Residential Students who are experiencing common cold and/or flu-like symptoms (“symptomatic”) such as fever/chills, cough, sore throat, and runny/stuffy nose, should contact their Resident Advisor and/or the Residence Director and should self-quarantine off-campus or remain in their rooms for 72 hours (3 days) after symptoms have ended or 7 days after the onset of symptoms, whichever is longer. 
  • Symptomatic students should seek the care of their medical provider to ensure they are being professionally cared for.  Symptomatic students should call ahead to their medical provider to inform them of their symptoms and follow the directions of the medical provider.
  • The University will accommodate the meal needs of symptomatic or exposed Residential Students who cannot return home and are self-quarantined in their residential housing.  Symptomatic Residential Students should contact their Residential Advisor, their Residential Director, or email housing@jessup.edu for assistance.   
  • Residential Students may choose to return home if they desire.  Students leaving campus for an extended period of time (longer than one week) should contact their RA, RD, or housing@jessup.edu to inform the University.
  • Resident Advisors have disinfecting wipes and are distributing to students upon request and as available.  Residential Students should make best efforts to clean/disinfect regularly-touched surfaces and follow the CDC’s guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

Crossroads Cafeteria and The Shack

Crossroads Cafe and the Shack will be closed to the public until further notice. Regular meal services will continue on a to-go basis for students, faculty, and staff.

The Shack remains open for Jessup student’s, faculty and staff during the hours 7am – 3pm.

Events (Updated March 17, 2020)

All  on-campus University events have been postponed or cancelled. will communicate any cancelations as they are determined. Every effort will be made to reschedule canceled events.  Further communication will be made for events which cannot reasonably be rescheduled and refunds for ticket purchases will be made available whenever possible.    

Athletic Events

All athletic competitions and practices have been canceled for the remainder of the academic school. Please see the NAIA for more information.

Student Travel

All student travel in association with or on behalf of the University has been suspended until further notice.  

Any student who has returned from a Level 3 High Risk Country, as identified by the CDC should stay away from campus for at least fourteen (14) days and should self-quarantine, in accordance with the recommendations of the CDC.  Residential students who are unable to self-quarantine away from campus should contact their RA, RD, or housing@jessup.edu before returning to campus to make appropriate arrangements or accommodations.  As of the writing of this notice, Level 3 High Risk Countries include: China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, and Japan, however conditions change quickly. Members of the University should monitor the CDC website for updated information.

International Students: Rocklin Campus

  • Remote attendance in the United States:

    • Your F-1 status will remain active.

    • Once face-to-face classes resume, you will be required to attend in person,.

  • Remote attendance outside of the United States.

    • Internet/VPN access is the responsibility of the student.  Delays or lack of participation may negatively impact course completion and your F-1 status.

    • Should face to face classes resume, you will be required to attend your classes in person.  Exceptions for travel bans cannot be made.

  • If requesting a Leave of Absence or Early Withdrawal:

    • Your current courses will be dropped and you are subject to the standard refund policy (located in the student portal).

    • Your SEVIS record will be terminated for the reason of Authorized Early Withdrawal.

    • You must return to your home country within 15 days.

    • Your F-1 status can be reinstated within five months if you re-enroll in a full course of study.

International Students: San Jose Campus

  • Remote attendance via Zoom in the United States

    • Your F-1 status will remain active.

    • CPT will remain available.

    • Once face-to-face classes resume, you will be required to attend classes in person,.

  • Remote attendance via Zoom outside of the United States.

    • Internet/VPN access is the responsibility of the student.  Delays or lack of participation may negatively impact course completion and your F-1 status.

    • Should face to face classes resume, you will be required to attend your classes in person.  Exceptions for travel bans cannot be made.

  • If requesting a Leave of Absence or Early Withdrawal:

    • Current courses will be dropped and you are subject to the standard refund policy (located in the student portal).

    • Your SEVIS record will be terminated for the reason of Authorized Early Withdrawal.

    • You must return to your home country.

    • Your F-1 status can be reinstated within five months if you re-enroll in a full course of study.


We do not recommend international or domestic travels during this time. However, if you decide to travel, you must communicate with the DSO.

Given the extraordinary nature of the COVID-19 emergency, SEVP will allow F-1 and/or M-1 students to temporarily count online classes towards a full course of study in excess of the limits stated in 8 CFR 214.2(f)(6)(i)(G) and 8 CFR 214.2(m)(9)(v), even if students have left the United States and are taking the online classes from elsewhere. This temporary provision is only in effect for the duration of the current emergency and in accordance with the procedural change documents filed in a timely manner to SEVP.

NOTE: Due to the fluid nature of this difficult situation, this guidance may be subject to change. SEVP will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will adjust its guidance as needed.

Commencement

Commencement, currently planned for May 2, has been postponed.  

Jessup Contact Information

Linda Giusti, Director of Human Resources
(916) 577-2305, hr@jessup.edu

For All Domestic Students:
Tina Petersen, University Registrar
(916) 577-2245,  registrar@jessup.edu

For All International Students:
Yi (Sunny) Sun, Director of International Student Services
(916) 672-3232, international@jessup.edu

Additionally For All Residential Students:
Brandon Farmer , Director of Residence Life and Housing
(916) 577-2315, housing@jessup.edu

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