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Jessup's Commitment

William Jessup University remains committed to providing a safe and healthy campus for all. As a result, representatives from across the campus played key roles in the development of health and safety protocols for employees and students as Jessup returns to campus for the fall, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to relaxing these protocols as reasonable and responsible to promote the well-being of our Campus and with guidance from governing health authorities.

Community as a body of Christ is the driving force behind the University’s plan to return to in-person instruction this fall. We were created by our Lord to be in community with one another while showing love to one another (Matt. 18:20; Heb. 10:24-25; Mark 12:31). Together, by following these protocols, we can mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 at Jessup in order to create a safe campus for education and community to flourish.

COVID-19 Warning

Despite the health and safety protocols that have been developed to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 on the Jessup campus and any potential spread within our campus community, elimination of risk on campus – while still operating with on-campus classes, residential housing, athletics, and campus events – is impossible.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

Those engaging in the on-campus community of William Jessup University voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Academics Action Plan

Education at William Jessup University offers students the opportunity to seek meaning, truth, and direction for their lives through a curriculum that is both historic and contemporary, rooted in a biblical foundation and vital for lasting success.

Classes will begin with on-campus instruction, as planned, beginning Monday, August 24 and continuing through November 20, before breaking for Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving, classes will not meet on-campus, but will conclude with a week of remote instruction. Fall semester exams will be administered remotely. Remote instruction and exams after the Thanksgiving holiday will allow our students to remain at home with their families between the Fall and Spring semesters and avoid unnecessary travel that can contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

Faculty have designed courses to be offered on campus or to accommodate synchronous remote teaching and learning for all classes on the Rocklin and San Jose campuses. Students should expect some form of hybrid instruction (both face to face and remote) in the fall semester of 2020.

Academics Action Plan

Community

Community will be encouraged through regular interaction with instructors, which may include:

  • Mentorship experiences with faculty (higher access to professors than ever)
  • Vital community through class Facebook Groups
  • Hybrid upper-division classes that provide excellent seminar-like experiences
  • “Virtual Coffee” with professors in small groups
  • Regular and multiple course feedback points so that students help shape their own class experience (not locked into something static online)

Student Action Plan

Student health and safety are the University’s number one priority. Every effort will be made to provide the most meaningful student experience possible as we support overall student success. Please see the Student Return to Campus Plan to find out more about what to expect during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Student Return to Campus Plan

Student Support Services

Support services will remain available to students with options for on-campus and remote access. Please call, email, or visit student services offices online for assistance.

Student Support Services

Cafe

As classes begin on campus at William Jessup University, Bon Appétit Management Company is implementing rigorous sanitation and service measures to ensure students can dine with us safely and comfortably. These new measures have been developed based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), health and sanitation experts from our company’s Coronavirus Response Team, and local health regulations. The Cafe and Shack are closed to the public until further notice.

A Message from Bon Appetit

Chapel and Spiritual Formation

Campus Ministries offers students chapel and spiritual formation resources both in-person following social distancing guidelines as well as online so that students can further grow in their understanding and relationship with Christ during these unprecedented times. Chapel will continue to be held at the regularly scheduled times on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Campus Ministries Information

Athletics

Athletics is dedicated to the health and safety of our athletes. We want to preserve the athlete experience in the midst of COVID-19; therefore, we have created additional robust cleaning protocols for our athletic facilities, are observing proper PPE and social distancing guidelines for all of our athletes, staff, and officials while they are on campus and while competing on the road, and have developed smart screening guidelines for all involved. We want to serve our athletes by providing a gradual return to sport. Our staff will continue to work tirelessly with our many departments on campus and our athletic conference to arrange the support needed to build a positive season and reinforce our athletes desire to compete.

Enrollment

Jessup University Admissions is committed to providing a safe environment for our prospective students and their families. We are planning to resume on-campus offerings for the fall 2020 traditional undergraduate program.

Explore the updates shared below related to admissions, enrollment and more, or connect with our admissions team for more information.

  • Face masks must be worn by all prospective students and their guests and by all Jessup personnel who interact with prospective students and guests
  • Social distancing will be observed at all times including campus tours and appointments
  • All visiting prospective students and guests will be offered an intake form to ensure all guests have been symptom free for 14 days
  • Strong encouragement to wash and sanitize hands during visitation

Updated Admissions Requirements

  • Waiving SAT/ACT requirements for first-year undergraduate applicants
  • Accepting "Pass/Fail" coursework for undergraduate applicants

Updated Financial Aid Commitments

  • Tuition Lock for continuous full-time students
  • Regional Student Discount – $12,000.00 minimum educational discount
  • Defer an additional $2500.00 ISA of tuition until after graduation

Virtual Tour

View our amazing campus and get insight as to why so many students, staff, and faculty call Jessup home!

Cleaning

Jessup is committed to rigorous standards for hygiene and cleanliness to promote the safety of our community. Our plans, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), highlight the responsibilities of our community members and outline the steps the University is taking to address COVID-19 concerns.

If we are alerted to a case of Covid-19 on our campus, we will continue to partner with relevant health authorities for guidance. Further, we will engage additional cleaning and disinfecting protocols to affected areas.

Cleaning Protocols

Employee Action Plan

The University has established workplace protocols to help protect the health and safety for all community members. Our approach:

  • Cooperation with state and local public health guidelines
  • Good Hygiene - The University requires daily self-checks of all employees prior to coming to Campus.
  • Ongoing Training - In addition to requiring adherence to current protocols, the University will continue to engage its employees in ongoing education and training.
  • COVID Task Force - Jessup has created an internal COVID Task Force designed to initiate rapid response and communication regarding a known exposure.
Employee Action Plan
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