Judson University to Move to Digital Learning | Judson University Christian College

Judson University to Move to Digital Learning

After consulting University leadership, we have made the decision to move to digital learning for the remainder of the spring semester for our traditional, adult and graduate programs because of public health concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

By moving to digital learning, Judson hopes to limit large group exposure and minimize the risk of spreading the virus should a member of the Judson community become infected. Several other organizations are also following this practice as witnessed by recent announcements from the NCAA, NBA and several other colleges and universities. 

As the university begins implementing these new measures, more information will be shared via email and a new Coronavirus Updates website page, which will be updated with news, FAQs and resources. We appreciate your patience as the situation unfolds. Please check your email regularly for updates.

In-person classes will continue through this Friday, March 13, for traditional students. In-person classes for graduate and adult students will continue through Saturday, March 14. Effective Monday, March 16, most courses in the traditional, adult, and graduate programs will be taught in digital format only. Faculty have begun working to establish a path forward for students to complete their coursework for the term, and will communicate with each class in the upcoming days.

Residential students are asked to move out of the residence halls by Sunday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m. Residential international students will be allowed to remain on campus through May 4. Students who live more than six hours away can request an extension in order to make appropriate travel arrangements. Please submit this form by Friday, March 13 to request an on-campus extension. Dining options will remain available through May 4 for those students remaining on campus.

Spring athletic teams will continue their seasons unless the NAIA, NCCAA or the Chicagoland Athletic Conference cancels or postpones any of the regular season games or championships. Resident spring sport athletes who live over an hour away will be allowed to remain on campus, if they choose to do so. Please complete this form. Residential spring sport student athletes who live less than an hour away are asked to move home.

While these changes will impact our community, we remain committed to ensuring that students have every opportunity to succeed in the classroom and are prepared well for their next academic year. Faculty and staff will work diligently, maintaining normal business hours, to provide services. Digital resources available through the Student Success Services are available to those who will study from homes as well as the small group of students remaining on campus.

Judson’s leaders will continue to monitor all health-related concerns as we evaluate all future programs and events planned for campus in the coming weeks on a case-by-case basis. Watch for news about boot camps, and other summer courses that begin in May as well as updates on travel for programs that require it. Decisions regarding Commencement will be made no later than Thursday, April 9.

Finally, join us in praying for all those impacted by this health concern around the world.

Dr. Gene Crume,
Judson University President

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