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AA in Liberal Arts
Division of Professional Studies
Do you want to strengthen your résumé, expand your abilities, and become a more well-rounded professional? Check out our Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree.
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Accounting
Major
Business
If you’re interested in accounting, this program prepares graduates for the CPA exam and will teach you how to use accounting information to make effective business decisions.
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Architecture
Minor, Major
Architecture and Interior Design
Our architecture program is widely acknowledged for its innovative approach to architectural education including a one-year preceptorship (internship) and its context of an evangelical Christian institution.
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Art
Major
Art
BA in Arts offers art therapy, art entrepreneurship, or another interdisciplinary line of study. Plus, our scenic riverside campus makes a beautiful home, and the museums, galleries, and design studios of Chicago are within easy reach.
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Art: Photography
Major, Minor
Art
Photography offers the same professional, comprehensive studio art program you would expect to find in a large public university in a small, Christian environment.
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BA in Applied Psychology
Major
Division of Professional Studies
With your degree in hand, you will have mastered the fundamental elements of psychology—readying you to apply that knowledge in the workforce.
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BA in Business Administration
Major
Business, Division of Professional Studies
Judson’s Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration students will develop fundamental business principles to help them appropriate business skills in leadership.
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BA in Human Services
Major
Division of Professional Studies
Check out our Human Services Program! You’ll be prepared for jobs where you can understand, support, and advocate for at-risk individuals and groups.
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BA in Organizational Leadership
Major
Division of Professional Studies
This program blends theory and real-world application, you’ll graduate ready to lead your organization with passion.
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Biblical Studies
Minor, Major
Biblical and Theological Studies
Biblical Studies contributes to the university’s role as “the Church at work in higher education” by providing a personal intellectual encounter with the Christian revelation.
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Biochemistry
Major
Science and Mathematics
The Biochemistry major integrates the knowledge and skills of chemistry and biological disciplines. Students will be able to apply them toward understanding the function of biochemical systems within organisms.
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Biology
Major, Minor
Science and Mathematics
Biology at Judson integrates organismal and cell/molecular biology with a solid foundation in chemistry allowing students to synthesize information from diverse topics and acquire ideas and concepts that will sharpen your insights into biological systems.
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Business
Minor, Major
Business
Students in our Business Department can choose from one of three majors including a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts in Management, or Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.
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Chemistry
Minor, Major
Science and Mathematics
Our chemistry major offers small class sizes, laboratory access, and individual attention from faculty, integrating the Christian faith with science and life.
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Christian Ministry
Major, Minor
Christian Ministries
The program of Christian Ministry prepares students for life-long, healthy, effective ministry. Also. the department offers in-depth training, practical and theological principles, potential careers, and post-graduate opportunities.
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Communication Studies
Major, Minor
Communication Arts
Judson University’s communication studies major will help you recognize the means of communication as extraordinary gifts and become an extraordinary communicator with a wide array of training and outside opportunities.
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Computer Science
Major, Minor
Computer Science
Computer Science major’s can go through the fundamentals needed for success in the world of computer science, taught from a Christian perspective.
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Counseling
Major
Psychology
If you’re interested in fine art, this program prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options such as museum and gallery work.
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Criminal Justice
Minor
Psychology
If you’re interested in fine art, this program prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options such as museum and gallery work.
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Doctor of Education in Computer Science
Division of Professional Studies
The Doctorate in Computer Science program engages students learning in this field as practitioners, researchers, and thought-leaders.
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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Division of Education
This program is designed for educators and administrators seeking a deeper understanding of the powerful role education plays in the lives of all learners.
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Doctor of Education in Literacy
Division of Education
This doctoral program is designed for educators seeking a deeper understanding of the powerful role literacy plays in the lives of all readers and writers.
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Early Childhood Education
Major
Division of Education
If you are interested in the Early Childhood Education program, students will learn lessons directly applicable to early childhood classrooms.
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Elementary Education
Major
Division of Education
The Elementary Education department offers a plethora of strategies that will equip future teachers prepare to one day be educators of students.
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Graphic Design
Major, Minor
Art
Graphic Design students will experience one of the most comprehensive design programs among small private colleges and universities.
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Health Promotion and Performance
Major
Exercise Sport Science
If you’re interested in Health Promotion and Performance, this program prepares graduates to compete for employment opportunities in community and public wellness programs or to pursue graduate training.
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Intercultural Leadership
Major, Minor
Christian Ministries
A major in Intercultural Leadership prepares you to serve as global missionaries.
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Interdisciplinary Communication
Major
English
This major focuses on core areas of communication students tailor a course of study adapted to their particular goals and interests.
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Interior Design
Major
Architecture and Interior Design
If you are interested in our Interior Design program you’ll interact with real projects and professionals to introduce you to practical design strategies.
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Literature
Major, Minor
English
IIn Literature at Judson University, our approach lets you go in-depth with one concept as well as spanning from the classical period to contemporary new media.
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Management
Major
Business
Judson University’s Management program will prepare you as a well-rounded business professional, your professors will also reinforce character and ethics by drawing on their faith and experience.
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Marketing
Major, Minor
Business
Judson University Marketing majors will analyze how product development, advertising, pricing, and digital marketing benefit consumers.
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Master of Architecture
Architecture and Interior Design
Judson University is one of the few evangelical Christian universities in the U.S. to offer a fully accredited professional architecture degree program.
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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Division of Professional Studies
Interested in our program, you’ll develop the experience and expertise needed to counsel and administer diagnoses to mental health patients.
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Master of Arts in Community Music
Music
Judson University’s Master of Arts in Community Music is a groundbreaking program with a strong engagement between academic work and community-service activities.
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Master of Arts in Human Services Administration
Major
Division of Professional Studies
Interested in our program, you’ll increase your effectiveness and empathy in championing causes that improve lives.
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Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership
Division of Professional Studies
Our program offers you the ability to enhance your skills and define what your ministry as a disciple of God looks like.
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Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Division of Professional Studies
By earning Judson’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, you will enhance your leadership toolkit, excel in your current role, and maximize your career potential.
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Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Division of Professional Studies
You have the option to complete a traditional MBA or select a concentration in Not-for-Profit Administration. In either path you choose, you will be equipped with the tools you need to achieve your career goals.
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Master of Education (M.Ed) in Literacy
Division of Education
This graduate program is designed for practicing classroom teachers who want to implement more impactful, research-based strategies in their classrooms.
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Mathematics
Major, Minor
Science and Mathematics
Mathematics majors will engage with questions of mathematics as a human-made artifact or a God-designed system.
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Media Writing
Major, Minor
English
Our Media Writing department offers three tracks for specialization within the program: Business, Design, and Literature.
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Psychology
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Music Business & Entrepreneurship
Major
Music
Our program allows students to receive practical training in Judson’s Dark Room Studios, a fully operational, on-campus suite of studios. 
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Music Performance
Major, Minor
Music
The Music Performance major at Judson University provides students with both a skills-based curriculum and ample performance opportunities for a 21st-century, real-world music education.
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Natural Sciences
Major
Science and Mathematics
The Natural Science major offers hands-on experience in the laboratory, as well as one-on-one attention from experienced faculty active in their field of study.
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Pre-Chiropractic
Concentration
Science and Mathematics
If you’re interested in fine art, this program prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options such as museum and gallery work.
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Pre-Dentistry
Concentration
Science and Mathematics
If you’re interested in fine art, this program prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options such as museum and gallery work.
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Pre-Law
Concentration
Psychology
If you’re interested in fine art, this program prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options such as museum and gallery work.
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Pre-Medicine
Concentration
Science and Mathematics
If you’re interested in fine art, this program prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options such as museum and gallery work.
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Pre-Occupational Therapy
Concentration
Science and Mathematics
If you’re interested in fine art, this program prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options such as museum and gallery work.
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Pre-Physical Therapy
Concentration
Science and Mathematics
If you’re interested in fine art, this program prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options such as museum and gallery work.
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Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Concentration
Science and Mathematics
If you’re interested in fine art, this program prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options such as museum and gallery work.
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Psychology
Major, Minor
Psychology
Our Psychology program offers excellent training for those headed toward careers in counseling, social work, or criminal justice.
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RISE Program
RISE
Through the RISE Program, you are looking at a unique opportunity for post-secondary education for you or a loved one with an intellectual disability.
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Secondary Education
Major
Division of Education
Our Secondary Education coursework begins with a focus on general high school education, then narrows into the best methods for teaching within the candidate’s chosen content area.
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Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist I
Major
Division of Education
Judson’s Learning Behavior Specialist 1 program focuses on the characteristics and methods appropriate for different age levels. Also, it meets the Illinois Standards for all special education teachers.
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Sport Management
Major
Exercise Sport Science
Sport Management focuses on experiential learning opportunities within and outside the classroom, including marketing on-campus athletic events.
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Sports Broadcasting
Minor
Communications, Exercise Sport Science
If you’re interested in fine art, this program prepares graduates for professional practice, graduate study, and other career options such as museum and gallery work.
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Studio Art
Major, Minor
Art
Would you like to develop your skills, deepen your ideas, and sharpen your creative edge? Check out Judson University Studio Art program.
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Worship Arts
Major, Minor
Worship Arts
Worship Arts majors will experience a unique blend of theory and practice, including more worship-specific classes than found in any other undergraduate curriculum in the country.
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Writing
Major, Minor
English
Our writing program’s small class size enhances learning by creating the opportunity for close student-mentor relationships.
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Youth and Family Ministries
Major, Minor
Christian Ministries
Youth and Family Ministries majors will develop an understanding of the principles and models that foster ministry among future generations.
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RISE Program

The RISE Program gives students with intellectual disabilities a college life experience in a Christian community and builds upon strengths for independent living and customized employment.

College Credit in High School

Through the High School Prep Program, we give high school junior or senior students the opportunity to earn up to a total of 24 hours of college credit and, in most cases, earn high school credit at the same time.

Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts

The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts provides a unique synergistic bond between Music, Worship Arts, Christian Ministries, and Communication Departments, which ultimately helps to equip and energize worshipers, instruct and inspire performers, and serve and supply the church with trained musicians and worship leaders.

World Leaders Forum

The World Leaders Forum brings recognized world leaders to the Judson University campus each year with the intent to inspire and ignite a flame of leadership for all who attend. Past keynote speakers include former President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, Mexican President Felipe Calderón and other world leaders..

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Former NFL and Chicago Bears Safety Quintin Demps Named Head Football Coach

The Judson University Athletic Department is excited to announce the hiring of former NFL safety and return specialist Quintin Demps as Judson University Football’s next Head Coach. The San Antonio, Texas, native is a nine-year NFL veteran who played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, and the Chicago Bears.

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Judson University Plans Mid-Winter Choir Tour

The Judson University Choir is preparing for a multi-stop tour in Illinois, and one stop in Iowa from January 26 through January 29. On the tour, the choir will sing at churches and some performance venues. This tour will feature a nearly 50-member choir, highlighting the strength of the Judson Choir as a critical outreach

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Judson Gallery to Show Michael “Mac” McAvoy’s Work

Michael “Mac” McAvoy will exhibit a series of mechanical sculptures in Judson’s Draewell Gallery this spring. McAvoy’s work is based on canonical science fiction novels and collectively entitled The Classics. The show opened on January 17 and will run through March 31. “Mac” will discuss the work on Friday, February 17 at 3 p.m. in

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Sir James MacMillan and The Lord Smith of Kelvin KT CH to Keynote the World Leaders Forum

Judson University announced today that Sir James MacMillan and The Lord Smith of Kelvin, KT CH, Robert Haldane Smith, in partnership with The Eric Liddell Community, will share the stage for the 10th World Leaders Forum on March 21, 2023. This event is the North American Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Eric Liddell winning the

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Slawek Family Blesses Judson’s First-Generation Students

On National First-Generation Day, Judson University is excited to announce the new Slawek Family First-Generation Scholars Program to support our first-generation college students.  Thanks to a generous donation from Joe and Mary Slawek through the Slawek Family Charitable Fund, Judson University will create the Slawek Scholars Program, which will provide scholars with mentors, leadership opportunities, participation in the World Leaders

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Music Events this Fall

Merit RecitalTuesday, November 8 | 7:00 p.m. | Thulin Auditorium Midwest Opera Theatre and the DCWPA present… “The Treasure Chest Voice Show” Saturday, November 12 | 7:00 p.m. | Thulin Auditorium | tickets through midwestopera.com Chamber Singers & Piano Ensemble Recital Tuesday, November 15 | 7:00 p.m. | Thulin Auditorium Jazz Combo ConcertFriday, November 18 | 7:00 p.m. |

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Judson Celebrates Leaders During Founders’ Day

Judson University welcomed trustees, former faculty, and volunteer service groups to the campus for the 60th annual Founders’ Day on October 21. Throughout the day’s celebration, the leadership of the University honored those who helped to establish Judson College in 1963. Judson began as an undergraduate college in 1913 as part of Northern Baptist Theological

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Judson Dedicates New Facility With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

One of the more impressive construction projects in Judson Athletics history has come to the realization as the Dawson Field ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the field’s northwest corner on Thursday evening.  The Dawson Field turfed complex will now host home soccer games as well as be a practice facility for the Football and Track

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Heal Elgin Free Clinic Returns

The Heal Elgin two-day free clinic is back for the fourth year on October 8-9, 2022. The free clinic will provide dental, vision, and medical services to patients on a first-come, first-served basis at Judson University, Lindner Fitness Center, 1151 N. State St, Elgin, Illinois. All services are free and no ID is required. The

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Four Athletes Are Inducted into Judson’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Judson University inducted four new members into the 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming and Family Weekend on Saturday, September 24, during a ceremony held on campus. The class included Vusa Nkomazana (Men’s Soccer 1999), Landon Skinner (Men’s Basketball, 2012), Lana Rasmussen (Women’s Volleyball, 1998), and Matt McHenry (Baseball, 2012). Vusa Nkomazana (not pictured)

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Conrad Egyir ’15 Will Be Featured in the Draewell Gallery

Judson University’s Art and Design Department proudly welcomes back Conrad Egyir, whose paintings will be displayed in the Draewell Gallery from September 22 – November 18. The artist will discuss his work at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 in Room 221 of the Weber Academic Center. A reception will immediately follow in the Draewell

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Judson Alum and Established Coach Laura Starkey Returns to Campus as Head Softball Coach

Judson University’s Athletic Department welcomes Laura (Opie, ’01) Starkey as Head Softball Coach. “I’m really excited to be back on campus and involved in the Judson community again. It has brought back great memories and I look forward to helping build the current softball program,” said Starkey. “My experience from Aurora allows me to see

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Anali Cisneros

BIOCHEMISTRY, CLASS OF 2020 Judson unveiled a new banner during Homecoming weekend to honor Anali Cisneros ’20 of Elgin, Ill. as the most decorated and accomplished scholar-athlete in the history of Judson University athletics. The new banner is located in the Fitness Center, and features some of Anali’s incredible accomplishments as an athlete, specifically for

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Jessica Smith

Psychology/Natural Sciences, Class of 2022 Looking to strengthen her volleyball skills, Jessica Smith met with Judson Volleyball Coach Julie Fahy and just knew that Judson was a place for her. Joining the volleyball team has made Jessica’s Judson experience unique. “Many students comment on the sense of community that Judson offers,” she says. “I am fortunate to also be

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Shawn Williams ’20

MBA, 2020 Current Role: Business Administrator at Biofortis Research Shawn Williams ’20 is a Business Administrator at Biofortis Research. A graduate of Judson’s Adult programs with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a current student in Judson’s MBA program, Shawn is incredibly grateful for the ways Judson has played a transformative role

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Judson University Celebrates 188 Graduates During Spring Commencement 2022

Judson University celebrated188 graduates during the 87th commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7. Three-time Olympian Tracy Evans Land gave the keynote address to graduates in ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). National Champion and Olympian Tracy Evans Land invited Judson’s graduates to create a masterpiece of

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Spring Welcome Day is Jan. 10

New and incoming students for the spring should attend Spring Welcome Day on Tuesday, January 10. This day is designed to welcome new students to the Judson family by introducing them to all that Judson offers. Our residence-life staff will help all new students move in, and JSO will host a welcome-back event! Attendance is

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Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Judson University will be closed for Christmas Break, starting at the end of the business day, December 16 through January 1. The university will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Spring Welcome Day for students entering the spring semester will be on Tuesday, January 10. Returning residential students can move back

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