Chapel Credit Scanning Procedure - Spring 2021 (Cathedral Sanctuary and BPAC)

Scanning Instructions

Due to COVID-19, the Office of Christian Formation has implemented several temporary chapel programming and procedure changes for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. This includes a reduced chapel requirement and meeting in small Chapel Groups located at multiple locations around campus rather than large-group chapel services.

Because of this change, attendance in most venues will be taken by Chapel Hosts.

New for Spring 2021

Students meeting for Chapel Groups in the Cathedral Sanctuary (CTH SAN) and the Berry Performing Arts Center (BPAC) will be asked to scan for credit using their JBU ID. Please see the instructions below.

Chapel attendance in CTH SAN and BPAC will be recorded by a scanning system. Students are required to bring their ID cards to Chapel Groups in these two locations and must scan in and out within a posted time frame in order to receive credit. Students should make note of the following:

  1. Scanners are located at the doorways leading into the sanctuary and the BPAC auditorium.

  2. To receive credits, students must SCAN IN (no sooner than 30 minutes prior to Chapel Group and no later than 3 minutes after the beginning of Chapel Group) AND SCAN OUT (after official dismissal and within 10 minutes after official dismissal). 

  3. If a student comes to Chapel Group early, they should wait to scan until this time frame. If they forget and scan too early, they can scan again in the proper time frame. Once students have scanned in, they must remain in attendance for the entire Chapel Group in order to receive credit.

  4. ID cards should be held within 1 inch of the card reader with the flat side of the card (front or back) facing the reader. (Cards do not have to touch the reader.)

  5. The light MUST BE RED when the card is presented to the reader. The card has been read successfully WHEN THE LIGHT TURNS GREEN. If the card is presented in front of the reader when the light is still green from a prior scan, it will not read the card until the card is removed and presented again.

  6. Students should scan more than once if they’re not sure their card scanned correctly. IDs may not work correctly if the chip in the card has been damaged. If this is the case, it is the student’s responsibility to contact Campus Safety and secure a new ID card.

  7. The online chapel record on EagleNet is the student’s actual attendance record. If that is not correct as of the processing date shown, the student should contact the Office of Christian Formation as soon as possible by selecting the "Questions about Chapel Credit" link on their chapel attendance page on EagleNet. Students in CTH SAN and BPAC may notice a small delay in the posting of their credit from that of students in other venues. This is to be expected. The processing date will indicate when all credits have been posted.

  8. If you lose or forget your ID, please see your Chapel Host or Student Chaplain before you leave Chapel Group.

  9. Requests for a missing credit that didn't post should be sent to the "Questions about Chapel Credit" link on the EagleNet chapel attendance page.

  10. If an ID has been lost, it is the student’s responsibility to secure a new ID from Campus Safety.


For more information on JBU's chapel policy, please see the 2020-2021 JBU Student Handbook.