Coronavirus FAQ

Residence Life

When do I need to move out? 
Students must move out by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16. 

Are there any exceptions? 
There are possible exceptions to allow an extension for students impacted by governmental restrictions. Please refer any questions to Residence Life ( 

Do I need to move completely out of my room? 
Yes, JBU will facilitate a normal end of year process starting as early as Saturday, March 14 with the goal of being completed by March 16 at 5 p.m.

Is food service open next week? 
Yes, but will include necessary adjustments to remove self-serve options.

How will I secure housing for fall? 
The pre-housing registration will still take place from March 30 - April 9 and residence life staff will assist student in room selection later in April. 

How will student leaders be selected and training? 
This is still being determined, but each director will determine a process that will be communicated.

When will residence halls open in the fall? 
JBU intends to move ahead as planned on August 24 and open as normal.

With classes suspended next week, what will happen?
Students are asked to check out as soon as possible. 

Can I return to campus after I leave? 
While the campus is not fully closing and university services will continue, students are discouraged from returning to campus and instead communicate through email or phone. Students may come to campus for official business or to use computer labs and internet access if it is not available to you otherwise.

Are students still under the Community Covenant?
The Community Covenant is designed to foster healthy lifestyle expectations for JBU students to experience relationships of love, grace and peace. The four guiding principles of affirming and honoring scripture, striving to live with integrity, support and care for individual uniqueness, and active participation in the community are applicable in an online context. So, JBU students are expected to continue to abide by these four pillars.

However, the context of the shift to a virtual learning format has generated a particular question regarding the use of alcohol. As outlined in the Covenant, JBU recognizes the governance of the home and does not intend to infringe on the family structure. Students who no longer live on-campus are assumed to be part of the family unit and under the direction of governing laws and their parents/guardians. The prudential guidance of the prohibition for those students living in JBU owned housing or remaining in the residential facilities remains intact.  


For full details on 2020-2021 housing information, click here.