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Updates for JBU's Return to Campus

This page will provide the latest COVID-19 related information and updates during the 2020-21 academic year. Please review the appropriate sections and FAQs. If your questions are not answered, contact the appropriate department (see contacts list) or fill out the form below if the contact is unknown. JBU is under the jurisdiction of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and Governor Asa Hutchinson in our response to the pandemic and as such will follow all guidance and directives.

Latest Updates

Jan. 15 Letter on Required COVID-19 Testing (Español)

Fall Commencement Details (Added 9/23)

May Class of 2020 Commencement Details (Added 9/23)

September 22 Email - The Spring 2021 academic calendar is announced.

August 9 Email - President Pollard provides details on procedures as students return to campus. (Español)

August 7 Email - President Pollard shares his thoughts on our return to campus.

July 27 Email - President Pollard provides details on quarantine, isolation and testing and how it will affect our community this fall.

July 21 Email - President Pollard outlines the COVID-19 addendum to our regular student community covenant which requires students to take certain actions to protect their own health and the health of others.

Move-In Requires Scheduled Appt - All students will be required to schedule their move-in time. Thirty-minute slots are available for the unloading of vehicles. Click here to see more details and schedule your time.

June 9 Email - Fall announcements including a change to our fall academic calendar. Classes now start on August 17 and there will be no Labor Day holiday or Fall Break. For a more complete list of new dates, click here.

November 24 Email - President Pollard's update on the final on-campus day of the semester. 

CARES Disclosure - John Brown University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the CARES Act funding for higher education institutions.

President Pollard explains three guiding principles for this fall.

Things to Bring this Fall

  • 3-5 close-fitting masks
  • Thermometer
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer 
  • Camp chair or blanket for Worship on the Quad
  • Flexibility