Experience Life at JBU

Back to Campus Updates

If you are a current parent, we are sending all Back to Campus updates via email. Please make sure your student is reading their JBU email regularly and that you are signed up for our Current Parent Notifications. If you aren’t, go to We also encourage you to join our Parent Facebook Group at There is also a lot of information, including important dates and FAQs at

Academic Calendar Changes

JBU has changed our academic calendar for the fall of 2020. We will start classes a week earlier, on August 17, and end class instruction by Tuesday, November 24, the evening before Thanksgiving break. We will conduct our final exam week remotely from Tuesday through Friday the following week, December 1-4. In order to provide the same number of class days as a normal semester, we will hold classes on Labor Day and will not have a fall break. This change will help minimize non-essential travel and help minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Reserve Your Move-In Time

Due to COVID-19, we developed new move-in procedures to provide a safe environment for our campus community. All students must schedule a move-in time and parents will need to leave campus after finishing helping their student settle in their room. For more information, click here.



Grandparents Day 2020

JBU loves our grandparents and wants to make sure we do our part to keep everyone healthy. Unfortunately, that means we must cancel our traditional Grandparents Day on campus visit. 

Please check back here for updates or more information. Thank you for your understanding. 


For more information about events,
contact the Alumni & Parents Office.

Kathryn Cottrell '99
Administrative Assistant
Alumni and Parent Relations

Brad Edwards '02
Alumni and Parent Relations