Commuter Resources

Resources, Policies, and Services

Weather Policy

Because JBU is traditionally a residential campus, classes rarely close due to inclement weather, even on days when local schools may be closed. However, in extreme cases weather conditions may prevent professors from traveling to campus.  Professors should also make reasonable accommodations for students who may have difficulty commuting from off-campus locations. If you think weather may prevent you from attending a class, be sure to contact your professor as soon as possible. 

Chapel Policy


All JBU students, including commuters, are required to attend 10 of the weekly chapel opportunities offered this semester (instead of the usual 21 requirements), in addition to any which they were short during the Fall 2020 semester. In lieu of large-group chapel, small Chapel Groups will meet weekly in multiple locations around campus, either on Tuesdays or Thursdays, at the usual chapel time, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The content of both days will be the same, so students will attend only once each week. Students can register for Chapel Groups here and will attend the same group all semester.

Students who have extreme circumstances and feel they will be unable to attend chapel as required may apply for an exemption.  Applications are due in the Office of Christian Formation during the first week of classes, and eligibility for exemption will be determined by the Chapel Exemption Committee. 

Campus Safety 

JBU’s Campus Safety, also known as Campo, provides many services for students. They will help you jumpstart your car, walk you between buildings or to your car late at night, and so much more. They also run the campus Lost & Found, so if you are missing anything-check out the Campus Safety webpage.  

Campus resources

Campus Safety 

  • Across from the north entrance of J Alvin Brown Residence Hall
  • 24 hours/day
  • | 479.215.5000

Career Development 

  • Student Development Office
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Cashier Services

  • The Cashier Window in Chapman Administration 
  • MondayFriday: 9 a.m. 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. 4 p.m.
  • 479.524.7120

Financial Aid 

  • Corner of Holly and University – connected to the Admissions Office
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • | 877.528.4636

Health Services  

 Help Desk 

  • Computer Lab – 2ndfloor Walker Student Center 
  • Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sunday 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • | 479.524.7256 


  • Learning Resource Center
  • Monday – Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. | Thursday 7:30 a.m. - midnight | Friday: 7:30 am – 10 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sunday 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.
  • | 479.524.7202 

Office of Christian Formation 

  • First floor Walker Student Center
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • | 479.524.7213 

Registrar’s Office 

  • Chapman Administration Building
  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • | 479.524.7158 

Student Accounts 

Student Counseling Center 

  • 100 S Holly St.
  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. By appointment only
  • | 479.524.7251

Student Development Office 

  • First floor Walker Student Center
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 524.7252


Commuter meal options 

You can bring your lunch to campus, store it in the Commuter Lounge Fridge/Freezer and eat your lunch in the lounge, student center, around campus and even in the Kresge Dining Hall (just check in at the front desk with your ID and you can eat the lunch you brought with friends).

There are many off-campus dining options within walking and short driving distance. 

On-campus you can enjoy all you can eat meals in the Kresge Dining Hall (AKA “the Caf”) or snack and grill options in the California Café. In both these locations you can pay with cash or card, or you can opt to get an on-campus meal plan. Because the dining needs of commuters are different, there are meal plan options created specifically for commuters. 

Meal Plans

Plan I - Offers 25 Dining Hall scans per semester, plus $105 Declining Balance Dollars*. 

Plan II - Offers 50 Dining Hall scans per semester, plus $175 Declining Balance Dollars*. 

Plan III – Offers 75 Dining Hall scans per semester, 75 snack scans at California Café per semester, plus $150 Declining Balance Dollars*.

* Declining Balance Dollars may only be used in the California Café 

 Check out our Dining Services plans online for more information and additional meal plan options.

Favorite Places to Eat Around Campus 

The Quad – When the weather is especially nice, enjoy a picnic-style lunch on the Quad. Enjoy your meal under a tree, on a nice piece of lawn, on one of the many park benches, or at the picnic table. 

The Walker Student Center Balcony – Get a new perspective on life as you enjoy your meal outside on the second-floor balcony of WSC. The balcony is covered so rain, shine, or even snow the balcony and its many tables are ready for you to enjoy. 

The LRC Lobby – When the weather may not be as hospitable try the LRC Lobby, located directly outside the library. The lobby has a number of tables, chairs, and couches as well as some vending machines if your lunch needs a little something extra.