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Classes are continuing!
Remote instruction will continue through the end of the semester. Classes are not canceled. Remote instruction begins Monday, March 30. Your instructors will deliver courses to you using real-time course audio and video (backed up with recording), pre-recorded video presentations, and other tools. Your course requirements will remain largely the same. We expect some glitches initially but believe from experience that everyone will adapt, learn, and adjust.
The JU Libraries remain available to help you! In addition to digital resources, librarians on both physical campuses can make print materials available to you for pickup. If you are not near one of the physical libraries, a librarian can scan and email selected pages from print materials for you, subject to limitations of fair use under copyright law.
Academic Support remains available to help, as well. Students can schedule time with an academic coach at www.johnsonu.mywconline.com. Paper reviews are also still available. Email your paper for review to .
Regarding service-learning requirements, we recognize that social distancing makes it impossible for most students to complete their planned service activities for the semester. Students who have applied to graduate in May 2020 will be credited with completion of service-learning requirements. Others enrolled in PRMN 1000 Service Learning will receive credit for 20 hours of service or for the service hours they have completed, whichever is greater. Meanwhile, in these unusual times we recognize and celebrate that our students are finding ways to serve in Jesus’ name that are hard to quantify.
Fall 2020 Registration
We are still looking forward to the fall semester, with the expectation that normal instruction can resume. Advising for selection of fall-semester classes has already begun, and registration begins March 30. Students should look for messages from their school and advisor and follow those instructions for successful and timely registration. Students can also contact for help with registration.
May commencement on both campuses is canceled. We know this is a blow to all those who planned to graduate in May. We will plan a big commencement celebration for May graduates on both campuses later this year. May graduates, look for a survey in your inbox asking for your preferences about how we might proceed. More details to come, including information about graduation fees. Meanwhile, diplomas will be printed and mailed to graduates as always, after grades have been submitted and reviewed.
We will not resume our typical chapel services on the Tennessee campus. We will, instead, offer a time for our campuses to pray together online. Each Tuesday (March 31, April 7, April 14, and April 21) tune into Facebook at 9:00 a.m. to join us live in prayer.
Each Thursday morning members from SGA will share a devotional on the Johnson SGA Facebook page. We encourage you to tune in and participate with them.
Further, we are making plans to offer virtually some of the special chapels that are so important to our campus community (i.e. Errosthe Chapel, Awards Chapel). Watch your email for more details.
We hope you will participate in each of these opportunities, though attendance is not mandatory. Chapel attendance was last tracked on March 12. An email will be sent to all students explaining how your chapel grade for this semester will be calculated.
Moving out of the dorms
Residents are required to return to campus to remove their personal belongings from their room, clean their room, and return home for the remainder of the academic year.
Students MUST schedule a move-out date before arriving on campus to limit the number of individuals in any one area at one time.
Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in an area with active COVID-19 are required to schedule a move-out time at a later date. Contact your resident director (, ) to make arrangements.
Bring all university keys (room, mailbox, work-study) with you when you check out.
Students should plan to arrive early in the day of their scheduled move-out day so as to avoid spending the night on campus. Students who live 4+ hours away and need to spend the night should contact the Resident Director for approval before doing so. There is no guest housing available. Students who live close to the University should not spend the night on campus. Students should not enter any room other than their own during this time.
If you have questions, please contact your resident director or contact the . If you don’t have a place to go, please email .
Beginning the week of April 13, 2020, student accounts will be updated to reflect refunds for room and board for the period of March 21 through the end of the spring semester. The credit on the student account will be based on the prorated amount for on-campus housing, meal plans not previously adjusted, and the recreation facility fee. The credit will be posted to the student account and will be first used to offset any outstanding balance. Should a credit balance remain, the student will need to request a refund check or may choose to leave the credit on their account for the summer or fall semester. The Student Account Office will email the student’s JU email address with additional details regarding account balances and refund options once the credits are determined.
There will be no changes to your financial aid at Johnson including your institutional, state, and federal aid amounts.
Some jobs may continue to be utilized, but the majority will not. Please check with your supervisor to see if there is an option for you to continue to work in your current job for the time frame originally set for your position.