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COVID-19 Student Development Update

Housing (Chicago Campus)

It is our expectation for students who have a Spring housing assignment on campus to depart campus housing for the rest of the semester by March 29th

In order to stay on campus for the rest of the Spring semester (March 30 - May 15), you must meet one of the following criteria (married, single graduate, international students, MK’s, or approved on-campus employment).

The on-campus request form is now closed. On-campus decisions were made on Friday, March 20th, 2020. If you did not fill out the form, it is assumed that you are either, moving off-campus by March 29th, or you plan to move out at a later date. To request an extension to your move out date, please check your email from studentdevelopement@moody.edu.

Checkout (Chicago Campus)

*For those departing on-campus housing after March 29th, please follow the below checkout steps.

When you arrive on campus from March 30th - May 16th:

  1. Pick up room keys from the Residence Hall Front Desk (Culbertson or Houghton Hall)
  2. Pack all items/clean room
  3. If in need of accessing storage, contact the Desk Attendant for your hall. Access to storage will only be granted 8am-5pm each day.
  4. If travel requires you to stay overnight to fully move out of your room, you will be permitted to stay 1 night
  5. Check out at the Residence Hall front desk and drop off keys

** Your room will be checked by Residence Life after your departure - retroactive charges for damages and cleanliness may be added to your student bill.

Houghton-Smith Storage Policy Culby Storage Policy RRR Email Communication

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

NOTE: Please visit moodybible.org/news for the most current Moody community and student updates. Read most current updates, as previous ones may contain outdated or irrelevant information

RESIDENCE LIFE/HOUSING

If I stay on the Chicago campus for the remainder of the Spring semester (Jenkins, Culbertson, Smith, and Houghton), can I host an overnight guest or visitor during the day in the residence halls?
No. We will not allow overnight guests or visitors in the residence halls from now until further notice. This includes married or single graduate students in Jenkins Hall.

I’m planning to return to campus next week to collect my belongings but I’m starting to feel sick. What should I do?
Please self-isolate away from campus until you are well. You can pick up your belongings at a later time that can be arranged with Residence Life.

How long will I be able to stay on campus when I arrive to move out?
You will be permitted to stay on campus one night.

If I arrive on campus prior to March 21, do I need to fill out a RRR?
No. In order to coordinate checkouts and provide you with an efficient transition, you do not need to fill out a RRR and therefore will not be charged for your stay.

If I turned in our keys for the semester and locked our rooms when we left for Spring Break, what would be the procedure to return and pack our rooms up?
All residence hall desks are open 24 hours for move out purposes. Students can arrive on campus at any time and collect their keys. All other move-out procedures are listed on the MBI COVID-19 Update web page.

While living on campus, what do I do if I start feeling COVID-19 symptoms? 

  • Please visit the Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC website to receive guidance as to how to proceed.
  • If the CDC COVID-19 Self-Checker identifies that you have COVID-19, please report your symptoms studentdevelopement@moody.edu so that Student Development can follow up with relevant services (i.e. meals, housing, self-quarantine instructions, and health monitoring). 
  • Consult your medical care provider. If you don’t have a primary care provider, email healthservice@moody.edu for a list of nearby health clinics. The CDC recommends that you call first prior to visiting any medical clinic.
  • Monitor your health and care for symptoms according to CDC Instructions found here.
  • More Moody-specific information and ongoing updates regarding our response to COVID-19 can continue to be accessed via our COVID-19 Web Page

 

STUDENT ACCOUNTS/REFUNDS

To view or read the announcement from Moody Bible Institute’s Provost, Dr. Dwight Perry, regarding Commencement and refunds related to room and board as well as meals, please click here.

What will my credit be for my meal plan?
For students not staying on campus for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, your credit is based on the meal plan that you have. For a 20-meal plan, the credit is $1184.50; for 15-meal plan, the credit is $1,066; and for a 10-meal plan, the credit is $883.

Does a credit mean that I am getting a refund?

Not necessarily. The credit is applied first to any outstanding charges on your account. You will only receive a refund if your credit is more than your account balance.

If I am eligible for a refund, how do I get it?
Refunds are processed through Nelnet. You can sign up to receive your refund by direct deposit to your U.S. bank account online through the Nelnet link in your Student Center. This is a faster and more secure method of refund than a check being mailed. A check will be mailed to your home address on file. Please check your Student Center to make sure your contact information is up-to-date. Checks can take up to 3 weeks for delivery. Your refund will arrive sooner and is safer than by check. Otherwise, we will mail a check to your home address on file. Please verify that your contact information is up-to-date in your Student Center. Checks may take up to 3 weeks for delivery.

How do I know when my refund has been processed and how long does it take?
Refunds will be processed on April 1, and an automated email will be sent once your refund is in process. Direct deposit refunds should be credited to your bank account within 3-5 business days from the date processing begins. A mailed check will take significantly longer to arrive.

What if I owe more than the amount of the adjustment?
The credit for the meal plan will be applied to your bill and your balance will be adjusted accordingly. You will receive an email notifying you of the adjusted amount due. If you are enrolled in the Moody Payment Plan for the spring semester the remaining payments will be adjusted to the actual amount due.

What about room adjustments?
Room adjustments will be applied for 8 weeks of Spring 2020 room charges against Fall 2020 semester charges for returning students. Graduating students will receive a refund for 8 weeks of room charges by June 30. Non-graduating students who are not returning for the Fall 2020 term and have completed the discontinuation process will receive a credit for 8 weeks of room charges by June 30. After June 30, we will only issue credit once you have completed the discontinuation process. All others will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

If I am staying on campus for the entire semester, will I still receive an adjustment to my bill?
Students staying on campus through the end of the spring 2020 semester will not receive any adjustments to their bill for room and board.

Will refunds be issued for parking?
Refunds will not be given out for students who purchased parking passes.

If I have more questions about refunds, who should I contact?
Adjustment and refund questions should be directed to refunds@moody.edu.

What about adjustments for other charges, such as fees?
Moody Bible Institute leadership determined that in order to compensate students as soon as possible, only the room and meal plan charges would be adjusted.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT (FOR THOSE STAYING ON CAMPUS)

Can students work remotely?
Students will need to communicate with their supervisors regarding work remote opportunities and if it is possible given the type of work the position requires.

What makes an on-campus employee approved to stay on campus? 
Each student employee must speak to their supervisor to receive approval to stay and work on campus for the remainder of the semester.

If I have off-campus employment, would I be considered to meet the residential criteria to stay on-campus the rest of the semester?
No. Only on-campus approved employees are approved to stay until further notice.

STUDENT SERVICES, PROGRAMS, AND EVENTS

Will there still be student programs and events on campus (e.g. chapel, student groups, student gatherings, Day One, etc.)?
No. There will be no student programs or gatherings on campus until further notice. 

Will Moody Bible Institute’s undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies be held?
For more information about commencement ceremonies not being held this year, please read the March 24 announcement from Dr. Dwight Perry, Provost of Moody Bible Institute. If you were planning on walking in any of the May 2020 Commencement Ceremonies, click here.

After I move out, will Campus Post Office (CPO) forward my mail to me at an alternative address?
Questions concerning any of your mail processes can be sent to cpo@moody.edu. Students who are staying on campus will continue to receive their mail through the Campus Post Office (CPO). Students who will not be staying on campus should update their address by March 30, 2020, in the Student Center on their myMOODY. The address labeled “Mailing” is what needs to be updated. After March 30, 2020, CPO will begin forwarding mail to the address listed as follows:

  • United States Postal Service (USPS) Mail and Packages
  • USPS First Class, Priority and Express Mail are the only types of mail USPS forwards for free.
  • It generally takes 2 - 3 weeks for this mail to get to its destination.
  • CPO can ship all USPS items with new postage (First-Class stamp, Priority, Media Mail or Express Mail). CPO will ship your package to your desired address via a phone request (312-329-4252). Payment can only be taken by credit or debit card.UPS, FedEx, DHL, Amazon and all other carrier packages.
  • CPO will ship your package to your requested address via a phone request (312-329-4252). Payment can only be taken by credit or debit card.

For students living on campus, will Campus Post Office (CPO) be open?
Students who need to pick up their package(s) from CPO should email the name on the package and their CPO # to mbicpo@moody.edu, and CPO will schedule a time to do so as soon as possible. Students that have packages marked “delivered” by the United States Post Office (USPS) generally take 1-2 days to be processed by the USPS and then given to CPO. Please allow 1-2 days before requesting pickup from packages delivered by USPS. Thank you for your patience.

Will Crowell Library and its services be available?
The Crowell Library is closed until further notice. The Crowell Library website is the best way to keep track of Library hours and services going forward, as it will be updated any time things change. Please be assured that the Library is working diligently to determine how best to provide the services needed to support online classes this spring. They have created a web page which provides up-to-date information about borrowing services, online resources, and staff contact information while they are closed. Any changes to their services will be updated on this web page immediately. If in doubt, submit a request to circulation@moody.edu or libraryonline@moody.edu and they will let you know if they can make the materials available or not. Due to unusually high demand and limited staff availability, please be patient as they process your inquiry.

Is Moody Central and its services available?
Moody Central (including Financial Aid, Academic Records, and Student Accounts) is operating on a reduced staff schedule. The best way to reach Moody Central staff during this time is via direct email to 2020@moody.edu. Moody Central will also be available via a text-in number (312-847-4271), Monday – Thursday (8 a.m.–5 p.m.), and Friday (8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.).

For those living on campus, will Health Services be available?
Health Service is closed until further notice, with no doctor or nurse on campus nor on call. Health Services’ administrative staff will be working from home with limited capacities. Health Services’ email (healthservice@moody.edu) and student portal will be monitored regularly, and will get back to students within 1 to 2 business days. Students with Moody’s student health insurance questions should contact the student insurance department (studenthealthinsurance@moody.edu) or the insurance company directly (1-800-756-3702). Students can also go to www.multiplan.com to look up providers in their area that are covered by the student insurance. The student insurance will also cover Telehealth services. Students will be able to submit claims directly to the insurance company. Students who need prescriptions will need to contact their primary care physician. Dr. Ali will only be available to write prescription refills for students still living in Chicago. Any student who thinks they have symptoms related to COVID-19 (fever, cough, breathing difficulties) can call the Northwestern Memorial Hospital at (312) 472-6843. Students are encouraged to pick up a thermometer so they can monitor their temperature if they start feeling ill. There are online and app options that students can check out for more assistance. Doctor On Demand and Teladoc are examples of app options for students to connect with a doctor.

What will be the Student Dining Room (SDR) hours, access, and services?
As of Monday, March 30, Food Service will serve staff and students in the Student Dining Room (SDR). The hours of service are as follows:

  • Monday – Friday: 7 – 8 a.m.; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 5 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 – 9 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 5 – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – noon; 5 – 6 p.m.

STORAGE (ON AND OFF CAMPUS)

What do I do if I have personal items in residence hall storage? 
For logistics on retrieving items from storage, see the Student Development email sent on March 13. You may choose to leave your current personal items in storage until your return for the Fall semester, or follow our summer storage policy posted on every floor. 

Are you able to ship me my items?
We do not have the capacity or ability to pack and ship belongings.

What are some options for off-campus storage options for rent?

  • Public Storage (.03 Miles from MBI)
    362 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654; (312) 283-1862
  • Public Storage North (.04 Miles from MBI)
    1129 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 429-7285
  • Extra Space Storage (.05 Miles from MBI)
    333 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654; (872) 210-4250

ACADEMICS

As an International student, am I legally allowed to finish my classes online?
International students must continue to make normal progress in a full course of study as required by federal regulations. During these exceptional circumstances related to COVID-19, international students are allowed to participate in the online adaptions that Moody will offer without risking their immigration status. Should you plan on moving from your current residence or leave the country, you must contact the International Student Office (ISO) immediately.
Regulations regarding work on campus remain the same. F-1 visa holders are limited to 20 hours per week during the semester, regardless if classes are online. Students are not allowed to work off campus. Please feel free to email Brenda Cuellar in ISO with any questions (iso@moody.edu). 

Will Chicago graduate classes still be held in a classroom setting?
This transition from campus-based learning to an online venue also applies to graduate students enrolled in Moody Theological Seminary.

How is Moody handling Moody-sponsored Practical Christian Ministry (PCM)?
Chicago-based PCM experiences have been canceled for the remainder of Spring Semester because many of them connect students with populations who are higher vulnerable to illness. Students will receive credit for the PCM experiences they have completed to date.

How is Moody handling Study Abroad classes?
For students who have signed up for our Study Abroad program this summer, this program has been canceled. Moody plans to offer the courses that were scheduled to be taught overseas through an online platform. The Moody Bible Institute website will reflect this change as soon as possible. For more information about this announcement, please read the March 24 announcement from Dr. Dwight Perry, Provost of Moody Bible Institute.

Will students be taking classes online in a Zoom-like setting during their normal class times, or will they operate like typical online classes where they work at their own pace?
It depends on the course, the subject area, and the faculty member. Classes are set to begin after Spring Break, with some Moody Theological Seminary classes beginning next week. Faculty will be communicating with their students directly about how and when they will set their assignment deadlines, as well as some live teaching times, using both Canvas and Zoom. Some may be using equipment in their office or equipment in their assigned classroom. Contact your faculty member directly with specific questions.

If Practice Christian Ministry (PCM) is cancelled, can I still continue serving at my ministry?
Required PCMs are canceled for the rest of the semester. Each student is responsible for exercising CDC guidelines and working with their ministry if they desire to continue serving.

When will classes resume?
Classes resumed on Monday, March 23. Each of the professors will be in touch about the details about the online expectations. Faculty are aware that students may also be moving out of the Residence Halls until March 29.

Will the Writing Center and Academic Tutoring be available the remainder of this semester?
The Writing Center will continue offering online tutoring for all Moody students via email and video appointments. For more information, please visit their website. When tutors begin working again after Spring Break, they will convert their face-to-face hours into online tutoring, ensuring they can support a large number of Moody students online.

Where can I get help to download and install Zoom for my online classes?
Please reference the March 19 email from Student Development on behalf of ITS for more information about how to download and install Zoom. Please reach out to ITS at (312) 329-4001 if you are experiencing technological issues and/or have any questions. ITS is currently experiencing a higher volume of cases but they will do their best to help any way that they can.

Is the Student Counseling Center available?
Moody’s Student Counseling Center is contacting its current clients to discuss services available to them moving forward. They will continue to offer face-to-face meetings until their online-based counseling technology is fully implemented, but they are not able to take additional clients at this time. If that changes, it will be communicated to you. When their online-based counseling is available, it will only be available to students who are Illinois residents. For those who are seeking options for personal counseling, in addition to reaching out to your pastoral staff with your local church, the following organizations

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as Counseling Services is hoping to post some webinars/presentations on ways to cope during this crisis. Please feel free to contact Steve Brasel, Associate Dean for Counseling Services, at sbrasel@moody.edu or (312) 329-4194 if you have questions. 

TRAVEL

What are travel guidelines that I should follow if I am planning a trip?
The CDC and state department have helpful information for those planning to travel. Please follow these guidelines.

  • Stay informed about the coronavirus at gov/coronavirus.
  • To learn more about important travel restrictions from the U.S. Department of State during this public health emergency, please visit state.gov.
  • Visit Centers for Disease Control and Preventionfor helpful information about traveling to China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, and Japan, which are affected geographic areas.
  • Check in frequently with your commercial airline carrier regarding your flight(s).
  • Contact your health care provider if you travel outside of the U.S., especially if you plan to visit an area with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

How is Moody handling staff, students, and others coming to campus from countries where the virus has spread?
If you arrived or returned to campus after visiting any foreign country classified as Level 3 by the CDC, you are not to return to campus but rather self-quarantine for 14 days per Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Moody will continue to monitor CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines related to Coronavirus, and will adjust our protocol if needed. Please note that this is a developing situation; therefore, other countries may be added to the CDCs Level 2 or Level 3 Travel Warnings.

HEALTH

Who at Moody can I speak with about health-related questions?
Please see the answer to the above question, “For those living on campus, will Health Services be available?”, under the “STUDENT SERVICES, PROGRAMS, AND EVENTS” for more information.

Are there any confirmed cases of COVID-19 on any Moody campuses?
Moody Bible Institute’s COVID-19 Task Force was made aware on March 13 that a staff member who is also a commuter student and lives off campus began presenting symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 virus around March 10, and is now in self-quarantine for 14 days as recommended by the CDC and their physician. This staff member has not been on campus since March 4, nor been in the presence of a known case, has not visited a foreign country, and has no underlying health issues. The staff member has been in contact with their physician and the appropriate health officials, and has not been diagnosed with COVID-19, but their status may not be confirmed since they are not considered part of the at-risk population. The staff member will therefore remain home for the duration of the 14-day quarantine. Please reference the March 14 update on Moody’s COVID-19 web page.

What are some preventative measures I can take?
In keeping with our biblical commitment to love our neighbor, we should all practice good personal hygiene and take basic preventative measures during cold and flu season to ensure Moody is a safe and healthy environment. As highlighted in the CDC’s recommendations on their website, please follow these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Wipe down phone, keyboard, and other frequently touched surfaces with disinfecting wipes.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or the inside of your elbow, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Should I wear a mask while on campus?
For those who have a fever, cough, runny nose, and other cold/flu-related symptoms, please wear a mask to reduce the spread to others. Please note that the CDC is not currently recommending masks for prevention of this virus. Because we are an urban and international community at Moody, for some in our family a face mask during cold and flu season (and perhaps because of air quality in their home country) is a regular practice for them and part of their culture, so please do not assume they are ill or inadvertently stigmatize them in any way.

If I am living on campus, what do I do if I start feeling COVID-19 symptoms? 
Students: If you experience symptoms, please self-quarantine for 14 days to ensure you do not inadvertently spread the disease. Please DO NOT visit Health Services on campus. For more information, please reference the above question "While living on campus, what do I do if I start feeling COVID-19 symptoms?" under RESIDENT LIFE/HOUSING section.

Staff: Please reference the March 20 email from Human Resources and follow the instructions. It is very important HR keep track of numbers of those ill with the coronavirus or those asked to self-quarantine. If you have been asked to quarantine by a medical professional or health department, please notify your supervisor and the Vice President of Human Resources. If you are ill with coronavirus symptoms, make sure you stay home until cleared or confirmation can occur (if possible). In either case, please notify your supervisor and the Vice President of Human Resources.

COVID-19 Coronavirus

What is the Coronavirus (i.e. COVID-19)?
It is an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). Learn more from the CDC website.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The severity of symptoms varies but most with this illness begin within 6 days from exposure and more than 80% of people infected have a fever and a cough for 4-6 days. However, some sick people may go on to experience worsening symptoms such as severe respiratory distress and difficulty breathing. Even when the illness is mild in one person, that person is contagious and could infect a close contact. The CDC considers close contacts those who spend prolonged time together (within about 6 feet) and those who share a bathroom or bedroom.

What is social distancing?
Social distancing is a phrase used to describe protecting the public health by separating communities so that people who have contracted a contagious illness cannot pass it on to others who have not. It includes, for example, having children stay out of school when they are ill; closing workplaces; postponing meetings; and avoiding large social gatherings and events. It is designed to curb the spread of disease and, in this case, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Should I wear a mask?
For those who have a fever, cough, runny nose, and other cold/flu-related symptoms, please wear a mask to reduce the spread to others. Please note that the CDC is not currently recommending masks for prevention of this virus. Because we are an urban and international community at Moody, for some in our family a face mask during cold and flu season (and perhaps because of air quality in their home country) is a regular practice for them and part of their culture, so please do not assume they are ill or inadvertently stigmatize them in any way.

What should I do if I feel sick?
Given that this type of “news” is to be expected for any large community of people such as Moody, we appreciate everyone’s early communication if illness is suspected. If you present any symptoms consistent with what the CDC has shared, please do not come to campus and ensure that you follow the CDC’s recommendations. In addition, we ask that you contact your supervisor at Moody so they can work with the COVID-19 Task Force on next steps. Please also reference the FAQ, “If I am living on campus, what do I do if I start feeling COVID-19 symptoms?” in the above “HEALTH” section.

What are tips for limiting my risk for contracting COVID-19 or other illnesses?
The best way to avoid the spread of germs is to practice good personal hygiene and follow the CDC’s recommendations which include, but are not limited to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and then wash your hands at the earliest convenience
  • Wipe down phone, keyboard, and other frequently touched surfaces with disinfecting wipes.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick. Supervisors have a responsibility to send employees home who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or the inside of your elbow, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

STAFF AND FACILITY

What is Moody doing to protect the community?
As the COVID-19 Task Force continues to evaluate campus operations for the rest the semester through the lens of health and safety for all, we have come to the conclusion that the best course of action is to limit student, staff, and faculty access to some of our campus buildings and facilities, as well as having all buildings closed to the general public. Our Facilities team continues to work hard to clean, disinfect, and sanitize our campus buildings, and follow the CDC recommendations for helping curb the spread of illness. 

Are Moody’s campuses open?
The Chicago campus is closed to the general public. For more information, please read the March 18 Moody community update. Staff and students, please continue to reference updates being sent to you via email for more information. Moody’s Michigan campus remains open, but in a modified fashion (students must be granted access, and all classes and communications with professors is via email) with reduced services (library is closed). The Spokane campus is closed to the general public, and all in-person classes will continue via electronic means. Those in Spokane should check their Moody email for more information.

Are classes canceled?
Classes for spring semester will not be canceled. Students will continue their studies and move from campus-based learning to an online venue and accompanying coursework. Chicago campus-based classes will be delivered online using our Canvas LMS for the remainder of spring term. Click here to learn more. Our Michigan campus as well as Moody Aviation in Spokane will continue to operate in a modified fashion.

Are students returning to campus?
After Spring Break, Chicago campus students will be expected to move out of their residence hall, with limited exceptions. Student Development will communicate directly with Chicago campus students regarding move-out procedures and residential details. Click here for additional information.

What will happen to students who cannot return home for the spring semester?
It is our expectation for students who have a Spring housing assignment on campus to depart campus housing for the rest of the semester by March 29. 

In order to stay on campus for the rest of the Spring semester (March 30 - May 15), students must meet one of the following criteria (married, single graduate, international students, MK’s, or approved on-campus employment). Click here to learn more.

What will be open and what will be closed on campus? (e.g. Solheim Center, Crowell Library, Counseling Center, etc.)
Please reference the March 18 Moody community update regarding building closures on the Chicago campus.

What is the attendance expectation for employees and staff at Moody?
On Friday, March 20, Moody’s Vice Presidents were provided guidance from the COVID-19 Task Force as it relates to who should work on campus versus remotely. We want to reiterate that for the health and well-being of everyone at Moody, our preference is that everyone works remotely at this time. However, we realize that there are limited areas that need essential staff on campus to function such as Food Service and Residential Life; therefore, please continue to work with your managers to ensure health and safety, along with what is minimally necessary to maintain Moody’s vital operations. Please reference the March 21 Moody Weekly Update for more information.

What is the plan for events scheduled to occur later in the spring and the summer?
Plans are still tentative given the current situation involving the COVID-19 outbreak, and a decision has not yet been reached. We will continue to monitor and comply with city, state, and federal regulations surrounding event planning/hosting and the extent of social distancing protocol. Please stay tuned for more information

Will there be events on campus?
After much dialogue and prayerful consideration, we have decided in the interest of the health and safety of our community and to abide by Illinois regulation to cancel all public events exceeding 500 and gatherings of more than 250 people. With that said, we have postponed Moody Radio’s SHARE event (March 17–21) and the Called Conference for women’s ministry (April 4).

Will buildings be accessible?
Educational offices and departments will remain open to faculty and staff, and other operations are expected to continue. Stay tuned to updates regarding potential change in building hours and front desk services.

How can students, staff, or faculty report an incident or issue during this time?
Continue to call Moody’s Department of Public Safety at (312) 329-4357.

As a follower of Christ, how should I respond to this crisis?
King David teaches us that even when we are afraid, we can trust in God (Psalm 56:3). There are real dangers of life in a fallen world, but we have better reasons to trust the God who created all things, sits enthroned in heaven, and helps us (Psalm 33:13–22). We can demonstrate our trust in God by crying out to Him and asking for help (Psalm 40:17; Philippians 4:6–7; 1 Peter 5:7). We can also reflect upon and hold fast to promises about God's character and faithfulness throughout history (Psalm 77:10–15). We can also care for our neighbors as a step of faith, trusting that God will protect us (Proverbs 22:3; 1 Peter 3:17).

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