Important Update from Dr. Mark Jobe about Fall Semester

01 July, 2024

As you may know, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) will be taking place Monday, August 19 – Thursday, August 22, in Chicago at the United Center, which is several miles from campus. City leadership has notified us as well as other area colleges that there will be a significant disruption in traffic flow in and out of the city. We are also concerned about the availability and affordability of hotel accommodations during the week of the convention.

For Chicago Campus Students

Because we are committed to providing the best experience for our Chicago campus students, we have prayerfully decided to slightly delay move-in, orientation, and the first day of classes until after the DNC has concluded. Please see the chart below for the new dates for the beginning of the fall semester.

MBI and MTS New Students Move-In Wednesday, August 21 Monday, August 26
MBI New Student Orientation (in person) Thursday, August 22;
Friday, August 23
Tuesday, August 27;
Wednesday, August 28
MBI and MTS Returning Students Move-In Saturday, August 24;
Sunday, August 25
Tuesday, August 27;
Wednesday, August 28
MTS Orientation (transitioning to online) Saturday, August 24 (No Change) Saturday, August 24
MBI Classes Start Monday, August 26 Thursday, August 29
MTS Classes Start (transitioning to online) Monday, August 26 – Wednesday, August 28 (No Change) Monday, August 26 – Wednesday, August 28
MBI/MTS Convocation Tuesday, August 27 Thursday, August 29

(Please note that there will be no changes to our semester schedule at Moody Aviation in Spokane, or Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan.)

International Students and Student Leaders: Dates for your move in, orientation, and other activities have not changed.

Our Vice President and Dean of Student Life, Dr. William Washington, and his team will reach out to students by email with more information about these changes and who to contact if you have any questions or concerns.

For Employees:

During the convention week (August 19 – 23) the Chicago campus will remain open, but we are asking non-essential employees to work remotely. Please be sure to check with your supervisor to determine whether or not you need to report to campus.

We are blessed to have a close, working relationship with the Chicago Police Department and city officials and will keep the Moody family updated if there are any updates. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we seek to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and terrific start to our fall semester!

Dr. Mark Jobe

Moody Alert

As a reminder, if we have any urgent updates or important information to share with the Moody community the week of August 19 – 23, we will utilize Moody Alert, our mass notification system. If you have not registered your name and contact information for Moody Alert, please visit to download the app. If you have any questions, please contact our Public Safety office at