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Chapel Update Fall 2020

Dear Students,


We are so excited that some of you are already back on campus and can't wait until everyone else returns. We have been brainstorming for a couple months on the best and safest way to carry out chapel this semester. Please read below for updates to chapel and chapel requirements: 


  • Chapel will be held outside on the chapel lawn as long as weather permits.

  • In order to abide by Covid and social distancing guidelines, we will be unable to have the entire community together at any point for chapel. Therefore, you will be scheduled to attend chapel on specific days based on which building you live in: 

    • Andreas, Carter, and Student Apartments will attend on Monday & Friday, and Founders, Mac, and Off Campus will be scheduled to attend on Wednesday of a given week. The following week the schedule will be opposite. Click here for a full schedule of the semester.

  • This will allow each student 18 opportunities to attend chapel and they will be required to receive 10 credits (this is 60% instead of the typical 80%)

  • In case of inclement weather, an email will go out the morning of chapel to notify you and invite you to attend in the chapel on a first come first serve basis. Whenever chapel is inside it will not be required.

  • Whether outdoors or indoors, masks and 6 ft distance must be kept for the duration of chapel. To give you a visual of how to appropriately distance, please watch this video (made by Zeke and Miles Weichbrodt). 

We know that this semester will be hard and different. Because of that, we desire for chapel to be a blessing and not a burden. That is one of the reasons why we lowered the credit requirement. If you have any questions or concerns please stop by our office or feel free to send us an email. 


If you feel that you may qualify for chapel exemption please read this form, fill it out, and return it to us by September 4th.




Chapel Staff