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Student FAQ's

Student Life COVID-19 Guidelines

Last Updated October 12, 2021

While life on campus is different due to COVID-19, we are working hard to preserve as much as possible the unique richness of the Moody experience and the sense of community we all love.

A Summary of Plans for Chicago, Spokane & Plymouth Campus

This web page will answer many of your questions about the necessary changes and adjustments to our learning formats.

We are utilizing a highly flexible (Hyflex) approach to learning for most classes, allowing undergraduate and graduate non-residential students to attend classes in person or online via Zoom. This learning model will allow us to continue to deliver classroom teaching, even if a resurgence of COVID-19 becomes a challenge for colleges. Students residing on the Chicago campus are expected to conform with faculty attendance expectations. Students on the Michigan campus will continue to follow a Hyflex class delivery approach.

You can access the Academic Calendar here.

 

Learning Modality Definitions

Hyflex: hybrid-flexible courses designed to offer their content both in the classroom and online through Canvas, our learning management system.

Moody Online: asynchronous classes offered in 8-week-long modules only online through Canvas. See Learning Models.

Remote learning, distance learning, online learning: synonymous terms for taking a class online.

 

If you have questions or concerns related to COVID-19 matters, please direct your email accordingly:


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccination
Events and Guests
Financial Aid
General Student Experience
Health
In-Person Classes
New Student Orientation
Online Classes
Practical Christian Ministry (PCM)
Residence Life
Spokane Campus
Plymouth Campus
Travel to Campus (U.S. and International)
COVID-19 Resources

 

Vaccination 

Will Moody students be required to be vaccinated?

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How do I share with Health Service that I have been vaccinated?

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How do I file a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination mandate from the State of Illinois?

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When am I eligible to get the vaccine?

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What changes if I receive the vaccine? Do I still need to follow campus guidelines like isolating, mask-wearing, quarantining, COVID-19 testing, etc.?

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If I am fully vaccinated, how do I submit proof of vaccination to be exempt from Close Contact Quarantine?

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Where can I go to be vaccinated?

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How much does the vaccine cost?

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Will my insurance cover the vaccination?

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What if I am unable to receive the vaccine prior to returning to campus?

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Can international students receive the vaccine in Chicago?

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What if I receive a different vaccine in my home country that is not offered in the U.S.?

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Events and Guests

Is Chicago campus open to external guests on campus?

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Can we host external events on Chicago’s campus?

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Are we back to full capacity for all Chicago internal and external events?

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Will we resume historical campus tours on Chicago’s campus?

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Financial Aid 

If I choose not to come back to campus and prefer to register for Moody Online classes, does my tuition grant apply to these classes?

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If I am an undergraduate on-campus student who wants to take a Moody Online class, will the tuition grant cover this class?

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How will my Federal Pell Grant be applied?

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If I get sick and choose to complete the semester remotely, will my room and board be prorated or refunded?

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If I choose to stay home, take classes using the hyflex model, and don’t come to campus, what will I need to pay?

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General Student Experience 

What do I need to bring to campus to be prepared for COVID-19?

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Will there be return-to-campus testing?

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Will there be surveillance testing on campus?

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Do I have to wear a mask?

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What will Chapel look like?

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Will I be able to access Counseling Services?

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What will student programs and groups look like?

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How will the Student Dining Room (SDR) function?

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If I am an international student and cannot return to campus due to travel restrictions, how will this impact me?

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Will Study Abroad take place?

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Health 

What should I do if I get sick or come down with COVID-19 symptoms?

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What happens if my temperature is high?

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What happens if I come in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19?

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If I am symptomatic and I test negative for COVID-19, can I be released from quarantine?

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If I must isolate, how will I get food?

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If I must isolate, how will I attend classes?

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What happens to my healthy roommate if I must isolate?

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What accommodations are available for immunocompromised or otherwise at-risk students, in regards to coursework and residence life?

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Will Moody provide masks for students?

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Will I have access to Health Service?

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In-Person Classes 

What does Hyflex mean for me?

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How many students will be in a classroom?

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Will students be expected to wear masks while in class?

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New Student Orientation 

What will Move-In Day for new students look like?

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What will undergraduate New Student Orientation (NSO) be like?

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Online Classes 

What is the difference between a Hyflex class and an online class?

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Do online students have access to tutoring and writing help?

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Will there be ways to access library materials online?

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Will I still have access to the U-Pass?

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What will be the format of Hyflex classes? Will virtual lectures still be offered?

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Practical Christian Ministry (PCM)

Will we have PCM?

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If I attend Hyflex classes, will I be required to have a PCM?

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Residence Life

Will individual rooms be available?

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Will ADA housing accommodations be impacted?

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How will the move-in schedule be impacted?

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What will floor and bro-sis community look like?

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Are visitors or overnight guests allowed in the Residence Halls?

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Will I need to wear a mask on campus?

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Can I decide to return to campus or move off campus after the semester starts?

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Plymouth Campus

I’m receiving communications from Moody about Fall 2021 expectations. Do these include what is expected of Michigan students?

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How will classes at the Michigan campus be available in the fall?

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Are Michigan students expected to be vaccinated?

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Are masks required on the Michigan campus?

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Will COVID-19 testing be required when students return to the Michigan campus in the fall?

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What should I do if I’m experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or come into contact with someone who has COVID-19?

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What will student life on the Michigan campus look like this fall?

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Will New Student Orientation be virtual or in-person?

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What will chapel look like?

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Will we have internship and field education?

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What are the protocols for Urban Scholars?

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Will counseling services be available on the Michigan campus?

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Where can I go to get a COVID-19 test?

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Spokane Campus

Where can I go to see the Spokane campus COVID-19 protocol?

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How will classes at the Spokane campus be available in the fall?

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Are Spokane students expected to be vaccinated?

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Are masks required on the Spokane campus?

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Are students expected to social distance on the Spokane facilities?

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Will COVID-19 testing be required when students return to the Spokane campus in the fall?

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What should I do if I’m experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or come into contact with someone who has COVID-19?

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What is Moody Aviation’s quarantine protocol?

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Will New Student Orientation be virtual or in-person?

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What will chapel look like?

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Will we have Practical Christian Ministry (PCM)?

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Will counseling services be available on the Spokane campus?

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Where can I go to get a COVID-19 test?

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Travel to Campus (U.S. and International) 

What do I need to do if I’m traveling to campus from within the United States?

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What do I need to do if I’m traveling to campus from outside the United States?

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What if I have family or guests traveling to campus?

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COVID-19 Resources 

General Guidance & Data Resources

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Vaccination Fact Check Resources

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