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Student Life COVID-19 Guidelines

Last Updated: August 19, 2022

Moody Bible Institute bases its COVID-19 response on state and local requirements, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, and input from the Institute’s Covid Action Team and Student Life Health Team. We adapt our measures as the circumstances of the pandemic change.

This summer, the governor of Illinois rescinded an executive order related to COVID-19. Last week, the CDC updated its COVID-19 guidance on screening and quarantine recommendations. These developments were considered as MBI has planned adjustments to its approach to the pandemic.

 

A Summary of Plans for Chicago, Spokane & Plymouth Campus

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

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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When am I eligible to get the vaccine?

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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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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 leave campus, will my room and board be prorated?

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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 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 I have access to Health Service?

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In-Person Classes 

What does Hyflex mean for me?

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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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Are Michigan students expected to be vaccinated?

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Are masks required on the Michigan campus?

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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 counseling services be available on the Michigan campus?

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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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Traveling 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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