Purpose of Chapel

Chapel is an integral part of the Judson University experience, and, hence, is required of all students. Typical chapel content ranges from Scripture studies to issue-oriented presentations to mini-concerts by guest artists to student-led praise and worship services—all done so that the name of Jesus would be magnified and so that the body of Christ as represented by the students, faculty, staff, and administration of Judson University might be inspired to love Jesus more passionately, encouraged to trust Him more completely, and challenged to serve Him more faithfully.

Judson University’s Chapel program provides for the Judson community the opportunity to fortify the fusion of reason (as defined by academics) and revelation (as defined by Christianity) throughout the week by affording opportunities for worship.  We meet for chapel in order to nourish the spiritual lives of (primarily) students amidst academic pursuits. 

Virtual Chapel!

Chapel is now virtual!
For the Fall 2020 semester, we have adjusted the program to offer the opportunity for students to earn Chapel credit whether they are on or off campus. (CRP-098 chapel class) is required for all full-time students (i.e., those taking 12 or more credit hours), both residents and commuters. All students are automatically added to the CRP-098 course. Due to COVID-19, we are offering both digital and in-person services. The Chapel calendar will be available on posters posted around campus as well as on the Presence page.
To get more information about the program and visit our digital platform please see https://judsonu.presence.io

Chapel Shortcuts

Chapel now has a new home, the Presence platform! We know this is a big shift so we've created some shortcuts for you. 

If you haven't yet checked out the Chapel Introduction Experience, we suggest you start there. That will give you a great primer on Presence and what to expect. 

Virtual Chapel (aka. Chapel Rules and Regs): Here

Chapel Experiences (chapel on demand, with new episodes released weekly on Mondays): Here

Chapel Events (all the live offerings): Here

Chapel Points (check your points anywhere anytime, we've also got some FAQ's for you over there): Here

Chapel attendance is now found at http://judsonu.presence.io/.

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Chapel Exemptions

Those who have parental responsibilities and/or work 40+ hours can apply for a chapel exemption.

For those who are involved in demanding internships or practicums, student teaching, or study abroad, those exemptions will be handled in an internal process. For those who require an exemption due to ADA regulations, contact Heather Johnson (hjohnson@judsonu.edu).

Exemption applications will open on August 10, 2020 and close on October 1, 2020. Please contact Chris Lash (christopher.lash@judsonu.edu) with any questions or concerns.