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Residential Living

NGU recognizes the valuable role on-campus housing plays in the overall university student experience and is dedicated to providing students an opportunity to continue this practice. NGU is committed to providing our residential students a healthy and inviting environment.

Students living in the residence halls do so with the awareness that exposure to COVID-19 may occur. The University has established isolation spaces for those who test positive and are unable to return to their homes.  However, due to space limitations, students with confirmed positive cases will likely need to isolate themselves for the required 10-day period in their residence hall rooms.  Roommates in these circumstances will always need to wear a face-covering for 14 days. Please thoroughly read the circumstances and requirements for isolation and quarantine in the protocols section.

Common areas will be adjusted to accommodate physical distancing. Students are expected to clean their shared bathroom areas in their residence halls per the suggested disinfection guidelines provided by the CDC. NGU performs regular health and safety checks in the residence halls to ensure a positive environment for all. NGU Residence Life leadership will share details in your New Student Orientation focused on living in our residence halls.

Request for Housing Exemption Accommodation

Should a student have concerns about living on campus in residential housing, a housing accommodation may be requested. To qualify for an accommodation, the student will be asked to provide medical documentation that demonstrates an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 as defined by the CDC guidelines. The University is committed to working with students to provide a residential space that meets their needs.

 

Commuter

Commuting students will enjoy their usual experience coming and going from campus to accomplish their coursework and participate in the life of the campus under the same University conditions and protocols for COVID-19. 

 

Dining

Students and guests will enjoy eating in Todd Dining Hall—yes, you can count on Fried Chicken Wednesday. Enhanced and increased frequency of cleaning will keep areas sanitized for the NGU community. Food service options and seating may be modified but will be designed to accommodate the on-campus population as needed. Initial modifications include:

  • Trays available
  • Meals pre-plated
  • To-go options (reusable cups or to-go containers prohibited)
  • Spaced tables with max seating of 8 (SCDHEC guidelines)
  • Outside dining encouraged
  • Marked directional flow for using the space

Information on specific locations, including Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s, and Einstein Bros. Bagels, will be released in the coming weeks.

 

Chapel

Faith and spiritual formation are hallmarks of the NGU experience, of which chapel stands at the center.  The chapel format will be modified to allow for in-person and online attendance options. Chapel teaching will be live twice a week in Turner Chapel with physically distance seating required and a max capacity of 350 persons – so arrive early! Masks are required while entering and exiting, but not while seated.

Chapel services will be streamed live, and those watching online will be required to submit an assessment to earn their credit for the day.

 

NGU Offices & Services

Information Technology Services

NGU's talented team of IT professionals is ready to serve student needs during regular business hours in the fall.   We will take a remote-first approach that adds convenience and safety for you and the IT staff.

Please make requests by emailing or by creating a ticket whenever possible as these are the preferred methods, and provide additional information that enables an expedited response, including a call back number.

If students need in-person help to resolve problems, they can arrange an appointment by reaching out to our supportive Help Desk or calling (864) 977-7272.

Textbook and Course Material Pick-up

  • NGU, in partnership with Tree of Life, now offers students a convenient and affordable book and course material rental program, Textbook Butler.  Students save time, avoid hassle, and, on average, save money, all leading to a great first day of class. Learn more.  
  • Residential Students – Textbooks and course materials, automatically sourced through The Tree of Life Textbook Butler service, will be placed in your Resident Hall Room before your arrival to campus!
  • Commuter Students - Textbooks and course materials, automatically sourced through The Tree of Life Textbook Butler service, will be available for pick-up at the campus store beginning Saturday, August 15, 2020.
  • Tim Brashier Campus – A distribution plan will be communicated soon.

 

Activities

North Greenville remains "students first" in everything we do. The University will continue to host enriching events and activities to build friendships, make memories, and foster community.  Our Student Engagement team is dedicated to ensuring programming is safe for students to thrive and helping them navigate their time at NGU.

 

Institute for Global Leadership (IGL)

The Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) plans to host the Global Impact Conference this fall. At this time, international travel opportunities will not be provided during the fall semester. If domestic travel is not allowed, IGL will partner with the Office of Campus Ministry and Student Engagement to find local opportunities for students to get involved throughout the semester. This effort will be contingent on the K-12 public schools' fall schedules. IGL will host the Third Culture Kid/Missionary Kid (MK) Luncheon to welcome new, first-year students to the campus during move-in day in August. Several outings and in-person gatherings for MKs are planned on campus throughout the semester. 

 

Fitness & Exercise

We want students to stay active in support of living balanced lives. The nature-rich setting of the Tigerville campus gives students ample outdoor recreational opportunities to promote physical wellness. Plus, NGU's Younts Fitness Center, equipped with strength and cardio equipment, will be open and operating under the following health safety measures:

  • Capacity limited to 10 people at a time
  • Physical distancing will be required
  • Only every other piece of cardio equipment will be available for use
  • No contact training and no equipment sharing 
  • Hand washing before and after a workout
  • Disinfectant wipe downs for pre-use and post-use of equipment

 

For answers to important questions see our FAQ section.

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