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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
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
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
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.
students need in-person help to resolve problems, they can arrange an
appointment by reaching out to our supportive Help Desk
and Course Material Pick-up
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.
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!
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.
Brashier Campus – A distribution plan will be communicated soon.
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
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
wipe downs for pre-use and post-use of equipment
For answers to important questions see our FAQ section.