Student singing and playing guitar
Student clapping and looking up

College Hour: College hour is a time of worship and fellowship with members of the university.

As Christians, although diverse in race and ethnicity, religious thought, age and generation etc. we have something in common, “…we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.” We come in unity to worship our God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during the college hour.

As a community we want to give opportunities for members to appreciate various styles of worship and dive into the Word. We pray that our College Hour Programs held weekly will be spiritually formative for you and bring you closer into the fold of Fresno Pacific.

College Hour program will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @ 10AM. You can find various approved programming on campus to receive college hour credit – refer to the program director to ask if CHC is provided. 

Please read the attendance policy carefully and understand that all full-time, undergraduate students are not required but are encouraged to attend. If you acquire at least 14 College Hour credits in a semester, you can earn a ½ elective unit.

 

"But Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible."
—Matthew 19:26 NRSV

When/Where/What

Butler Church
Wednesdays: Chapel

10 AM @ Butler Church

In the 2019 – 20 year we will be looking at the Book of Mark.

The community will gather @ Butler Church for Chapel to worship and dive into the Word. Both the University Pastor and Associate Pastor will be leading this journey through the text. 

A Holy Narrative is another program of College Hour where we will be going through stories of spiritual formation. We will hear testimonies of community members through the eyes of biblical characters that have inspired growth, encouragement and lessons.  

Dawn Chorus is our time as a community of sunbirds to worship our Divine Creator. 

Thursdays: Kinect

7 PM @ TBD

BC Lounge
Fridays: Chirp

10 AM @ BC Lounge

Friday’s at 10am we will be hosting Chirp, a roundtable talk about important issues in the community. Special Guests can include staff, faculty, students and administrators.

Schedule

January
15WMark 8 I Brian Davis, Campus Pastor 
16ThurMountain Top: Congolese Cultural Awareness and Worship
17FAnxiety, Identity & Stress
22WKing and Hamer Lectureship I "MLK and Mass Incarceration" Bryson White, PhD Student, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
24FSuicide, Grief, Loss
29WMark 9 | Father Paul Keller, St. Paul Catholic Newman Center 
30ThurBirdfeed: 'Carry the Love'
31FMental Health at FPU
February
05WA Holy Narrative I Nicole Linder, Executive Director, Marjorie Mason Center
07FSex and Sexuality
12WMark 10 I Tyjuan Gibson, Resident Director 
13ThurMountain Top: Gospel Night with BAAM
14FPregnancy Center on Sex
19WSpring Convocation (in the SEC) | Pastor Tara Beth Leach, First Church of the Nazarene
20ThurCultural Awareness Night
21FNo Chirp (SCORR Conference)
26WAsh Wednesday Service I Father Paul Keller, St. Paul Catholic Newman Center
27ThurBirdfeed: Mental Health
28FMen and #MeToo
March
04WMark 111 Jessica Ice, FPU Alumna '19
05ThurMountain Top: Spring Break Vibes
06FStudent Experience (on Transitions)
11WNo Chapel (Spring Break) 
13FNo Chirp (Spring Break)
18MA Holy Narrative | Yammilette Rodriguez, Director of Programs, Youth Leadership Institute 
19ThurBirdfeed: Spanish Worship
20FJanzen Lectureship - Safwat Marzouk
25WMark 121 CJ Haydock, Men's Basketball Coach 
27FStudent Experience (on Faculty)
April
01WMark 13 I Breanne Wyse, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
02ThurMark 13 I Breanne Wyse, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
03FMountain Top: Easter Worship
08WMark 14, 151 Pastor Rici Skei, OnRamps Covenant Church
15WMark 16 I Pastor Paul Binion, Westside Church of God 
16ThurBirdfeed: Sex
22WSenior Reflections I Kelsey Lowrey, Student Body President 
29WNo Chapel (Last week of School) 
May
8MCultural Celebration for Graduation I Friday I 6:30PM I Butler Church 

FAQ

Q. Who leads the College Hour Program?

A. The Office of Spiritual Formation & Diversity (OSFD) provides leadership for College Hour as part of its responsibility to help students grow in their faith. OSFD staff are available to all members of the FPU community for prayer, counsel and conversation.

Q. How do I get credit for attending?

A. Students must arrive on time, stay for the entire event and bring their ID cards to be scanned in order to get credit.

Q. What if I come late to chapel after the scanners are gone?

Scanners will be present to give credit up to 10 minutes after the chapel has started. If you arrive after the scanners have left, you will not be able to receive credit for that chapel and will need to choose another chapel to attend for credit.

Q. Who is required to attend College Hour?

A. All full-time traditional undergraduate students will be automatically registered each semester for College Hour. Part- time students may also register to receive credit.

Q. How many College Hour programs am I required to attend?

A. Students who attend 14 College Hour programs in a semester earn 1⁄2 unit of academic credit for that semester. Students who attend fewer than 14 programs will receive a grade of NC (no credit) on their transcripts. Important: The last day of classes is the last day to accumulate College Hour credits for any fall or spring semester (not the last day of final exams). Notice of the last day to fulfill requirements will be included in regular College Hour communications.

Q. How can I check how many College Hours I've attended?

A. Students may check their College Hour attendance through Moodle. Log on to the Moodle page, you should have a college hour course.

Q. What if I don’t get credit for a chapel I attended?

All chapels are streamed live and uploaded by our media department. Students are responsible for checking their chapel attendance on Moodle.

If a chapel is missing from a student’s report, that student must contact Collegehour.Assist@fresno.edu within 2 weeks of the missing chapel that was attended.

For the credit to be applied, an email must include a three-sentence summary describing:

  • The chapel’s date, time, and location
  • The speaker’s name
  • Summary of the chapel and the topic that was discussed

Any missing chapels that are not reported within 2 weeks of the missing chapel will not receive credit. In that case, the student would need to attend another chapel for credit.

Q. What is the College Hour policy?

Each semester, all full-time, traditional undergraduate students are automatically registered for a half unit of College Hour. Successful completion of the requirements will result in a grade of “CR,” plus ½ unit earned. Failure to complete the requirements will result in a grade of “NC,” with no units earned. No petitions will be accepted regarding College Hour requirements. In order to complete the College Hour requirements, students must arrive on time, stay for the entire event, and bring their ID cards to be scanned for attendance.

Students who successfully attend college hour at least 14 times before the last day of classes (not the last day of finals) will earn a ½ elective credit.

If you have questions regarding the College Hour policy, you may contact us at osf@frenso.edu