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.

The Office of Spiritual Formation provides College Hour programming on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 am. Additional programming is available through small groups and other events on campus. Please refer to the program director to ask if college hour credit 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

BC Lounge
Mondays: Pray Together

Streamed live from August 24th to November 2nd at fresno.zoom.us/my/fpucollegehour

For the first 10 weeks of the fall semester, the Office of Spiritual Formation and Diversity will be hosting a live prayer meeting Mondays at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. All students, staff, faculty and anyone connected to the FPU community are invited to participate in this prayer gathering..

 
Butler Church
Wednesdays: Chapel

Available every Wednesday on fpu.edu/collegehour

The theme for the 2020-21 school year is "Together"

At FPU, we are working hard to create 'togetherness' even as the pandemic has forced us apart physically. So as we focus on the book of Acts in Chapel, we want to explore the story of how God has brought people from all nations together as part of God's holy people - even in the midst of division.

 
BC Lounge
Fridays: Chirp

Streamed live at 10 a.m via Zoom: fresno.zoom.us/my/fpucollegehour

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.

Fall 2020 Chirp Schedule

August
28FAsk the President: Q&A with Dr. Joseph Jones 
September
11FWhen we Disagree: Guest Speaker John Inazu
25FHispanic Heritage Month
October
09FVota!
23FSmart Phone Film Festival
November
06FPursuing Justice with Religious Neighbors
20FMulticultural Thanksgiving
December
4FArt Competition

Q. What is the College Hour Policy?

A. 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 use their FPU credentials to access the content via fpu.edu/collegehour or zoom and be present for the entire event. 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 OSFD@fresno.edu.

Q. What if I miss a week of chapel or chirp? Can I make up the credit at the end of the semester?

A. Videos for chapel and chirp must be viewed within a week of their release date in order to receive college hour credit. If you miss a week of chapel or chirp, you will need plan on attending another College Hour event.

Q. Can I log into zoom with my personal email account?

For tracking purposes, students must use their FPU account to receive college hour credit.

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

A. Students are responsible for tracking their attendance on Moodle. Following an event, students must log into Moodle and mark the event as complete. All attendance will be verified through the College Hour blog and Zoom.

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

A. All Chapel & Chirp events will be uploaded to the College Hour blog and students will have 1 week to view the event and receive credit. Students are responsible for checking their attendance on Moodle.
If a College Hour event is missing from a student’s report, that student must contact OSFD@fresno.edu within 2 weeks of the missing event that was attended.
For the credit to be applied, an email must include a three-sentence summary describing:

  • The event’s date and time
  • The speaker’s name
  • Summary of the event and the topic that was discussed.

Any missing College Hour events that are not reported within 2 weeks will not receive credit. In that case, the student would need to attend another College Hour event.
Please contact OSFD@fresno.edu with any additional questions.