Chapel Attendance Policy
Loma Linda University’s chapel program is at the heart of campus and a central component of the academic program spiritual life. We recognize that students come from many backgrounds and have many differing cultural and religious expectations of what comprises campus spiritual life. It is our sincere desire that these worship services contribute significantly to your personal life as well as to the life of the University. Commensurate with our belief in the importance of our chapel program, we have developed the following policies and procedures. Careful adherence to the following will enhance chapels and minimize procedural difficulties.
- Regular attendance at chapel is expected unless you have been excused through proper authority.
- Any student with a class prior to 3:00 p.m. is expected to attend chapel.
- Your current student ID badge will be required to be counted present at chapel (please do not use old student badges, employee cards, or Drayson Center cards or you will be counted absent)
- Attendance will be taken by scanning your ID badge.
- At the end of chapel, please remain in your row and wait for an usher to scan your ID badge.
- Only one ID badge will be scanned per person.
- The ushers will usher one row at a time.
- The ushers will not be able to scan badges for anyone not in the row in which they were seated for chapel.
- Tardies are counted from 11:15 to 11:20a.m.
- Tardies are still counted present.
- Three tardies will give you one unexcused absence.
- A record of attendance is sent to the Associate Dean of your school.
- An automatic email will be sent to your LLU email account if our records showed you were absent.
- More than two absences per quarter may jeopardize your status in school.
- Notice of absence is sent to your school and excused absences should be cleared immediately with the Associate Dean of your school.
Please . . .
Out of respect for our worship hour, students are expected to refrain from opening laptop computers or using cell phones, iPods or other electronic equipment including earphones during chapel.
Use of these devices, creates a distraction for those who are trying to worship and foster a culture that is at cross purpose with the reasons for which most students choose to come to a Christian university.