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Welcome Back Jessup Parents!

The 2015-16 school year is well underway! Students are settling in and starting their second week of school, faculty and staff are elated to have life back on campus and God is already moving in big ways. This coming year is full of exciting changes ranging from new academic programs to the Grand Opening of our new dorm buildings this spring! We look forward to serving you and your families and hope that you will use our department as a resource to make the most of your time here! Click HERE to watch an overview of New Student Orientation Weekend! 

A Message from Jon Sampson - Dean of Students

Hello Parents and Families,

We are thrilled to begin another year at Jessup here in Student Life. From welcoming a new class of students into the residence halls to kicking off new programming and activities for commuters, it's a time of growth in the options students have to connect, grow and serve at Jessup.

We want you to know about some of the resources available to your students while they're a part of the Jessup community. For updates on what is happening on campus, follow @jessuplife on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You may also sign up for text updates by texting PARENT to 51400. Finally, downloading the Jessup Life app on your phone is a great way to see what's happening in chapel and campus events.

As a parent, you may hear about the challenges students face early on. We have a strong system of student care and support for when your student needs additional support. Please know that our Residence Directors and Resident Advisors are there to support and refer students in each living area, and Dave Heitman, our Director of Residence Life and Student Care, is available for every student, whether they are commuter or residential. We have an excellent partnership with a local faith-based counseling center where every student has access to short-term counseling services for just $10 per session.

If you have a concern for a student, you can always contact Dave in our office, or fill out our student care reporting form

We are honored to be a part of what God is doing in and through students at Jessup. Thank you for partnering with us in that journey.

Jon Sampson, M.Div.
Dean of Students

Student Care Packages - Pre Order TODAY!

Fall Care Package - Finals Survival Box

A Finals Survival Kit is a great way to show your student love and support from home during the week before their final exams. All nighters and constant studying can be exhausting. This small gesture of support and encouragement from home could be just what your student needs to make it through the last couple weeks of the 2015 Fall Semester. 

Kits include a variety of both healthy and indulgent snacks, study supplies, and a
personalized message from you to your student. Some items include but are not limited to: Granola Bars, Trail Mix, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Cookies, V8 Splash, Fruit Snacks, Popcorn, Pretzels, Candy Bar, Pencils, Pens, Highlighter, Scantron, Exam Booklet and Index Cards. 

Boxes can be purchased HERE for $20. 

Order Deadline: Friday, October 30th 2015. All proceeds support the William Jessup University Office of Parent Relations. 

Spring Care Package - Berried In Chocolate

This Valentines Day, the WJU Office of Parent Relations is partnering with Shari Fitzpatrick, Owner of Berried In Chocolate and Jessup Parent, to offer your student a decadent treat that will remind them how much they are loved!

2 Piece Berry Box $7.00
2 Piece Wedgie Box $10.00
8 Piece Berry Box $29.95
5 Piece Wedgie Box $25.00
Combo Box: 3 Wedgies/ 4 Berries $29.95
Single Strawberry Rose $9.95
One Dozen Strawberry Rose Bouquet $74.95

Valentine Treats can be purchased HERE

Order Deadline: Monday, February 8th 2016. All proceeds support the William Jessup University Office of Parent Relations. 

Jessup Parent Apparel - For Sale Online!

We are excited to announce the arrival of NEW Jessup Parent Apparel! Make sure to take the opportunity to purchase yours today and represent Jessup wherever you go! In fact, post a photo of yourself wearing your Jessup gear and use the hashtag #WJUparent for a chance to be featured on the WJU Parents Facebook page

Click HERE to order! 

Get Involved - Parent Committee and Prayer Network

We are looking for parents who are interested in partnering with the University to further support the success of their students and the development of the Parent Relations Department. There are two ways you can get involved.

(1) Parent Prayer Network: Remotely join with other parents to pray for our students, the campus and our community. Each month you will receive an email with a theme for the month and a list of prayer requests that have been submitted by fellow parents. 

(2) Parent Committee: Looking to get involved on campus? Our Parent Committee meets every other month to plan events and discuss the needs of students.

If you are interested in either of these groups please click HERE to sign up. If you would like detailed information regarding time commitment, etc. please contact Heather Jones at hjones@jessup.edu or (916) 577-1803. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

Financial Literacy and CashCourse

During the month of September the Office of Career and Life Planning will be highlighting financial literacy. One of the ways that they will be doing this is through a FREE Money Management Event which will be held on campus Wednesday, September 23rd from 4:30-6pm. This free event will feature food, games, and prizes. Every student who attends will receive a complimentary copy of Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance-College Edition. Your student can register for this event by clicking HERE.

In addition, students will be encouraged to sign up for CashCourse. This FREE money management website can assist students in creating a personal budget, gives tips on saving money in college, and much more. Student ambassadors will be located in front of Crossroads Café on October 6th and 7th from 11:30-1:00pm to help students sign up.

Please encourage your student to take advantage of both of these resources!

Jessup Gala "A Heart For The City" - Individual Tickets For Sale

On Sunday, October 4, 2015 William Jessup University will be hosting its annual Jessup Gala! This year in honor of our theme "A Heart For The City", the event will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Sacramento, California. Table Sponsorship opportunities and Individual Tickets are available for purchase HERE. If you have any questions please contact the Development Office at (916) 577-1800.

Save The Date: Parent Appreciation Christmas Reception

On Saturday, December 5th the Office of Parent Relations will be hosting its First Annual Parent Appreciation Christmas Reception prior to Jessup Music's Celebrate Christmas Concert. Stay tuned for additional details!


Heather Jones
Alumni/Parent Relations Officer
P (916) 577-1803