Welcome back to another semester at FPU! Here is your
official guide to College Hour (and how to get college hour credit) for the
Fall ‘20 semester. Please direct all questions to OSFD@fresno.edu.
Monday 10 am - “Pray Together” - LIVE on ZOOM (fresno.zoom.us/my/fpucollegehour)
The FPU community is invited to join a prayer meeting Monday
at 10 am for the first 10 weeks of the semester. We will begin with a short,
guided prayer, followed by prayers for students, faculty, community partners,
church, and global events/issues. You are welcome to remain after this time to
continue praying in breakout groups. This is not recorded – attendance will be
verified through Zoom.
Chapel – Short pre-recorded messages published Wednesdays
at 10 am (fpu.edu/collegehour)
Each week we will publish a short chapel video given by
members of the FPU community and local pastors. We will focus on the book of
Acts this semester. Videos can be viewed at any time during the week. Students
will enter their email address when prompted to do so to verify attendance. All
videos will be hosted on the College Hour blog page, but will only be available
to receive credit during the week in which they are published.
Chirp – Friday's at 10 am (fresno.zoom.us/my/fpucollegehour)
Our roundtable discussion about real issues in community.
You may receive college hour credit by attending in person or by viewing the
recording within one week of it being published at fpu.edu/collegehour. Our
schedule for the semester*:
and Wrong” w/ John Inazu
VOTA - Latinx
and Political Engagement
Small Groups – Various times throughout the week (more
information and sign up at: https://forms.gle/2F2qkMAscFiuQ2z56)
Student Chaplains are leading small groups this semester. We
wil be offering a number of smaller groups for students to be able to connect
with one another for bible study, spiritual formation, accountability and
encouragement. We currently have the following groups that will gather:
- Women’s bible study (focusing on book of Daniel)
- Spanish Speakers Bible Study
- “Deeper” - pursuing rest and intimacy with God
through meditating on scripture, hearing God’s voice, classic spiritual
- Interfaith Small Group – students from any faith
background are welcomed and encouraged to get together to talk about faith
- Athlete’s Connection
- Catholic Student Small Group (with St. Paul
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 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?
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?
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
Q. What if I don’t get credit for a chapel I attended?
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
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.