Campus Information

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, DBU is committed to providing the very best and safe education experience available for all of its students.  To this end, the Coronavirus Taskforce has been working diligently for the past several months to develop a series of measures designed to provide optimal safety while also maintaining the central identity of DBU—a community of Christians committed to transformational education.

During the Summer 2 semester, new guidelines were implemented in a handful of on-campus classes in order to assess their effectiveness and practicality going forward.

We are pleased and excited to roll out our Fall 2020 On-Campus Plan as we seek to Press On and train up the next generation of servant leaders.

The Return to Campus Guidebook walks through the Fall 2020 On-Campus Plan in detail so that you can read through many of the requirements and expectations for campus life for the upcoming semester.

Core responsibilities

Core Responsibilities

In order to Press On, we each have to take responsibility and recognize that it is our job to ensure the safety of others. In Philippians 2:3-4, Paul encourages us to care for one another in unity, looking “not only to your own interest, but also to the interest of others.” This attitude, which reflects the mind of Christ, is carried out in humility, by “considering others as better” than ourselves.

With that in mind, we must care for our neighbors, which includes the DBU Family on campus, and we stand united to this end by adopting four Core Responsibilities that every member of the DBU Family, including staff, faculty, and students, accept to follow.

These include:Keep a distance of six feet

  • Social Distancing – keep a 6-foot distance from others
  • Face Coverings – wear a face covering when in public
  • Protect Yourself – wash your hands, cover your mouth, check your temp
  • Reporting, Isolation, Quarantining – when you are sick, let us know and stay home until you are better

Face Coverings

Face coverings required

All employees, students, or visitors must wear face coverings in an area or while performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to other individuals or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.

Face coverings may include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas, or a handkerchief. DBU employees, students, and visitors are required to wear face coverings under the same circumstances as the general public. Face coverings are not a replacement for social distancing, frequent handwashing, and self-isolation when sick.

Face coverings do not need to be worn in the following circumstances:

  • When exercising outside or engaging in physical activity outside
  • While driving alone or with passengers who are a part of the same household as the driver
  • When doing so poses a greater mental or physical health, safety, or security risk
  • While pumping gas or operating outdoor equipment
  • While in a building or activity that requires security surveillance or screening
  • When consuming food or drink

Check-In System

Check in dailyAll DBU students, faculty, and staff are required to daily self-monitor their health status. Every day you wish to enter DBU facilities, you will be required to complete a simple online form that will be used as a check-in tool.

Once the form is completed, you will receive an email to your inbox indicating that you are cleared to come to campus or for those resident students, clear to leave your residence for other locations on campus.

DBU personnel will be asking to confirm these emails, so please keep your email ready each day.

In-Class Gatherings

Hi-flex learningThroughout the DBU campus, classrooms and teaching spaces have been augmented to provide a safe environment for both teachers and students. These changes include:

  • Plastic shields for professors at the front of every room
  • Providing a variety of educational delivery methods, including a hi-flex model that will allow synchronous learning
  • Requiring Facemasks to be worn by all students throughout their time in class
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the buildings and in classrooms
  • Sanitizing wipe stations throughout the buildings and in classrooms
  • Requiring students who demonstrate symptoms to remain at home instead of attending class

Temperature Monitoring Stations

Check in dailyEvery member of the DBU Family is required to self-monitor their health, including their temperature. It is optimal for every person to have their own, personal thermometer in order to check their temperature daily; however, to reinforce this requirement, DBU will be providing Temperature Monitoring Stations throughout campus that will allow individuals to quickly assess their temperature and help reassure themselves and others around them that they are not showing symptoms.

If an individual is running a fever, then that person is required to return to their residence and monitor other aspects of their health. Should further symptoms arise, then they must fill out a Symptoms Intake form.

Limited Large Gatherings

Limited gatheringsDBU is committed to maintain an engaging and interactive campus community environment even in the midst of social distancing.  To this end, DBU will limit the number of individuals who can gather in large group settings indoors to no more than 50% capacity in that area, and limit the number of outdoor gatherings to no more than 100 individuals, so long as social distancing in that environment can be maintained. These mandates are subject to change in accordance with Dallas County and Texas health requirements.

Your Safety is Our Priority

For years, DBU has been known as one of the safest campuses in the United States, and we want to keep it that way, especially in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Please know that all of these regulations are being put in place to help you experience as much life on University Hill as possible while also caring for each other, especially those who are most vulnerable to this disease.

If you have any questions or concerns about these measures, or suggestions for additional precautions we could take, please send those to our Coronavirus Taskforce at

Health Services Clinic

Monitor your healthThe DBU Health Services Clinic are open and available to serve you. In order to best accomodate and protect others, you will need to call and schedule an appointment prior to visiting the Health Services Clinic at (214) 333-5151. Their normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you have an emergency or after-hours need, please call the Campus Police at 214-333-5555 (for emergencies) or the Office of Student Affairs at 214-333-5101 (after-hours needs).