John Cabot University Responds to COVID-19
John Cabot University continues to implement a comprehensive and evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check this page for regular updates on health and policy measures both on and off-campus, scheduling and class information, and resources available to students.
The JCU community is hard at work to ensure that our students are safe and receive an excellent education during this challenging time. The spirit and dedication that allowed faculty and staff to adapt all courses to online delivery within just two weeks in Spring 2020, continues.
If you have questions about COVID-19 and John Cabot University, you can reach out via email: [email protected]
SPRING 2021: INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
John Cabot University is open and holding in-person hybrid classes in Spring 2021. Please see the complete COVID Information for Parents and Students for complete details.
SAFETY AND HEALTH
See the Safety and Health Alerts page for important communications to the JCU community regarding procedures, protocols, and safety measures related to COVID-19 based on directives from the Italian government.
John Cabot University is located just three miles away from the Istituto Lazzaro Spallanzani, one of Italy's top infectious disease hospitals. JCU's Dr. Andrea Guerriero offers 24/7 house calls to JCU students. He is available to give free consultations via phone call, text message, or WhatsApp (+39 320 406 5709). Learn more about Health Services at JCU.
Stay at home if you are feeling unwell. If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. JCU students in Rome should call the JCU emergency number (+39 327 848 0210) to discuss symptoms or close contact issues as well as the JCU On-Call Doctor (+39 320 406 5709) or their local medico di base (if applicable) regarding confirmed positivity and test results; JCU faculty and staff should call their medico di base and then update JCU Vice President Jose B. Alvarez ([email protected])
John Cabot University has waived the SAT/ACT requirement for students applying for the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021 semesters, given the inability of many students to take the tests.
Tuition for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 will remain the same as Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.
SPRING 2021 SEMESTER OPTION FOR LATE ARRIVALS
The Spring 2021 semester follows our normal 15-week Academic Calendar. For new degree-seeking and visiting students who may need to limit their stay to 89 days, which will facilitate students attending from visa-waiver countries, such as the USA, that do not require a visa for visits up to a maximum of 90 days, please notify Admissions as you need to formally request this option. Students in this group have a set late arrival date; classes will be followed remotely before arrival. To see if you require a visa and to get more information, please refer to the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
INFORMATION FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS
The John Cabot University Admissions Office is here to guide and support you through this important time in your life as you prepare to move to Rome to begin your studies or to study abroad. Until we can be together in person, we have created virtual events and opportunities for you and your families to participate in. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office at [email protected].
SUPPORT FOR LEARNING AND WORKING REMOTELY
JCU classes have been designed to have the flexibility to transition between both on-campus and remote learning deliveries to accommodate student and faculty needs, such as mandatory quarantine periods, late arrivals, and any social distancing and community health protocols.
John Cabot University's Office of Career Services is active and has recently signed new partnership agreements with companies that are seeking JCU graduates to work remotely. Contact [email protected] to learn about internship and job opportunities.
The Frohring Library offers services compliant with COVID-19 regulations to the members of the JCU community.
STUDENT LIFE ONLINE RESOURCES
Health resources, wellbeing support services, fitness programs, and virtual activities are available from the safety of your remote location in order to maintain the continuity of your student life experiences. Visit the Virtual Student Life Hub.
ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS
If a campus tour is out of the question, why not sign up for a free webinar and learn more about pursuing your degree or studying abroad in Rome? Our online information sessions feature a presentation by a JCU Admissions Counselor followed by a brief Q&A session. Online services are also available in Italian.
FREE ENGLISH LESSONS FOR ITALIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
In order to help schools and teachers deal with the sudden need for online materials, JCU has decided to offer free English classes to Italian high schools.