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The Bridge: November 12th

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Thanksgiving and Christmas are approaching quickly! Please check out the information below on how your student can request transportation for breaks, and be sure to mark your calendars with the departure and return dates for Thanksgiving.

Feel free to send us an email if you have any questions about this week’s edition of The Bridge!



This week, the freshman class will be focusing on their resident classes: Systematic Theology with Dr. Davis and Old Testament Survey with Mark Strout. 


This week, our sophomores will continue their deep-dive into the study of cults with Dr. James Bjornstad. Dr. Bjornstad is a retired professor of Philosophy from Cedarville University and holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from New York University, a Master of Religious Education from New York Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts from New England Bible College.

Encouragement Packs

Looking for ways to encourage your student? Missing them a little extra? Want to celebrate a birthday even though you can’t be present in person? Get Your student an Encouragement Pack!

Encouragement Packs can be picked up by your student at their convenience in either the Xavante Grill or Café, and there are tons of different ones to choose from. There’s one for everyone, whether they’re hanging out with friends, looking for some study snacks, or even doing laundry!

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Thanksgiving and Christmas Break Transportation

Just a reminder–if your student needs transportation to the Albany airport, train station, or bus stop for Thanksgiving, the deadline is November 16th! Transportation can be requested at this link: Transportation Request Form

Please note:

  • The dates and times on the form are the only dates and times we offer transportation. Please plan accordingly.
  • The deadline to request transportation for Christmas break is Friday, December 10th.
  • There is a $25 transportation fee per person, per trip. If your request is turned in after the deadline, the fee is doubled.
  • Your student can pay for their transportation at the student services desk.
  • If you have any questions, please email

Thanksgiving Break Details

Students will be able to leave after 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 23, and must return to campus before in-dorms (10:30 pm) on Monday, November 29. The last on-campus meal will be dinner on Tuesday, November 23, and the first meal back on campus will be lunch on Monday, November 29.

Spring Graduation

If your student is a Spring student, we will be holding a graduation ceremony as part of our Chancellors Chapel on January 12th at 12:00 pm. You are welcome to attend, but if you are unable to join us, we will be sending a livestream link in The Bridge prior to the event.

Please let us know if you have any questions, or if we can serve you in any way.

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