Year in Review

Welcome Week and Rush

Carrying luggage, holding up signs, and helping with the check-in process are just a few ways students got involved during this year's Welcome Week. Faculty, staff, and current students joined together to make moving into college a smooth process for the newest members of the student body. These first few days also provided opportunities for students to meet with their advisors and ask crucial questions as they map out their semester of classes.

Students move in.
BJU Vice President for Student Development Alan Benson poses with new students in the Davis Field House.

Chapel Theme

The heartbeat of BJU is chapel. Monday through Thursday the student body gathers to sing and hear God’s Word opened. Each semester has a different theme for chapel. In the Fall, Dr. Pettit preached through a series titled, Walking in the Spirit: a Study in Galatians. In the Spring, the theme was Divine Design: Biblical Manhood and Womanhood .


Artist Series

Christopher Parkening performs with baritone Jubilant Sykes.
The orchestra plays film scores by composers like John Williams.
The American Spiritual Ensemble closes their performance.

“Symphonic Hollywood,” presented in Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium, highlighted renowned horn soloist and recording artist James Thatcher. The appearance at BJU was another opportunity... CONTINUE READING

Performance Hall

In Bake Off, students write plays for 24 hours and then are given 24 hours to rehearse and perform.

BJU’s Performance Hall will be home to another great production by the theatre arts students. Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote’s The Dancers, a young adult romance, will be directed by senior Gabrielle Prairie... CONTINUE READING

King Lear

King Lear, one of Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedies, will be performed on campus next week as part of the Concert, Drama & Artist Series. This five-act play will be shown in Rodeheaver Auditorium... CONTINUE READING

Living Gallery

Since 1998 Living Gallery has been an annual feature in BJU’s Concert, Opera & Drama Series. Combining religious art, powerful music and compelling drama, Living Gallery draws people from all over South Carolina... CONTINUE READING


The tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912 continues to fascinate people 107 years later. The story will come alive in Greenville at Bob Jones University’s “Titanic: The Musical” for its South Carolina premiere. With about a 65-member cast starring six Broadway guest artists, the musical tells the stories of multiple passengers aboard the Titanic on its maiden voyage from England to New York. Director Darren Lawson, dean of BJU’s School of Fine Arts and Communication, decided about two years ago to bring the show to Greenville.

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Original artifacts from the Titanic weave history into the drama.
The stage lighting crew aids the production behind the scenes.



Appropriately, National Student-Athlete Day falls during the NCAA college basketball tournament. According to the NCAA, “The day recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes who excel in the classroom... CONTINUE READING

The Turkey Bowl

The Beta Gamma Delta Patriots and the Pi Kappa Sigma Cobras will face each other for the second year in a row Saturday at 6:30 Alumni Stadium for the annual Turkey Bowl, the intramural men’s soccer championship... CONTINUE READING



Homecoming weekend is here in full force with a long lineup of events. U.Day, the Bruin Nation Talent Show, class reunions, Makers Market and Bruin games are just a few of the many activities available to the BJU family this weekend.

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Funeral for Beneth Jones

As she was dying of cancer last week, the 81-year-old 'first lady' of Bob Jones University shared a secret with her children that they had always asked her to spill. Growing up, there had been four letters, "WIHH," posted in the home of Beneth Jones and her husband Bob Jones III. The children never knew what the letters meant and she would never share, said her son, Stephen Jones, a former president of the university. Beneth Jones, in pain and with a wandering mind after months of chemotherapy, took a moment to think when her children asked for the last time, her son said. She cleared up, briefly, telling the children at long last what it stood for: Will It Help Him. It summed up her life, Stephen Jones said.

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Opening of Scope

The grand opening of BJU’s new location for the School for Continuing, Online and Professional Education was held Wednesday afternoon at University Center Greenville on Pleasantburg Drive... CONTINUE READING

Lighting Ceremony

Our one-of-a-kind Christmas celebration draws a huge crowd to the campus year after year. The family-centered holiday activities provide fun for all ages...cookie decorating, seasonal music, a radio show, and traditional goodies... WATCH VIDEO

Bible Conference

Every year, Bob Jones University’s Bible Conference focuses on a theme intended to resonate with students, faculty, staff and others who choose to attend the conference. This year’s theme will be “Let Us Pray,”... CONTINUE READING


The CSC decided that their goal wasn’t just to engage BJU students in outreach while on campus but to prepare them for life-long community service. In order to bring this impact about, BEYOND focuses on three problems... CONTINUE READING