[UPDATE] Jubilee University Opens Fieldhouse Indoor Track for Wintertime Recreational Use

Update: The Fieldhouse open season has been extended to June 8, 2023.

Jubilee University is pleased to announce the opening of its Fieldhouse indoor track for wintertime recreational use on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., between January 24-June 8.

In addition, this Saturday, January 21, the University will hold a small kickoff at the Fieldhouse indoor track between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Please do not hesitate to join us for some conversation and refreshments. You are also welcome to move around the track after completing a simple registration form either online or in person.

More information and registration form is available at https://ju.education/fieldhouse


Due to ongoing renovations, restrooms and locker rooms are currently unavailable. In addition, there is currently no heating for the indoor track.

Jubilee University Becomes Fully Independent Institution

On December 31, 2022, Jubilee University will conclude its academic partnership with Olivet University which previously allowed students to study at the Jubilee campus and receive an accredited degree via its status as an Olivet extension campus.

Starting January 1, 2023, Jubilee University will become fully independent and current students will be unable to receive an accredited degree until the institution receives initial accreditation from either a regional or national accrediting agency approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Academically, the university will continue to operate in the State of Missouri as a Religious Exempted School.

All current students have been given the choice to either transfer to a different Olivet campus or withdraw from Olivet and enroll exclusively with Jubilee University. To accommodate students in this process, both institutions will honor transfer credits taken at either institution for the foreseeable future.

Jubilee University looks forward to graduating its first own cohort in the near future. For any questions or concerns, please reach out to info@ju.education

The background to our decision:
Jubilee University has always been fully independent, both in terms of governance, administration, and finance, ever since its inception on May 20, 2020. The academic partnership was entered with the hope of quickly raising the quality of education and accelerate the institution’s independent accreditation. Jubilee is grateful for having been able to quickly develop its educational system over these past years to now be on par with accredited schools and to have greatly improved its own prospects of receiving initial accreditation.

Jubilee University Joins Lexington Bicentennial Celebrations

On Saturday, June 25th, students and staff from Jubilee University participated in the Grand Bicentennial Parade on the closing day of Lexington’s 200th Anniversary celebrations, commemorating the city’s storied past from 1822 to 2022.

With support from the Lexington Arts Council, the institution was able to field its own float, beautifully decorated and highlighting the flags of the university, the City of Lexington, the State of Missouri, and the United States of America.

The float also featured musical performances by Academic Dean Dr. Aria Reppert, who sang versions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “You Raise Me Up,” as well as an instrumental performance by one of the University’s first students, Mr. Dosun Kim, who performed “Memories” on the guitar.

Jubilee expressed gratitude to Mr. Tom Beard and the Lexington Arts Council for helping to accommodate the school in the parade, and even providing a trailer and volunteer driver. The university is also thankful to Mrs. Abigail Temple who initially encouraged Jubilee to participate.

On the bicentennial’s opening day, themed “Faith Of Our Ancestors Day,” members of the university also participated in an ecumenical worship service hosted by Lexington’s ministerial alliance.

Historic Commencement As Jubilee University Celebrates First Graduates

On May 5th, a historic first commencement ceremony was held at Jubilee University in Kansas City. During the ceremony, the institution celebrated the outgoing Class of 2022 and the school’s first four graduates, all graduating from Jubilee’s Master of Divinity program.

The names of the graduates are as follows: Ms. Amanda Garcia, Mr. Bo Wang, Ms. Yuzhen Ou, and Mr. Meng Zhang. Ms. Garcia and Mr. Wang were both in attendance locally, while Ms. Ou and Mr. Zhang joined remotely from China. All the graduates had transferred from Olivet University’s Master of Divinity program to Jubilee University over the past one and a half years.

Serving as Master of Ceremonies during the commencement was Jubilee University’s President, Mr. Marcus Lundin. He was flanked by Academic Dean, Dr. Aria Reppert, as well as staff and faculty members from the departments of theology and music, including Dr. Erin Yuan, Dr. Petra Kim, Mr. Reuben Chae, and Ms. Ruth Zhou. Several other faculty members from Jubilee participated remotely, including Dr. Hyungmin Lee and Dr. Emily Ko.

Featured as commencement speaker was Mr. Kenneth Trudeau, Jr., who is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Jubilee University. 

During his speech, Mr. Trudeau quoted a Bible verse taken from Colossians 2:6-7, “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” With these words, he encouraged the students to hold on to their dream and hold on to Christ wherever life might take them.

Ms. Garcia was invited as student speaker, sharing her reflection of the time at Jubilee and Olivet.

She likened her studies to the process of a seed being planted in the mud and growing into a fruit-bearing plant. While full of excitement at the beginning, she testified that the challenges forced her to set up determination to persevere until the end, until finally seeing the budding plant grow up and come to fruition. Now, she can see her dream of educating and ministering to teens being one step closer to being fulfilled.

Jubilee University expresses its sincere congratulations to the graduates of the Class of 2022, and its heartfelt gratitude to staff and friends of the university who have been pouring into the life of the students from the beginning.