Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Updated: May 18, 2021

Return to Campus (June 7, 2021)

Campus offices for United Theological Seminary will re-open on Monday, June 7, 2021, with employees working on campus Monday–Thursday. The campus is closed Friday, with United employees working remotely. If you are unable to visit campus for any reason or need to contact an employee while they are working remotely, you may contact employees by phone or email Monday-Friday.

The following policies are in place regarding facial coverings and operations upon re-opening:

  1. The Seminary encourages, but does not require, all employees and students to become vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have personal or health reasons not to be vaccinated.
  2. While the State of Ohio recommends mask-wearing for non-vaccinated persons, mask wearing will be optional and voluntary for United trustees, employees and students on the campus until June 2, 2021, when the State of Ohio plans to eliminate all health protocols regarding COVID-19.


2021 Commencement

The 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held in person at the Vineyard Church on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Seating capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. All participants and guests are requested to observe the protocols in place at the Vineyard Church, which is to recommend mask wearing and social distancing unless speaking or playing instruments in the service.

Upcoming United Events

May 22Commencement (Vineyard Church)In-person & Virtual
June 11-12Course of StudyVirtual
June 21-25Master’s Gathering WeekIn-person & Virtual
Aug 3-5Pastor’s Theology SeminarVirtual
Aug 9-13Master’s Gathering WeekIn-person & Virtual
Aug 11-13Summer Preaching SeminarIn-person & Virtual
Aug 23-27DMin IntensiveIn-person
Sept 8Opening Convocation (Precious Blood Church)In-person
Sept 8-10Contextual Ministries RetreatIn-person
Sept 13Fall Semester CoursesIn-person, Virtual, Online

What to do if you have/had symptoms:

  • If you have been on campus after coming into contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or are experiencing signs and symptoms, please notify Steve Swallow, Vice President for Finance and Administration (937.529.2391 or [email protected]), so that the Seminary can take appropriate steps.
  • If you have not been on campus and are experiencing signs and symptoms, please follow the regular sick/absence policy in your class syllabus or employee handbook.
  • This is an evolving situation; the CDC is the best source of updated information.

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