United Theological Seminary

United's Response to COVID-19

United will continue with solely distance learning instruction for the Spring term 2021.

While there are very real challenges faced by many in our United community as a direct or indirect effect of the public health crisis, United continues to provide a robust and comprehensive educational experience to students. Our students, staff, and faculty have been quick to adapt and find new ways to support one another to ensure that all members of the United community remain connected and cared for. This includes ongoing monitoring of the guidance offered by the Minnesota Department of Health in their Planning Guides for Schools.

With this guidance in mind, United’s COVID-19 Task Force has developed preparedness plans to ensure the health, safety, and well being of all students, staff, faculty, and guests of United. While fall classes will remain distance-only, the task force has developed a plan to make the campus available for scheduled access. Please click on the links below to learn more about the protocols and procedures for the use of United’s campus building.

Covid-19 Preparedness Plan for Staff and Faculty

Covid-19 Preparedness Plan for Students



We encourage all students, staff, and faculty to continue to practice the prevention measures recommended by the CDC to protect both yourself and the communities you serve outside of United. This information continues to be updated daily, so use the links below for the most current information. Students who are feeling added anxiety or experiencing other mental health issues related to this situation are encouraged to reach out to Sara Smalley.

General COVID-19 Information