COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE April 24, 2020
Per the Governor’s new order, the CTS building will remain closed until further notice.

UPDATE April 6, 2020
In lieu of a May 15 ceremony, a special Fall Commencement will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Additionally, CTS will hold a virtual celebration on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 12:00pm Central Time to honor its graduates. Transcripts will still note May 15, 2020 as the graduation date. Prospective graduates need to connect with the Registrar, Tina Shelton and Director of the Learning Commons, Yasmine Abou-El-Kheir regarding completion procedures and commencement decisions.

March 31, 2020

CTS Students, Faculty, Staff, and Friends:

Following the guidance of government officials, we will change our approach to avoiding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • All CTS classes will be held in an online-only format for the remainder of the spring semester.

We will monitor the situation closely, and we may extend the above measures to later in the spring if necessary. As soon as we make any decisions, we will communicate to the CTS community. Additional details on academics can be found in Academic Matters Part 1 and Academic Matters Part 2.

Please note that there have been no reported cases of Coronavirus involving CTS students, faculty, staff, or visitors. 

For questions regarding:

Thank you for your cooperation with these plans. Stay tuned for more information on how we can care for one another in the weeks ahead. My wish is that all of you remain healthy and centered during these uncertain times.


Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Ray
Chicago Theological Seminary