COVID-19 Guidance for the Union Community

In an effort to inform the Union Community with the most current information regarding COVID-19, we will update this page regularly with announcements. The Union administration is working closely with our partners at Columbia University Office of Preparedness and Columbia Health to monitor the virus and will continue to assess the situation.

For immediate questions, reach out to Columbia Health at covidtesttrace@columbia.edu. If any of you have any questions or concerns, please contact the following individuals:

Students should contact Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Abigail Asgaralli
Faculty should contact Dean Su Yon Pak
Staff should contact Diana Torres-Petrilli, Chief Human Resource Officer

Student Update

Welcome back to Union! As you prepare to return to campus, please review the Fall 2022 health updates for students.

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Staff upddate

In order for faculty and staff to continue promoting the health of the Union community, please review the Fall 2022 health updates.

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Community Health Covenant

Friday, August 27, 2021

As we return to campus after such a challenging time in our world, we, the members of the Union community covenant together to be considerate and mindful of one another’s health and wellbeing. We will respect one another and engage with each other with understanding and compassion. We will work, study and live together as

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Important Return to Campus Information for Students

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Dear students, Union faculty and staff are wholeheartedly looking forward to welcoming you to campus in September. In preparation, we have put into place a number of public health measures designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to promote the overall health of our community. It is very important that you read this

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Welcoming Staff and Faculty Back to Campus

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

UPDATE: Union staff can read the Vaccination Policy Here.  Dear Faculty and Staff, We hope that you have all found some rest this summer, as we prepare to return to in-person education for the fall. I’m excited to share some important information below, about the policies and guidelines that will help keep us safe. And

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Planning for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The following letter was shared with the Union Community by President Serene Jones on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Dear Union Students, As we prepare for the end of the current Academic Year at Union, we are actively planning for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.  We realize how difficult this year has been because of Union’s quick

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CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Student Allocation Summary and Quarterly Grant Report

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Updated: July 8, 2022 Union Theological Seminary (Union) has received funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Union returned the relevant signed Certifications and Agreements to the Department of Education and will use no less than

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PREVENTIVE MEASURES

People at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 should follow the latest recommendations from the CDC.

Everyone should follow these preventive measures:

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