March 23, 2020

Due to Gov. Cuomo’s executive order for the State of New York to go on “PAUSE,” the UTS campus at 4 W 43rd Street will be closed to students, alumni, faculty, and staff until further notice.

As previously announced, classes are only available online at this time. Students should contact their professors for any questions related to their courses. For general questions about UTS, please email one of our staff members.

We will post any new developments for students in Populi and on our homepage. Our prayers and thoughts are with our students, faculty, and staff, and with the world community during this time.


March 18, 2020

All Classes are only available online from March 16 through April 12, 2020. UTS Office Hours at 43rd Street remain operational from 10 AM until 6 PM, Monday through Friday during this period.

Visitors and those interested in UTS are welcome to visit our offices, tour our new exhibit, and also pick up literature on the second floor. There you can also be informed of how to contact any members of the UTS faculty and administration whom you need to reach.

These are some helpful contact points:

To Tour the UTS Exhibit during our Operational Hours:

Proceed to the Library and Student Lounge on the Second Floor to meet a UTS representative.

For Enrolled Students:

If you have any questions regarding your academic status, graduation, or wish to reach a faculty member, you may contact Academic Dean Dr. Keisuke Noda at or Senior Associate Dean and Registrar Ute Delaney at (845) 752 - 3000 x225 or

Contemplating Studying at UTS?

If you have questions regarding UTS classes and enrollments in Manhattan, you may call our Senior Admissions Counselor Joy Theriot at

If you have questions regarding our online M.A. program, you may contact Mr. Emiljun Rapada, Bursar and Admissions Counselor at

If you have questions regarding our Doctor of Ministry program, kindly contact Dr. Drissa Kone, Assistant Professor of Ministry and Director of Student Services, at

If you wish to contact the President’s Office for general questions regarding Admissions or Administration, please email or contact Christina Lange, Assistant to the President and Director of Special Projects at

Please respect CDC guidelines regarding best practices to avoid COVID 19 during this time


March 16, 2020

In light of the health and hygiene threats posed by COVID-19, the New York City campus of Unification Theological Seminary is closed effective immediately and it will remain so until at least Monday, April 13. We will continue all of our Spring 2020 classes but will conduct them via Zoom and/or Canvas until mid-April.

If they have not already done so, instructors will be in touch with their students, and students are also encouraged to contact their instructors with any questions or concerns. If there is difficulty reaching the professors for any reason, Dean Keisuke Noda ( and Senior Associate Dean and Registrar Ute Delaney ( are available to address any concerns.

We ask that members of the UTS community closely follow all preventative guidelines to protect against the virus:

Our prayers and thoughts are with our students, faculty, and staff, and with the world community in this challenging time.


March 11, 2020

Unification Theological Seminary is closely following ongoing developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State. At this time, we are observing the following guidelines:

  • Any student, faculty or staff who is feeling sick should remain at home and teach or follow your courses via Zoom.
  • We recommend that the following hygiene protocols be respected:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. When these are not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Do not shake hands, give hugs or kisses. We recommend “elbow bumps” instead.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
  • For more information on how to protect yourself and your family visit:

Stay informed about your classes and other public events via Populi and the Home Page. Be aware that some faculty may choose to teach their course via Zoom.

We will post any new developments for students in Populi and on our homepage.

At this time classes are not cancelled, nor will they be cancelled for the remainder of the semester. However, depending on developments, classes could be moved completely online.

Students will be able to access courses via the links provided in Populi as well as via Canvas for Canvas-based courses.