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GRE COVID-19 Response

We have all been living through an unparalleled time of transition, loss, and struggle due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GRE) hopes that your families and communities of belonging have stayed safe and well.

Fordham has been able to limit the spread of the virus on our Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses through comprehensive mitigation strategies, including daily screening and periodic testing, and prompt quarantining of those who have come into close contact with infected individuals. We are grateful for the vigilance of the Fordham community, especially the role our students, faculty, and staff have played in de-densifying our campuses.

In anticipation of a national resurgence of the pandemic this winter, GRE has decided to remotely deliver all Spring 2021 on-campus classes. Online sessions A and B will take place as scheduled.

  • All syllabi have been designed to incorporate proven approaches to technology-enhanced course facilitation and instruction.
  • In collaboration with the university library, we have made every effort to provide course materials in electronic and/or digital formats, facilitate greater access to texts and visuals, as well as reduce book expenses.

In partnership with the Office of International Services, we will assist international students with their special academic and immigration needs.

For students facing serious financial challenges during this pandemic, please note that we are still accepting applications for supplemental tuition and emergency assistance. We look forward to providing you efficient and timely student services and support on a virtual basis.

Please be advised that the Spring semester begins on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Consult the GRE academic calendar for the most up to date information, (since other university units may have modified their schedule).Please let us know how we may assist you more effectively during this challenging time.


Learn more about Fordham's university-wide response to COVID-19.