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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.

GRE’s faculty and staff are well aware that many of you continue to face the challenges and demands of life, family, vocation, ministry, and professional practice during this pandemic. Therefore, in consultation with you, GRE has developed the following academic plan:

  • Fall 2021 on-campus classes will be delivered remotely. In addition, we will offer asynchronous online session A and B courses during the regular eight-week cycle.

  • Spring 2022 on-campus classes, including the January term’s week-long intensive courses, will take place at either the Rose Hill or the Lincoln Center campuses. Asynchronous online session A and B courses will adhere to the regular eight-week cycle.

  • Most course materials will be accessible in electronic or digital formats on Blackboard in order to reduce (or even eliminate) book expenses and improve students’ access to texts and visuals.

  • Virtual student services and support will be available on an ongoing basis through partnerships with the Walsh Library, Student Financial Services, the Writing Center, the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, and other university units.

  • Supplemental tuition aid and emergency assistance will be extended to eligible applicants with documented and serious financial needs.

Please be advised that the Fall Semester begins on Wednesday, September 1, 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.