Plans to Reopen in Person for the Fall Term

We are delighted to once again welcome students for on-campus, in-person learning for the 2021-22 Fall Term. Lancaster Seminary’s Ann B. Barshinger Campus has reopened as of July 6. Our Library will reopen on August 2.

The Fall Term for weekend master’s programs begins August 20. The Fall Term for master’s day programs starts August 24. The Doctor of Ministry Fall Term opens with synchronous virtual courses October 5, followed by the on-campus, in-person intensive week November 1-5.

UPDATE: July 29, 2021

From the Rev. Dr. Vanessa Lovelace, Associate Dean

“The CDC’s new mask guidelines recommend that ‘fully vaccinated people living or working in counties that are reporting ‘substantial’ or ‘high’ transmission of the virus wear masks indoors.’ According to the CDC tracker, Lancaster County currently is listed as having a moderate level of community transmission. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 guidelines and remain committed to following those guidelines in order to mitigate the risk of spreading of the virus.”


  • We encourage the LTS community to get vaccinated but proof of COVID-19 vaccination will not be required.
  • Face masks are optional inside LTS buildings for fully vaccinated individuals.
  • Based on CDC guidelines, we recommend that non-vaccinated individuals wear a mask inside.
  • Frequent hand washing and use of the on-campus hand sanitizer stations are recommended.

Questions? Email the Office of the President,

COVID Mitigation

LTS continues to follow CDC and state health guidelines.

Should there be further complications related to COVID-19, LTS once again will take all necessary steps to create a healthy campus. Updates will be posted on this page, on the website’s News page, and distributed via campus email.