Updates to Campus Status

UPDATED June 17, 2020


You can view current updates from Earlham College, including fall reopening plans and safety protocols, HERE

Financial Aid Relief Update 

Update from Dean Matt Hisrich 

Understanding and Coping With Pandemic Trauma - PDF resource

Following Earlham College's announcement on Friday, March 20 of a shift to an essential workforce only policy beginning at 5pm Monday, March 23, ESR closed its campus at the same time. ESR's Barclay Center and classroom building is closed to students, staff, and faculty that have not been designated as essential until such time that this policy is lifted. Many of ESR's faculty and staff are already working from home and the remaining members will be after this closure goes into effect. ESR's staff and faculty will still be accessible by email and phone.

August intensives will run as "residential optional," meaning that they will be available for students on campus, but also for students at a distance via Zoom or online format. Fall classes will be available in a variety of formats, including on-campus, synchronous video, and fully online. We look forward to seeing you online or in person this fall!

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 

Be well and stay safe friends. 


March 17th Update

Following Earlham College's announcement regarding the coronavirus (you can read it here), ESR and Bethany Seminary have suspend residential classes after spring break as well as activities (worship, common meal, etc.). Employees will continue to run regular operations with some working from home. Campus is now closed to outside visitors. All students should plan to take courses that are not already online via zoom and not report to classrooms for course sessions. May intensive courses are currently scheduled to be conducted remotely. 


ESR's Leadership Conference will proceed virtually July 31-Aug 2. Our fall 2020 Pastor's Conference will take place - more details to follow. Our fall 2020 Ministry of Writing Colloquium will be postponed until fall 2021. Our spring 2020 Willson Lectures have been postponed until Spring 2021.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to seek to respond appropriately to this unfolding situation.