Updates to Campus Closures

UPDATED May 7, 2020


You can view current updates from Earlham College 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 will close its campus at the same time. ESR's Barclay Center and classroom building will be 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.

May intensives will continue to run in a fully Zoom or online format. The two courses currently scheduled are Discernment of Call and Gifts with Stephanie Crumley-Effinger, and Work of the Pastor with Phil Baisley. Registration is available for these courses through the end of spring registration period, which has been extended an extra week and will run from Monday, April 20 - Friday, May 1. Please do consider joining us for one of these courses if either fits with your program of study. We look forward to seeing you online!

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. If you are a current ESR student or alum with questions, you can direct those to Brent Walsh, Director of Student and Alumni Engagement. He can be reached at walshbr@earlham.edu. 

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. 


Commencement is scheduled to proceed as planned, but may be held virtually or in some modified format. Willson Lectures have been postponed until Saturday, September 5th. 


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