Covid Announcement

For Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Plans and Updates for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 please visit

Current version as of Feb 1, 2021.

* The following Health and Safety guidelines and protocols are currently in effect at DTS for the Spring 2021 semester, Summer 2021 semester, and will likely be in effect (with some modifications) for the Fall 2021 semester. These guidelines will be updated as circumstances warrant.

Dallas Theological Seminary aims to provide the healthiest learning environment possible while continuing to offer the best theological education available. To that end, we have established the following enhanced health and safety plan in order to offer in-person instruction during the pandemic at all of our locations where it is permissible. While the preventative measures we have implemented are thorough, it is still possible a DTS student, staff, or faculty member will test positive for COVID-19

The following  prevention  protocols outline DTS’s policies enacted to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campuses and at all DTS locations.  Along with the response measures, these protocols either meet or exceed both the CDC’s  “Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education” (March 18, 2020) and “Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education” (May 30, 2020).  

Preventative Health and Safety Policies and Protocols

Positive COVID-19 Case Response Protocols

While the preventative measures we have implemented are thorough, it is possible a DTS student, staff, or faculty member will still test positive for COVID-19. The following protocols outline DTS’s response when a student, staff, or faculty member shows symptoms of or tests positive for COVID-19 at the Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, or Washington DC campuses or when taking any class offered at one of our extension sites. Along with the preventative measures, these protocols conform both with the CDC’s “Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education (March 18, 2020) and “Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education (May 30, 2020).

Spring 2021 Educational Plan

The Spring 2021 term will start on Monday, January 11, 2021, as planned. World Evangelization Conference will be March 8–12 and Spring Break will be March 15–19.

Educational Plan Summary

Each campus and teaching location will follow their state and local guidelines and the building guidelines in place during the pandemic. If certain locations are under different guidelines or circumstances than the main Dallas campus, DTS will determine necessary changes and communicate them to students, faculty, and staff at those locations.

We are asking all students, staff, faculty, and members of our campus community to remain flexible during this unprecedented time. Our motto is to “Teach Truth. Love Well.” We will do our best to honor the educational and personal commitments we have made to our community.