LSTC remains attentive in our community response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Community members may choose between in-person or remote engagement whenever possible, which includes participation in work and/or classes.
  • We continue to reduce the risk of exposure in our main building by requiring proof of vaccination or a weekly negative test, requiring masks and encouraging social distancing of 6 feet or more, whenever possible.
  • The Refectory returned to take-out and delivery service only for non-LSTC patrons and closed the main dine-in area. LSTC community members with vaccination records on file are able to dine on The Shelf.

A comprehensive guide to campus safety can also be downloaded here.


The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.

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