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Summer Institute

Disability and Accessibility Information

The Religious Worlds institute will do our best to welcome and accommodate all summer scholars, within the constraints of a physically demanding program.

Our academic facilities and on-campus housing at Union Theological Seminary are all fully accessible and ADA compliant, although the UTS campus (built in 1908) may be a bit tricky to navigate for some people with disabilities.  However, our community-based curriculum will most likely include site visits to houses of worship that are not easily accessible for people with limited mobility, and will require travel throughout the city by charter bus, taxi, and subway. And our summer scholars' field research in the last week of the institute will require a full day of walking (in late July heat) to explore the religious life of Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Once we complete the admissions process for the institute, we will survey our summer scholars to learn if they have any special needs or concerns we should be aware of.  Again, we will do our best to welcome and accommodate all summer scholars.