Vaccination Requirement FAQ

What is the deadline to be vaccinated in order to move in this fall?

Students must submit evidence of receiving both/the final dose of their vaccine by Monday, August 16.

If I’m not vaccinated can I live on campus?

Unvaccinated students can live on campus if they have an approved exemption. Exemption requests must be submitted by Sunday, by August 1, 2021.

Can I submit an exemption application?

Exemptions must be submitted by Sunday, August 1, 2021. No exemptions will be granted after this date.

Where can I live on campus if I’m not vaccinated?

Exempted students who are living in residence halls and apartments will be required to live in single bedrooms. You can check RMS for your updated room assignment information.

If I am not vaccinated or I have not received an approved exemption by the deadline, can I move-in?

No. Students who have not been vaccinated OR received an approved exemption will not be permitted to move-in.

Are there Residence Life restrictions if I am not vaccinated?

Yes, students not vaccinated must:

  • Wear a face mask at all times while indoors on campus, unless they are alone in their own room.
  • Wear a face mask at all times when outdoors on campus, unless it is possible to maintain six feet of distance from others.
  • Be regularly tested for COVID-19 on campus on a schedule that will be established by the University. Currently the plan is to be tested twice a week.  Only on-campus testing will meet this requirement.

Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the loss of housing.

Can I find out if my roommate(s)/ apartment-mates have been vaccinated? 

The University cannot disclose a student’s vaccine status to other students; however, we encourage you to have these important conversations with your roommate as soon as possible. It is important that we remember COVID is not gone and still among us and we all need to continue to take steps to keep each other safe.

Do I still have to do Hawk Check?
Regardless of COVID vaccination status every student is expected to complete a daily Hawk Check.

If I am exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 do I still need to quarantine or isolate? 

  • Unvaccinated students who have an approved exemption should report this exposure immediately via Hawk Check and follow the instructions provided by the University Health Center. You may need to quarantine depending on the information gathered.
  • Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine, be restricted from work or classes, or be tested following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, as their risk of infection is low.  However, they should still monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals who have health problems should self quarantine, do Hawk Check, and contact their health professional or the University Health Center.
  • Students who are fully vaccinated and are showing symptoms will need to quarantine. They should report their symptoms on Hawk Check and wait for further instructions.