Colleges requiring Covid vaccine for fall 2021 megathread

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Can we nicely have this thread - without disses on either side? I’m very curious to know which schools decide to do this and a thread is easier to follow than trying to look at a ton of news stories.

So far I know we’ve reported:

Will require COVID-19 vaccination for Fall 2021 term:

  • Gettysburg

Intend to require COVID-19 vaccination when vaccines have full FDA approval:

  • Caltech (“The vaccines have been approved for emergency use, but they have not garnered full FDA approval. That affects the status of the vaccine, and we are cautious about mandating it and making it required now, while there’s just Emergency Use Authorization in place. With FDA approval, that situation is very likely to change.”): 3/28/2021 - A Year of Change: Caltech's Response to COVID-19 and the Path Forward | Coronavirus Information
  • Rhodes College (“Rhodes plans to require the vaccine upon FDA approval. … Non-vaccinated individuals will be subjected to initial and regular testing upon return to campus. Non-vaccinated students will be charged a Health & Safety Fee of $1500 per semester to cover the laboratory and administrative cost of initial and regular testing.”): COVID-19 Information | Rhodes College
  • Santa Clara University (“will require graduate and undergraduate students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for fall 2021 … This requirement for students will go into effect once at least one of the three currently available vaccines has received full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the start of the fall term, whichever is later.”): Vaccine FAQs - Santa Clara University
  • College of William and Mary: COVID-19 Vaccinations | William & Mary

Will not require COVID-19 vaccination for Fall 2021 term:

Other statements:

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Cornell
Fort Lewis College (CO)
St. Edward’s (TX)
Roger Williams

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Notre Dame

My guess is it will be the majority of schools sometime before the fall. Especially after the vaccines get full FDA approval over the summer.

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Hmm, looking at it I think it will be easier to keep a running list, and I alphabetized it. People can choose to quote and add or copy and paste - or just add a new school in a separate post if you prefer and someone can put it into the list afterward.

Brown
Cornell
Fort Lewis (CO)
Northeastern
Notre Dame
Nova Southeastern
Roger Williams
Rutgers
St Edwards (TX)

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W&M says not now, maybe later:

Vaccine Requirements
Because the current COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA, they are not currently required of any faculty, staff or students. However, in the future, when the vaccines are approved beyond emergency use, they may be included among the other vaccinations the Commonwealth requires of students who attend W&M or for employees. W&M will continue working with state officials on those determinations as more information becomes available.

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Brown
Cornell
Fort Lewis (CO)
Northeastern
Notre Dame
Nova Southeastern
Roger Williams
Rutgers
St Edwards (TX)
Boston University
Syracuse University

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Under consideration at University of California campuses: Students, administration discuss possibility of vaccination mandate

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Purdue has hinted at it without stating it. Especially as everyone should be able to receive the vaccine on campus before the semester ends.

Purdue strongly encourages all Boilermakers to receive the vaccine as soon as they are eligible. Similar to flu shots in the fall, the University is asking students and employees to document whether they have received the vaccine and may ask them to document if they are declining to do so for medical or religious reasons. If so, details will be shared with the campus community as soon as they are available.

I wouldn’t be surprised by some type of “you aren’t required to have the vaccine, but will be subject to frequent testing for your entire career on campus if you aren’t…”

A suggestion… maybe @CCAdminMike could create an editable spreadsheet for anyone to update, similar to the decision dates? Rather than continuing to quote or copy/paste in each post.

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FYI, Nova Southeastern is reviewing their decision based on the FL governor’s executive order.

That’s a great idea! On CC there’s a function to make a post a “wiki” - which means that it can be a collaborative post that anyone can edit. I’ve made the first post in this thread a wiki so the list can be updated. I made the first edit with the latest list of schools.

To edit the list, go to @Creekland’s first post in the thread and click the Edit button where you would normally see the Reply button. Screenshot:
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Should the first post have three sections?

  1. Will require COVID-19 vaccination.
  2. Likely to require COVID-19 vaccination, based on public announcements.
  3. Will not require COVID-19 vaccination.

Ooo, fancy. :wink:
Good suggestion!

I edited out the non-related info I put on when I first created the thread. I think the changes are a great idea personally - thanks!

Good call - feel free to edit @ucbalumnus !

And at least one college is doing just that…

William and Mary will not require vaccination as long as the vaccines are under emergency use authorization, but those who have been vaccinated are exempt from some testing and quarantine requirements.

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NPR will be having a program about this topic on Monday!

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