What types of COVID-19 vaccines meet the College's requirement?
In addition to the three vaccines currently authorized and recommended in the United States by the FDA and CDC (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen), the College will accept vaccines that have completed the Emergency Use Listing Evaluation Process through the World Health Organization (WHO). You can monitor updates on approved vaccines using the links provided as they may change over the year.
What if I do not have access to a COVID-19 vaccine or a type of vaccine that meets the requirement?
Students must promptly notify the International Center of this so the Center can facilitate opportunities for vaccination upon arrival. Unvaccinated students or partially vaccinated students must wear their masks both indoors and outdoors.
What if I did not complete the full vaccination process prior to the required August 6 deadline?
Students should immediately alert the International Center of this. Upon arrival to campus, the Center will help facilitate opportunities for vaccination for students who cannot begin the vaccination process because of unavailability of the vaccine in their country. Students arriving from abroad who began the vaccination process and are not considered fully vaccinated will be permitted on campus and expected to follow all restrictions and guidelines in place for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated students until the full vaccination process is completed.
What if I did not take a COVID-19 PCR test taken within one week prior to arrival to campus per the required policy?
All students arriving from abroad (vaccinated and unvaccinated) who cannot provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within one week (preferably 72 hours) of arriving on campus will need to be quarantined until they receive a negative test result from their arrival test. Students who are not fully vaccinated will be expected to follow all restrictions and guidelines in place for unvaccinated students until the full vaccination process is completed.