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UMass Dartmouth requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff, and all students who wish to live, learn, or physically come to campus for the Fall 2021 semester. 

This decision was made on the basis of expected additional state, federal and legal guidance and vaccine availability. The University will accommodate medical or religious exemptions pursuant to state and federal law. Evidence to date concerning the present and expected approval status and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines supports the university’s position.

Please visit VaxFinder.mass.gov to find an appointment at retail pharmacies and community health centers near you.

Have questions? Please email corona.virus@umassd.edu.

As of October 18, 94.87% of students and 96.37% of faculty and staff are fully vaccinated.

Yes, we require COVID-19 vaccinations for all undergraduate and graduate students who wish to live, learn, or physically come to campus in the Fall 2021 semester.

Yes, UMass Dartmouth requires all employees to be fully vaccinated.

This decision was made on the basis of expected additional state, federal and legal guidance, and vaccine availability. Evidence to date concerning the present and expected approval status, as well as the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines, supports the University’s position.

Yes, proof of vaccination must be submitted to the Health Services Portal. Please follow our How to upload your COVID vaccine documentation to add your information to the portal.

For individuals in Massachusetts, please visit VaxFinder.mass.gov to find an appointment at retail pharmacies and community health centers near you. For individuals residing in other states or countries, please visit the CDC’s informational website to help find a vaccination site. Retail pharmacies are also administering COVID-19 vaccines through the federal pharmacy partnership.

Yes. The University will accommodate medical or religious exemptions pursuant to state and federal law. If the exemption is granted, individuals will need to sign an acknowledgment form indicating that if there is a spread of COVID-19 on campus, they will follow guidelines as advised by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Everyone that has an approved exemption will be required to participate in a weekly COVID-19 testing protocol and to wear masks indoors in public spaces, regardless of whether a campus-wide indoor mask requirement is in force.

Eligible international students should receive their COVID-19 vaccine if approved in their home country as soon as possible. COVID-19 vaccines approved by the WHO satisfy the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Documentation verifying administration of the WHO approved COVID-19 vaccine should be uploaded into the health portal.

No, but UMass Dartmouth encourages all eligible individuals to be vaccinated.

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