COVID-19 Testing Information
All students who live on campus or have at least one face-to-face course on campus are required to be tested for COVID-19 weekly. Schedule your appointment through the UMass Dartmouth Health Services Patient Portal.
On March 17, 2021, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a detailed timeline for the continued vaccination effort in the Commonwealth. Specifically, the Governor stated:
- On March 22, Massachusetts residents aged 60+ and public-facing workers (e.g., grocery store employees, sanitation workers) will be eligible to receive vaccines.
- On April 5, Massachusetts residents aged 55+ and residents with one qualifying medical condition will be eligible to receive vaccines.
- On April 19, Massachusetts residents aged 16+ will be eligible to receive vaccines.
Massachusetts residents are encouraged to pre-register for their appointment so they will be notified when they can book their actual vaccination appointment. Appointments will be offered based on eligibility and available appointments nearby.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am fully vaccinated or have received one dose of the vaccine, do I still need to get tested?
Yes. Even if you are fully vaccinated, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health still recommends participating in surveillance testing.
Is the University going to vaccinate students?
UMass Dartmouth is working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to make sure our students have the opportunity to take part in vaccinations, but at this time there is no plan for a site on campus. If that changes, we will let students and families know ASAP.
How can I sign up for a vaccination?
The University encourages you pre-register for an appointment. You will be notified when you can book the actual vaccination appointment. Appointments will be offered based on eligibility and available appointments nearby. Pre-register here!
Where can I learn more about the COVID vaccine?