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Campus Vaccine and Quarantine News

Help your students plan in advance before they head to campus in the US this fall.

What types of policies do US universities have in place this fall for coronavirus vaccines and quarantine periods? Read on to see how Shorelight universities are preparing – and how international students can plan in advance.

General Information for Students

  • All travelers to the United States, regardless of being vaccinated or not, are required to take a COVID test (test negative) prior to traveling

  • Our Shorelight Student Health Insurance covers COVID testing, treatment and vaccination - no out-of-pocket costs for the student

  • All students will have access to the COVID vaccination as soon as they enter the US, either via Campus COVID clinics or local pharmacies/vaccination sites

  • Students who have had a COVID vaccine already but that isn’t on the university approved list, will need to have another approved COVID vaccine upon arrival (detailed guidance can be provided by university staff)

  • Students should expect to be required to provide negative COVID tests throughout the quarantine process (if there is one in place) as well as periodically throughout the semester. 

  • If a campus requires vaccines, a negative COVID test will not be sufficient to waive quarantine and/or vaccination requirements. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Approved Vaccinations = Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer

World Health Organization (WHO) Approved Vaccinations = Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Sinopharm BBIBP

Information is valid as of June 7, 2021. For the most up-to-date information, please reach out to your Shorelight representative. All information is subject to change.

Adelphi University

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

No

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

Local pharmacy/vaccination site

Vaccines Accepted

N/A

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

N/A

Quarantine Required

Yes, all international students must quarantine for three days, regardless of vaccination status

Quarantine in Campus Housing

No, students must pay for off-campus hotel

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

Yes

American University and American Collegiate DC

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

Yes, students must be fully vaccinated prior to move-in and enrollment

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

WHO-approved

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

Paper or digital vaccination record

Quarantine Required

No quarantining will be expected as all students will need to be vaccinated

Quarantine in Campus Housing

N/A

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

N/A

American Collegiate LA

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

TBD

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

Local pharmacy/vaccination site

Vaccines Accepted

TBD

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

TBD

Quarantine Required

TBD

Quarantine in Campus Housing

TBD

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

TBD

Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

No

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

N/A

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

N/A

Quarantine Required

Yes, all international students must quarantine for seven days, regardless of vaccination status

Quarantine in Campus Housing

Yes

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

No, students must arrive early enough to quarantine before classes begin

Cleveland State University

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

Students living on campus must be vaccinated; off-campus not required

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

TBD

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

TBD

Quarantine Required

Unvaccinated students must quarantine for 14 days and begin vaccination process

Quarantine in Campus Housing

Yes

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

No, students must arrive early enough to quarantine before classes begin

Florida International University

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

TBD

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

Local pharmacy/vaccination site

Vaccines Accepted

TBD

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

TBD

Quarantine Required

No, quarantine requirements have been lifted. However, students must provide proof of negative COVID test taken within seven days prior to arrival in order to move into housing.

Quarantine in Campus Housing

TBD

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

TBD

Gonzaga University

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

TBD

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

TBD

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

TBD

Quarantine Required

Students who are not vaccinated (FDA and WHO accepted) will need to quarantine for seven days

Quarantine in Campus Housing

TBD

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

TBD

Louisiana State University

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

TBD

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

TBD

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

TBD

Quarantine Required

No

Quarantine in Campus Housing

N/A

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

N/A

University of Central Florida

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

No

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

N/A

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

N/A

Quarantine Required

No, quarantine requirements have been lifted

Quarantine in Campus Housing

N/A

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

N/A

University of Dayton

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

No

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

N/A

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

N/A

Quarantine Required

Students who are not vaccinated (FDA and WHO accepted) will need to quarantine for seven days

Quarantine in Campus Housing

In a designated building on campus or with friends/family off campus

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

TBD

University of Illinois Chicago

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

No

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

N/A

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

N/A

Quarantine Required

All international students must quarantine for 10 days, regardless of vaccination status

Quarantine in Campus Housing

In a designated building on campus

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

TBD

University of Kansas

University COVID News

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

No

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

N/A

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

N/A

Quarantine Required

Students who are not vaccinated (FDA and WHO accepted) will need to quarantine for seven days

Quarantine in Campus Housing

Yes

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

No, students must arrive early enough to quarantine before classes begin

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

Yes, students must be fully vaccinated prior to move in

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

WHO-approved

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

TBD

Quarantine Required

No quarantining will be expected as all students will need to be vaccinated

Quarantine in Campus Housing

N/A

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

N/A

University of Massachusetts Boston

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

Yes, students must be fully vaccinated prior to class start date

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

Local pharmacy/vaccination site

Vaccines Accepted

WHO-approved

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

TBD

Quarantine Required

TBD

Quarantine in Campus Housing

TBD

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

TBD

University of Mississippi

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

No

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination site

Vaccines Accepted

N/A

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

N/A

Quarantine Required

TBD

Quarantine in Campus Housing

TBD

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

TBD

University of the Pacific

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

Yes, students must be fully vaccinated prior to move in

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

FDA-approved

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

TBD

Quarantine Required

TBD

Quarantine in Campus Housing

N/A

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

N/A

University of South Carolina

University COVID News

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

No

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

On-campus COVID clinic or other local pharmacies/vaccination sites

Vaccines Accepted

N/A

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

N/A

Quarantine Required

No, quarantine requirements have been lifted. However, students will be required to follow a social distancing policy for seven days after arrival (campus will share details with students directly).

Quarantine in Campus Housing

N/A

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

N/A

University of Utah

University COVID News

State Public Health Site

Vaccine Required for Enrollment

No

Where to Get the Vaccine on Arrival

Local pharmacy/vaccination site

Vaccines Accepted

N/A

Proof of COVID Vaccine Required

N/A

Quarantine Required

No, quarantine requirements have been lifted. However, students will be required to follow a social distancing policy for seven days after arrival (campus will share details with students directly).

Quarantine in Campus Housing

N/A

Virtual Class Start During Quarantine

N/A

Still have questions? Reach out to your Shorelight representative to learn more. >>