Vaccination Requirements for Student Housing Residents

EMU is requiring students who live in the following University student housing facilities during the fall 2021 semester to be vaccinated against COVID-19: Best, Brown, Cornell, Downing, Hoyt, Munson, Phelps, Pittman, Putnam, Sellers, the Village, Walton, Westview, Wise, and 601 West Forest. Please continue reading for more details.

Deadline for vaccination

The deadline for students who live in these facilities to receive their final shot of the COVID-19 vaccination and verify their vaccination status through the University’s COVID Vax Certification system is Thursday, September 30, 2021. A person has received a final shot after receiving a second shot of a two-shot COVID-19 vaccination series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single shot of a one-shot COVID-19 vaccination series (e.g., Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

Opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free! There are many opportunities to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, including pop-up clinics that the University plans to schedule for late-August and early-September. You may learn more about where to obtain a free COVID-19 vaccine by visiting the Get a Vaccine webpage.

Medical or religious accommodations

Students who live in University student housing and need to request an accommodation from vaccination due to medical reasons or a sincerely-held religious belief should do so here.

COVID testing upon move-in

All Housing residents will still be required to submit proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test shortly before move-in. This policy reflects the fact that some residents may not be fully vaccinated when they move into campus housing. Residential housing students have received instructions for how to submit this information. Please email [email protected] if you have questions.

Frequently Asked Questions


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