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Requirements to Return to Campus
There are a few critical steps that must be taken before you will be allowed to access campus, which differ based on whether you are a domestic or international student.

  • Domestic students
  • International students
    • The deadline to submit your proof of vaccination has passed. If you have received your vaccine and not yet submitted proof of vaccination, you need to do so now.
    • If you are unvaccinated, you must get vaccinated upon your arrival to campus.
    • Before 9/1Sign the Compact and complete your training.
    • Special notes for unvaccinated students arriving from outside of the United States:
      • You must quarantine upon entry to the United States and before accessing campus.
      • You must participate in mandatory weekly testing until you achieve full vaccination status (i.e., two weeks after the last dose of your vaccine).

Regardless of whether you are a domestic or international student, if you are unvaccinated and have received a medical or religious exemption, you must quarantine until you receive a negative result from your gateway test.

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