Vaccination

August 26, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that all higher education personnel and students will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This encompasses both public and private institutions.

With this state mandate, if someone cannot or does not get vaccinated before the deadline, they will be included in the campus testing protocols. As long as unvaccinated individuals comply with testing protocols they will be considered compliant for the fall semester.

According to the statewide mandate, employees and students must receive the first dose of a two-dose vaccination series or a single-dose vaccination by Sept. 5, 2021. Second doses of the vaccine must be received by 30 days after the first dose. If they do not, they will be required to participate in regular testing.

Information on how to request a religious or medical exemption from vaccination can be found in the box to the right.

Spring 2022 Semester

ALL students, faculty, and staff MUST have received their second dose of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single dose COVID-19 vaccine by Nov. 1, 2021.

Students who haven’t submitted evidence of vaccination or received a medical or religious exemption by Nov. 1, will be ineligible to register for classes beginning with the early registration period that starts Nov. 4.

For faculty and staff who haven’t submitted evidence of vaccination or haven’t met one of the exceptions below by Nov. 1, the issue will be escalated to the appropriate office (Provost for faculty; Human Resources for staff).

The ONLY exceptions to this will be:

  • Students, faculty and staff who receive a medical or religious exemption for vaccination. Exemption information can be found here and information on how to submit is below. Those with vaccine exemptions must participate in weekly COVID-19 testing during the spring term.
  • Information on how to request a religious or medical exemption from vaccination can be found in the box to the right.
  • Students enrolled in either our fully online or non-residential programs. However, please note, individual programs may require you to undergo vaccination to meet their requirements. Information from those programs requiring a vaccine will come at a later date. If your program requires you to be on campus at any time, the vaccine mandate applies to you a minimum of three days prior to your arrival.
  • Those faculty and staff who are working entirely remotely and who won’t be on campus. However, please note, individual programs may require you to be vaccinated to meet their requirements.

Submitting Information

To submit vaccination status use one of the following methods.

STUDENTS

EMPLOYEES