State-by-state look at colleges requiring COVID-19 vaccines

The complete list of higher education institutions mandating vaccination for the fall 2021-22 semester.
By: | May 7, 2021

These are the colleges and universities requiring COVID-19 vaccinations in some form for the start of the 2021-22 academic year. Some are mandating that faculty and students be vaccinated as well, while some are only requiring that students living on campus receive vaccines. Almost all of those listed below are accepting religious and medical exemptions.

(This list is updated as of 11 p.m. EST on May 10)

The latest: Students at both the State University of New York and the City University of New York will be required to be vaccinated upon their return to campus in the fall. Those mandates were not handed down by university leaders but by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“As far as I’m concerned, we all have one goal: get everybody vaccinated,” Cuomo said. “We have to start getting creative. “Let’s make a global statement: you cannot go back to school in September unless you have the vaccine.”

Two other private universities in the state climbed on as well, with Cazenovia University requiring both students and employees get vaccines and Union College also mandating students get the COVID-19 preventive doses.

CALIFORNIA: California Institute of Technology, California State University (with FDA approval: Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Polytechnic University at Pomona, Sacremento, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, Stanislaus), Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, Dominican University of California, Harvey Mudd College, Humboldt State University, Loyola Marymount University, Menlo College, Occidental College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Samuel Merritt University, Santa Clara University, Scripps College, Southwestern College, Stanford University, University of California system (with FDA approval: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, ), University of San Diego, University of Southern California

COLORADO: Colorado College, Colorado State University system (must have FDA approval, Fort Collins, Pueblo), Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University, University of Denver, University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus, Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs), University of Northern Colorado

CONNECTICUT: Trinity College, Wesleyan University, Yale University

DELAWARE: University of Delaware, Delaware State University

GEORGIA: Clark Atlanta University, Emmanuel College, Emory University, Morehouse College, Spelman College

ILLINOIS: Columbia College, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, Roosevelt University

INDIANA: DePauw University, Holy Cross College, St. Mary’s College, University of Notre Dame, Valparaiso University

IOWA: Grinnell College

KENTUCKY: Barea College

MAINE: Bowdoin College, College of the Atlantic

MARYLAND: Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Frostburg State University, Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Mount St. Mary’s University, Salisbury University, Towson University, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland (College Park, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Global Campus, Eastern Shore, Center for Environmental Science)

MASSACHUSETTS: Amherst College, Anna Maria College, Assumption University, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Bridgewater State University, College of the Holy Cross, Curry College, Emerson College, Evergreen State College, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Hampshire College, Harvard University, Lasell University, Lesely University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, MIT, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Mount Holyoke University, Northeastern University, Salem State University, Simmons University, Smith College, Springfield College, Suffolk University, Tufts University, University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell), Westfield State University, Wheaton College, William James College, Williams College, Worcester State University

MICHIGAN: Kalamazoo College, Lawrence Technological University, Oakland University, University of Michigan

MINNESOTA: Carleton College, Macalester College

MISSOURI: Culver Stockton College, Washington University

NEVADA: Touro University Nevada

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Dartmouth College, Southern New Hampshire University

NEW JERSEY: Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, Montclair State University, Mount St. Mary’s University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Rider University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stockton University

NEW YORK: Alfred University, Barnard College, Cazenovia College, Colgate University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Five Towns College, Fordham University, Hamilton College, Ithaca College, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Le Moyne College, Manhattanville College, New York University, Pace University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sarah Lawrence College, , St. John’s University, Syracuse University, The New School, Union College, University of Rochester, Vassar College.

City University of New York (Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan CC, Bronx CC, Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Graduate Center, Graduate School of Public Health and Policy,  School of Labor and Urban Studies, School of Law, School of Professional Studies, Guttman CC, Hostos CC, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Kingsborough CC, LaGuardia CC, Lehman College, Macaulay Honors College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology, Queens College, Queensborough Community College, City College of New York, York College).

State University of New York (Adirondack, University at Albany, Alfred University, Alfred State University, Binghamton University, Bockport, Broome, University at Buffalo, Buffalo State, Canton, Cayuga CC, Clinton CC, Cobleskill, Columbia Greene CC, Cornell University (NY State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Human Ecology, School of Industrial and Labor Relations and College of Veterinary Medicine), Corning, Cortland, Delhi, Downstate, Dutchess CC, Empire, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Erie, Farmingdale State College, Fashion Institute of Technology, Finger Lakes CC, Fredonia, Fulton-Montgomery CC, Genesee CC, Geneseo, Herkimer, Hudson Valley CC, Jamestown CC, Jefferson, Maritime College, Mohawk Valley CC, New Paltz, Niagara County CC, North Country CC, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Onondaga, College of Optometry, Orange, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Purchase College, Rockland CC, Schenectady, Stony Brook University, Suffolk County CC, Sullivan, Polytechnic Institute, Tompkins Cortland CC, Ulster, Upstate Medical University, Westchester CC

NORTH CAROLINA: Brevard College, Duke University, Livingstone College, Union Presbysterian Seminary-Charlotte, Wake Forest University

OHIO: Cleveland State University, Kenyon College

OREGON: Lewis & Clark University, Oregon State University, Portland State University, University of Portland, Western Oregon University, Willamette University

PENNSYLVANIA: Bryn Mawr College, Dickinson College, Drexel University, Haverford College, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg University, Swarthmore College, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences

RHODE ISLAND: Brown University, Roger Williams University

SOUTH CAROLINA: Wofford College

TENNESSEE: Maryville College

TEXAS: Paul Quinn College, St. Edward’s University

VERMONT: Bennington College, Champlaign College, St. Michael’s College

VIRGINIA: Bridgewater College, Hampton University, Hollins University, Mary Baldwin University, Marymouth University, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Virginia Wesleyan University

WASHINGTON: Central Washington University, Evergreen State College, Pacific Lutheran, Seattle University, University of Washington (Tacoma, Bothell, Seattle), Washington State University, Western Washington University, Whitman College

WASHINGTON, D.C.: American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Trinity Washington University

WISCONSIN: Lawrence University

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