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COVID-19 Student Vaccine Policy

COVID-19 Student Vaccine Policy

Lawrence University requires all students 16 and older accessing or living on campus to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with an initial series from Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J and one booster. Requirements are subject to change following in CDC recommendations.  See Vaccine Finder for places to receive the vaccine.

Lawrence University accepts all domestic and international COVID-19 immunizations. Benefits of being fully vaccinated with COVID-19 immunization include:  

  • Immunity against the COVID-19 virus (vaccines are very effective but do not provide 100% immunity).    
  • Exemption from traditional quarantine after known exposure to COVID-19 if without symptoms.  

Fully vaccinated people should continue to:  

  • Wear a mask while in public indoor spaces when required by the university.  
  • Practice good hand hygiene.  
  • Take symptoms seriously 

Information for Students 

Students need to complete the recommended number of doses of vaccine (having all doses and 1 booster) before joining the campus community. Students are required to provide immunization records to Wellness Services (  

Students living on and/or accessing campus are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to Wellness Services. Any students needing assistance to be vaccinated should contact Wellness Services for support.  

Students are allowed to complete and submit a waiver form if unable to be vaccinated. Acceptable reasons for exemption from vaccination are for medical reasons, religious belief or personal conviction. If students cannot complete the required vaccines, a waiver form must be returned to Wellness Services. Note that students who have not been immunized may be excluded from class and residence halls if an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease occurs on campus.  

The University currently requires enrolled students to be immunized for hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, flu, and tetanus. We strongly recommend students also receive meningitis vaccines.  

Students that do not provide documentation of immunization or immunization waiver will face disciplinary action.  

Updated November 28, 2022