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SEU Announces Mandatory Student COVID-19 Vaccines for Fall 2021 050621

SEU Announces Mandatory Student COVID-19 Vaccines for Fall 2021


Morristown, N.J. (May 6, 2021) – Saint Elizabeth University (SEU) will require all students to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enroll for the fall 2021 semester.

"After careful consideration, University officials have decided the best way to keep our campus safe and as COVID-19 free as possible, is to require mandatory vaccinations for all students. That includes undergraduate, continuing studies and graduate – effective with the fall 2021 semester," said Katherine M. Buck, vice president for student life at SEU.

Students may request an exemption, for medical or religious reasons only, which will be evaluated and granted on a case-by-case basis. Students granted exemptions will not be able to live in on-campus housing during the COVID-19 health emergency. Participation in on-campus activities (including in-person classes, sports and clubs) may be restricted depending on the overall course of the pandemic, the rate and efficacy of vaccination, and the student's academic program.

The deadline to apply for an exemption is June 15, 2021.

To enroll in the fall semester, students must show proof of vaccination of one of the three FDA-approved vaccinations: Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

The vaccination regimen, including the post two-week timeframe to become fully vaccinated, must be completed before the first day of class in the fall semester (Monday, August 23, 2021). As a result, SEU is encouraging students to begin this process immediately so that they are ready to resume classes with no interruption.