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If you’re one of millions of students looking to attend or go back to college in-person this fall, you may be faced with a new mandate. Hundreds of colleges and universities across the country are requiring students to receive their COVID-19 vaccines prior to starting the 2021-22 academic year. 

With roughly 36 percent of the U.S. population fully vaccinated as of the second week of May 2021, vaccine hesitancy is an ongoing concern for schools, students, and the community. Many colleges and universities are implementing the vaccine mandate to help stop the spread of COVID among its students, although by law, colleges must exempt students choosing not to vaccinate for medical reasons, with religious reasons as another basis for exemption. 

As of May 13, here are the colleges that are requiring vaccinations prior to in-person attendance:

California

  • California Institute of Technology
  • California State University system*
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Dominican University of California
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Holy Names 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*
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Southern California

Colorado

  • Colorado College
  • Colorado State University system
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Regis University
  • Rocky Vista University
  • University of Colorado system
  • University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado

Connecticut

  • Trinity College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University

Delaware

  • Delaware State University
  • University of Delaware

District of Columbia

  • American University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of the District of Columbia

Georgia

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Emmanuel College
  • Emory University
  • Morehouse College
  • Spelman College

Illinois

  • Columbia College Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Roosevelt University

Indiana 

  • DePauw University
  • Holy Cross College
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Valparaiso University

Iowa

  • Grinnell College

Kentucky

  • Berea College
  • University of Louisville

Louisiana

  • Xavier University of Louisiana

Maine

  • Bowdoin College
  • College of the Atlantic
  • University of New England

Maryland

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • St. John’s College
  • University System of Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Amherst College
  • Anna Maria College
  • Assumption University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Curry College
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard University
  • Lasell University
  • Lesley University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Massachusetts State University system
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • New England Conservatory
  • Northeastern University
  • Simmons University
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • Suffolk University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Wellesley College
  • Wheaton College
  • William James College
  • Williams College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Michigan

  • Kalamazoo College
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Oakland University
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

Minnesota

  • Carleton College
  • Macalester College

Missouri

  • Culver-Stockton College
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Nevada

  • Touro University Nevada

New Hampshire

  • Dartmouth College
  • Southern New Hampshire University

New Jersey

  • Drew University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Kean University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Rider University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Elizabeth University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stockton University
  • The College of New Jersey

New Mexico

  • St. John’s College

New York

  • Alfred University
  • Barnard College
  • City University of New York system
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Five Towns College
  • Fordham University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hofstra University
  • 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
  • School of Visual Arts
  • St. John’s University
  • State University of New York system
  • Syracuse University
  • The New School
  • Union College
  • University of Rochester
  • Vassar College

North Carolina

  • Brevard College
  • Duke University
  • Livingstone College
  • Union Presbyterian Seminary at Charlotte
  • Wake Forest University

Ohio

  • Cleveland State University
  • Kenyon College
  • Mount St. Joseph University

Oklahoma

  • Mid-America Christian University

Oregon

  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Oregon State University
  • Portland State University
  • Reed College
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Portland
  • Western Oregon University
  • Willamette University

Pennsylvania

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

Rhode Island

  • Brown University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Roger Williams University

South Carolina

  • Wofford College

Tennessee

  • Maryville College

Texas

  • Paul Quinn College
  • St. Edward’s University

Vermont

  • Bennington College
  • Champlain College
  • Saint Michael’s College

Virginia

  • Bridgewater College
  • Hampton University
  • Hollins University
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Marymount University
  • Union Presbyterian Seminary
  • Virginia Wesleyan University

Washington

  • Central Washington University
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • Evergreen State College
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Seattle Film Institute
  • Seattle University
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington system
  • Washington State University system
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College

Wisconsin

  • Lawrence University

* Will only require the COVID-19 vaccine pending FDA approval.

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