Vaccine Administration Team to Students: On-campus Vaccination Update

Author: John Slott

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Dear undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, 

I write to share additional information regarding the University’s on-campus vaccination program for students, faculty, and staff. 

As you may know, the University, along with other Indiana colleges and universities, was recently approved by the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) to administer on-campus COVID-19 vaccinations in April and May. We will administer these vaccinations inside the Compton Family Ice Arena, and will receive enough Pfizer vaccine for every Notre Dame student to be fully vaccinated with the requisite two doses before the conclusion of classes in the spring semester. 

  • Students will be able to receive their first dose of the vaccine at the on-campus vaccination center from Thursday, April 8 through Thursday, April 15. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. At your first appointment, you will make arrangements to receive your second dose at the vaccination center exactly three weeks from when you received your first dose, between Thursday, April 29 and Thursday, May 6. 
  • In the coming days you will receive an email from Zotec Partners, the company that the Indiana Department of Health utilizes to provide technical support throughout the vaccination process, to schedule your on-campus vaccine. Within the email, you will receive a unique link to schedule your first dose of the vaccine. You should schedule your appointment as soon as you receive the link. Please note that the link provided will only allow for you to schedule your first dose. This link is unique to you and should not be forwarded.
  • Please use the Notre Dame vaccination center to receive your vaccination and cancel any appointments you may have to receive your first vaccination shot at a local vaccination site. This will help to free up any vaccination capacity in the local community for members who may be in need. If you receive your first dose at a local vaccination site, the University will not be able to administer your second dose at the on-campus center.

For more information, and answers to your frequently asked questions, contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 574-634-HERE (4373) or

While the news of the on-campus vaccine site is extremely encouraging, due to the University’s communal environment, the University will maintain its current mask wearing, surveillance testing, and broader health and safety protocols until further notice. Undergraduate and professional students should also continue to comply with all elements of the Campus Compact. 

Thank you for taking the steps necessary to support the health of our entire community.

In Notre Dame,

Brian Fremeau
Director, Vaccine Administration Team (VAT)