Student Vaccination Requirement

The University will require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before arriving on campus for the 2021-22 academic year.

Fall 2021

  • All undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are required to be fully vaccinated before arriving on campus for the fall semester.
  • Students who do not submit vaccination documentation or receive an exemption will be unable to move into their residence halls, complete the ND Roll Call process to attend classes, or conduct research on campus in the fall.

Accepted Vaccines

To meet the University’s requirement, a vaccine must be approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO). Students who have questions regarding the acceptance of a particular vaccine should contact University Health Services (UHS).

Access to Vaccines

Students who are unable to access the vaccine in their home state or country should contact UHS for consultation at least four weeks prior to arrival. Continuing students should make appointments in the community as soon as possible and consult UHS if they have difficulty accessing vaccination.


How to upload your vaccination information


Students on campus attending programs that last fewer than 7 days are exempt from the requirement, though vaccination is still strongly recommended.

The University also offers students the opportunity to apply for medical or religious exemptions. Exemptions are determined on a case-by-case basis, and in each case must be supported by specific documentation. To request an exemption, students should email UHS at Please make sure to include your NDID#. Those granted an exemption must participate in weekly surveillance testing and continue to mask indoors while on campus.