We are so excited to begin welcoming you back to campus next month. In fact, we cannot wait to begin introducing and reintroducing some of our favorite campus traditions such as Playfair, Convocation, Involvement Fest, and many others! In an effort to ensure your full participation in those traditions, it is important that you meet all UMBC health and safety guidelines including receiving and documenting your COVID-19 vaccine.
All students who will be commuting to campus for the Fall 2021 semester must report their complete vaccine or receive an exemption by Friday, August 20th. Failure to meet this deadline will result in progressive discipline up to and including campus restriction and cancellation of classes.
In order to be fully vaccinated, you must be two weeks past your second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or your first shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This means that you need to plan ahead as you will need to receive your first dose this week if you are receiving a two dose series.
Residential students received separate instructions regarding the requirements they must complete in order to move in. We understand that not all of our international students will have access to a vaccine, more information is available for international students here.
Thank you for all you are doing to maintain the health and safety of our community and we look forward to seeing you next month!
Vice President, Student Affairs