Seattle University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a WHO authorized vaccine unless the individual has an approved authorized exemption (medical and religious accepted).
The purpose of the vaccine requirement is to help protect the health and safety of the Seattle University community and general public by preventing the transmission of COVID-19 through effective and safe authorized vaccines and to allow the University to engage in in-person instruction, lectures, research, operations, co-curricular activities and other activities by being a “fully vaccinated campus” under Governor Inslee’s Proclamation for Institutions of Higher Education (20-12.3).
This requirement applies equally to those who have already had COVID-19.
Any vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. is acceptable as well as those vaccines outside of the US with EUL (emergency use listing) from the WHO. The full number of doses of the relevant vaccine must be completed at least two weeks before arriving on campus. The current list of accepted vaccines includes:
Immunization submissions is completed on the Student Health Center's online Patient Medical Portal
If you are having difficulty uploading, you may email, fax or mail to the SU Student Health Center but processing times are longer.
Students and employees may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical and strongly held religious reasons.
Exemption process for students
Graduate and Law students take a little longer to load into the Electronic Health Records system. We are working on it with IT but in the meantime you can email, fax, or deliver your COVID vaccine records in person to the Student Health Center.
Undergraduate students should have access as soon as they have confirmed enrollment at SU.
Someone is considered "fully vaccinated" two weeks after receiving the last dose in a primary series of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Yes. Anyone who has previously had COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated.
All students are required to either register their COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved exemption for fall quarter. Students who do not meet this requirement will have a registration hold and be unable to change their current quarter registration or register for the next quarter.
Yes, if you began your studies at Seattle University in June of 2022 or later you will need to enter your COVID vaccine information and upload the documentation in the Patient Portal to be compliant with the requirement.
Students who already met the requirement by registering there vaccine during fall 2021, winter 2022, or spring 2022 do not need to upload to the Patient Portal.