Seattle University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an authorized vaccine unless the individual has an approved authorized exemption.
The purpose of the vaccine 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).
Proof of full vaccination is required by 9/3/21 for ALL non-law students attending Seattle University in fall 2021. Law student will have an earlier deadline that will be communicated to them in the coming days.
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 is shown on the online registration form.
To comply with the policy:
*FYI COVID-19 vaccine compliance is managed through the COVID management team and measles compliance is managed by the SHC through the patient portal. Both COVID-19 and Measles exemptions are managed by the Student Health Center.
Students and employees may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical and strongly held religious reasons.
Exemption process for students
Safety requirements for students with accepted COVID vaccine exemptions and who are not fully vaccinated WILL include face covering requirements per the SU Face Covering Policy. Other requirements may include:
Students who do not comply with the required safety requirements will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct & Integrity Formation. Disciplinary measures for non-compliance may include a loss of campus housing, campus access restrictions, educational measures, suspension, or other actions
International students are encouraged to complete their vaccination series prior to arriving in Seattle and can receive any vaccine currently approved by the World Health Organization, including:
For more information and status of vaccine approvals, please go to the WHO COVID-19 vaccine status.
International students who are unable to access one of the accepted vaccines prior to their arrival can complete their vaccination series after arriving in Seattle. The vaccines currently available in the US include Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Information about local access to COVID-19 vaccines is available here: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/vaccine.aspx. More information will be available later in the summer about vaccination clinics on campus.
All students are required to be fully vaccinated and register their vaccine status no later than September 3, 2021. However, international students starting their vaccine series after arriving in Seattle must be fully vaccinated no later than Friday, November 5, 2021. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
* Note: School of Law students must register their vaccine no later than Monday, August 9, 2021 by 5:00pm.
Vaccine Registration: Once you have completed your vaccination series, you must register your vaccination status here: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=UuAQvBywSUiZZ-5-x0_J2JXoEsux15xJh0xDP1C0CuxUQU40RDAwUzZBSzNTU0hNTVJIMEtaSTlLWi4u&wdLOR=c65B7B218-7269-4FC4-BF7A-55784A338391
Students seeking a religious, medical, or philosophical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement must submit their completed exemption request, signed by healthcare provider, no later than Monday, August 16, 2021. Exemption forms and instructions are located here: https://www.seattleu.edu/student-health/forms/
*Note: School of Law students must submit their exemption requests no later than Friday, July 30, 2021 by 5:00pm.
See previous Safety Requirements for Students with Exemptions or not Fully Vaccinated
As a reminder, all international travelers, regardless of immunization status, are required by the State Department to be tested for COVID-19 prior to their arrival in the United States. All students arriving from international locations will need to repeat COVID-19 testing 3-5 days after arrival.
International students who are not fully vaccinated will be required to self-quarantine upon arrival and if their post-arrival COVID-19 test is negative they may end quarantine after 7 days. Students who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine but will still need to have a post-arrival COVID-19 test. Students can receive a COVID-19 test through the Student Health Center. Schedule an appointment by calling 206-296-6300.