Gonzaga University now requiring students to get vaccinated by fall semester

Gonzaga University Now Requiring Students To Get Vaccinated By Fall Semester
Gonzaga University Campus

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University will now require students to be vaccinated by the fall semester.

President Thayne McCulloh in April said he was “not yet convinced that introducing a ‘mandatory requirement’ regarding the COVID-19 vaccine is the place to begin,” but announced Thursday that all undergrad, graduate and law students must turn in proof of their full COVID vaccination to participate in on-campus programs and activities.

Students planning to study abroad must also submit proof of vaccination.

McCulloh said the university expects guidance from the Department of Health stating that only schools with vaccination requirements for students will be able to lift masking and social distancing guidelines.

Students who are in exclusively online programs will not need to be vaccinated.

For more information, read McCulloh’s full letter to Gonzaga students here.

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