University of Michigan Announces Student Vaccination Requirements

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ANN ARBOR, April 23, 2021 ~ University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Dearborn will require students living on campus to be vaccinated for COVID-19 when fall semester 2021 begins, according to a Friday post on Twitter.

We know that widespread vaccination will be the only way to facilitate a return to normal and robust campus life,” said Vice President for Student Life Martino Harmon.  “And we would like to provide a living environment for students this coming fall that is as close to the fall of 2019, pre-COVID-19, as possible.”

Students must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status to the university by July 15 to be allowed to live on campus.  Full vaccination status requires two weeks to have passed since the administration of the single-dose, or second dose of two-dose vaccine.

Harmon went on to say that Ann Arbor is not placing any mandates, “but rather a choice to live in communal living and therefore make the choice to get vaccinated.”

UM-Dearborn requirements will be more strict.  In an announcement Friday, officials stated that students, faculty, and staff returning for fall will either need full vaccination or proof of a weekly negative PCR test.

The deadline for proof of vaccination for UM-Dearborn is September 1.

Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley stated that no decision has been made yet on vaccination requirements for MSU.