Academic Year 2021-22 Vaccine Requirement FAQs
All students, faculty and staff who will be on campus are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of January 3, 2022, community members will also be required to get the booster when eligible. Learn more on our Latest Guidance page.
This requirement seeks to provide the best safety and protection from the virus on campus. Note: the vaccine requirement applies to all students who are enrolled in any in-person class, whether the class is held on campus or at another location.
All students, faculty and staff who will be on campus are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine requirement applies to all students who are enrolled in any in-person class, whether the class is held on campus or at another location.
Villanova accepts the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Villanova also accepts vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) evaluation process. A listing of COVID-19 vaccines that have been evaluated by the WHO and have met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy can be found on the WHO website.
Proof of vaccination should be uploaded through Villanova's secure portal. Information submitted through this portal will remain confidential.
The Student Health Center has a team of nurses reviewing every student’s uploaded vaccination card. The Office of Human Resources reviews all employee submissions. All COVID-19 vaccines administered must be registered with the Departments of Health. Submitting fake documents will result in disciplinary action for students, faculty and staff.
Yes. Students, faculty and staff who cannot or do not wish to receive the vaccine for religious or medical reasons can request an accommodation.
Faculty will be required to provide proof of vaccination only if they come to campus. If a faculty member teaches fully online and will not be coming to campus this fall, proof of vaccination will not be required.
No. Health privacy policies prohibit disclosure of a person’s vaccination status.
Online faculty who come to campus at any time are required to be vaccinated and must upload proof of vaccination. If they indicate they will not come to campus and then do so anyway, they will be asked to provide evidence of being vaccinated to HR.
Villanova will not require proof of vaccination from off-campus visitors who will be on campus for a short time.
Visitors are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated, and masks are recommended inside campus buildings.
Students enrolled exclusively in the University’s online programs are not required to be vaccinated if: (1) their program does not include any in-person experience or component (whether on campus or at another site), or (2) they will not come to campus or other University-sponsored location at any time during the Fall semester. Questions should be addressed to the director of the specific program.