Arcadia believes the best path for a safe return to full student and campus engagement in the fall is to maximize the percentage of our community members who are fully vaccinated.
The University will require proof of COVID vaccination for all Arcadia students and employees on campus to participate in any on-site and in-person courses and activities once the FDA approves a COVID vaccine.
Given that FDA approval is expected at the end of this summer, we strongly encourage all eligible individuals to receive their final COVID vaccination by July 15. This will ensure that you are fully vaccinated and able to upload your vaccination card before the start of the fall semester. Arcadia will accept vaccines with full or emergency approval from the FDA (single dose of J&J vaccine or two doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines).
Once the FDA fully approves at least one COVID-19 vaccine, thereby putting Arcadia’s vaccination requirement in place, students, faculty, and staff will be able to request an exemption based on medical or religious grounds. All unvaccinated individuals who will live or regularly be on campus this fall are required to participate in our surveillance testing and comply with University COVID mitigation efforts in place at any particular time.