All the U.S. Colleges Requiring COVID Vaccines to Return to Campus in the Fall, So Far

An increasing number of U.S. colleges are requiring students to be immunized against the coronavirus in a bid for some sense of normalcy to return to campuses next semester.

Professor Martin Andersen, an economist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, revealed why vaccination requirements are likely to be particularly important in stemming the COVID-19 pandemic.

He told Newsweek: “The progress that we have made over the past few months in fighting the pandemic is due to a reduction in the number of people who are susceptible to infection due to prior infection or vaccination.

“Because of the nature of college life—many repeated interactions—stemming COVID-19 outbreaks on college campuses will be more difficult than in the rest of the community.

“Essentially the threshold for herd immunity is higher on college campuses than in the community because students have more frequent and prolonged physical interactions.

“As a result, college campuses could easily become nexuses of new outbreaks if they are bringing together students from areas with current outbreaks of COVID-19.

“Worse still is how some students will come from areas with relatively few cases, become ill on campus and bringing the virus home with them upon their return.”

Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, added individual institutions or state systems being responsible for vaccination decisions may have resulted in inconsistencies to the U.S. national program.

She told Newsweek: “In many instances, campus leaders were constrained by state policies prohibiting vaccine mandates or COVID passports, documenting proof of vaccination.

“In other cases, decisions were based on the size and nature of the institution and the population served.”

Newsweek reveals the full list of U.S. colleges requiring the COVID-19 vaccine, courtesy of, last updated on June 14, 2021.

University of South Carolina
Students walk on campus at the University of South Carolina on September 3, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina
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California College of the Arts, California Institute of Technology, California Jazz Conservatory, California Lutheran University, California State University system*,
Bakersfield, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Channel Islands, Chico State, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno State, Fullerton, Humboldt State, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Sacramento State, San Bernardino, San Diego State, San Francisco State, San Jose State, San Marcos, Sonoma State, Stanislaus State
Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, Dominican University of California, Harvey Mudd College
Holy Names University, Loyola Marymount University, Menlo College, Occidental College, Pitzer College,
Pomona College, Saint Mary’s College of California, Samuel Merritt University, San Diego Community College District*, City, College of Continuing Education, Mesa, Miramar, Santa Clara University, Scripps College, Southwestern College, Stanford University, University of California system*,
Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz
University of La Verne, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, University of the Pacific, Whittier College

University of Southern California
A woman walks past a sign at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California on August 25, 2020
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Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines,
Colorado State University system*, Fort Collins, Pueblo
Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Naropa University, Regis University, Rocky Vista University,
University of Colorado system, Anschutz Medical Campus, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver
University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado


Connecticut College, Post University, Quinnipiac University, Trinity College
University of Connecticut system, Avery Point, Hartford, Health (Farmington), School of Law (Hartford), Stamford, Storrs, Waterbury
Wesleyan University, Yale University


Delaware State University, University of Delaware


American University, Gallaudet University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Trinity Washington University, University of the District of Columbia

Columbia University campus
A woman wearing a protective mask walks on the Columbia University campus on March 9, 2020 in New York City
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University of Miami


Agnes Scott College, Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, Spelman College


University of Hawai’i system
Hawai’i, Hilo, Honolulu, Kapi’olani, Kaua’i, Leeward, Mānoa, Maui, West O’ahu, Windward


Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Dominican University, Elmhurst University, Knox College, Lake Forest College, Lewis University, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago


DePauw University, Earlham College, Goshen College, Holy Cross College,
Indiana University system, Bloomington, East, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Northwest, Purdue University Columbus, Purdue University Indianapolis, South Bend, Southeast
Saint Mary’s College, University of Notre Dame, Valparaiso University


Grinnell College


Berea College, Simmons College of Kentucky


Dillard University, Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane University, Xavier University of Louisiana


Bates College, Bowdoin College, College of the Atlantic, Husson University, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, University of New England

University of Washington
Students at the University of Washington are on campus for the last day of in-person classes on March 6, 2020 in Seattle, Washington
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Goucher College, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art, Morgan State University, Mount St. Mary’s University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, St. John’s College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Stevenson University
University System of Maryland, Bowie State, Coppin State, Frostburg State, Salisbury, Towson, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland (Baltimore, Baltimore County, Center for Environmental Science, College Park, Eastern Shore, Global Campus)
Washington Adventist University, Washington College


Amherst College, Anna Maria College, Assumption University, Babson College, Bay Path University, Bentley University, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Curry College, Dean College, Elms College, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Hampshire College, Harvard University, Lasell University, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts State University system
Bridgewater, College of Art and Design, College of Liberal Arts, Fitchburg, Framingham, Maritime Academy, Salem, Westfield, Worcester
Merrimack College, Mount Holyoke College, New England Conservatory of Music, Northeastern University, Regis College, Simmons University, Smith College, Springfield College, Stonehill College, Suffolk University, Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Wellesley College, Western New England University, Wheaton College, William James College, Williams College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Albion College, Kalamazoo College, Lawrence Technological University, Oakland University, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)


Carleton College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Macalester College, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Olaf College


Culver-Stockton College, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis


Creighton University


Touro University Nevada


Colby-Sawyer College, Dartmouth College, New England College, Southern New Hampshire University

UCLA campus
People wearing masks walk on the UCLA campus amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 24, 2021 in Los Angeles, California
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Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Georgian Court University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rider University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, Saint Elizabeth, University, Saint Peter’s University, Seton Hall University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stockton University, The College of New Jersey


St. John’s College


Alfred University, Bank Street College of Education, Bard College, Barnard College, Cazenovia College, Clarkson University,
City University of New York system*, Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Graduate Center, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, Guttman Community College, Hostos Community College, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Lehman College, Macaulay Honors College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology, Queens College, Queensborough Community College, School of Labor and Urban Studies, School of Law, School of Professional Studies, The City College of New York, York College
Colgate University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Five Towns College, Fordham University, Hamilton College, Hartwick College, Hofstra University, Ithaca College, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Le Moyne College, Manhattanville College, Marist College, Nazareth College, New York University
Pace University, Pratt Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology
Sarah Lawrence College, School of Visual Arts, Siena College, Skidmore College, St. John Fisher College
St. John’s University, St. Lawrence University
State University of New York system*, Adirondack Community College, Alfred State, Alfred, Binghamton, Brockport, Broome, Buffalo State, Canton, Cayuga Community College, Clinton Community College, Cobleskill, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, College of Optometry, Columbia Greene Community College, Cornell (College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, College of Human Ecology, School of Industrial & Labor Relations, College of Veterinary Medicine), Corning Community College, Cortland, Delhi, Downstate Health Sciences, Dutchess Community College, Empire State, Erie, Farmingdale State, Fashion Institute of Technology, Finger Lakes Community College, Fredonia, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Genesee Community College, Geneseo, Herkimer, Hudson Valley Community College, Jamestown Community College, Jefferson, Maritime College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Monroe Community College, Morrisville, Nassau Community College, New Paltz, Niagara County Community College, North Country Community College, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Onondaga Community College, Orange County Community College, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Polytechnic Institute, Potsdam, Purchase, Rockland Community College, Schenectady County Community College, Stony Brook, Suffolk County Community College, Sullivan, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Ulster County Community College, University at Albany, University at Buffalo, Upstate Medical, Westchester Community College
Syracuse University, The Juilliard School, The New School, Union College, University of Rochester, Vassar College, Wagner College, Wells College, Yeshiva University

Towson University campus
Towson University students walk on campus as the school shut down days before the start of the scheduled spring break on March 11, 2020 in Towson, Maryland
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Brevard College, Duke University, Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University, Lees-McRae College, Livingstone College, Shaw University, Union Presbyterian Seminary at Charlotte, Wake Forest University

Cleveland State University, Kenyon College, Mount St. Joseph University, Ohio Wesleyan University


Mid-America Christian University


Eastern Oregon University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield University, Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Reed College, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon, University of Portland, Western Oregon University, Willamette University


Allegheny College, Bryn Mawr College, Bucknell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University
Dickinson College, Drexel University, Duquesne University, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Gwynedd Mercy University, Haverford College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Mercyhurst University, Muhlenberg College, Saint Joseph’s University, Swarthmore College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Scranton, University of the Sciences, Ursinus College, Villanova University, Washington & Jefferson College, Widener University, Williamson College of the Trades


Brown University, Johnson & Wales University – Providence, Providence College, Roger Williams University
Salve Regina University, University of Rhode Island


Furman University, Wofford College


Maryville College, Vanderbilt University


Paul Quinn College, Rice University, Seminary of the Southwest, St. Edward’s University


Westminster College


Bennington College, Champlain College, Landmark College, Middlebury College, Saint Michael’s College, University of Vermont*


Bridgewater College, Christopher Newport University, Eastern Mennonite University, George Mason University, Hampton University, Hollins University, James Madison University, Longwood University, Mary Baldwin University, Marymount University, Old Dominion University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Sweet Briar College, Union Presbyterian Seminary, University of Lynchburg, University of Mary Washington, University of Richmond*, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Wesleyan University, Washington and Lee University, William & Mary*

University of Washington campus
Kamren Fabiculanan, a student athlete on the football team, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic on the University of Washington campus on May 18, 2021 in Seattle, Washington
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Central Washington University, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Eastern Washington University, Evergreen State College, Gonzaga University, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle Film Institute, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington system, Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma, Washington State University system, Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Western Washington University, Whitman College


Beloit College, Lawrence University, Marquette University