Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

Scotty with mask and vaccination bandaid
May 17, 2021

CMU-dedicated COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities Tomorrow (5/18) and Friday (5/21)

Dear Students:

As we approach the hope and optimism of robust in-person experiences in the fall, I encourage any students still in Pittsburgh who have not yet been vaccinated to take advantage of timely and convenient opportunities to receive a vaccine on campus this week:

  • University Health Services will administer the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination on campus tomorrow, May 18th in Rangos Ballroom. To register for an appointment, please visit our scheduling page. Registration is highly encouraged, and we will endeavor to accommodate walk-ins as dose availability permits. The Moderna vaccine requires a second dose, which will be administered on June 15 for those still in Pittsburgh. In accordance with county and state guidance, I encourage all who have not yet been vaccinated to get your first dose as soon as possible, even if you will be in a different location for your second dose.
  • Additionally, our partners at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) will hold a vaccine clinic in Wiegand Gymnasium on Friday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. AHN will offer both the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine during this clinic, and recipients can choose based on personal preference. The J&J vaccine, available for people 18 and older, is a one-dose vaccine that offers students the opportunity to receive the full vaccine dosing before departing for the summer. AHN encourages walk-ins for this opportunity.

Last week we announced that Carnegie Mellon will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all enrolled students in the fall semester of 2021. Vaccine adoption is critical to supporting our ability to return to a near normal experience in the fall. Until we are better able to document vaccine adoption from our community, CMU will continue to require facial coverings on campus, including during this weekend’s Commencement ceremonies.

Thank you for doing your part to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Your commitment to receiving a vaccine and to our mitigation strategies will help us all emerge from this crisis stronger and even better prepared to address humanity’s challenges. It has been a great honor to be part of this community throughout this moment in history.


Gina Casalegno
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students