COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
for the Fall 2021 Semester
Consistent with scientific evidence on the importance of vaccine adoption to control spread of the virus, to the extent permissible by law, Carnegie Mellon University requires all students, along with faculty and staff working in Pennsylvania, California, Washington D.C., New York and Virginia, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
This policy applies to all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as visiting, non-degree, guest, and cross-registered students, in U.S.-based programs and students participating in approved study abroad programs overseas. CMU faculty and staff members taking courses as a non-degree student must also be vaccinated.
Read the vaccination and/or revaccination guidelines for both domestic and international students.
Fall 2021 Student Arrival Information
Students are required to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccine Database as part of the university's fall 2021 vaccine requirement and must either request an exemption or upload confirmation of their vaccination status. If you have not done so already, upload your vaccination status to the CMU Vaccine Database immediately.
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff are required to upload confirmation of vaccination status to the CMU Vaccine Database no later than September 30, which means those who are not yet vaccinated will need to soon make plans to receive the vaccine.
Visit the Vaccine Database page for detailed instructions on how to enter your COVID-19 vaccine card information into the database.
Those who are granted an exemption must comply with additional mitigation requirements in order to participate in campus life, including the use of facial coverings, as well as completion of the Daily Self-Assessment and weekly Tartan Testing. CMU’s global locations will communicate vaccine and mitigation requirements to their faculty and staff separately, consistent with their regional contexts.