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Fall 2021 Vaccine Policy

This fall, Willamette University will once again resume in-person education and we anticipate a full range of on-campus activities and events.

Willamette University campus is now open to the public.

We encourage students and their family to schedule an on-campus tour or enjoy a self-guided tour of campus using our interactive map.

For the past year, students, faculty members and staff committed to a comprehensive plan that allowed classes to safely continue, and it is only because of their dedication that Willamette reported a small number of COVID-19 cases. In support of our continued commitment to protecting our community, we have developed a vaccine policy which requires, with limited exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff planning to work or attend Willamette in the fall 2021 semester must be vaccinated by the date they return to campus. We expect to see a more normal year this fall and we can’t wait to join the whole community in celebration.

We are excited to welcome new and returning students to our vibrant and flourishing campus this fall.

Vaccine Confirmation

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff are required to provide confirmation of vaccination by July 19, 2021. Confirmation of vaccination should be entered in Workday, including the brand of vaccine and vaccine administration dates. The process of entering vaccine confirmation takes just a few minutes. Follow the steps outlined in this Job Aid for Workday.

Exemptions can be requested for medical reasons, which requires a certification from a healthcare provider, or non-medical reasons (e.g., religious accommodations). Faculty and staff seeking an exemption must submit requests on or before June 15, 2021. To request an exemption, please visit the HR website.


Students must attest to their COVID vaccination through Bishop Wellness Center’s confidential and secure student portal by July 22, 2021. To enter the required vaccine information:

  • Login to the Patient Portal
  • Click on “Immunizations” at the top of the screen
  • Click on “Enter Dates” and follow the directions to enter the dates of your COVID vaccine.

Students can request a medical or non-medical exemption (e.g. religious) from Bishop Wellness Center. Anyone seeking a medical or non-medical exemption will be required to provide sufficient information to support the request.

Thank you for doing your part to keep the Willamette community healthy and thriving.

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