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COVID-19 Campus Policy

We are excited to welcome new and returning students to our vibrant and flourishing campus this fall! Please take a look at our updated campus policy regarding face coverings & social distancing.

Campus Visitors

Masks and social distancing are no longer required for visitors to campus. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask and social distance while on campus, you are encouraged to do so.

Willamette Students & Employees

Willamette University students and employees are not required to wear face coverings indoors or socially distance while on campus provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The student or employee has been fully-vaccinated. “Fully-vaccinated” means you have received both doses of an FDA-approved two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of an FDA-approved single-dose vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since your final dose; and,
  2. The student or employee has provided their vaccination information through either Bishop Wellness Center’s patient portal for students or Workday for employees (see details below).

We strongly recommend that people who have approved vaccine exemptions, and those at higher risk for contracting COVID, continue to follow the current CDC guidance which includes the use of masks and maintaining physical distance.

Willamette University campus is 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.


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 religious exemption from Bishop Wellness Center. Anyone seeking a medical or religious 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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