On Aug. 27, USU announced that it would require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 for Spring Semester 2022.
How the Vaccine Requirement Will Work
Starting Wednesday, Oct. 20, students will be able to declare their vaccination status before registering for spring semester courses. This process will consist of answering several questions before students can proceed with registration, which begins on Monday, Nov. 8.
A link to the declaration process will be available here when it opens.
Students Who Have Submitted Proof of Vaccination
Students who upload proof of COVID vaccination into Aggie Health prior to Oct. 20 will not see the declaration questions when they log in to register and can proceed directly to registration. These students should check a few days before their scheduled registration date and time to make sure they do not see the declaration questions.
All Other Students
Beginning Oct. 20, students will see a pop-up window to complete the declaration process when they look at the schedule, log in to register, or follow the link that will be added at the top of this page.
Students must complete the process by selecting one of the following options:
- They are vaccinated and have not yet uploaded their proof of vaccination in Aggie Health;
- They plan to get vaccinated and will upload their proof of vaccination before spring semester starts on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022;
- They will register for only online classes and reside out of state; or
- They are eligible for one of the exemptions provided under Utah law: medical, religious, or personal. Students can provide a statement on their reason for the religious or personal exemption. There are no additional forms that must be provided.
These students are advised to complete the declaration process at least a few days before their scheduled spring semester registration date and time. For students selecting options 1-3, USU will ensure they have complied with their declaration before the start of spring semester.
Campus Vaccine Clinics
USU is offering multiple clinics on the Logan campus to help students quickly and conveniently fulfill the vaccine requirement. Vaccines are also widely available across the state. Visit vaccine.usu.edu for more information.
Which vaccinations are required by USU?
The USU requirement is in place for the COVID-19 vaccines that have received full FDA authorization: Pfizer/BioNTech. The university also accepts vaccines that have received FDA Emergency Use Authorization, which includes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
For international students and employees, USU accepts vaccinations that have received WHO approval.
What does it mean to be “fully vaccinated”?
You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks past your final dose of vaccine (two for Pfizer or Moderna, one for Johnson & Johnson).
What COVID-19 vaccine documentation is accepted by USU?
USU accepts upload images of a student’s personal, authentic, CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card completed with a name and date(s). Forged or modified submissions, or submissions of cards that belong to another person, will not be accepted and will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct.
What if I've lost my vaccination card?
If you were vaccinated in the state of Utah, follow these instructions from the Utah Department of Health to get a replacement card or access your immunization records through an app:
Vaccination cards: What you need to know about proving your vaccination status.
Are any students exempt from this requirement?
The following groups of USU students are not required to be vaccinated:
- Concurrent enrollment
- Continuing education
- Online-only or graduate students who live out of state
Students under the age of 18 are expected to fulfill the vaccine requirement, with parental permission.
Can I attend classes in person if I take an exemption?
Yes, students who take a medical, religious, or personal exemption may attend classes in person.
If you have questions about the requirement or declaration process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upload Your Proof of Vaccination
If you are fully vaccinated, please upload your proof of vaccination to Aggie Health to comply with USU's vaccine requirement and assist with case containment efforts.