BOSTON (CBS) — Local colleges and universities are looking ahead to the fall semester, and deciding whether or not students should be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus.
Here’s what we know so far:
- Boston University will require students to get vaccinated for the fall. Students will be required to upload documentation proving their vaccination.
- Northeastern University announced that students will be required to have the COVID vaccine by the first day of classes for the fall semester. The school is looking forward to a “normal” semester.
- Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island will require the vaccine for all students. The school is also looking to return to a two-semester setup, after a year of three semesters to help students socially distance.
- Lasell College will require students to have a COVID vaccine in order to attend classes and/or live on campus beginning in the fall.
- Boston College has not made a decision yet.
- Emerson College has not made a decision yet.
- Harvard University has not made a decision yet.
- Holy Cross has not made a decision yet.
- UMass Amherst has not announced a decision yet.
- UMass Lowell does not plan to require a COVID-19 vaccination for fall at this time, but we are strongly encouraging it. The school told WBZ-TV a poll showed more than 83% of students said they planned to be vaccinated by the start of the fall semester.