By CBSBoston.com Staff

Updated 5/5

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 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.
  • Emerson College will require all students to be vaccinated for the fall semester. It also expects to have in-person learning this fall.
  • Boston College will require all students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before participating in any on-campus activity related to the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Harvard University will require all students on campus this fall to be vaccinated. Exceptions will be provided only for medical or religious reasons.
  • Holy Cross has not announced a decision yet.
  • UMass Amherst will require all students on campus to be fully vaccinated for the fall. It also expects to have in-person learning this fall.
  • UMass Lowell will require a COVID-19 vaccination by the fall for anyone who wants to “live, learn or visit any UMass Lowell campus or property.” The school previously told WBZ-TV a poll showed more than 83% of students said they planned to be vaccinated by the start of the fall semester.
  • The nine Massachusetts state universities (Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Salem, Westfield and Worcester State Universities, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy) will require students to get vaccinated for the fall.
  • The 15 Massachusetts community colleges do not plan to require the vaccine this fall.
  • Southern New Hampshire University will require all students to be vaccinated for the fall semester.
  • Berklee College of Music will require students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester.
  • Suffolk University will require students to be vaccinated for the fall semester.

CBSBoston.com Staff