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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Beginning in the fall 2021 academic term, all students attending Northeastern University’s campuses will be expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of classes. You can find additional information in the university’s announcement of the new policy. Please monitor your Northeastern email for more information about how to submit your COVID-19 vaccination information.

On April 6, 2021 Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Ken Henderson wrote in his letter to the community that the COVID-19 vaccine will be required by the first day of classes for all students beginning fall 2021.

Vaccination Requirements  

The new vaccination policy applies across our global campuses and to all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. As the speed of vaccinations and the vaccine supply increases, we expect that vaccines will be widely available in all of the countries where Northeastern maintains campuses by the time in-person classes resume in the fall. Northeastern will require proof of inoculation. 

Students may request religious and medical exemptions to the policy. Details on how to request an exemption and how to submit your proof of vaccination will be announced in due course.  

Accessing the COVID-19 Vaccine  

We strongly encourage students to get the vaccine as soon as they become eligible. Northeastern is not currently distributing the vaccine, due to changes in the Massachusetts vaccination distribution plan, but students who are living, working or studying in Massachusetts can access the vaccine through the providers listed on At our other locations, each campus is updating students on how and where to access the COVID-19 vaccine. For international students who may have limited access to the vaccine, Northeastern will assist you in getting the vaccine soon after your arrival. If you have additional questions, please email the COVID-19 vaccine inbox at  

For the most up-to-date information about masks, healthy distancing, capacity and regulations on campus, please monitor the university COVID-19 website