Fall 2021 Academic and University Operations 

A Message of Thanks and Request for Assistance

Please watch the video below for an important message of from President McCulloh. 

Fall 2021 Student Guides

Gonzaga has released its Fall 2021 fall operations student guides. Please download and review them to prepare for the Fall semester. 

Updated Mask Requirement

As of August 16, 2021 Gonzaga University is requiring all students and employees (vaccinated or not) to wear face coverings (e.g., masks) for at least the first several weeks of the fall semester in congregate indoor spaces (e.g., classrooms, labs, large meeting areas, and public gathering spaces) where numerous people are gathering in close proximity. 

We hope to relax mask protocols once we have a sense of the incidence of COVID-19 in our community.

Per State requirements, all unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks in congregate indoor spaces. Those who are vaccinated may choose to wear masks for any reason. Assumptions about vaccine status should not be made based upon whether a mask is being worn, or not.

Read President McCulloh's full message to learn more about this update.

COVID-19 Vaccination or Exemption is Required

Gonzaga announced that all campus-based undergraduate, graduate, and law students will be required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before the start of the fall semester to participate in in-person, campus-based programs and activities, including eligibility to study abroad. Vaccination is also required for all faculty, staff and administrators.

Learn more about the vaccine requirements, including video messages from President McCulloh and Dr. Charlita Shelton, instructions for uploading your vaccination status, and FAQs.

Let's all Vax Up and Zag On! Together, we can all get back to doing the things we love to do.

Upload Your Vaccine Status or Exemption before the start of the fall semester 

We know that the COVID-19 vaccine is a sensitive subject, and we want you to know that we are here for you with resources and support if needed.

The deadline for submitting your COVID-19 vaccine status in the student portal is before you return to campus and we wanted to provide answers to some of the questions that may be on your mind:

Vaccine verification process

We recognize that our students may be at different stages of their vaccine verification journey. As such, please see the three categories below for information based on your current status update:

I already updated my vaccine status in Medicat. Do I need to do anything else?

Thank you for updating your documentation! The last thing we need from you is to Acknowledge Your Risk in Zagweb. Additional information about this process will be shared soon.

I have started updating my vaccine status in Medicat but haven’t completed it. What do I need to do at this point?

We appreciate that you have started your vaccine status update and encourage you to complete it as soon as possible. If you need assistance locating a COVID-19 vaccine in your area, visit https://www.vaccines.gov/. If you have any questions about the process or about exemptions, please call Health and Counseling Services at (509) 313-4052.

I have not started my vaccine verification process in Medicat:

If you are a student planning to be on campus this fall, you must start the vaccine verification process in Medicat as soon as possible. If you do not begin the process by August 6, an enrollment hold will be placed on your account (please see below for additional information about enrollment holds). Once you have started your process, please reach out to Health and Counseling Services at (509) 313-4052 to let them know and the hold on your account will be removed.

Enrollment holds

A hold on your enrollment means that you will not be able to register for or drop classes, attend classes, or access facilities on campus. When a hold is placed on an account, an email will be sent to that student. Once you complete vaccine documentation and it is verified (you will receive a confirmation email within 5 business days), the hold on your account will be lifted.

When you arrive on campus

When you arrive on campus this fall, there will be support services for students that may have not yet completed their vaccine verification status (e.g., need a second dose, would like testing). Additional information about available support services will be provided soon.

For any additional questions, please contact the COVID-19 Hotline at (509) 313-7070

Essential Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

Gonzaga is requiring all campus-based students – as well as all faculty, staff and administrators – to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start of Fall Semester 2021. Get more information and instructions for submitting your vaccination status.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most common questions about the University's COVID-19 response, including vaccine requirements for Fall 2021.

Vaccination Clinics

Gonzaga University is partnering with Providence Health Care to offer free, on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout the summer for the Inland Northwest community.

Information for Campus Visitors

Visiting our campus looks a little different during Covid. Please follow these requirements and guidelines when you visit.


Information on Gonzaga's current testing options and guidance for student, faculty and staff.

Dashboard on mobile phone

COVID-19 Dashboard

Regularly updated information on cumulative COVID-19 confirmed positives and current active positives.

Important Updates

June 21, 2021

June 10, 2021

February - April 2021

  • Frequent updates to the information on our Testing and Vaccinations pages, as new information becomes available.

June 10, 2021

May 7, 2021

March 10, 2021

  • Published latest COVID-19 Newsletter from the Kent Porterfield, Vice Provost for Student Affairs. 

February 24, 2021

  • Published latest COVID-19 Newsletter from the Kent Porterfield, Vice Provost for Student Affairs. 

February 23, 2021

February 19, 2021

February 11, 2021

January 27, 2021

January 12, 2021

  • Added announcements from Kent Porterfield and Susan Lee with important information for Spring Semester return for graduate and law students

January 8, 2021

  • Added announcements from Kent Porterfield with important information for Spring Semester return for undergraduate students

December 30

December 16

  • Published latest COVID-19 Newsletter from the Kent Porterfield, Vice Provost for Student Affairs. 

December 15

December 7

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