COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

Students

All campus-based undergraduate, graduate and law students must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or exemption in order to participate in in-person, campus-based instruction, programs and activities. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after receiving one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer BioNTech vaccine. Other vaccines will be accepted if they have received emergency use authorization or regular approval from the FDA, or are on the WHO list of approved vaccines. Students who fail to comply with this requirement may have a hold placed on their enrollment.

The University expects all members of the Gonzaga community to get vaccinated. Receiving a COVID-19 vaccination serves the common good; it is not only important for one’s personal health, but it is also our responsibility to care for the common good of our university and broader community, getting a vaccine is one way to do so.

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.

*Students in programs that are offered partly on campus/in person must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Students in graduate programs that are offered exclusively online are not required to submit COVID-19 vaccination proof or documentation.

The University's FERPA/HIPAA-compliant process for receiving proof of student immunizations has been modified to include COVID-19 vaccine status. The process to upload your status is easy:

  1. Click on the COVID-19 Student Vaccination Portal button below.
  2. Enter your Gonzaga University login username and password.
  3. Follow the steps in the portal to indicate vaccination status and upload your documents.
  4. Complete the Student Risk Acknowledgement, which is required for all students for Academic Year 2022-23.
 
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! Once you have completed reporting your vaccination status, please complete the Student Risk Acknowledgement, which is required for all students (new and returning) for the 2022-23.

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, the hold on your account will be lifted.

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

Vaccination & Documentation Deadline

The deadline for new students to upload their vaccination information is August 11, 2022. Once students have uploaded their information on the Medicat Portal, no further action is required.

All students must submit proof of vaccination or submit an approved religious or medical exemption in order to attend Gonzaga. Medical exemptions must be signed both by the student and their healthcare provider.

Exceptions

If you are a graduate student who will never visit campus during the year, you do not need to submit vaccination documentation and this deadline does not apply to you. 


Employees

On June 17, 2021, Gonzaga announced it will require COVID-19 vaccination for all faculty, staff, and administrators. Exemptions may be requested for medical or religious reasons. All employees are required to submit documentation or attest to their status.

More information, including the full announcement, FAQs, instructions for submitting or attesting to vaccination status can be found on myGU, our student, faculty, and staff intranet.