Fordham University to require all students to be vaccinated by start of fall semester
Fordham University will require all students to be vaccinated by the beginning of the fall semester, according to a letter from the college president.
This includes graduate students and professional school students in addition to undergraduates.
Fordham University President Joseph McShane released a statement Friday, saying in part: “We see a path to end of the pandemic. That path is vaccination.”
The university is also strongly encouraging all faculty, staff and administrators to be fully vaccinated on or before the start of the fall semester.
Fordham will offer on-campus vaccinations upon arrival to international students who could not be vaccinated in their home countries.
The school is offering COVID-19 vaccinations at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses. Members of the university can also be vaccinated at Doctor Urgent Medical Care across from the Rose Hill campus.
Fordham University responded with a statement saying, “Medical and religious accommodations will be considered. Virtual classes are still underway at least through the end of the spring semester. It's likely that virtual classes will be limited in the fall. Student-athletes are subject to the same vaccination policy as all students.”