Yes, In order to safeguard the health of the BC community, all students, faculty, and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated before participating in any on-campus activity related to the 2021–2022 academic year.
All undergraduate and graduate/professional students who plan to be on campus this academic year are required to upload a copy of their vaccination card to their patient record in the Agora Portal under Health Services.
To submit the vaccination card and dates through the Health Services Portal, please follow the steps below:
- Take a picture of the vaccination card or document and save it on your computer or phone to upload into the Agora Health Services Portal (https://services.bc.edu), found under OTHER SERVICES.
- Choose the UPLOAD ICON and upload the picture under the appropriate vaccine name (Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer) in the drop-down menu (Note: the drop down menu is below the list of "documents available to upload"). Click SELECT FILE, choose the file that you are uploading and hit the UPLOAD button.
- After uploading the picture, select the IMMUNIZATION ICON on the Health Services portal. Choose via the “required” drop down the vaccination name, and record the vaccination dates. Click SUBMIT to save.
COVID-19 vaccination exemptions will be granted for legitimate religious and medical reasons. University Health Services and Campus Ministry will review and consider all undergraduate and graduate/professional student exemption appeals on a case-by-case basis. The exemption form is located on the UHS website and all exemption application requests are due by the end of business on August 1st, but ideally as soon as possible.
The CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health have lifted the mask mandate. As a result, BC faculty, staff, students, and visitors who are vaccinated are not required to wear masks. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated, however, will be required to wear masks on campus when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Anyone who is fully vaccinated may choose to continue wearing a mask.