Royals Safe Together


Grounded in our Catholic and Jesuit mission, and in a commitment to community that defines and distinguishes us, our Royals Safe Together plan begins by acknowledging that we have a shared responsibility to keep each other safe. Vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 virus is now the best way to ensure the health and safety of our communities.

Vaccination Requirements for Students
All students attending in-person classes or accessing campus for other reasons must be fully vaccinated by August 27, 2021. As a reminder, full vaccination differs depending on which vaccine you receive.
  • If you receive the Pfizer vaccine, then you must get your first shot on or before July 23 and your second shot on or before August 13 to be compliant.
  • For the Moderna vaccine, the first shot must be July 16, and the second shot by August 13.
  • For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you must receive your vaccine by August 13.
  • Students coming to campus early (e.g. resident assistants and student-athletes) must be fully vaccinated before their arrival, which means these deadlines may be sooner.

The University will follow its Vaccination Policy for the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. As with other required vaccinations, Student Health Services is available to answer questions and/or to request a waiver form at 570-941-7667 or As always, vaccination exemption requests are considered in compliance with law.

Vaccination Requirements for Employees
While we did not experience transmission between students and employees during the past year, we expect that faculty and staff will choose to be vaccinated before the Fall semester for their own safety and the safety of their families and communities. While we are not mandating vaccination at this time for employees, we reserve the right to do so in the future.

View Vaccine FAQs

How to Get a Vaccine

CDC: Key Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines

CDC: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You

PA Depart of Health COVID-19 Vaccines

Lackawanna County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics