COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students, including full time, part time, residential, and commuter students. A vaccinated Babson community will allow us to continue to meet our goal of helping to maintain a safe and healthy campus environment.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters are required for all eligible Babson College community members. Students, faculty and staff participating in on-campus activities must provide vaccination information by February 1 or within 21 days of becoming eligible for a booster (unless previously granted a medical accommodation or religious exemption).

All community members should make plans to receive a booster while away from campus for winter break (Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccine finder). Students should upload booster documentation through the Compliance Portal. Eligible community members who have tested positive for COVID-19 can receive a booster as soon as they are released from isolation and have recovered.

This decision is informed by current public health recommendations, Babson’s surveillance testing trend data, and expert guidance from the College’s external consultants, Environmental Health & Engineering (EHE). Importantly, the latest scientific evidence indicates that boosters provide improved protection against the Omicron variant.

Federal, state, and local public health authorities, as well as higher education organizations including the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts and the American College Health Organization, are strongly recommending vaccination for campus communities. COVID-19 vaccines are shown to be safe and effective, and to offer protection against severe disease at rates ranging from about 85–100%. Babson’s current community vaccination level is 97%—far exceeding the Mass. Higher Education Testing Group’s highest recommendation of 90% vaccination.

Last updated Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Students

Students should schedule vaccinations in their home community and allow appropriate time for full vaccination before their planned return to campus (two weeks post-second shot for two-dose vaccines, or two weeks post vaccination for single-dose).

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Babson will accept vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) to fulfill this requirement. If currently authorized FDA or WHO vaccines are not available in a student’s home community, but other vaccines are, students should get vaccinated with whatever option is available to them and upload a record of what they receive. Health Services will be in contact should additional steps be required.

Full-time students will receive an email from Babson Health Services with information about uploading COVID-19 and other immunization records through our secure health portal. Part-time students should submit COVID-19 vaccine documentation using the Covid-19 Vaccination or Exemption Form.

Students seeking to request medical or religious exemption should complete the Immunization Exemption Form (pdf) accessible on the Health Services website and Student Portal.

Unvaccinated students will be required to follow specific mitigation measures including masking indoors at all times.

Faculty and Staff

Effective November 15, 2021, Babson faculty and staff members authorized to work on our campuses or any other property owned or controlled by the College are required to verify that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or have received a Medical Accommodation or Religious Exemption.

Information for Faculty and Staff