Babson’s goal is to ensure that as many on-campus community members as possible are vaccinated in order to continue to meet our objective of safeguarding the health of the Babson community.

Last updated Tuesday, July 27, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students returning to Babson’s campus this fall, including full time, part time, residential, and commuter students.

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%.

A vaccinated Babson community will allow us to continue to meet our goal of helping to maintain a safe and healthy Babson environment, and it may enable us to safely lift requirements such as indoor mask wearing, asymptomatic testing, and gathering limits, and to return to a more recognizable campus experience this fall.

Students

The July 1 deadline to submit vaccination information has now passed. Students who have not yet submitted documentation of vaccination may be at risk of course registration and/or campus housing assignment cancellation. Contact Health Services immediately at 781-239-6363 or healthservices@babson.edu if you have not submitted vaccination documentation.

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.

Students who cannot access a vaccine in their home community should contact Health Services, and we will work to facilitate vaccination upon arrival to campus.

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.

Students who arrive on campus unvaccinated or partially vaccinated will be required to follow specific mitigation measures. Additional information is forthcoming.

Faculty and Staff

Our collective goal is to achieve a vaccinated Babson community, which will allow us to confidently resume a more recognizable living, learning, and working environment on campus.

All faculty and staff members are strongly encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination by visiting the CDC website, and visit https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/ to find and schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Massachusetts.

In order to continue to make data-driven decisions and safely phase out certain health and safety measures, we need to understand our on-campus community’s vaccination levels. We are working with a HIPAA-compliant third party to allow employees the opportunity to confidentially disclose their vaccination status. As we work to ensure employee health data remains private, we will explore options for employees to also voluntarily share this information in order to forego asymptomatic testing and other COVID-19 related protocols.

Information for Faculty and Staff