Vaccination Requirement – April 26, 2021

Dear FSU Community,

The Council of Presidents for the State University System is announcing today that all students will be required to get the COVID19 vaccine in order to attend in the fall. This unanimous decision requires undergraduate and graduate students who are attending in-person classes, conducting research on campus, living in residence halls, or participating in campus life activities to become fully inoculated with an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to the start of the academic year in September. The presidents expect that all faculty and staff will also be fully vaccinated prior to the fall semester.

The safety of our community is our highest priority, which is why we are joining a growing number of colleges across the country taking this important step. It also allows us to offer a traditional schedule of in-person classes and activities in addition to online and hybrid options for both residential and commuter student populations.

The COVID19 vaccine is free and has proven to be both safe and effective. Everyone in the state over the age of 16 is now eligible to get the vaccine and more than 50 percent of all adults have received at least one shot. Over the next month, it is anticipated that supply will begin to sharply outpace demand, making appointments readily available and easily accessible at locations across the state.

In order to truly get back to normal, it's imperative that members of our community be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

More details on this announcement will be available in the coming days and weeks.