COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for GW Students


The GW community continues to be encouraged by the progress that is being made toward a post-pandemic university, country, and world.  As the COVID-19 vaccine distribution expands and the availability of vaccines increases, GW has decided to require staff, faculty, and students who are in-person this Fall 2021 semester to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to being on campus. Students who are taking classes online-only will not be required to show proof of vaccination.

The Pfizer COVD-19 vaccine is now available to GW students, faculty and staff and their family members at the University Student Center (800 21st Street, NW, 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom). You do not need to be a District of Columbia resident to receive the vaccine at this location. 

Continuing or incoming SEAS students who are unable to receive an approved COVID-19 vaccination prior to arriving to campus for the fall semester must request for an exception to be allowed on campus until you are fully vaccinated. Please email the Colonial Health Center at [email protected] to request a COVID-19 vaccination and an exemption to be on campus. Until you are fully vaccinated you will need to quarantine following travel, take COVID-19 tests weekly at the GW testing center, monitor your symptoms daily and wear a face mask while on campus.

Current Students:
Current students should upload their vaccination card to the medical portal. Instructions for this process are available on the University's vaccine information page


New, incoming students:
The COVID-19 vaccine will be included as part of GW’s immunization requirements that are due each fall. 


For more information about the vaccination requirement, please visit the GW Coronavirus Website. More detailed information about the requirement is available in the FAQs.  

Please continue to monitor this website for SEAS-specific information regarding the university’s Covid-19 immunization policy. For more information regarding virtual learning, please visit the SEAS Virtual Learning Resource page.