Bradley Fall 2021 COVID-19 Testing/Vaccination Requirements

Dear Bradley Community,

After a great deal of consideration, Bradley University won’t require students or employees to be fully vaccinated before arriving on campus this fall. We will, however, continue our surveillance testing program, and those who aren’t fully vaccinated will be required to participate. 

Several factors went into this decision, including the numbers of people voluntarily getting the vaccination and the positive impact it’s having on COVID-19 positivity rates throughout the state. 

Those who are fully vaccinated will be exempt from our on-campus testing for the COVID-19 virus in the fall. You’ll need to provide evidence of vaccination to opt out of our testing program. Later in the summer, we’ll release more information about our testing protocols and how to submit your vaccination record.

Although we don’t require vaccinations on campus, I remain a strong advocate of people getting vaccinated. Every eligible member of my immediate family, including my 12-year-old daughter, has been vaccinated. I strongly encourage anyone who is eligible to do the same. At the start of the fall semester we anticipate being able to host vaccination clinics on-campus again.

Some activities, internships, and co-ops may require vaccinations. More information will be provided as we near the start of the fall semester.  

I recognize a healthy and safe environment is critical to creating a conducive learning environment. We will continue monitoring the situation and will make appropriate adjustments to this approach based on any new information.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in person on campus this fall.



Stephen Standifird

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