Student Requirement

Student attending vaccine clinic

Booster requirements for students

All undergraduate and graduate students must receive a booster and update their vaccination information in MyUHS by Monday, January 31, or 30 days after they become eligible. Compliance with the vaccine policy is necessary to maintain prox access to campus facilities and to continue your progress to degree.

When Am I Eligible for a Booster?

  • Five months after the second dose of an mRNA vaccine, including Pfizer and Moderna.
  • Two months after the single dose of the J&J Janssen vaccine.
  • Students who received a WHO-approved vaccine that is not Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J should follow the CDC guidelines for boosters.
  • If you are not eligible to get a booster before January 31, 2022, you will have 30 days from the date that you become eligible to enter your vaccine booster information into MyUHS.  For example, a student who got their second dose of Moderna on August 15 would be eligible for a booster on February 15 and would need to get a booster and enter their vaccine information in MyUHS by March 17, 2022.
  • As of March 15, 2022, individuals are eligible to receive COVID boosters 5 months after their initial COVID vaccines, and should do so within 30 days of that 5 month mark. This timeline is regardless of a recent COVID diagnosis, as a review of scientific evidence indicates there is no reason to delay receiving a booster despite a recent COVID infection. Students must upload proof of booster to MyUHS.

Please note:  Anyone eligible for a booster may receive either the Moderna or Pfizer version, regardless of their original COVID-19 vaccine. “Third doses” of the vaccine for immunocompromised people will count as a booster for the purpose of this policy.


Student Vaccination Requirement

Princeton University requires all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled or otherwise present on campus during the 2021-22 academic year to receive, and to provide proof of having received, a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO). As soon as students are vaccinated, they must upload their COVID-19 vaccine record into the myUHS portal.

Undergraduate and graduate students, including international students with questions about how to receive a vaccine authorized by the FDA, should visit the COVID Resources website for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Medical and religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be granted in accordance with the University’s reasonable accommodation policies and legal requirements. 

Students who are not fully vaccinated should continue to do the Daily Symptom Check.

Questions and Answers about Required Vaccinations