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June 4, 2021: information on COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Dear Tigers:

On April 26, DePauw announced that proof of a COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all students planning to attend this fall.  We believe widespread COVID-19 vaccination will lead to a more robust, vibrant and safe DePauw.  Medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated for all required vaccinations.  

Below is specific information on how to meet this requirement or submit an exemption. Read more. 


May 14: Updates from the COVID-19 Task Force

Dear students, faculty and staff,

Yesterday the CDC updated its guidance regarding masking and distancing of fully vaccinated individuals*. We are encouraged by the CDC’s announcement that enables vaccinated individuals to resume many pre-pandemic activities, however, the CDC announcement does not make specific recommendations to colleges and universities. The CDC also indicated that private businesses and organizations many still require masking as they deem necessary. While we are encouraged by the announcement, we are waiting for additional guidance from the CDC about implications for higher education before we make significant changes to our policies on campus. Read more.

Apr 26: Student COVID-19 Vaccinations for Fall 2021

Dear DePauw Students and Families,

As we plan to welcome back all members of our community to our campus this fall we are continuing our strategies to keep our community as safe as possible. The increased availability of the COVID-19 vaccine has already enabled us to protect the health of our students (more than two-thirds of our students to date have been vaccinated) and community, allowing us to expand our campus activities, and plan for two in-person commencement celebrations this May and June.

Global and national health experts have confirmed that we must remain vigilant around COVID-19 public health measures.  Now that it is clear that a COVID-19 vaccination will be more accessible to members of our community prior to or at the start of Fall Term, we join many universities around the country in requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all students planning to attend this fall. Read more.


Additional announcements moved to two internal newsletters: DeBrief and SALutations.