Fall 2021 planning is in full gear and we are excited to welcome you back to the nest. Our thanks to the students who have provided us with proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. If you have not already done so, a friendly reminder, time is of the essence to get vaccinated in order to comply with the mandate. All students with an on-campus presence are required to be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to Health Services by August 1, 2021. If you require a medical or religious exemption, please contact Health Services for approval.
To upload a copy of your completed COVID vaccine:
- Log into myWestfield, click on the Quick Links drop down and select MyHousing.
- Click on the Applications tab and select Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
- Review the instructions, electronically sign the bottom of the page and click Continue.
- Respond to the questions on the next page, then attach the image/scan of your COVID-19 Vaccination card at the bottom of the page and click Continue.
A confirmation screen will appear and you will receive a confirmation email at your University email account
Multiple sites across Massachusetts and in other states are administering the vaccine on a walk-in basis. You can find pharmacies and book appointments in Massachusetts by visiting: https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/. In addition, Westfield State University will be hosting another COVID vaccine clinic on:
Tuesday, July 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in University Hall. Please register for the vaccine clinic at: https://curative.com/sites/29914
Residential students will not be able to schedule a move-in date and time until proof of vaccination is provided (or the student has an approved, documented medical or religious exemption). Commuter students who have an in-person presence will not be permitted on campus beginning this fall without proof of vaccine.
Westfield State is participating in the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, joining more than 600 other universities and colleges across the nation in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of the vaccine and increase the number of vaccinations administered. Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Lottery have also announced the VaxMillions Giveaway, which will offer five $1 million prizes for those 18 and older, and five $300,000 scholarship grants to a 529 College Savings Plan managed by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority for those 12 to 17 years old. Massachusetts residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, who received their vaccination in Massachusetts, can register through Aug. 19. Weekly drawings will begin the week of July 26 and will continue through Aug. 27. So please get vaccinated and register for a chance to win.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes for a safe summer! Go Owls!