COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Students Needed by July 1

May 28, 2021

Dear Students,

As we continue to plan for a return to campus this fall, we want to remind you to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination in your local area PRIOR to arrival at Pitzer and ideally by July 1. We would also like to remind you that COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all Pitzer students unless an exemption for medical or religious reasons has been approved.

ALL students will need to complete one of the following by July 1:

  1. Upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination to Healthy Pitzer. Easy upload instructions can be found here. (NOTE: If your vaccination card is in another language, please have it translated prior to upload). If you experience any issues in uploading your vaccination card, please contact help@pitzer.edu or call the Help Desk at 909-607-3065.
    OR
  2. Email gabriella_tempestoso@pitzer.edu to begin the process to receive a medical/religious exemption from the vaccination. If you plan to request an exemption, please do so as soon as possible so we can begin working with you on the process.
    OR
  3. Complete the “Early Arrival Application Fall 2021“on your Residence Homepage to officially request an early arrival AND to request to receive a vaccination in Claremont this fall after arrival.

Students Arriving from International Destinations this Fall and International Students:
Please review the detailed email sent to all international students earlier this week for more specific information including guidance from the World Health Organization, early arrival guidance and support for students needing to set-up vaccination appointments and self-quarantine. As a reminder, Todd Sasaki (Todd_Sasaki@pitzer.edu) is a great resource to assist you with coordinating your plans. If you did not receive this aforementioned email, please reach out to Todd as the email was primarily sent to international students.

Students Currently Residing in the United States:
We expect ALL students currently residing in the United States to be fully vaccinated upon arrival this fall or to have received an exemption via the process above. We will not be able to provide COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival to these students as we are prioritizing those arriving from international destinations who do not have vaccine access this summer. For assistance locating vaccine access near you, please click here. You can also reach out to our team at osastudent@pitzer.edu for support.

Questions related to the COVID-19 Vaccine:

Opportunity Chance Drawing for All Students:
We all have a social responsibility to do our part in our community’s safe return to campus and greatly appreciate your important contributions by taking action by July 1. Students who complete the required steps above by July 1 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card, Fitbit, $100 to the Huntley Bookstore, $50 Claremont Cash, or by popular student demand, an Orange Blossom backpack.

We expect to receive more updated guidance in mid-June and will provide you with additional updates, as well as access to a new centralized Pitzer Pathway Forward website that will house all of these important updates, and more, by late June.

As always, we encourage you to remain in communication with us over the summer as any questions or concerns arise by contacting osastudent@pitzer.edu.

Sincerely,

Sandra Vasquez
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs