Student Vaccination and Booster Requirement

Last updated January 12, 2022

All Pitzer students are required to have COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Please see the Booster Requirement message sent on December 17, 2021. The deadline to verify COVID-19 booster status was January 11, 2022. Students unable to receive their booster by this date, due to either equitable access limitations or not having met current CDC booster access guidelines, must notify nurse@pitzer.edu. Student Health Services will be hosting booster clinics for these students beginning the second week of classes in spring semester. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all Pitzer students unless an exemption for medical or religious reasons has been approved. Thank you for doing your part to help keep our community healthy.


Below is information about Pitzer’s vaccination requirement that was posted in Fall 2021.

ALL students will need to complete one of the following by July 9, 2021, or have communicated to gabriella_tempestoso@pitzer.edu regarding vaccination status. If students do not comply with this deadline, housing selection may be impacted or a hold may be placed on student registration.

  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
  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 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) in International Programs can assist you with coordinating your plans.

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 vaccinations upon arrival to these students as we are prioritizing those arriving from international destinations who do not have vaccine access this summer.