COVID-19 Vaccination Reminder

Dear Student,

Covid-19 vaccination

You are receiving this message because our records reflect we have not received your COVID-19 vaccination record or your completion of one of the steps below. 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 1st. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all Pitzer students unless an exemption for medical or religious reasons has been approved. If you have not completed one of the steps below by July 15 your housing placement may be revoked. Thank you for doing your part in this process that is critical to our ability to reopen the campus this fall.

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 [email protected].
  2. Email Gabriella Tempestoso ([email protected]) 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.
  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 ([email protected]) can 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.

Questions Related to the COVID-19 Vaccine

We expect to receive more updated guidance in the coming weeks 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 early July.

Students that complete the steps outlined above by July 1 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Fitbit®, Apple AirPods®, $100 e-gift card of choice, $50 Claremont Cash, or a JanSport® Orange Blossom backpack.

As always, we encourage you to remain in communication with us over the summer as any questions or concerns arise by contacting us at [email protected].

Sandra Vasquez
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs