Vaccine Information

General Information

The University System of Maryland and UMBC are requiring a COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff who are on a Maryland campus.

For UMBC, this includes all UMBC operated property, including but not limited to UMBC’s campus, the Columbus Center, the Lions Brothers Building, Choice satellite offices, and bwtech@UMBC North and South. This also includes UMBC students, faculty, and staff at the Universities at Shady Grove.

We know that our community has many questions. We will post answers in this FAQ as soon as they are available.

  • We are asking community members to report their vaccines or request an exemption as soon as possible, no later than July 6, 2021.
  • Information on getting a vaccine appointment, as well as vaccine information and resources are available here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will UMBC be providing vaccines?
Beginning in May, we will be offering on-campus vaccination for community members. We will be scheduling a series of clinics for specific groups, extending throughout the summer. You will receive additional information as we develop our schedule. Current students will have the opportunity to be vaccinated on campus before the end of the semester and will also have additional opportunities throughout the summer.
How do I get a vaccine?
Vaccine supply in Maryland has increased dramatically and many mass vacinations sites and pharmacies have appointments. Many have walk-in hours as well. We have details, links, and specific vaccination opportunities here.
If I received the vaccine and am approved to be on campus, do I still have to test and symptom track?
At this time, Individuals whose vaccines have been reported and verified no longer need to test or symptom track. More information is available here.
Which vaccines will UMBC accept?

UMBC will accept vaccines authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). If you have access to an FDA vaccine (Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna), please prioritize receiving one of these vaccines as it may not be possible to obtain any required boosters for non-FDA authorized vaccines while in the United States.

More information for international students is available here.

If I am visiting, working, or learning at a location other than the main campus, do I need to be vaccinated?
The USM vaccine mandate applies to all USM Campuses, including the Universities at Shady Grove. It also applies to those conducting university business in spaces owned, rented, or operated by UMBC including our extension programs at the Columbus Center and the Lion Brothers Building.
How do I inform the university if I have already been vaccinated?
Please use one of the forms available here.
How do I apply for a medical or religious exemption?
Please review the information on this page.

If you have questions not covered here, please email