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?
How do I get a vaccine?
If I received the vaccine and am approved to be on campus, do I still have to test and symptom track?
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?
How do I inform the university if I have already been vaccinated?
How do I apply for a medical or religious exemption?
If you have questions not covered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.