Commencement Vaccine Requirements
All people attending Fordham’s Commencement or related events age 5 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you have received a second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or two weeks after you have received a single-dose vaccine.
Additionally, Fordham requires proof of one (1) COVID-19 booster shot for all those eligible to receive it.
Those not yet eligible will be able to attend provided they are two weeks past their second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine.
Booster eligibility is defined by the CDC. The booster requirement only entails proof of having received a shot. There is no additional waiting period needed for entry. Please note: A recent COVID-19 infection does not exempt you from the vaccine or booster requirement. Antibody tests also cannot be used for entry.
Negative COVID-19 test results for all guests eligible for a vaccine will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination proof.
Fordham will need to see proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Children between the ages of 2 and 5 may attend with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted. All children between 2 and 5 will be required to wear a mask at all times on Fordham’s campus.
Children under 2 do not have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test and are not required to wear a mask.
If you have any questions regarding the vaccination requirement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated April 8, 2022