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Fordham Forward FAQs for Student Vaccination, Testing and Quarantine


Will I be required to be vaccinated?

Fordham University is requiring all students who are taking in-person classes, living in University housing, or entering the campus for any reason to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by the opening of the fall 2021 semester, and to upload their vaccine records by August 1. Non-compliance will result in physical access restrictions to campus, classes and housing.

Upload your vaccine information as an immunization record via the Student Health portal, which is found in the My Apps link after logging into the New Portal at the top of

Is the vaccine available at Fordham?

Yes. Fordham has been approved to provide the vaccine by the NYC Department of Health to eligible Fordham community members. The University community is notified via email when vaccines are available on campus. During those availabilities, walk-in vaccinations are available, and you may register here at any time by visiting COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Resources. The vaccines have been tested extensively and are safe and effective. Here are the Center for Disease Control's key things to know about COVID-19 vaccinations:


Is testing available at Fordham?

The University conducts weekly Covid-19 testing among the small number of unvaccinated students and employees who have official vaccine exemptions, and on individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or who have been in contact with a COVID-positive person. Learn more on the Health Services webpage

I am traveling from another state or country to Fordham. Will I have to quarantine upon my arrival?

Asymptomatic travelers entering New York from another country, U.S. state, or territory are no longer required to test or quarantine. Quarantine is still recommended for all travelers who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 during the previous 3 months.  These quarantine recommendations are not required by Fordham, and students who wish to self-quarantine must make their own arrangements to do so off campus.

Students living overseas who are not vaccinated before they arrive in the U.S. will be required to notify Fordham in advance so they can be vaccinated upon arrival. Those students will be required to test weekly until they are 2 weeks past their final vaccine dose. Students living overseas can find more detailed information online.

What if I test positive for COVID-19?

If you test positive for COVID-19:

  • As required by New York State Department of Health, the lab will immediately notify the state and local health departments to cooperate with tracing efforts.
  • This includes notification of potential contacts, such as classmates, family or friends, who had close contact with you.
  • This process will be handled discreetly to maintain confidentiality as mandated by New York state and federal laws and regulations.
  • The University requires that students report any COVID-19 signs and symptoms and positive results immediately to University Health Services by calling 718-817-4160 (RH and WC) or 212-636-7160 (LC).

What is the specific period of isolation if I have tested positive? When does it start and end?

Isolation is for 10 days beginning on the date the positive COVID was tested.