Consistent with the First Presidency Statement on Vaccinations, BYU urges students, faculty, staff and campus guests to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Available COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be both safe and effective.
Vaccination may be required for certain travel, research, or other programs to be determined in conjunction with applicable regulations and other guidelines.
BYU follows laws and travel regulations related to COVID-19 vaccinations. BYU students and employees traveling away from campus are expected to comply with any COVID-19 and other vaccine requirements that may apply, including those imposed by the destination jurisdiction.
Where possible, individuals are encouraged to counsel with a competent medical professional about their personal circumstances and medical needs in considering receiving the vaccine.
The latest vaccine information from the state, including vaccine registration, is publicly available at coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine.
Vaccination ClinicIn an effort to support ongoing vaccination efforts, BYU will host a vaccine clinic during new student orientation and the first week of fall semester at the locations and times listed below. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also make an appointment using this link.
Vaccine Clinic Schedule
Dean of Students Office (3500 WSC)
- Thursday, August 26, 12–5 p.m.
- Friday, August 27, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
WSC Garden Court
- Monday, Aug. 30–Sept. 3, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
The COVID-19 vaccine used for the clinic will be Pfizer, which is a two-dose vaccine. Second dose appointments will be scheduled for Sept. 20–21 at the WSC Garden Court. If students are not available Sept. 20–21, they can schedule a second dose appointment for another day at the Student Health Center. Additionally, BYU has provided the former Provo High building on University Avenue to the Utah County Health Department for its Provo mass vaccination clinic. This clinic, open since early spring of 2021, has significant capacity and will provide students, employees and members of the community the opportunity to schedule and receive the vaccine on campus. Utah County has many other vaccination locations, too. To find the most convenient location for you, please visit health.utahcounty.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
Reporting Vaccination StatusAs part of BYU’s efforts to ensure a safe return to campus for fall semester, all students and employees are being asked to self-report their vaccine status.
Please visit welcome-back.byu.edu to complete the form. If you have been vaccinated, you will need information from your vaccine card to complete the self-report.
Data about the BYU community helps inform fall semester policy decisions. Personal information submitted in the survey will be kept private and secure. Only authorized BYU personnel with a need to know will have access to this information. For more information about BYU’s privacy practices, please visit the BYU Privacy Notice.
Students and employees who have not completed the vaccine status report will be restricted from using myBYU until the report is received.
Vaccine Appreciation VoucherThe university is also providing a small appreciation voucher to students who have been fully vaccinated and those who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical exemption.
During the first several weeks of fall semester 2021, students who are fully vaccinated or those who cannot be fully vaccinated due to a medical exemption can stop by the Y Serve office (2330 WSC) or one of the booths around campus (locations near Brigham Square, TNRB, LSB) and pick up a voucher that can be redeemed for their choice of one of several food items. One voucher per student. Vaccine cards are not required to pick up a voucher.