For Current Students

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COVID-19 Requirements for Fall 2021

Updated October 7, 2021

Students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for an exemption or postponement by filling out the Exemption/Postponement Form.

Vaccines are available at local pharmacies, including Meijer pharmacies, and also at local health departments.

To be in compliance with GVSU's vaccine requirement, you must satisfy one of the following AND RECORD this on your online self-assessment.

1. Be fully vaccinated.

2. Be partially vaccinated, having received the first dose within the past five weeks. (NOTE: You must record your second shot to be compliant.)

3. Have an approved exemption or postponement.

Beginning in October, the university will begin enforcing the vaccine requirement. GVSU is reaching out to those who are not in compliance with the policy to discuss individual circumstances and review how their decisions will affect their relationship with the university.

Are you filling out your online Self-Assessment each day?

  • All students and employees, regardless of vaccination status, are required to complete the online Self-Assessment each day they are on campus.

Are you wearing a face covering properly while indoors on campus?

  • Face Covering Policy: Face coverings that cover the mouth and nose are required in all indoor spaces for all students, faculty, staff and visitors on our campuses. See the full policy for limited exceptions. The need to mask is based on our new university alert level system. The Fall semester is starting at Alert Level 2 as a precautionary measure with the opportunity to relieve the requirements as we reach full compliance with vaccines and approved exemptions.

Have a question?

If you have additional questions about new COVID policies, please email virusactionteam@gvsu.eduThe Virus Action Team will get back to you within one to two business days. 

Planning to visit campus?

For everyone’s safety, all visitors, guests and vendors who are coming to any Grand Valley campus must follow campus safety protocols.

Click here for information on the steps you must take before visiting GVSU


Creating a safer environment is a shared responsibility among all who come to GVSU and its off-campus partners. The university is encouraging personal responsibility by providing education, supplies, and resources to assist individuals in following public health guidance and university policy. As part of our work toward a safe environment, a web-based self-assessment (accessed by phone, tablet or computer) is available for faculty, staff and students. 

  • Employees must complete a self-assessment on any day they are working on campus.
  • Students coming to campus for class or work must complete a self-assessment before coming to campus.
  • The daily self-assessment is simple and quick to complete. 
  • The self-assessment is the primary means for us to collect daily information – including weekends – about how the virus is affecting the GVSU community, minimize its spread, promote public health and make sound decisions.

Learn how to create an easy-to-use bookmark for the self-assessment on your smartphone.


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Virus Action Team update: Report your vaccination status

We are closing the gap on missing information, but if you still have not reported your status on your online self-assessment, take action now.

Sep 16, 2021

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Virus Action Team update: Closing the vaccination information gap

The GVSU Data Dashboard shows 87 percent of faculty and staff are partially or fully vaccinated, and 67 percent, or two-thirds, of students are partially or fully vaccinated.

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