August 12, 2021

Vaccination Requirement Update

August 12, 2021

As the University announced yesterday, part of Western’s new COVID-19 vaccination policy will require all members of our community—including students, staff and faculty—who plan to be on campus this fall to demonstrate proof of vaccination.

We've made some adjustments to our vaccination timeline requirements as the following:

  • All students living in residence are now required to have received their first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine within one week following their move-in date, or no later than Monday, September 13, 2021.
  • You are also required to have received your second dose no later than Tuesday, October 12, 2021.  

With increasing vaccine availability, we strongly recommend that you get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to your move-in.

You will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of approved accommodation on your move-in day. Please note that the on-campus vaccination and testing centre will be open throughout the Labour Day weekend. Students can schedule a vaccination appointment to get their first or second dose on their move-in day. We are also providing notice that these revised vaccination timeline requirements have been updated in your Residence Contract.

Those who cannot get vaccinated for medical reasons or for sincerely held creed/religious beliefs may request an accommodation form by emailing and should do so as soon as possible to avoid any delays. 

If you have received an approved accommodation, you must be tested twice a week in order to be on campus. Western will provide more information about testing in the coming days. 

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and those around you. We thank you for taking the necessary precautions to keep our community healthy.