Fall 2021 Opening: Vaccinations Required For All Students, Faculty, and Staff
For Fall 2021, the University will return to the residential experience that is at the core of the Lynchburg experience. To ensure that we can return to pre-pandemic operations, vaccinations are required for all students, faculty, and staff. Only religious and medical exemptions will be permitted, in accordance with Virginia law. The campus is open to all visitors with the stipulation that any visitor who has not been vaccinated must continue to wear a mask or face covering and maintain appropriate physical distancing. We fully expect and are planning for clubs, organizations, performing arts, intercollegiate and intramural and sports, and all other components of the student experience to return to more normal ways of gathering, recreating, and performing, in person and without restrictions.
The COVID-19 Task Force continues to meet regularly and is following the guidance of the CDC and the governor’s office. Contingencies are in place should we need to respond to a return or spike of the virus on campus.
Please refer to the University’s Fall 2021 Opening Plans (last updated 6-2-2021) for more information.