Useful COVID-19 Information

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

NJ Information Hub

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) COVID-19 Updates and Guides

CDC Updates and Guides


COVID-19 Student Vaccination Requirements:

NJCU Fall 2022

The Fall 2022 semester at NJCU will begin on Thursday, September 1, 2022.  The University will provide on-campus instruction and a mix of online and hybrid courses.  Our Student Government Association, clubs, and other on-campus programs will be primarily in-person programs and events and in-person for all faculty, staff, and students.  We will continue to offer on-campus housing, and all student support services will be provided in person and remotely.

COVID-19 Student Vaccination Requirements:

Vaccination Requirements

Starting the week of August 8, 2022, NJCU will no longer require students to be vaccinated as a condition of enrollment or in-person instruction.  However, federal regulations may still require students who work in specific settings to be vaccinated, receive the booster when eligible, and upload their health information.

Required Vaccinations: International students, student-athletes, and residential students must complete the COVID-19 vaccine series (or a single dose series).  The requirement will apply to every international, residential, and athlete except:

  • Those enrolled in fully online degree programs that offer no on-campus instruction, activities, or services 
  • Those who qualify under New Jersey law medical or religious exemptions


We strongly encourage everyone in our community to be vaccinated, get a booster dose, and report their vaccination status to the University.  NJCU will continue to make boosters and vaccinations available to all community members. Please visit our COVID information webpage for details regarding dates and locations for vaccinations.  NJCU community members may be required to be vaccinated in clinical settings or internships.  Please adhere to the requirements of the individual situation.


Beginning this fall, NJCU is a mask-friendly campus.  The University does reserve the right to require masking in certain areas of campus.  Face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as getting vaccinated, frequent hand-washing, and physical distancing can help slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.  Masking is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and others, especially indoors.  Please continue to respect an individual’s decision to wear a mask even if it is not required.  NJCU community members may be required to wear masks in clinical settings or internships.  Please adhere to the requirements of the individual situation.

COVID Testing

There will be no mandatory pre-arrival or testing throughout the semester.  NJCU strongly encourages testing if you are symptomatic or have been exposed to COVID-19.  Testing remains available to all members of our NJCU community, and testing information can be found here.

COVID Dashboard

We are fortunate that our university community has a very high percentage of vaccinated faculty, staff, and students.  You can find information regarding COVID vaccination rates, reported cases, and more through our NJCU COVID Dashboard.  Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus healthy.


As of Fall 2022, the University is a mask-friendly campus.  Masks are still required for all in-person visits to the Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center.  All individuals removed who are exposed to COVID-19 will be required to wear masks in all indoor spaces for ten days post-exposure.  The masking policy is subject to change depending on conditions in the community.

NJCU COVID Dashboard