University Covid-19 Community Standards

Throughout the pandemic, Hilltoppers have worked together to maintain the health and safety of our campus community and all those on our campus. St. Edward’s continues to encourage personal responsibility to help mitigate the impact of Covid-19. We will continue to evolve our safety guidelines as necessary for us to continue to maintain a safe and caring learning environment.

Here's what you need to know for our return to campus.

Vaccination Requirement

St. Edward’s will continue to require that all faculty, staff and students be fully up-to-date on Covid-19 vaccinations – or have an approved exemption on file. Everyone must ensure they have submitted their Covid-19 vaccination paperwork

If you have previously submitted proof of vaccination or already have an approved exemption on file with the university, you do not need to submit that information again. While we encourage everyone to remain up-to-date for Covid boosters, we only require proof of vaccination for the primary series. 

For questions concerning the vaccination or health insurance requirements please contact Isabel Evans at the Health and Counseling Center at 512-448-8538 or


Mask wearing is optional in all indoor and outdoor spaces, We ask that everyone be considerate of campus community members who may still choose to wear masks or may not be comfortable around others who are not wearing masks. 

Please note: Individuals may not independently require masks for campus events, gatherings or courses.

Covid-related Student Concerns

Students who are experiencing academic or other concerns due to Covid-19 are encouraged to complete a Student of Concern form.

The St. Edward’s University Covid-19 planning and response is led by a team of cross-campus leadership with guidance from a panel of local, regional and national medical advisors and organizations. 

The university continues to closely monitor local conditions and recommendations from the CDC, APH and our medical advisors, and uses this guidance to determine our level of operations for classes, student housing, campus events and activities, and any other adjustments to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Any significant adjustments in university health and safety protocols or resources will be clearly communicated to our entire community.

Updated August 21 2023