St. Edward's University is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all students, faculty, staff, campus guests, and the greater Central Texas community.
We will continue to communicate our evolving health and safety policies and clarify any questions for our students and community as we work to ensure the safe expansion of in-person learning, teaching, and student on-campus residency.
What Is St. Edward’s Covid Vaccine Policy?
As we plan for increased on-campus capacity this fall and with expanded vaccine availability, the university has established a Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for students studying on-campus, faculty, and staff.
The policy is aligned with federal, state, and local laws and provides exemption pathways supporting student and employee choices related to religious beliefs, underlying medical conditions, and concerns associated with Emergency Use Authorization.
How to Submit Your Vaccine Documentation
As we plan for increased on-campus capacity this fall and with expanded vaccine availability, the university has established a Covid-19 vaccination policy for students studying on-campus, faculty, and staff. Students and employees must submit a copy of their vaccine documentation or religious/medical/EUA decline to share vaccination status exemption through the secure submission portal by September 1, 2021.
How to Find a Vaccine
Pre-Register through Ascension Medical Group
The university has established a pathway for qualifying St. Edward's students, student's family members, employees, and employees' family members ages 12 years or older to pre-register for vaccination appointments through Ascension Medical Group. Eligible students must be enrolled in one or more courses for Summer or Fall 2021. Students and Employees are encouraged to review the pre-registration process for more details.
Additional Vaccine Providers
St. Edward's continues to work with regional partners to ensure students and employees have equitable access to the vaccine no later than their return to campus for the fall semester. The information and vaccine resources on this page will be updated with regional hubs and primary providers.
Note: More doses are allocated to regional hubs than other sites. The list of organizations is not fully inclusive and are in no way affiliated with the university. Some providers may require you to create a third-party account.
Updated Face Covering Policy
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the university's primary focus has been on our faculty, staff, and students’ health and safety. The health of the Hilltopper community also directly impacts the greater Austin community. With these considerations in mind and based upon current guidance from the CDC, AMA, ACHA, and university medical advisors, the university will continue to maintain and observe our current Covid-19 community standards.
In addition, acceptable face coverings over the nose and mouth are required for unvaccinated individuals outside when 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained and indoors in shared campus spaces at all times. Vaccinated individuals are no longer required to mask indoors or outdoors. Likewise, we respect anyone’s decision to continue wearing a mask even if fully vaccinated.
Updated May 28, 2021