Vaccination Requirements

Read the U-M Vaccination Policy here. The requirements in this policy are in addition to other vaccination requirements that may be applicable to faculty, staff, and students by their school, college, unit or third-party partners.

U-M recognizes only vaccines that are approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA or World Health Organization. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
U-M students living in Michigan Housing on the Ann Arbor campus are required to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and to submit their vaccination information. 

Beginning in fall 2023, U-M students residing in Michigan Housing on the Ann Arbor campus are required to have received the bivalent omicron COVID-19 booster and to submit that information by May 15, 2023.

U-M is providing medical and religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination. Students who previously received approved exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccination do not need to request new ones for the bivalent omicron booster requirement.

Other Immunization Requirements
All U-M students residing in Michigan Housing on the Ann Arbor campus beginning in fall 2023 are required to submit documentation showing whether they are vaccinated for the following immunizations in line with the CDC immunization schedule:

  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine 
  • Meningococcal A (MenACWY) vaccine
  • Polio vaccine
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine
  • Chicken pox/varicella vaccine

U-M students who are not vaccinated with the above five (5) vaccinations are required to submit an attestation that states that they are not vaccinated and understand they may be subject to additional public health protocols should there be a public health need.

Details on the submission and attestation processes will be available in the spring. Students planning to live in Michigan Housing in fall 2023 will be contacted directly with instructions. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2023.


Vaccination Reporting

You must have a UMICH ID and email address in order to submit vaccination information. Details on how to submit information are noted below. Contact the Health Response Call Center if you need assistance submitting your information. The call center can be reached at 734-936-7000, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t Miss Your Shot

COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are safe and effective. Vaccines are available on campus through the following: University Health Service, Occupational Health Services, Michigan Medicine and popup clinics when available. You can also use to find a location offering the COVID-19 vaccine near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.

Tips before your appointment

Before you schedule your vaccination, you:

  • Must be past the appropriate timeframe to receive a booster shot (five months after completing either the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines or two months after the single-dose J&J vaccine).
  • Should not have an active COVID-19 infection in the past 10 days.
  • Must bring your insurance card, if you have one, to your appointment.

Helpful Resources

Have Questions About the Vaccine?

Students, faculty and staff from all three campuses and Michigan Medicine can speak with advisers ready to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and its safety. Advisers will not offer medical advice or address issues related to human resources or university policy.

  • Students: Call University Health Service and ask to speak with a nurse for COVID-19 vaccine information. The phone number is 734-764-8320.
  • Employees: Speak with a trained adviser at Occupational Health Services by phone on weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The phone number is 734-764-8021, and callers should select prompt No. 2.