Fall 2022 Campus Update

August 22, 2022 2:00 PM

With the start of the fall term only a few weeks away, Western is taking measures to guard against COVID-19 in our community and do all we can to protect in-person learning for the academic year.  

Based on input from our experts and our own community, we are requiring our students, staff and faculty to have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and to have received one booster. 

We are asking the Western community to submit proof of vaccination status by January 9, 2023, through a new online process.  

Students living in residence will need to get their booster dose before moving in. However, Western will offer a two-week grace period – and easy access to the campus vaccination clinic – for those students unable to get a booster before they arrive.   

Starting September 1, as everyone is returning to campus, people will also be required to wear medical-grade (ASTM level 3) masks in indoor instructional spaces, with some exceptions. We will reassess the need for masking beyond Thanksgiving weekend, with the goal to lift the mask mandate as soon as possible. 

Please visit our FAQs for full details.

We all look forward to the day the pandemic is completely behind us! In the meantime, we’re doing everything possible to mitigate the effects of future waves – and to offer a consistent, positive on-campus experience for the coming year.  

Thank you for your continued support in protecting Western’s vibrant on-campus experience and our community. 

We are excited to see you on campus soon.