COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
On April 23, 2021, University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A. Perman announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all USM campuses, including The University of Baltimore.
On April 28, President Kurt L. Schmoke announced to the campus community that if you plan to be on campus in the fall, the deadline for receiving your full vaccination against COVID-19 (all shots, plus the CDC-recommended waiting period of two weeks after your final dose) is Aug. 1, 2021. This allows sufficient time prior to School of Law orientation (Aug. 16-20) and the start of law classes (Aug. 23), as well as UBalt orientation (Aug. 24-26) and the start of undergraduate and graduate classes (Aug. 30). With a mix of in-person and online classes scheduled across the University, this timeline allows us to adequately prepare for the start of the semester.
Proof of Vaccination
Prior to arriving on campus, all UBalt students and employees must submit documentation that shows they have received a full course of COVID-19 vaccination.
You may sign the Health Information Privacy (HIPAA) release to allow us to verify your vaccination through CRISP (Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients).
Option 1: If you have been tested within the boundaries of the Chesapeake Region (Maryland and the District of Columbia), authorize CRISP to share COVID-19 testing and vaccination information with The University of Baltimore.
Option 2: Alternatively, complete this internal Proof of Vaccination Form and upload the document.
To review and print your Maryland vaccination records, visit Maryland MyIR.
Prior to arriving on campus, all UBalt students and employees who seek a medical exemption to the vaccination requirement must fill out the Medical Exemption form. Then, please work with your physician to certify your exemption request.
Step 1: Submit Medical Exemption Form
Prior to arriving on campus, all UBalt students and employees who seek a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement must fill out the Religious Exemption form.
A Note About Boosters
If conditions call for vaccinated people to receive a booster, The University of Baltimore will work with the Maryland Department of Health and the Baltimore City Health Department to assist students and employees in accessing a booster vaccine as it becomes available, following federal and state guidelines.
To schedule your COVID-19 vaccine in Maryland, go to Massvax.maryland.gov, or call 1.855.MD.GOVAX (1.855.634.6829).
For those outside of Maryland, visit the CDC's Vaccine Finder or call 1.800.232.0233.
Should you need additional assistance, contact Stephen Mogar, case manager in the Office of Student Support and the Dean of Students.
Lost Your Vaccine Card?
If you misplace your COVID-19 vaccination card, contact your vaccination provider or visit your state's Immunization Information System. Maryland residents can visit the Maryland Department of Health's ImmuNet and click on the "For Public" link to retrieve a copy of their vaccinations records.
Staying Safe on Campus
The University of Baltimore will ensure that all individuals accessing campus have abided by the USM vaccine mandate, whether by vaccination or exemption. All students, staff, and faculty will be required to adhere to UBalt's protocol regarding face coverings, social distancing, and safety precautions.
Testing protocols will differ for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals, but all individuals accessing campus will be tested periodically. Student and employee support personnel will not divulge information as to vaccination status.
A Note for Bargaining Unit Employees
Negotiations are ongoing with AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) regarding vaccine implementation procedures applicable to bargaining unit employees.