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COVID-19 Information for Yale Graduate Students: Summer 2021

Updated July 21, 2021

Guidance for all students/faculty/staff returning to campus is updated frequently and can be found on Yale’s COVID-19 Information page.

If you have symptoms or questions, call the Yale Health COVID-19 Hotline at 203-432-6604.

For other medical emergencies, you must call 911.


As of July 6, 2021, fully vaccinated students, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral/postgraduate trainees who have submitted their vaccination documentation will no longer have to complete the Daily Health Check, wear face masks, or physically distance themselves from others when they are on campus.

Those who have not yet submitted vaccination documentation or been approved for an exemption are required to:


All students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in the 2021-2022 academic year. If you have not yet been vaccinated and reside in the area, schedule an appointment through the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program.

To find a vaccine appointment outside the Yale Program, read these tips.

To submit or confirm your COVID-19 vaccination, access the Yale Vaccine Portal.

Coming to Campus

Yale no longer requires fully vaccinated faculty, staff, and students to test or quarantine upon arrival in Connecticut from domestic travel prior to coming to campus. 
For more information, including information on international travelers, please see the University’s COVID-19 travel guidelines.

Community Compact (Summer)

All students must sign a new Community Compact for Summer 2021 access as a commitment to promote a safe and healthy campus.

Visiting Non-Degree Students

All non-degree students must follow all the same guidance as degree students, including initial viral screening and quarantine as advised by State or Federal government guidelines.

International Students

Advice for international students changes frequently in response to government policies. Please check the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) website for the latest updates about visas and travel restrictions, or to make an appointment with an adviser. OISS will do everything possible to help new international students obtain student visas allowing them to arrive in New Haven for the start of classes.
For Fall 2021 updates, visit the OISS Fall 2021 FAQs page.
For Yale University travel resources, visit the International Toolkit page.

Will I have to quarantine when I come to campus?
For information about United States travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for international travelers, please see the University’s travel guidelines page.

I don’t see my question here. How do I contact you for more information?
If you have a question, Graduate School staff are available to help you via e-mail, telephone, and online meetings. New students may contact for answers and issue triage.