Is the university requiring students to get the vaccine?

Yes. All Washington University students on the Danforth and Medical Campuses will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Students must be fully vaccinated before they arrive on campus for the start of their fall academic term or August 30, whichever comes first. See the April 28 message to students for more information.

  • A COVID-19 vaccine is required for all students. We will follow CDC guidelines and accept vaccination with either an FDA or WHO approved EUA vaccine. The following vaccines currently meet this requirement:
    • Pfizer (2 doses)
    • Moderna (2 doses)
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • AstraZeneca (2 doses)
    • Additional vaccinations may be approved as more information about vaccines and virus variants becomes available. This list will be updated accordingly.

Get your vaccine

Pre-registration is open for the public and for all WashU employees, students and dependents.

Employee, student & dependent pre-registration

General public pre-registration

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For information regarding testing:

Saliva Testing – on-campus

WashU is making its COVID-19 saliva test available to WashU faculty, staff, residents, fellows, students and their families.

Understand your test results »

Who’s eligible

Symptomatic or exposed employees and students: Do not use the saliva test. Instead, call the COVID-19 Exposure/Illness Hotline, 314-362-5056, for a testing referral.

  • Asymptomatic, non-exposed faculty, staff, residents, fellows and students who would like to be tested for personal use such as pre-travel or family visits
  • Family members — for any testing purpose, including symptomatic, exposure, and asymptomatic testing for personal use such as pre-travel and family visits

How to get tested

To arrange for testing: Please sign up to schedule a test for yourself or family members, using your WUSTL key to register.

  • Location: 1234 S. Kingshighway Blvd. You may drive to the site or use the campus shuttle.
    • Appointments: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m, with the last appointment at 2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $50. This test is provided at cost. The university does not bill insurance.
  • Turnaround time: Results are available within 24-48 hours.

All off campus testing – per-approval by Student Health required.