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COVID-19 Vaccination Information

On-Campus Vaccination Site

An on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Note: The vaccination and testing site will be closed for the Mardi Gras holiday on Feb. 28 and March 1. It will reopen with regular hours on March 2.

The clinic is in the former University Bookstore building at 210 E. St. Mary Blvd. This is the same location as the on-campus testing site.

The vaccination site is for University students, faculty and staff members, and the general public.

The vaccine is free. You can walk in and register on-site or pre-register online.

The clinic is administered by members of the Louisiana National Guard in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health and UL Lafayette.

COVID-19 tests are also available. Masks are required on campus.

Off-Campus Vaccination Sites

If you aren't on campus, find a provider near you. You can also call the state's vaccine hotline at 1-855-453-0774.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and read FAQs on the Louisiana Department of Health website.

Student Vaccination Requirement

All UL Lafayette students (except dual enrollment students) must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or submit a request for exemption to avoid a registration hold on future semesters.

In addition to preventing the COVID-19 virus, vaccinated students will usually not be required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Vaccination Requirement Information

Employee Vaccination Requirement

As of Dec.17, 2021

As a result of a ruling on Dec. 16, 2021, by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, the University has suspended the COVID-19 vaccination requirement under federal Executive Order 14042 for federal contractors and subcontractors. The University will continue to fulfill all other provisions of federal contracts not covered by the ruling and will continue weekly COVID-19 testing of unvaccinated employees and all other established COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

Presently, 96% of the University's full-time faculty members and 90% of its full-time staff members are fully vaccinated. In addition, more than 70% of students are fully vaccinated.

All University students and employees who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to consider vaccination. It is the most effective defense against infection and severe illness related to the virus. Vaccinations, combined with booster shots, have also been shown to be highly effective against COVID-19 strains, such as the Omicron variant. You can find COVID-19 vaccination providers in your area here.

How to Provide Proof of Vaccination

Employees who wish to upload their proof of vaccination can do so via this form.

Face Covering Policy Still in Effect

The University's Face Covering Policy was recently amended to recommend, but not require, that everyone wear face coverings in all indoor settings and outdoors while on University property.

A department or unit may require all individuals wear face coverings over their mouths and noses if it is determined to be necessary during a specific face-to-face course, in a specific classroom, laboratory, and/or private office/workspace, or other areas.

Read the final Face Covering Policy on the University Policies website.