Indoor Mask Update

Author: Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., Laura Carlson

Dear undergraduate, graduate, and professional students,

With the summer upon us and the summer sessions just ahead, we would once again like to thank you for all you have done throughout this challenging year.

Because of our high rates of vaccination, low campus case rates, and St. Joseph County’s improved case rates, we are excited to announce that effective today, Thursday, June 3, those who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear their masks indoors on campus.

For those who are not vaccinated, to support the health of our community, we ask you to continue wearing masks indoors and encourage you to sign up for surveillance testing if you are regularly coming to campus.

As a reminder, the University will require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before arriving on campus for the 2021 summer sessions and the 2021-22 academic year. For the summer session, students must complete their vaccination no later than Sunday, June 13. For the fall semester, students must be fully vaccinated before arriving on campus. After you have completed your vaccination series, please upload your vaccination documentation to your UHS Patient Portal.

To find a convenient vaccination site near you, visit In some states, information may be limited while more vaccination providers and pharmacies are being added. Additionally, students can check their local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination appointments are available. Find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. If you have trouble accessing a US-approved vaccine in your home state or country, or have any questions regarding religious or medical exemptions, please contact University Health Services at least four weeks prior to arrival.

Once again, thank you for all that you have done in this challenging time. We could not be more proud of you, and we are grateful for the resilience and compassion you have displayed.

In Notre Dame,

Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Laura Carlson
Vice President, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School