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Page updated July 30, 2021

These plans are open to change if state or county health departments issue new directives.

Check back regularly for updates.

Fall 2021

Classrooms, labs, housing, dining, and other campus facilities will return to pre-pandemic capacities with no physical distancing required. 

See the Restart Committee Recommendations for Fall 2021 for more information on health and safety guidelines.


Effective July 6, 2021, masks are optional within campus buildings for those who are fully vaccinated. It's recommended that those who are exempt from the vaccine requirement or in the process of becoming fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask inside buildings on campus. All individuals regardless of vaccination status will need to continue to wear a mask on public transportation, including campus buses, per guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration.

COVID-19 vaccination

Beginning with the fall 2021 semester, all IUPUI students, faculty, and staff will be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated before returning to campus.

Report your COVID-19 vaccine

Faculty, staff, and students must be fully vaccinated (all doses of a vaccine plus two weeks from the final dose) by August 15 or upon returning to campus, whichever is earlier. Exemptions will be limited to a narrow set of criteria, including medical exemptions, documented religious exemptions, and exemptions for students enrolled in online degree programs.

Request an exemption

Vaccine appointments are available for faculty, staff, and students at the IUPUI clinic. Text your name and phone number to 317-518-7003 to schedule. 

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 testing

For fall semester 2021, those who are fully vaccinated will not be required to participate in mitigation testing, but they may be asked to participate in surveillance testing to monitor for areas of concern. Those with approved exemptions will continue to be tested. Individuals selected for mitigation testing will receive an email notifying them of their selection, how to schedule their test, and additional information about the testing process.

Learn more about mitigation testing

IUPUI faculty, staff, and students also have the option to schedule free asymptomatic testing on campus.

Make an appointment 

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