Plans for Fall 2021 (COVID-19)
USJ is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine and help keep the USJ community safe.
Please submit your vaccine card below:
USJ Current Reported COVID Cases
This dashboard includes positive cases reported in the last week, Monday through Sunday, from on-campus tests and self-reported off-campus tests. Individuals who test positive follow strict protocols for isolation. Contact tracing is conducted to identify contacts who should quarantine or be tested based on vaccinations status.
SEPT. 7, 2021-SEPT. 12, 2021
Residential Students: 0
Commuter Students- West Hartford Campus: 0
Pharmacy Students – Hartford Campus: 0
Gengras Center/SYC Employees: 0
West Hartford Campus Employees: 0
Hartford Campus Employees: 0
Sept. 14, 2021 Memo:
As was shared in both President Free’s email on August 25, 2021, and my email on August 31, 2021, “the University extended the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to all students taking in-person classes at any USJ site. Students must submit verification of having received an initial dose of the vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by September 15, 2021. Verification of full vaccination must be submitted by October 15, 2021.” I also shared that students who fail to become compliant with the University’s vaccination requirements are subject to administrative action(s), up to and including being administratively withdrawn from the institution.
To the vast majority of our students who have complied with the vaccination requirement, I offer my sincere thanks. Your cooperation is deeply appreciated and is a tangible demonstration of your concern for the health and well-being of all members of our community.
Consistent with our efforts to maintain a safe campus, students who are non-compliant on September 15, 2021, will lose access to the University WIFI network. Access will not be restored until a student becomes compliant with our vaccination requirements.
Students who are non-compliant with our policy on October 15, 2021, will have the following administrative actions taken:
1. An administrative notation to your educational record stating you failed to comply with University vaccination requirements. Please understand that this notation will be shared as part of a reference check, dean’s certification, or other formal inquiry about a student’s status.
2. A registration hold will be placed on your account, prohibiting you from registering for classes.
The resurgence of COVID -19 is of great concern to all of us and has required that we consistently evaluate and adapt our response to changing circumstances. USJ is committed to the health and safety of everyone in our community. We will continue to monitor and adapt in order to keep our campus and community safe.
Together as Blue Jays, we will get past this and soar!
Brandon Dawson, Ed.S.
Dean of Student Life
Archived COVID Memos
Health Professions Programs
Due to the recently-announced Connecticut Hospital Association Statewide Policy on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination, it is very likely that many clinical sites will also require trainees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At this time, the University has not mandated that students get vaccinated against COVID-19, unless living in a USJ residence hall or participating in the athletic program. It is each student’s choice whether or not to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. However, students enrolled in health professions programs who choose to not get vaccinated may not be able to accumulate the core components, clinical hours, and/or supervised clinical experiences required for degree completion, due to/depending upon site-specific requirements, which are beyond the control of the University.
Financial Aid Applicants
You may request a financial aid adjustment due to
changes in your family’s financial circumstances such as
loss or change in employment, death of a parent or
spouse, unreimbursed medical expenses exceeding 10%
of household income, or other similar circumstances.
COVID College Challenge
USJ is proud to be a Vaccine Champion University. Join us in a pledge to combat COVID-19 by getting the vaccine and encouraging others to do the same.
Main COVID-19 vaccine portal: Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccine Portal
COVID-19 vaccination scheduling: https://covidvaccinefinder.ct.gov/
Fact Sheets from the Department of Public Health (available in 5 languages)
COVID-19 vaccination distribution data: https://data.ct.gov/stories/s/CoVP-COVID-Vaccine-Distribution-Data/bhcd-4mnv/
General information on support for individuals living with disabilities:https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Information-For/Individuals-with-Disabilities
USJ U.S. CARES Relief Fund Report
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is required to provide regular reporting to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on the use of funds authorized by the CARES Act. Funds received by USJ under the CARES Act were authorized by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020. The information in the linked report is intended to meet the reporting requirements of the CARES Act.