This message was sent to all students who have not met the requirement for COVID-19 vaccine documentation.

Bottom Line, Up Front

  • We have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine documentation, required for all students by University policy.
  • Submit your documentation as soon as possible via the Student Health Service Portal.
  • On Aug. 1, the University will remove students who have failed to provide the required documentation for COVID-19 vaccination from enrolled courses and assigned housing.

Dear Wake Forest student,

This message is to notify you that Wake Forest has not yet received:

  • your documentation providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination with an FDA-authorized vaccine;
  • OR a request for a medical or religious exemption;
  • OR notification that you are unable to access an FDA-authorized vaccine (for international students).

If you have submitted this documentation in the last 24-48 hours, thank you for doing so. Your submission is being reviewed.

If you have not submitted this documentation and you intend to remain enrolled in campus programs in the fall of 2021, please do so through the Student Health Portal as soon as possible. Submitting early will allow Student Health time to review it before the August 1 deadline.

NOTE: If you have received the first dose of Pfizer/Moderna in the last 30 days but will not receive the second until after Aug. 1, please submit documentation of the first dose.

Information on how to check the status of your documentation is available here.

If your vaccine documentation is missing any information that the Student Health Service must have, you will be sent a secure message through the Student Health Portal.

Loss of enrollment status, assigned housing

As stated in the July 14 message, if you fail to provide the required documentation by Aug. 1, the University will remove you from enrolled courses and assigned housing (if applicable). We cannot guarantee that you will be able to re-enroll in the same courses or receive the same housing assignment once removed.


Students who intend to request a medical or religious exemption must do so before Aug. 1. Note that those exemptions will not apply to students studying abroad on Wake Forest-sponsored programs.

Information on how to check the status of your request is available here.

Students who are not vaccinated will be required to follow University protocols on masking, testing and quarantine and isolation in the fall.

Information for international students traveling from abroad

As stated in our COVID-19 policy, Wake Forest will assist students who need to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if they have been unable to obtain the vaccine in their home area or have received a vaccine not authorized by the FDA. The student section of the Vaccine FAQ also has helpful details. Students traveling from abroad should continue to communicate any questions related to the vaccine to

If you are unable to access an FDA-authorized vaccine before Aug. 1, you must notify the Student Health Service of your intent to comply by emailing Please use the subject line of “International Student Vaccine Extension” and share your anticipated arrival date in Winston-Salem.

Related Policies, Protocols, Procedures, Guidelines and Other Resources:

Your health and safety and that of our entire community are essential priorities for Wake Forest. Evidence demonstrates that the vaccines are as effective in real-world use as they were in earlier trials at limiting the spread of infection and the severity of symptoms among the few who do get infected. Getting this safe and effective vaccine offers an added layer of protection against COVID-19 and will provide more opportunities to enjoy a vibrant semester on campus.

If you have questions, please submit them through the Our Way Forward website or to the call center at 336-758-7500 on weekdays through Aug. 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (EST).