Vaccination for COVID-19 is central to our public safety efforts. All students, faculty and staff of Pomona College must be vaccinated for COVID-19 unless the individual qualified for an exemption based on medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Vaccination Information

Is the COVID-19 vaccine available on campus?

Student Health Services offers vaccines to students, faculty and staff. As boosters become recommended we will provide additional information.


What is the protocol if I arrive to campus and I’m not vaccinated?

For students who arrive and have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine,  there will be a  seven-day quarantine in a designated location. While in quarantine, students will receive COVID-19 testing based on county guidelines. Meals will be provided.

Student Health Services will offer COVID-19 vaccines to students upon arrival.

What happens if I don’t get vaccinated for COVID-19?

Students who do not get vaccinated and do not have an exemption from the College will no longer be eligible for enrollment.

Faculty and Staff

Is the COVID-19 vaccine a requirement for employment?

For new employees, COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of hiring at Pomona, and proof of vaccination is required within 30 days of hiring.

In order to safely perform the essential duties associated with your position you must be fully vaccinated or have a College-approved exemption.

What if I don’t get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Any employee who fails to comply with the College’s mandatory vaccine and related protocols will be subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment from the College.

To determine the appropriate outcome, the College will follow applicable fact-finding and disciplinary procedures for faculty and staff described in the respective policy handbooks.