Maintaining the Student Experience

The health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and community are the university’s number-one priority. JWU continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

Prior to the 2022 Fall semester, the university required all students be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., that students have received one or two doses of the vaccine, in accordance with the number of doses recommended by the manufacturer).

Students are asked to upload into their electronic medical record (through the Medicat Student Patient Portal) confirmation of their COVID-19 vaccination (excluding any medical information other than evidence of their vaccination). 

Along with hand washing, physical distancing, the daily screening questionnaire, and face masks, this is a key way to keep our campus community healthy & safe.


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How can students provide proof of vaccination to the university?

Students are required to upload their medical record verifying their COVID-19 vaccination into the Medicat Student Patient Portal. The university will not accept student vaccination records via email.

To upload medical records verifying COVID-19 vaccinations, visit and follow these steps:

  • Enter your JWU log in
  • Once the portal is open, click Upload
  • Select 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid 19), NAA (Third Party) from the drop down menu
  • To upload take a photo or screenshot of your vaccination card with your phone, email that to yourself, open your email up on your computer, then you can drag/drop or browse for the file that you would then upload to the portal.

May students request an exemption to the vaccination requirement?

Students may request an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons. Students are able to complete the attestation form directly on the Medicat webpage: when they log in. Look for the COVID Vaccine exemption form.

✔️ Download the JWU App for Your Daily Check-in

All faculty, staff and students reporting to campus are required to screen their current health conditions by answering the daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire via the JWU Mobile app or jwuLink.

The JWU Mobile app provides one-stop access to COVID updates, academics (schedule, grades, holds, etc.), campus news, and more. Download it here:

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Daily Check-in & Questionnaire

In order to promote health and safety for all, we are asking everyone in the JWU community to fill out the Daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire at the beginning of each day. Complete the questionnaire via jwuLink or the JWU Mobile App.

Please answer the questions honestly. After submitting your daily screening, you will receive an email with either a green ✓ or red “x” along with instructions.

Daily COVID-19 Student Screening Questionnaire

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JWU continues to adhere to the guidelines offered by federal, state and local officials. Regulations and ordinances such as social-gathering limits and travel restrictions may vary by state, city and county, thereby resulting in different guidance for each of our campuses. Check the official government website relative to your campus location for more information:

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The guidelines and policies related to immigration during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to change. View the latest updates at

Staying Healthy

JWU Health Services suggests the following CDC guidelines to promote your health.

Protecting Yourself


Prospective Students: How to Explore JWU

Explore campus like a Wildcat, either in person or online, from the comfort of home. Virtual tours include a livestream overview of the JWU experience by an admissions officer, a real-time Q&A session, and a student-led virtual campus tour. Tours run about 45 minutes.

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University FAQs

Our FAQ page has answers to all your COVID-related questions, from class delivery to on-campus safety protocols.