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We believe increased vaccinations and continued safety measures, such as masks and social distancing, have mitigated and will continue to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. By maintaining these measures, we can continue to offer in-person classes and an in-person DigiPen experience. At this time, we anticipate nearly all freshman classes to be in person for fall 2022.

We are currently requiring the use of masks while attending class and while working with others in a lab, classroom, or other workspace. Mask usage throughout the rest of campus is optional but still encouraged. See our mask policy and rules for additional details.

Vaccination Requirement

Because we want everyone to be as safe and as healthy as possible, we have required all students and on-site faculty/staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes an additional vaccination booster shot. Exemptions for the vaccine and booster will be made for documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. An exemption based on your personal belief system is available for the booster. If you have vaccination access concerns, please contact Student Affairs as soon as possible. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

If you plan to live in student housing, please refer to the Immunization Records of the Housing page for a list of required and recommended vaccinations for residents. If you do not meet these criteria, please contact Housing to request an immunization waiver.

Student Housing Open

DigiPen Housing is open for the full 2022-2023 academic year and requires students to be current on all required vaccinations, including COVID-19.

More Information

For the most detailed information and current campus operations status, please visit our COVID-19 Confluence page. We will be updating our website frequently with new information about the upcoming academic year, available courses, and any other changes to our instruction or operations due to changing conditions around COVID-19.

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