COVID-19 FAQs for Brandeis International Students

Last updated: August 13, 2021 at 2:42 PM

Since 01/26/2021, all air passengers traveling to the United States have been required to present a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days before their flight or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Please read the CDC press release and the CDC Order for more information. 

Students, faculty and staff coming to campus should comply with all measures required within the Campus Passport, including testing and taking the Daily Health Assessment. For complete information, visit the COVID-19 Response website.

As information is released from the U.S. government and the university, we will update the below FAQs.

Brandeis University plans to offer a robust, safe, in-person experience in fall 2021. Students, faculty and staff coming to campus should comply with all measures required within the Campus Passport, including testing and taking the Daily Health Assessment. We expect all of our students to attend classes in person, as offered; however, we will work to address the needs of students who may have medical constraints or difficult obtaining visas. Students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Brandeis International Business School, and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management should refer to the website of their respective school about plans for fall 2021.

The fall semester will begin on August 26, 2021. The university's COVID-19 Response: What's Now, What's Next page is the hub for information and updates regarding the fall semester.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) provided updated temporary guidance for COVID-19 on April 26, 2021. You can find details about how F-1 students can maintain immigration status on the SEVP FAQ page. Please note: All SEVP guidance and FAQs are subject to change. In addition to reviewing the below information, please visit our News and Announcements page for more information.

Please check the NAFSA Coronavirus Critical Resources for updates on governmental policy and guidance related to COVID-19.

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