COVID-19 FAQs for Brandeis International Students

Last updated: April 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Beginning on 01/26/2021, all air passengers traveling to the United States will be 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. 

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

Brandeis’ Spring 2021 semester is being conducted in a hybrid fashion, with some students living on campus and taking a portion of their courses in person and some students studying completely remotely. 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.

The Spring semester began on February 1st. The university's COVID-19 Response: What's Now, What's Next page is the hub for information and updates regarding the spring semester.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) provided temporary guidance for COVID-19 on August 7, 2020. You can find details about how F-1 students can maintain immigration status on the SEVP FAQ page. Please note, SEVP has not published guidance for Spring 2021 yet, therefore, the following information assumes that Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 SEVP guidance will be the same.  All 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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