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Vaccinations available on campus – Get yours now!

Immunizations mandatory for student residents prior to Fall semester

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Vaccinations available on campus – Get yours now!
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The goal of OU offering vaccines on campus, according to Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, is to provide an opportunity for every member of the OU community to receive a COVID vaccination before the end of spring semester, and to provide a way for all students, faculty and staff to be completely immunized before the start of fall semester. 

“We are fortunate that Oakland is receiving these vaccines at a time when Michigan is experiencing a dramatic increase in both the number of COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 variants,” she said. “The most effective way to prevent infection and transmission of this virus is vaccination. I expect everyone will do their part and get vaccinated.”

Upcoming options for immunizations on campus include:

Option #1:

Faculty, staff and students may also sign up to get their vaccines on Thursday, April 15, at another Rite-Aid clinic located in Meadow Brook Theatre. Hours: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Please register at:

Note: Planning a visit to the Oakland University Rite-Aid COVID vaccine clinic?

Appointments are encouraged to receive a vaccination. Some walk-ins appointments may be available. At your appointment please have your OU Daily Health Screening Form available to be verified. Also, please have a copy of your Rite Aid form and driver's license (or State ID, School ID or Passport) and your insurance card. A copy of both sides is required. If you do not have copies, there will be photocopy machines available on site.

Appointments for the second of the two-shot vaccination series will be scheduled at the initial visit, and that appointment will be at an OU site.

Option #2:

Students, faculty and staff may also begin getting vaccines next week at Graham Health Center (GHC). The specific date when those shots will be available will be announced in the next few days, and be posted at

Once the vaccines arrive, they will be offered from 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Monday – Friday. Please sign up through patient portal on the GHC web page:

Mandatory immunizations for student-residents

In order to ensure the health and safety of every student resident, students living on campus in residence halls, apartments and cottages must be vaccinated prior to fall move-in on Friday, August 27. Exceptions will be made for students who seek a religious or medical exemption. 

This requirement means students living in any of Oakland’s six residence halls, Ann V. Nicholson Apartments, George T. Matthews Courts Apartments, or Greek cottages, must be fully vaccinated before check in. Further, the verification of vaccination status must be submitted prior to moving in.

“By immunizing our entire community, we can return to pre-pandemic normalcy,” said President Pescovitz. "Along with wearing a mask and social distancing, vaccinations are key for us to repopulate campus, and re-introduce the many special features that make up the OU experience."


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