Elon University will continue to require all students to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot for the fall 2022 semester, according to an email from Dean of Students Jana Lynn Patterson. Students must update their vaccine information on the PhoenixHealth portal by July 1. 

Students will also have to update their medical insurance information by the same date. According to Patterson, all Elon students are required to be in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — meaning they must either have a certain standard of health insurance or pay a tax penalty, if they are a U.S. citizen. There are no insurance options provided directly by Elon University. Patterson recommended that students in need of an insurance plan use the affordable care website to find an external option.