HOBOKEN, NJ - Stevens Institute of Technology announced Thursday that it will require all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID before it returning to campus this Fall.

University President Nariman Farvardin reprotedly met with a number of faculty, staff, and student leaders and groups to discuss plans for the Fall 2021 semester.

"This input from colleagues and students, along with expanded eligibility for and availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, has informed our decision to plan for a full on-campus academic year starting with the Fall 2021 semester, using the Summer 2021 as a transition period. Consistent with this plan, Stevens will require all members of our campus community to be fully vaccinated as soon as possible and before returning to campus in the fall."

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According to the President's statement, all students and full-time and part-time employees must be vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

"I am immensely proud of the Stevens community for our collective efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus thus far," said Farvardin. "We must continue to be vigilant against this deadly virus and its variants as we build on the strong foundation of the past year and return to a fully on-campus experience. As we plan for the fall, we will continue to adhere to government and health guidance and do our utmost to contain the coronavirus and increase our community’s contribution to achieving herd immunity."

Stevens has roughly 3,800 undergraduate students, with nearly the same number of graduate students enrolled in the renowned Hoboken institute. Additionally, there are close to 1,000 faculty and staff at the school, located in the Castle Point section of the Mile Square City.

President Farvardin was recently appointed to a third term, through 2026. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce recently ranked Stevens No. 14 in the nation for return on investment 40 years after enrollment among all U.S. colleges and universities awarding a four-year degree, speaking to the long-term value of a Stevens degree over a graduate’s career. Meanwhile, PayScale ranked Stevens as the top school in New Jersey and No. 13 in the nation for the highest mid-career salaries in the nation.

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