Dean of Students
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Verifying Your COVID-19 Vaccination
All BYU–Hawaii students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New and returning students who are arriving for the Winter 2022 Semester and who did not attend during the Fall 2021 Semester will need to provide proof to the university of their completed COVID-19 vaccination by December 1, 2021.
Students should email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of their vaccine card or certificate. After the deadline, students who have not submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be discontinued from classes. A registration hold is also in place until verification is received.
- It is expected that students residing in the United States have access to COVID-19 vaccines and can be fully vaccinated to meet this deadline.
- International students who have access to a World Health Organization-approved COVID-19 vaccine in their home country should seek to be fully vaccinated by the deadline.
- Students whose COVID-19 vaccination status is incomplete or cannot be initiated by the deadline must email email@example.com to verify their commitment to comply with the requirement and avoid being discontinued from classes.
- International students who are unable to access a World Health Organization-approved COVID-19 vaccine in their home country will be scheduled for COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival to campus.
At the present time, all travelers entering the State of Hawaii are subject to requirements to either self-quarantine for 10 days, provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or provide a negative COVID-19 test result from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner. To accommodate international students who are unable to be vaccinated or tested prior to arrival, the university will administer a Modified Quarantine Program on campus. Students must register and review procedures in advance before being authorized for MQ participation.
Aloha BYU–Hawaii students. As dean of students, my mission is to assist and support you in your development and success at BYU–Hawaii. Your life as a student will shape your future and you will make many important decisions during your time here. You have so much to look forward to by way of personal, spiritual, and academic achievement. Also, as a student at this amazing university, you are a leader and the things you learn during your time at BYU–Hawaii will bless you and your family, the Church, your community, and your profession.
I invite you to meet with me as you plan for and accomplish your goals and dreams. You will face challenges that you may now anticipate as well as those that you cannot possibly foresee. You will also achieve accomplishments that you can only imagine at this time. Meet with me to discuss, navigate, and strategize your plans. You were prophesied as having an influence that “will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally” (David O. McKay. Groundbreaking Services of BYU–Hawaii, February 12, 1955).
I look forward to being part of your journey.
Schedule a time to meet with me.