For the health and safety of the BU community, all students are required to get the COVID-19 vaccine before coming to campus this fall. The deadline to upload your documentation, or request an exemption or extension, is August 1, 2021. Students who are not compliant will not be able to enroll in fall classes or participate in other on-campus activities. Follow the steps below to upload your documentation. Even if you have only received one dose of a two-dose vaccine, please upload your information so you will be considered compliant.

Below you will also find information about COVID-19 prevention, testing, quarantine and isolation protocols, and more. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

COVID-19 Vaccine Upload

If you received the COVID-19 vaccine, please upload your proof of vaccine to our patient portal, PatientConnect:

  1. Log into our patient portal, Patient Connect
  2. Select the “Medical Clearances” option on the left-hand side
  3. Click on the “Update” button to the right of “COVID-19 Vaccines”
  4. Scroll down and click the “Upload” button to add your COVID-19 vaccine documentation
  5. Scroll down to the “COVID-19 Vaccine History” section and click “Add Immunization
  6. For each dose you have received, enter the date and manufacturer and click “Save
  7. Click “Done” once completed

To file an exemption request for medical or religious reasons, choose “Request for COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption” from the “COVID-19 (Coronavirus)” message options.

More information about how to upload COVID-19 vaccine documentation can be found here.

BU Healthway: COVID-19 Prevention, Testing, Contact Tracing, Quarantine & Isolation

BU Healthway is a new, unified health organization and central information-hub for COVID-19. It provides resources for students, staff, and faculty on BU’s response to COVID-19 and is a collaboration between Student Health Services and Occupational Health.

On the BU Healthway website, students can:

  • Complete their daily health screening
  • Report COVID-19 symptoms
  • Get their badge color for campus access or compliance
  • Find a campus testing site
  • Schedule a COVID-19 test
  • Get COVID-19 test results
  • Find the latest information on testing categories & quarantine protocols
  • Find additional resources related to BU’s COVID-19 response

Students can call Healthway at 617-353-0550 with COVID questions or to
speak with a contact tracer.


  • Results Notification (press ONE): 8AM-8PM weekdays, 8AM-5PM weekends
  • Triage Specialists (press TWO): 8AM-4PM seven days per week
  • Contact Tracers (press THREE): 8AM-8PM weekdays, 8AM-4PM weekends

For questions about new or existing symptoms, students can call either Healthway (617-353-0550) or Student Health Services (617-353-3575). SHS has an after-hours answering service and is available to assist students on evenings and weekends.

If you have a question about testing compliance, issues with scheduling a COVID test, or are having a problem with your badge color, please email

FAQs for SHS

FAQs about COVID-19

Resources for Student Wellbeing

Additional Resources