COVID-19 Updates: Undergraduate Vaccinations

February 9, 2021

Undergraduate Vaccinations

We have received many inquiries about whether undergraduate students are eligible to receive the vaccine. At this point, students are not eligible to receive the vaccine based on the state guidelines for vaccine administration. Only sign up for a vaccine if a scheduling link was sent directly to you from the School of Medicine. Students who sign up using another individual's sign-up link will be turned away. Scheduling in an available time slot that you are not eligible for will disrupt the administration of the vaccine to those who are currently eligible. If you are a student who signed up for the vaccine using a forwarded link, please cancel your appointment. As soon as students are eligible to receive the vaccine, we will communicate this to you directly.

Important COVID Vaccine Facts:
  • Receiving the vaccine does not exempt you from the testing program.
  • If you are starting a vaccine series with a healthcare provider at home, you must complete the series with that provider.
  • More information and FAQs are posted on the COVID-19 Vaccinations website. For questions about the vaccine, email
  • We will share regular updates with our community as more information about vaccine administration becomes available.
Testing Frequency

The following testing schedule is planned through the end of February:

Three times per week:

  • Residential undergraduate students
  • Off-campus NTC undergraduate students

These students must complete their test within 48 hours of receiving their QR code.

Every two weeks:

  • Graduate and Professional students
  • SoPA students
  • Employees (including faculty, staff and Sodexo/Allied staff)

These individuals must complete their test within 72 hours of receiving their QR code.

QR Codes are sent based on testing capacity and a carefully planned schedule, please monitor your email and schedule your test when received.

Test schedule is subject to change. Please check the COVID-19 resources website for updates. During this period, certain groups may be identified for increased testing. Monitor your email to make sure you are compliant with any extra testing requirements.

Testing Results

Please allow up to 48 hours to receive your testing results. Should you not receive your testing results, please email

Testing Centers Hours of Operation during Mardi Gras

All Tulane Testing Centers will be closed Mardi Gras day only. Classes will be held and the university will continue normal operations on Lundi Gras. The city of New Orleans has also announced bar closures and other restrictions beginning next Friday, Feb. 12, through Mardi Gras Day, Feb. 16.