Montclair State University Initiates COVID Booster Shot Mandate

Montclair State University announced on January 11th that “In a continued effort to keep our campus and community safe,” it will require all students to receive their COVID-19 booster.

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“Details about a booster mandate for University faculty and staff are being finalized, but we wanted to convey this information as soon as possible so you might be able to get your booster before the start of the spring semester,” the letter stated.

The University explained that all eligible students must upload proof of their booster to the MyHealth portal by the deadline of Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

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To incentivize students to adhere to the mandate, the University is hosting a raffle. “By getting your booster, you are helping keep our campus safe. Upload your booster by the early bird deadline Monday, January 31, and be part of the drawing for the following prizes.”

  • One winner of $5,000
  • Two winners of $2,500
  • Five winners of $1,000

Names of the winners will be pulled and announced on Tuesday, February 15th.

The letter continued, “In addition, all exempt students who are mandated to test weekly and fulfill that expectation (no missed weekly tests between Tuesday, January 18 through Sunday, May 1), will be placed in a separate drawing at the end of the spring semester for the chance to win a $500.00 gift card! More details to come.”

If you are a student and have any questions, email

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