Important Policy Announcement


Dear Brevard College Community,

I am writing to share our plan to implement a policy that will require the COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff so that we can resume some reasonable semblance of pre-pandemic campus life at Brevard College.

Looking ahead, we know that COVID-19 vaccinations are our best way back to a normal learning environment. Once the vaccinations are fully approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), we will require all students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated by the opening of the Fall semester. Students will have to be fully vaccinated by August 15, 2021. We will also require all faculty, staff, new and returning students (including commuters), to show proof that they have received a COVID-19 vaccine prior to the start of the Fall semester. Documented exemptions will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.

Going forward, our mission is to continue to deliver an “experiential liberal arts education that encourages personal growth and inspires artistic, intellectual, and social action.” To do so, we must be person-to-person, actively engaged, and creatively reflective with one another to achieve the educational outcomes inherent in our mission statement and to maintain the communal spirit at the heart of our educational community. The best way we can deliver on the BC promise and keep our campus and community safe is to require that everyone be vaccinated against COVID-19.

More information, including a vaccine verification/registration form will be provided soon. If you has have any questions about COVID-19 vaccines or this new requirement for faculty, staff and students, please email them to

This year has been a challenge for everyone and collectively you have stepped up with kindness, patience, and perseverance. I ask that each of you now commit to what can only be described as “social action” by getting vaccinated. You will not only protect yourself but will help protect others from contracting the COVID-19 virus. This is our best hope for an academic year with face-to-face teaching and learning, concerts, theatre performances, athletic contests, symposiums, and gatherings with friends. Please get your vaccination.

Thank you, again, for your extraordinary efforts to be safe and keep others safe. Together, we will make 2021/22 our best year ever!

David C. Joyce
Brevard College